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Weekly News Quiz: July 15-22

10 Questions
Weekly News Quiz: July 15-22

Monstrous burgers, celebrity chefs, airport chaos concerns and the CRTC. How closely did you follow the news this week?

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A decision by the CRTC on Friday means that Canadians will be able to pay just for the channels they want to have. The catch is:
    • A. 

      They must request at least one local channel

    • B. 

      The fewer channels chosen, the more each channel will cost

    • C. 

      They must order a minimum of four channels

  • 2. 
    Fantasia is bigger than ever this year, with 160 feature films playing over 22 days. Darren Lynn Bousman’s short film The Devil’s Carnival is unique because:
    • A. 

      It is 27 minutes long, but has a 10-minute intermission

    • B. 

      A live cast performs on stage in front of the big screen

    • C. 

      It features sideshow performances and a costume contest

  • 3. 
    Yahoo's new CEO caused waves in the business community when she tweeted:
    • A. 

      Another piece of good news today - @zackbogue and I are expecting a new baby boy!

    • B. 

      I will be donating 10% of my pay package to management programs for women.

    • C. 

      .@zackbogue and I will livestream our wedding this September!

  • 4. 
    Thanks to a provincial recycling program, Quebec's days of stockpiling these are over:
    • A. 

      Tires

    • B. 

      Green bins

    • C. 

      Batteries

  • 5. 
    Chattanooga, Tenn., has blamed a months-long launch delay on a glitch in Bixi’s new software. What other U.S. city recently admitted its Bixi program has fallen behind?
    • A. 

      Miami

    • B. 

      New York

    • C. 

      Plattsburgh

  • 6. 
    London’s Heathrow is expected to welcome a record 126,000 passengers on Thursday, a day before the start of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games. But the airport could be crippled by:
    • A. 

      A 24-hour strike by immigration staff

    • B. 

      Just-discovered runway infrastructure problems

    • C. 

      Continued stormy weather dampening London's spirits

  • 7. 
    One of Montreal’s top chefs, Derek Dammann, will be opening a restaurant on the Plateau in mid-September. To be called Maison Publique, the resto is generating buzz because of one of its investors:
    • A. 

      Gordon Ramsay

    • B. 

      Katie Holmes

    • C. 

      Jamie Oliver

  • 8. 
    Following the near-drowning of a 5-year-old boy, Parc Jean Drapeau has adopted a new policy for day-camp children. It is:
    • A. 

      Every child 5 and under must wear a life jacket

    • B. 

      Every child who is part of a day-camp group must undergo a swimming test

    • C. 

      Every child must wear a colour-coded t-shirt indicating their swimming level

  • 9. 
    The Gazette posted this photo on its Facebook page. Where is it?
    • A. 

      St. Laurent Blvd.

    • B. 

      Park Ave.

    • C. 

      Ste. Catherine St.

  • 10. 
    Montreal’s Epic Meal Time gang converged on the legendary Cosmo Snack Bar in N.D.G. Their monstrous burger was made with, among other things, black cherry cola, lard, eggs, sausages and cheese.
    • A. 

      The Cardiac Arrest

    • B. 

      The Wake the F Up Burger

    • C. 

      The Black Cherry Popper