Do You Remember... 2013?

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Do You Remember... 2013?

How well do you remember the news events of 2013? This quiz was compiled from stories that appeared on the pages of the Winnipeg Free Press in 2013.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Eager fans headed to the MTS Centre in January to cheer their heroes. What was the event?
    • A. 

      First Jets game after the NHL lockout ended.

    • B. 

      Kiss concert

    • C. 

      Bon Jovi concert

    • D. 

      Roar of the Rings

  • 2. 
    A high-profile athlete admitted to long-time drug usage in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. Who is he?
    • A. 

      Lance Armstrong

    • B. 

      Dennis Rodman

    • C. 

      Tiger Woods

    • D. 

      Mike Tyson

  • 3. 
    Winnipeggers got their first look at Hudson in February. Who is Hudson?
    • A. 

      A polar bear

    • B. 

      A hawk

    • C. 

      A mayoral candidate

    • D. 

      A Winnipeg Jet

  • 4. 
    The Paddlewheel Restaurant was back in the news. Why?
    • A. 

      It’s closing for good

    • B. 

      It got a five-star review

    • C. 

      It's taking over the space on the Esplanade Riel

    • D. 

      It had a fire

  • 5. 
    A meteor explosion injured more than 1,000 people and damaged thousands of buildings. Where did it happen?
    • A. 

      Siberia

    • B. 

      Kazakhstan

    • C. 

      Antarctica

    • D. 

      Greenland

  • 6. 
    A film based on the actions of a Canadian won an Oscar for best picture.  Name it.  
    • A. 

      Argo

    • B. 

      Voyageur

    • C. 

      Atanarjuat

    • D. 

      Crash

  • 7. 
    The Sals is replaced on the Esplanade Riel. By whom?  
    • A. 

      Chez Sophie

    • B. 

      La P'Tite France

    • C. 

      Cafe Ce Soir

    • D. 

      The Paddlewheel

  • 8. 
    A Canadian music icon died March 6. Who was he?  
    • A. 

      Stompin’ Tom Conners

    • B. 

      Oscar Peterson

    • C. 

      Gordon Lightfoot

    • D. 

      Jeff Healey

  • 9. 
    Bill 18 caused a furor in churches in southern Manitoba. What is Bill 18?
    • A. 

      Anti-bullying legislation in schools.

    • B. 

      Legislation to raise the PST

    • C. 

      Legislation amending oaths to office

    • D. 

      Highway Traffic Act changes in construction zones

  • 10. 
    The TV movie Jack was a hit. Which famous Jack was the film about?
    • A. 

      Jack Layton

    • B. 

      Jack Kerouac

    • C. 

      Jack Nicholson

    • D. 

      Jack Bauer

  • 11. 
    The College of Cardinals selected Jorge Bergoglio as new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. What name did the new pope choose?
    • A. 

      Francis

    • B. 

      Benedict

    • C. 

      Gregory

    • D. 

      Pius

  • 12. 
    A popular Winnipeg festival turned 40 years old in 2013. Name the festival.  
    • A. 

      The Winnipeg Folk Festival

    • B. 

      The Winnipeg Fringe Festival

    • C. 

      The Festival du Voyageur

    • D. 

      Folklorama

  • 13. 
    Hundreds wound their way through Winnipeg streets for the annual Way of the Cross procession in March. On what significant date did this happen? 
    • A. 

      Good Friday

    • B. 

      Easter Sunday

    • C. 

      St. Patrick's Day

    • D. 

      Palm Sunday

  • 14. 
    A beloved former premier, known for his folksy personality, died in March.  Who was he?
    • A. 

      Ralph Klein

    • B. 

      Ernest Manning

    • C. 

      Sterling Lyon

    • D. 

      Mike Harris

  • 15. 
    Margaret Thatcher, a lady both revered and reviled in her lifetime, died in April. What was her nickname while Prime Minister?   
    • A. 

      The Iron Lady

    • B. 

      Carlos Danger

    • C. 

      The British Bulldog

    • D. 

      The Great Leader

  • 16. 
    The federal Liberals named Justin Trudeau as their new leader. Where is Mr. Trudeau’s home riding located?
    • A. 

      Montreal

    • B. 

      Ottawa

    • C. 

      Baie-Comeau

    • D. 

      Hull–Aylmer

  • 17. 
    Terror gripped participants and spectators when explosions went off near the finish line of a major marathon. Where did this happen?
    • A. 

      Boston

    • B. 

      New York City

    • C. 

      Chicago

    • D. 

      Portland

  • 18. 
    Winnipegger Amanda Steadman appeared on a popular U.S. game show in April. Which show?      
    • A. 

      Jeopardy

    • B. 

      Family Feud

    • C. 

      Wheel of Fortune

    • D. 

      The Price Is Right

  • 19. 
    Canadian Susan Griffiths travelled to Switzerland in April. Why?  
    • A. 

      Assisted suicide is legal in Switzerland

    • B. 

      To take advantage of Switzerland's bank secrecy

    • C. 

      To work at CERN, the world's largest particle physics laboratory

    • D. 

      To speak at the United Nations Office at Geneva

  • 20. 
    In April a garment factory building collapsed, killing hundreds of workers and injuring thousands. Where did this happen?
    • A. 

      Bangladesh

    • B. 

      Indonesia

    • C. 

      China

    • D. 

      India

  • 21. 
    Three women are found in May in a run-down house where they had been held captive for a decade.  Where did this happen?
    • A. 

      Cleveland

    • B. 

      Baltimore

    • C. 

      Pittsburgh

    • D. 

      Cincinnati

  • 22. 
    A popular movie star revealed in May that she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy. Who is she?
    • A. 

      Angelina Jolie

    • B. 

      Cynthia Nixon

    • C. 

      Sheryl Crow

    • D. 

      Christina Applegate

  • 23. 
    Liberal Christy Clark is an upset winner in a provincial election. Where?
    • A. 

      British Columbia

    • B. 

      Ontario

    • C. 

      Nova Scotia

    • D. 

      New Brunswick

  • 24. 
    Elijah Harper died at age 64. His actions were instrumental in blocking a highly controversial change in the constitution. What was the name of the accord he helped to derail?  
    • A. 

      The Meech Lake Accord

    • B. 

      Charlottetown Accord

    • C. 

      The Honda Accord

    • D. 

      The Canada–Quebec Accord

  • 25. 
    A tornado tore a path of destruction through the American Midwest, dozens and injuring hundreds.  What's the community's name?
    • A. 

      Moore, Oklahoma

    • B. 

      Granite Falls, Minnesota

    • C. 

      Joplin, Missouri

    • D. 

      Huntsville, Alabama

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