Weekly News Quiz: July 8-14, 2012

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 77

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News Quizzes & Trivia

In the news this week: Rene Angelil, the Champlain Bridge, weather and so much more.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A new Champlain Bridge is in the works. A causeway will be constructed to divert traffic while the bridge is built. The toll bridge should be ready to use by:
    • A. 

      2017

    • B. 

      2022

    • C. 

      2025

  • 2. 
    Bill Brownstein had an exclusive interview with Kermit and Miss Piggy ahead of their July 26 and 27 gala performance at Just for Laughs. They asked for resto suggestions, so Brownstein advised:
    • A. 

      La Belle Province

    • B. 

      Le Club Chasse et Peche

    • C. 

      Au Pied de Cochon

  • 3. 
    Under mortgage rules that came into effect on Monday, homeowners can now refinance their homes at:
    • A. 

      80%, down from 85%

    • B. 

      85%, up from 80%

    • C. 

      85% - the rules don't affect refinancing

  • 4. 
    Quebec's aging nuclear power plant Gentilly-2 has something in common with Montreal bridges. What?
    • A. 

      Decaying concrete is cause for concern

    • B. 

      Regulatory standards keep changing

    • C. 

      The government is considering tearing it down this year

  • 5. 
    Rene Angelil, Mr. Celine Dion, has a starring role in the Quebec movie Omerta. What role will he play?
    • A. 

      A determined detective

    • B. 

      A mob boss

    • C. 

      A psycho criminal

  • 6. 
    It's hot, and in wake of extreme heat, we often see extreme storms. What three things do you need to make a great thunderstorm, meteorologically speaking?
    • A. 

      Heat and humidity, strong winds, more than 9 mm of rainfall

    • B. 

      Heat and humidity, more than 9 mm of rainfall, thunder and lightning

    • C. 

      Heat and humidity, a cold front, strong winds

  • 7. 
    Bell Media intends to change TSN 990 to RDS 990, the radio equivalent of the French Réseau des Sports TV network. Why?
    • A. 

      The market is greater for sports in French

    • B. 

      CRTC rules say they can't own more than 3 English radio stations per region

    • C. 

      The need for an English sports station is eroding because of the Internet

  • 8. 
    Raspberries are one of Quebec's native foods, but the delicate, delectable fruit doesn't last long. What's the best way to determine they're fresh?
    • A. 

      Smell them -- if they smell moldy, they're more than a day old

    • B. 

      Squeeze them -- they should be quite hard

    • C. 

      Hold them aloft -- if juices are seeping from the bottom of the container, they're too old

  • 9. 
    The Impact continues to make changes to its roster as it enters a critical point in its first season in Major League Soccer. Which of these is one of those changes?
    • A. 

      The club dealt defender Tyson Wahl to the Colorado Rapids in exchange for an international roster spot

    • B. 

      Forward Justin Braun was sent to D.C. United for a conditional pick in 2014

    • C. 

      The club signed midfielder Kyle Beckerman