CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of April 24

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How closely did you follow the past week in local news?
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Question 1

Question
What sort of business did teenager Victoria Vu Duc recently open, one partly born out of the boredom she was experiencing earlier in the COVID-19 pandemic?
Answer
  • A restaurant inspired by her family's recipes.
  • A marketing firm for aspiring TikTok celebrities.
  • A company that designs puzzles based on local landmarks.
  • A vintage clothing store.

Question 2

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A coroner's inquest launched this week into the 2017 death of 43-year-old Babak Saidi. How did Saidi die?
Answer
  • He was shot by police at an OPP detachment.
  • He fell four stories at a construction site.
  • He lost consciousness while being restrained at a psychiatric facility.
  • He was given the wrong medication while in hospital.

Question 3

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Which Ottawa city councillor announced he would not run for a fourth term in this fall's election, after a pandemic-delayed vacation made it clear he wanted to spend more time with his family?
Answer
  • Keith Egli.
  • Jean Cloutier.
  • Allan Hubley.
  • George Darouze.

Question 4

Question
Why did Gatineau's transit network, STO, pull 45 buses off the road this week?
Answer
  • A bus caught fire.
  • An axle snapped after a driver hit a pothole.
  • The network was victimized by a cyberattack.
  • Someone called in a bomb threat.

Question 5

Question
Which local sector will the City of Ottawa set aside up to $830,000 for, as it faces challenges retaining workers who've left to seek higher paying jobs elsewhere?
Answer
  • The shelter system.
  • Daycares.
  • Cultural industries like film, theatre and music.
  • Heritage architecture specialists.

Question 6

Question
What common factor links Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, retired lieutenant-general Roméo Dallaire, and Balkan Devlen, the director of the Centre in Modern Turkish Studies at Carleton University?
Answer
  • Their names appear in a large hack of confidential banking documents.
  • They're all interviewed in a documentary on the 1982 killing of a Turkish diplomat.
  • They've all been banned from entering Russia.
  • Their band is playing this summer's Canada Day celebrations.

Question 7

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Jeanie and Julia Warnock told CBC News how they felt a sense of "terrible helplessness" when they learned what had happened to their 87-year-old mother. What had taken place?
Answer
  • She was assaulted in her long-term care home.
  • She was scammed out of her savings by an online fraudster.
  • She was evicted from the apartment she'd lived in for the past 35 years.
  • She was denied the right to a medically assisted death.

Question 8

Question
Canada's literary community is mourning the death of Kingston, Ont., writer Steven Heighton, who published six books of poetry and won the Governor General's Literary Award in 2016. What was his provocatively titled debut work?
Answer
  • Stalin's Carnival.
  • Mussolini's Festival.
  • Hitler's Jubilee.
  • Mao's Holiday.

Question 9

Question
Thurso, Que., hockey legend Guy Lafleur also died this past week at the age of 70. While Lafleur was renowned as a Montreal Canadiens icon, which NHL team did he actually finish his career with?
Answer
  • New York Rangers.
  • Quebec Nordiques.
  • Minnesota North Stars.
  • L.A. Kings.

Question 10

Question
The southbound lanes of Highway 416 were closed near Roger Stevens Drive Saturday for a lengthy cleanup after this transport truck rolled over. What did the truck spill on the highway?
Answer
  • Milk.
  • Beer.
  • Diesel fuel.
  • Liquid fertilizer.
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