CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of Nov. 6

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

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A CBC Ottawa investigation uncovered that Alex Bard, seen here, was promoted to one of the highest positions in one Canadian sporting organization despite complaints alleging inappropriate behaviour. Which organization is it?
Answer
  • Gymnastics Canada.
  • Volleyball Canada.
  • Curling Canada.
  • Athletics Canada.

Question 2

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According to CHEO, Ayla Bashir is the first child in the world to be treated in-utero for Pompe disease, a rare and often fatal condition that does what?
Answer
  • Disables the heart and skeletal muscles.
  • Prevents the liver from metabolizing some proteins.
  • Renders the skin flaky and prone to blistering and peeling.
  • Causes dozens of seizures a day.

Question 3

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According to emails to hospital workers, what was found in a staff area at the Perth, Ont., campus of the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital — prompting an investigation by police?
Answer
  • A crossbow and a cache of arrows.
  • A camera.
  • A USB key containing patient records.
  • A human kidney.

Question 4

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Olympic show jumper Amy Millar is one of several people living near Perth who object to plans to build WHAT in the vicinity?
Answer
  • A gun range.
  • A landfill.
  • A cement plant.
  • A motorsports track.

Question 5

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Ottawa police said Monday they'd charged a municipal employee with a hate-motivated assault — specifically, choking — as well as aggravated assault, forcible confinement and harassment. Where did the alleged attack occur?
Answer
  • At a library branch.
  • At a fire station.
  • At a swimming pool.
  • Inside an ambulance.

Question 6

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Why was Coun. Rick Chiarelli — who only days earlier was named in yet another report by the city's integrity commissioner — unable to deliver his farewell speech at council's final meeting Wednesday?
Answer
  • He suffered a panic attack.
  • He was shouted down by protesters.
  • Enough councillors walked out that council lost quorum.
  • The power suddenly went out at city hall.

Question 7

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A 33-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in this 2019 crash that killed the driver of an RV. Where did it occur?
Answer
  • On Highway 50 between Gatineau and Montreal.
  • On Highway 401 near Cornwall.
  • On a small rural concession east of Vankleek Hill.
  • On Leitrim Road in south Ottawa.

Question 8

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What creature has been spotted several times in Gatineau's Parc-de-la-Montagne-Saint-Raymond sector over the past few weeks, searching for food and eluding would-be captors?
Answer
  • A young bear.
  • An emaciated coyote.
  • An absurdly large raccoon.
  • Someone's pet boa constrictor.

Question 9

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Dr. Matthew Strauss, a southern Ontario public health official, is suing Queen's University over allegations that one official made "malicious" statements about him. What did those statements focus on?
Answer
  • His self-proclaimed Indigenous ancestry.
  • His views on COVID-19 lockdowns and other measures.
  • His Ph.D research into gender identity and childhood health.
  • His romantic relationship with a fellow faculty member.

Question 10

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For Remembrance Day, Glebe Collegiate students Isabelle Medcof and Maggie Wightman uncovered the story of Jessie Brown Jaggard, one of several young Canadian women who journeyed to the Greek island of Lemnos during the First World War to do what?
Answer
  • Care for wounded Canadian soldiers.
  • Establish a makeshift school near the front lines.
  • Fight a guerilla campaign against Italian forces.
  • Play in an orchestra to keep morale high.
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