CBC Ottawa news quiz for the week of March 12


How closely did you follow the past week in local news?
Trevor Pritchard
Quiz by Trevor Pritchard, updated more than 1 year ago
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Question 1

Who told Toronto's Massey College this week that they were "almost completely vindicated" by the final report into last year's use of the Emergencies Act to end the convoy protests?
  • Former Ottawa police chief Peter Sloly.
  • Former Ottawa mayor Jim Watson.
  • Ontario Premier Doug Ford.
  • Protest organizer Tamara Lich.

Question 2

What is Scott Fraser, acting chief of the Kingston police force, signing in this photo?
  • A new protocol to support survivors of human trafficking.
  • An acknowledgment of systemic bias within the culture of policing.
  • A petition calling on the province for resources to fight the opioid crisis.
  • A real estate document for the city's new $350-million police headquarters.

Question 3

According to court documents, what was the suspect in last month's explosion at an Orléans construction site attempting to steal that day from a pair of under-construction homes?
  • Water heaters.
  • Power tools.
  • Propane.
  • Scrap wood and metal.

Question 4

Several experts told CBC that despite a theory spreading on social media, dangerous pollutants from this Feb. 3 train derailment posed no threat to people in eastern Ontario. Where did the derailment occur?
  • North Lebanon, Mich.
  • East Palestine, Ohio.
  • South Sinai, Maine.
  • West Damascus, N.Y.

Question 5

According to Carleton University business professor Ian Lee, what retailer was never the right fit for Ottawa as the city doesn't have "huge numbers of rich people?"
  • Nordstrom.
  • Simons.
  • Holt Renfrew.
  • Anthropologie.

Question 6

Given his authoritative moniker, you might think Adel Azzi could simply decree an end to the inflation plaguing Ottawa shawarma retailers — but you would be wrong. What title is the hard-to-miss Orléans restaurateur known by?
  • The garlic king.
  • The prince of pita.
  • The sultan of hummus.
  • The turnip emperor.

Question 7

Fae Johnstone, a 27-year-old trans woman, faced a barrage of online harassment after she was featured in an International Women's Day campaign where her image appeared on which of the following limited-edition items?
  • Postage stamps.
  • Chocolate bars.
  • Lip balm.
  • Cans of craft beer.

Question 8

What does the City of Ottawa plan to do to liven up its LRT stations — a plan it initially launched in 2020 but had to postpone due to the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Allow buskers to perform.
  • Open small restaurants and coffee shops.
  • Commission more local art.
  • Install disco balls and illuminated dance floors.

Question 9

What annual city budget item, depicted in this graph, has been going up every year since 2019? It's an issue that some experts say will continue to get worse as the climate changes.
  • Pothole repair.
  • Snow and ice clearing.
  • Efforts to fight invasive species.
  • Flood monitoring and preparation.

Question 10

Ontario Provincial Police say two people in Cornwall, Ont., recently made separate unsettling discoveries that someone had done WHAT to their vehicles?
  • Cut the brake lines.
  • Planted tracking devices under the hood.
  • Hacked into their on-board computer.
  • Left intimidating notes in the glove box.
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