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This news quiz was compiled from stories that appeared on the front pages of the Winnipeg Free Press in 2012.


1. Jan 1 -- Baby Noah Nicholas Nehemiah Ishalook, born in Winnipeg, is in the news. Why?

2. Jan 13 -- The Bay offers to sell its downtown store to the University of Winnipeg for a bargain price. What's the price?

3. Jan 16 -- The mega-cruise ship Costa Concordia goes aground. Where?

4. Jan 19 -- U.S. President Barack Obama rejects a plan to have a Canadian pipeline pass through the U.S. What would the pipeline be carrying?

5. Jan. 20 -- A Canadian Olympian, Sarah Burke, is killed during a competition. What was Sarah's event?

6. Jan. 28 -- Riediger's, a mainstay in inner-city Winnipeg for 76 years, closes. What was Riediger's business?

7. Feb. 9 -- The Canadian census reveals Manitoba's fastest-growing city. Name the city.

8. Feb. 13 -- The Grammys honour a recently deceased superstar. Who was she?

9. Feb. 14 -- Police probe the death of a teenager who was participating in a dangerous fad in which participants cling to the top of speeding cars. What is this fad called?

10. Feb. 21 -- Cal Murphy is dead. Who was Cal Murphy?

11. Feb. 25 -- Two Winnipeg ridings complain of the use of robocalls in the last federal election. What is a robocall?

12. Feb. 27 -- A Canadian wins an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beginners. Who is he?

13. Feb. 29 -- What is significant about this date?

14. March 5 -- An iconic cookie celebrates its 100th birthday. Name it.

15. March 20 -- A large, wild animal is seen lurking inside a city parkade. What's the animal?

16. March 30 -- The federal budget pinches pennies. What's the story?

17. April 9 -- Mike Wallace is dead at 93. What news show was he associated with?

18. April 16 -- It's been 100 years since a historic passenger liner went down off the coast of Newfoundland. Name the ship.

19. April 24 -- Alison Redford is the surprise winner in Alberta's provincial election. Which party was favoured to win?

20. April 27 -- A Winnipeg neighbourhood is voted one of Canada's best. Which neighbourhood?

21. May 12 -- Provincial cabinet ministers apologize for receiving free tickets to local games. Which games?

22. May 15 -- A youthful Manitoba trio wins first place on Canada's Got Talent. Where were the kids from?

23. May 23 -- A man survives a bear attack in northern Manitoba. Where was he seated when the bear attacked?

24. May 24 -- The province "puts a lid" on cyclists with new legislation. What is now mandatory for bike riders under 18?

25. June 5 -- A huge royal concert is put on for the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Why is this a special day for her?

26. June 6 -- Manitobans enjoy a rare celestial display, not to be seen again until 2117. What are they watching?

27. June 11 -- The federal budget hits Riel House. What's happened?

28. June 20 -- There is public outrage after Makoon is released into the wild. Who or what is Makoon?

29. June 23 -- Transcona residents cower indoors, fearing an attack by airborne tormentors. What's the story?

30. July 4 -- It's the 25th anniversary of an iconic Canadian coin. Which coin?

31. July 5 -- Andy of Mayberry is dead. What was Andy's real name?

32. July 6 -- The City of Winnipeg allocates $21 million to renovate aging city facilities. Which facilities are getting a facelift?

33. July 8 -- A highly respected former mayor of Winnipeg dies at 83. Who was he?

34. July 13 -- The Wagon Wheel Restaurant closes down. What was the restaurant known for?

35. July 27 -- What's up, doc? A professor explains Winnipeg's infestation of pesky, long-eared pests. Name the pest.

36. July 28 -- The Queen oversees the spectacular opening of a much-anticipated athletic event. What's going on?

37. July 30 -- Trees are toppled, hydro lines are downed, power is out across Winnipeg and southern Manitoba. What has happened?

38. Aug. 14 -- Hundreds of fans joyfully greet Desiree Scott as she returns from the London Olympics. What has Desiree accomplished?

39. Aug. 18 -- It's the 70th anniversary of a fateful Second World War raid by Canadian troops. Where did this raid take place?

40. Aug. 27 -- It's the final step for an American astronaut who landed on the moon 43 years ago. Who has died?

41. Sept. 4 -- The Manitoba Progressive Conservatives' new leader wins a Fort Whyte byelection. Name him.

42. Sept. 5 -- Jean Charest is toppled in a provincial election in Quebec. Who is the new premier?

43. Sept. 14 -- A former premier of Alberta, highly respected throughout Canada, is dead at 84. Who was he?

44. Sept. 15 -- The Winnipeg Goldeyes are champions. What have they won?

45. Sept. 19 -- A Winnipeg Transit driver is highly praised for performing a selfless act while on the job. What has he done?

46. Sept. 30 -- It's G-Day in Winnipeg. What is G-Day?

47. Oct. 3 -- A well-known MP announces his intention to run for the leadership of the Liberal party. Who is he?

48. Oct. 22 -- Katerina Tekakwitha is canonized. What is significant about her canonization?

49. Oct. 24 -- A statement by Winnipeg's new police chief, Devon Clunis, creates a minor controversy. Why?

50. Oct. 25 -- In Winnipeg, French has been replaced as the city's second-most-spoken language. Which language has replaced it?

51. A former president of the Soviet Union is in Winnipeg as the keynote speaker for We Day in Manitoba. Who is he?

52. Oct. 31 -- A destructive mega-storm strikes the U.S. seaboard and parts of Canada. What's the storm's name?

53. Nov. 7 -- It's Obama for four more years. Who was his opponent?

54. Nov. 26 -- The Argos win the Grey Cup. What is significant about this particular championship game?55. Nov. 17 -- A Canadian city ousts its mayor over conflict of interest. Which city?

56. Nov. 27 -- A Canadian is named to head the Bank of England. Name him.

57. Nov. 28 -- They're lined up overnight to be first in the store. Which store?

58. Dec. 3 -- A popular Main Street eatery, in business for 75 years, announces it is shutting down the grills for good. Which restaurant will soon be gone?

59. Dec. 6 -- A Safeway on Pembina Highway will soon offer more than bread and groceries in its store. What will soon be available in the new year?

60. Dec. 15 -- A lone gunman kills 27 people, including 20 children, in an elementary school. Where has this happened?

61. Dec. 20 -- A Manitoba resort, closed for several years, announces it will reopen in the spring. Where is the resort located?

62. Dec. 22 -- Idle No More supporters march in Winnipeg. What is Idle No More?



1. He is the first baby born in Manitoba in 2012.

2. One dollar.

3. It went aground off the coast of Italy.

4. Crude oil from Alberta.

5. Freestyle skiing.

6. It was a grocery store.

7. Steinbach.

8. Whitney Houston.

9. Car surfing.

10. He was a much-beloved coach of the Blue Bombers.

11. A robocall uses a computerized auto-dialer to place calls throughout a specified area. In the election referred to, it was alleged that they were used to misinform voters as to the location of their polling stations.

12. Christopher Plummer.

13. It only comes around in a leap year.

14. The Oreo.

15. A coyote.

16. The budget has approved the elimination of the penny as a Canadian coin.

17. 60 Minutes.

18. The Titanic.

19. The Wildrose party.

20. Osborne Village.

21. Jets games.

22. Sagkeeng First Nation.

23. He was sitting in an outhouse.

24. Helmets.

25. June 5 celebrates her 60 years on the throne.

26. They are viewing the Transit of Venus.

27. Budget cuts close the historic site.

28. Makoon is a bear cub that was found in a ditch. It was turned over to Manitoba Conservation officials.

29. Aggressive crows are dive-bombing the residents of Transcona, forcing them to run for cover.

30. The loonie.

31. Andy Griffith.

32. Libraries.

33. Bill Norrie.

34. The turkey clubhouse sandwich.

35. The rabbit.

36. The Olympic Games in London.

37. A windstorm with gusts up to 100 km/h has swept across the province causing widespread destruction.

38. Desiree was a member of the Canadian women's soccer team that won an Olympic bronze medal.

39. Dieppe, France.

40. Neil Armstrong.

41. Brian Pallister.

42. Pauline Marois.

43. Peter Lougheed.

44. They are champions of baseball's American Association.

45. The driver stopped his bus, removed his shoes and gave them to a homeless man he saw standing on the street.

46. It's the day the new garbage and recycling system goes into effect in Winnipeg.

47. Justin Trudeau.

48. She is the first North American aboriginal woman to become a saint.

49. He mentions prayer as a means for resolving some of Winnipeg's social problems.

50. Tagalog.

51. Mikhail Gorbachev.

52. Sandy.

53. Mitt Romney.

54. It is the 100th Grey Cup game.

55. Toronto.

56. Mark Carney.

57. IKEA.

58. Kelekis Restaurant.

59. A Liquor Mart Express will open in the store early in 2013.

60. Newtown, Conn.

61. Hecla Island.

62. Idle No More is a nationwide protest movement that emphasizes aboriginal rights and respect for treaties.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition December 31, 2012 B1

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