It's time to test your brain
power again with the SNN Trivia Quiz! This new feature tests
your knowledge of current events, entertainment, sports, journalism
and SNN itself! The SNN features ten questions -- some easy,
other a little more difficult! But the answers to all of them
can be found within the SNN website. You just have to look for
All you have to do is fill
out the form, check the correct answers and send it to SNN. The
winners will be announced within two weeks and posted here. The
prizes include SNN's cool new computer mousepad.
The winner of Feburary's contest
was: Ian Foster of Bishop's College in St. John's
Test yourself against the
SNN Trivia Quiz
1. The specialty channel, History
Television, was launched in Canada on October 17, 1997. That's
the same date as:
The 80th anniversary of the Russian Revolution.
fall of the Berlin Wall.
birth of Michael Jackson'a first child.
opening ceremonies of the Olympics in Seoul.
2. A high school student from
St. John's has won a prestigious scholarship that will allow
him to attend univeristy for four year. Where does Jeff Baggs
plan to go to university?
University of Victoria
3.Fencing was one of the sporting
events that took place at the Canada Winter Games in Corner Brook.
There are three kinds of fencing, named for the type of sword
that's used. Which of these is NOT a kind of sword?
4. In the Opinion section,
Jonathon Claassen writes that going to movies is one way for
him to spend some time with his parents. What kind of movie is
his whole family likely to enjoy together?
5. One of SNN's Junior Reporters,
Tiffany Pangburn, argues that smoking takes away precious minutes
from people's lives. In her research, she learned that thousands
of Canadians die from smoking-related conditions each year. How
6. On April 1, the North West
Territories will be divided and a new territory called Nunavut
will be officially established. The Nunatsiuq News is the weekly
newspaper serving people in the region. Where is its main office?
7. Our regular entertainment
reviewer, Kelly Osadchuk, takes a look at a book by Eve Forward
called "Villains By Necessity". How many novels did
Forward publish before this one?
8. Wheelchair basketball brings
together disabled and able-bodied athletes on the same team.
There are 12 players on each team. How many have a disability?
9. The Reporter's Toolbox
offers tips on doing effective web searches. First, you need
an Internet connection and a browser. Then, you need to use a
search engine to look for information on the Web. Which of these
is NOT a search engine?
10. A new section in the Reporter's
Toolbox looks at the various forms a story can take. What kind
of story explores an issue in depth, adds context and background
and includes a number of different voices?