Essential Skills Day Trivia

Essential Skills Day Trivia

Essential Skills Day Trivia

Date posted: September 25, 2015

Today is Essential Skills Day!

The Government of Canada has identified key essential skills for the workplace. These skills are used in nearly every job and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to succeed in their jobs and adapt to workplace change.

Today’s questions:

Can you name the nine Essential Skills?

How many British Columbians in the work force do not have the literacy and essential skills to successfully participate in a knowledge economy?

  • a. Under 100,000
  • b. About 250,000
  • c. Almost 600,000
  • d. Nearly 300,000
  • e. Close to 450,000

Which one of the following actresses was inducted into the American National Inventors Hall of Fame?

  • a. Katherine Hepburn
  • b. Audrey Hepburn
  • c. Hedy Lamarr
  • d. Bette Davis
  • e. Julia Roberts

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Answers to Thursday’s trivia questions:

What percent of British Columbians aged 16 to 65 have difficulty with calculating interest on a car loan or calculating the correct dosage for children’s cough medicine based on child’s weight?
e. 52%

What is the birthstone of September?
a. Sapphire

Who was the first Canadian astronaut?
c. Marc Garneau

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