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Peter Pocklington: Quiz


Question 1: Pocklington was arrested in ________ on March 11, 2009 and charged with making false statements in bankruptcy and making false oaths and accounts in bankruptcy.
Rancho Mirage, CaliforniaPalm Springs, CaliforniaLa Quinta, CaliforniaPalm Desert, California

Question 2: During a ________ strike, picketing workers attacked police who were attempting to protect buses carrying replacement workers to the Edmonton plant.

Question 3: His policies were about strict adherence to the principles of free enterprise, with the main proposal being the replacement of progressive income tax with a ________.
Value added taxFlat taxTax havenTax rates around the world

Question 4: He also owned soccer teams, such as the Edmonton Drillers in the ________, Edmonton Brickmen of the Canadian Soccer League, and a later reincarnation of the Drillers in the National Professional Soccer League II.
1978 North American Soccer League seasonNational Professional Soccer League (1967)North American Soccer LeagueUnited Soccer Association

Question 5: He was the long time owner of a baseball team — the ________'s Edmonton Trappers.
Major League BaseballNational LeaguePacific Coast LeagueAmerican League

Question 6: After he took over Gainers Foods in Edmonton, Pocklington moved to bust the ________ and reduce the wages of his employees.
SlaveryTrade unionHuman rightsUniversal suffrage

Question 7: In 2002, after divesting himself of all of his holdings in Canada, Pocklington moved to ________.
Riverside, CaliforniaSan Jacinto ValleyPalm Springs, CaliforniaRiverside County, California

Question 8: [3] Pocklington filed for ________, claiming $20 million in debts but assets of only about $2,900.
BankruptcyConsumer debtInsolvencyBond (finance)

Question 9: On March 13, 2009 bail was set at $1 million, which was soon posted by ________[5].
New York RangersEdmonton OilersMark MessierGlen Sather

Question 10: After the team moved to the ________, the team enjoyed tremendous success, winning 5 Stanley Cups 1984-85-87-88-90 in a 7 year span.
National Hockey League rivalriesOriginal SixNational Hockey League All-Star GameNational Hockey League


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