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2016 Quiz - quiz of the year, news of 2016

News Quiz - November and December 2016

  1. He was the music legend known professionally as George Michael, but what was his real first name?
  2. A Russian plane went missing just minutes after it took off, into which body of water did it crash?
  3. Can you name the future Status Quo partner Rick Parfitt met at Butlins in 1963?
  4. The Russian ambassador to Turkey was shot dead in which city?
  5. Zsa Zsa Gabo was born in 1917 in which European city? And how many times was she married?
  6. English writer and critic A. A. Gill sadly passed away; which politican was he married to in the nineties?
  7. Which big brand announced moving its non-US tax base from Luxembourg to the UK?
  8. Which film star celebrated their 100th brithday on December 9th?
  9. Who won the sixteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here?
  10. Gina Miller who brought about a successful legal challenge to the government over Brexit; in which country was she born?
  11. In baseball, which team won the 2016 World Series, defeating the Cleveland Indians?

  12. Who was the President of Cuba before being overthrown during Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution?
  13. How is Anna Georgette Gilford better known?
  14. Name Hilary Clinton's vice presidential running mate?
  15. Which in the news city was for centuries the third largest city of the Ottoman Empire after Constantinople and Cairo?


  1. Georgios
  2. Black Sea
  3. Francis Rossi
  4. Ankara
  5. Budapest. Nine.
  6. Amber Rudd (note: the A. A. stands for Adrian Anthony)
  7. McDonalds
  8. Kirk Douglas
  9. Scarlett Moffatt
  10. Guyana
  11. Chicago Cubs
  12. Fidel Castro
  13. Honey G (of X-Factor fame)
  14. Tim Kaine
  15. Aleppo

News Quiz - October 2016

  1. Which country, located in the Indian Ocean, announced its decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations?
  2. Who won the Great British Bake Off final?
  3. Actress Jean Alexander is best known as Hilda Ogden in Coronation Street, but can you name the character she played in the sitcom Last of the Summer Wine?
  4. Why is Tim Kaine in the news?
  5. Which country blasts the EU as not capable of agreeing a trade deal?

  6. Born in 1805, Mary Seacole was trending on Google this week, what was her occupation?
  7. It was the 950th anniversary of The Battle of Hastings, can you name all three kings that ruled England in 1066?
  8. Footballer Ched Evans was in the news, which League One club does he play for?
  9. Which British-Dutch multinational company had a supply problem with Tesco?
  10. Which celeb caused a stir by leaving BBC's Strictly Come Dancing?
  11. A gang of armed robbers burst into Kim Kardashian's apartment in which city?
  12. Which comedian caused offence by launching a foul-mouthed tirade against Scottish people on Twitter?
  13. In which city did Theresa May hold her first Conservative Party Conference?
  14. Why was Hazeltine in the news?
  15. 'The Red Devils' won the million pound game in which sport?


  1. The Maldives
  2. Candice Brown
  3. Auntie Wainwright
  4. Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate
  5. Canada
  6. Nurse (a Google Doodle celebrated her life - famous for helping the British army during the Crimean War)
  7. Edward the Confessor, Harold Godwinson, and William the Conqueror
  8. Chesterfield
  9. Unilever
  10. Will Young
  11. Paris
  12. John Cleese
  13. Birmingham
  14. It's the golf club that hosted the Ryder Cup
  15. Rugby League (Salford Red Devils' won the Super League relegation final)

News Quiz - September 2016

  1. Who is the European captain for the 2016 Ryder Cup? And in which American state is it being held?
  2. England football manager Sam Allardyce mockingly refered to former boss Roy Hodgson by what name? And which newspaper exposed Allardyce?
  3. Zoe Ball and Norman Cook announced their mariage split - with which 1980s indie rock band did Cook first find fame?
  4. Recently deceased Arnold Palmer was part of 'The Big Three' in golf during the 1960s, can you name the other two golfers?
  5. Winston Churchill features on the new launched polymer five pound note, but which historical figure will be on the ten pound note when launched in 2017?

  6. In London's Parliament Square, campaigners created a display using which items to remind leaders of the risks taken by refugees?
  7. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited which country, five years after they first visited the country as newly-weds?
  8. Two Olympians married, what is Laura's new surname?
  9. Which Chinese city was the venue for the first ever G20 summit to be hosted in China?
  10. What was the name of the Paralympics mascot?
  11. Who did Jeremy Corbyn defeat to be re-elected Labour leader?
  12. Which Royal completed a 445-mile bike ride from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Buckingham Palace?
  13. Name the production company that sold BBC's The Great British Bake Off to Channel 4?
  14. Angelina Jolie separates from husband Brad Pitt, how many children (including adopted) do they have together?


  1. Darren Clarke. Minnesota (Chaska).
  2. Woy. The Telegraph.
  3. The Housemartins
  4. Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player
  5. Jane Austen
  6. Lifejackets
  7. Canada
  8. Kenny (Laura Trott married Jason Kenny)
  9. Hangzhou
  10. Tom
  11. Owen Smith
  12. The Countess of Wessex
  13. Love Productions
  14. Six (including 3 adopted)

News Quiz - April 2016

  1. Megastar Prince passed away at his recording studios in which American city ?
  2. The new national living wage requires all workers over 25 years old to at least how much per hour?
  3. Victoria Wood started her career by winning which talent show in 1974?
  4. Which horse won the 2016 Grand National?
  5. Who did David Gest marry in 2002?
  6. Which English golfer won the 2016 Masters Tournament?
  7. On which date in April did Queen Elizabeth II mark her 90th birthday?
  8. It is announced that which artist is going to appear on the reverse of the £20 England bank note in 2020?
  9. Philip Hammond became the first UK Foreign Secretary to visit which country since 1959?


  1. Minneapolis
  2. £7-20
  3. New Faces
  4. Rule the World
  5. Liza Minnelli
  6. Danny Willett
  7. 21st
  8. William Turner
  9. Cuba

News Quiz - March 2016

  1. Which American Republican Party presidential candidiate is a Canadian born Senator from Texas?
  2. Which manager was sacked by Newcastle United football club?
  3. A British withdrawal from the European Union is commonly referred to by which term?
  4. What as been labelled by many as the biggest burglary in English legal history?


  1. Ted Cruz
  2. Steve McClaren
  3. Brexit
  4. Hatton Garden Safe Deposit Raid

Early 2016 Quiz Questions

  1. Which British astronaut made a spacewalk in January?
  2. Who did the High Court gives permission to be declared dead in early February?
  3. All four members of the rock group Viola Beach died in a car accident in which country?
  4. Author Margaret Forster passed away, for which 1965 novel was she best known - it was also made into a successful film and inspired a hit song?
  5. Which city is the venue for The 2016 Summer Olympics?
  6. Who became the new president of FIFA in 2016?
  7. Which politician run against Hillary Clinton as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States?
  8. Which date was the referendum on membership of the EU?
  9. Who was referred to as the 'Fifth Beatle'?
  10. Which 1961 Pulitzer Prize winning novelist died in February, 2016?


  1. Tim Peake
  2. Lord Lucan

  3. Sweden
  4. Georgy Girl
  5. Rio De Janeiro
  6. Gianni Infantino
  7. Bernie Sanders
  8. June 23rd
  9. Sir George Martin (passed away in March, 2016)
  10. Harper Lee