Quizzes - 2017 Quiz

Welcome to our 2017 Quiz

2017 has been a very interesting news year! Starting with the inauguration of Donald Trump, the tribulations of Brexit, to the worrying times in Catalonia and North Korea. We've contructed a 'Quiz of the Year' page which also includes some of the lighter 2017 news headlines.

Quiz of the Year - 2017

2017 News Questions - January to June

  1. January 2017, saw the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President, but who became Vice-President?

  2. Labour MP Tristram Hunt resigns in order to become the director of which museum?
  3. Which English actor, who died in late January, did director David Lynch describe as 'simply the greatest actor in the world'?
  4. In February, which non-league football team became the first to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for 103 years after beating Burnley?
  5. Whose Millennium Time Capsule is accidentally dug up and damaged by contruction workers at London's O2?
  6. In 2017, who became the first female Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in the force's 188-year history?
  7. Which American hosted the Academy Awards in February 2017?
  8. Sadly, the author of The Naughty Girl's Guide to Life passed away - who is she? And how old was she?
  9. In March, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was assassinated at which city's airport?
  10. Who, prompting extensive criticism, became the new editor of the London Evening Standard?
  11. Cheryll Tweedy and One Direction singer Liam Payne had a baby in March - what did they name him?
  12. Where could we see a new design by Jody Clark in late March?
  13. In April, which sports star announces that she is pregnant and will not play again until 2018?
  14. The Underground Railroad made highbrow news headlines - why?
  15. Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become WBA World Heavyweight Champion at which world famous venue?
  16. In early May, paper £5 notes featuring which historical figure cease to be legal tender in the UK?
  17. Emmanuel Macron won the French general election on 7 May 2017 but which new French political party did he lead?
  18. Which zoo made headlines after a freak accident in the tiger enclosure?
  19. In June, The One Love Manchester concert is organised by which American singer?
  20. Who resigned as party leader of UKIP after the June General Election?
  21. The UK, with a temperature of 34.4C, experiences its hottest June day since which year?
  22. What happened near Pilton, Somerset, for 5-days in late June?
  23. Which comedian received a knighthood in the 2017 Birthday Honours?


  1. Mike Pence
  2. V&A, London (Victoria and Albert)
  3. Sir John Hurt
  4. Lincoln City
  5. Blue Peter's
  6. Cressida Dick
  7. Jimmy Kimmel
  8. Tara Palmer-Tomkinson. She was just 45.
  9. Kuala Lumpur
  10. George Osborne
  11. Bear
  12. New pound coin (she engraved and designing the latest portrait of the Queen)
  13. Serena Williams
  14. It won the Pultizer Prize for Fiction (written by Colson Whitehead)
  15. Wembley Stadium
  16. Elizabeth Fry
  17. En Marche!
  18. Hamerton Zoo Park
  19. Ariana Grande
  20. Paul Nuttall
  21. 1976
  22. Glastonbury Festival
  23. Billy Connolly

2017 News Questions - July to December

  1. In July, thousands of people march in London against the government's economic policies - what was the name of the protest?
  2. Which region of Britain becomes officially recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site?
  3. Andy Murray, the defending champion, lost to which player in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon?
  4. In August, the Duke of Edinburgh carries out his final official engagement - how old was he at the time?
  5. Bruce Forsyth married the 1975 Miss World, Wilnelia Merced - which country did she represent in that 1975 competition?
  6. What sort of small animal did Bristol Water engineer find on the shores of Chew Valley Lake in Somerset?
  7. The Navy's new aircraft carrier arrives in her home port of Portsmouth - what is the ship's name?
  8. What fell silent in August due to a four-year renovation plan?
  9. West Midlands Revolution are crowned winners of the first Premier League Championship, in Hull, in which sport?
  10. In September, what does President Trump famously call Kim Jong-un in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly?
  11. TV producer, director, and television presenter, William G. Stewart was best known for which quiz show?
  12. TfL announce that what is 'not fit and proper' to operate in London?
  13. In late September 2017, the U.S. Department of Commerce proposed a 219% tariff on which company's C Series aircraft?
  14. What is downgraded by Moody's?
  15. In September 2017, which infection is declared eradicated in the UK for the first time?
  16. In October, the UK's fifth biggest airline is placed into administration - can you name this low-cost airline?
  17. Sean Hughes, who sadly passed away aged 51, was a regular team captain on which BBC Two musical panel game show?
  18. A long lost bust by sculptor Auguste Rodin, worth millions of dollars, was found on display in a New Jersey borough hall where it had sat for 85 years - who is it of?
  19. The BBC announced that which primetime TV programme is being axed after 33 years?
  20. To which country did sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont escape, to avoid arrest?
  21. What type of fruit did singer Harry Styles slip on during a performance at the Hammersmith Apollo?
  22. In November, which politician resigned as International Development Secretary?
  23. Sarah Clarke, who was in charge of running The Wimbledon Championships, became the first woman in 650-years to serve in which official position?
  24. Explorer Benedict Allen got lost in a remote part of which country?
  25. Who did former Coronation Street actress Paula Williamson marry on 14 November 2017? And where was the venue for this wedding?
  26. What is the nickname of Emmerson Mnangagwa, who was elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party?
  27. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement, however, in which legal drama series did Meghan Markle play Rachel Zane?
  28. In December, it was announced that which city would be the UK's City of Culture for 2021?
  29. France is in national grief for the Paris funeral of musician Johnny Hallyday; he was often known as the 'French... ' what?
  30. Birmingham surgeon Simon Bramhall was in the news for putting his signature where?
  31. The end of 2017 sees a number of celebrity books released in time for Christmas, whose book is entitled: 'My Life On A Plate'?
  32. Recently decided by Theresa May, what colour will British passports be after Brexit?
  33. Keith Chegwin sadly passed away, but who is his famous sister?


  1. Not One Day More
  2. The Lake District
  3. Sam Querrey
  4. 96
  5. Puerto Rico
  6. A small alligator
  7. HMS Queen Elizabeth
  8. Chimes of Big Ben
  9. Quidditch
  10. Rocket Man
  11. Fifteen to One
  12. Uber (TfL stands for Transport for London)
  13. Bombardier
  14. Britain's credit rating (Moody's is Moody's Investors Service)
  15. Measles
  16. Monarch
  17. Never Mind the Buzzcocks
  18. Napolean
  19. Crimewatch
  20. Belgium
  21. Kiwi fruit
  22. Priti Patel
  23. Black Rod
  24. Papua New Guinea
  25. Charles Salvador better known as Charles Bronson. The venue was Wakefield Prison.
  26. The crocodile
  27. Suits
  28. Coventry

  29. French Elvis (Hallyday was also called "the biggest rock star you've never heard of" in English-speaking countries)
  30. On patients' livers (he appeared in court charged with assault for branding the letters 'SB' on two patients' livers during operations with argon gas normally used to stop bleeding in surgery)
  31. Pru Leith
  32. Blue
  33. Janice Long
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