Quizzes - 2019 Quiz

2019 Quiz

What happened in 2019? With questions on news, politics, sport, culture and entertainment.

Quiz: January to March, 2019.

  1. In early January, which country landed the first human-made object on the far side of the Moon?

  2. The NHS banned the purchasing of which piece of equipment - the first experimental version being invented by Scotland's Alexander Bain in 1846?
  3. Who was unhurt, "but very, very shocked and shaken."?
  4. Premier League striker Emiliano Sala's plane went missing while on a flight from Nantes to which British city?
  5. Who announced he was leaving The National Television Awards after 9 years as host?
  6. A picture of which everyday object on Instagram became a global phenomenon by becoming the most liked post in online history?
  7. Who launched a legal action against the makers of Channel 4's The Jump after fracturing vertebrae in 2016?
  8. January saw the sad death of actor Windsor Davies; in which 'Carry On' film did he play Sergeant-Major 'Tiger' Bloomer?
  9. Which city's MP became the first sitting MP to be jailed in 28 years?
  10. The U.S. Justice Department charged which Chinese tech firm with multiple counts of fraud?

  11. On February the 3rd, who arrived in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates?
  12. Which European country renamed itself, hence ending a decades-old dispute with Greece?
  13. The court-case featuring Joaquin Archivaldo Guzman Loera made world headlines, by what name is this Mexican drug lord better known?
  14. Albert Finney sadly passed away. In the classic 1960 film Saturday Night and Sunday Morning which product did his character Arthur Seaton make in a Nottingham factory?
  15. Change UK – The Independent Group was founded, who was its interim leader?
  16. Who became the oldest football manager in Premier League history, at the age of 71 years and 198 days?
  17. Who did BBC Two viewers vote the most iconic figure of the 20th Century following a series that asked the public to name the century's greatest figure?
  18. Who announces his intention to step down from his presenting role on BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme later in the year?
  19. The family of which American fiction writer confirm that he left a large unpublished body of work on his death in 2010 which they are preparing for publication?
  20. Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga apologised for refusing to do what during the Cup final?
  21. The February North Korea–United States summit was held in which country?
  22. In early March, Keith Charles Flint sadly passed away, he was a vocalist with which electronic dance act?
  23. Name the Desperate Housewives actress caught up in the American college admissions bribery scandal?
  24. Which denomination coin celebrating Stephen Hawking’s work on black holes was unveiled in March?
  25. What did retired banker Irini Tzortzoglou win?
  26. In which bay did the cargo ship Grande America sink causing a 2,200-tonne oil spill?
  27. Who made news headlines by seperating from her husband Simon Konecki?
  28. In rugby, which country did Wales beat at the Millennium Stadium on the final day of the Six Nations to claim their first Grand Slam since 2012?
  29. A plane destined for Dusseldorf unexpectedly arrived in which British city's airport due to incorrect paperwork?
  30. In late March, it was announced that Norway will return thousands of artefacts taken in 1956 by adventurer Thor Heyerdahl from which island?


  1. China
  2. Fax machines
  3. The Duke of Edinburgh
  4. Cardiff
  5. Dermot O'Leary
  6. An egg (known as the Instagram egg)
  7. Beth Tweddle
  8. Carry on England

  9. Peterborough's
  10. Huawei
  11. Pope Francis (becoming the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula)
  12. The Republic of Macedonia renamed itself the Republic of North Macedonia
  13. El Chapo
  14. Raleigh bicycles
  15. Heidi Allen
  16. Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace)
  17. Alan Turing
  18. John Humphrys
  19. J. D. Salinger
  20. Leaving the pitch/ refused to be substituted
  21. Vietnam
  22. The Prodigy
  23. Felicity Kendall Huffman
  24. Fifty pence piece
  25. The 2019 series of MasterChef
  26. Bay of Biscay
  27. Adele
  28. Ireland
  29. Edinburgh
  30. Easter Island

Quiz of the Year: April to June, 2019.

  1. In April, planning approval for a new 305-metre observation tower in the City of London was given. It's name is that of which well known spring-blooming flower?
  2. Name the horse that won the 2019 Grand National for the second consecutive year?
  3. Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is arrested after seven years of living in which country's London embassy?
  4. In Paris there is a major fire at which medieval cathedral?
  5. Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage launches the Brexit Party. What is the party's slogan?
  6. The Foreign Office warns against all but essential travel to which country following the Easter Sunday bombings?

  7. Actress Shila Iqbal was fired from which television soap over historical offensive tweets she posted in 2014?
  8. Legendary manager Bill Shankly once said of which player: "he wasn't born, he was quarried"?
  9. Which city's university beat St Edmund Hall, Oxford, to win the 2019 series of University Challenge?
  10. Which former Vice President announced his candidacy for the 2020 presidential election?
  11. Diane Abbott apologised after a photo emerged of her sipping a can of which alcoholic drink on a London overground train?
  12. In May, who did British Prime Minister Theresa May fire as Secretary of State for Defence?
  13. Tommy Robinson had a milkshake thrown over him by local man Danyaal Mahmud during a visit to which city?
  14. British singer Ed Sheeran releases the single "I Don’t Care" as a joint effort with which singer?
  15. The wedding of Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas was officiated by which sort of person?
  16. Complete The Sun newspaper's 1986 headline: "Freddie Starr Ate My..."?
  17. The first child of Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was born; the baby is in which position in line to the British throne?
  18. Which A-list celebrity got sent flying with a kick in the back while he was in South Africa?
  19. Who was appointed Poet Laureate of the UK, succeeding Carol Ann Duffy?
  20. Manchester City won the Premier League for the second year in a row with 98 points, but by how many points did the beat second placed Liverpool?
  21. The Jeremy Kyle Show is cancelled by ITV Studios following the suicide of a male guest, but in which year was this British reality series first shown?
  22. Author Judith Kerr died on May the 22nd at the age of 95, for which short children's story is she best known?
  23. Duncan Laurence won the Eurovision Song Contest for which country? And which city hosted the event?
  24. What do Jonathan Bartley and Sian Berry share?
  25. In June, there were defeats for Spurs in the Champion's League final and Anthony Joshua lost his world boxing titles. Name the two cities in which these defeats happen?
  26. Mr Thackery is an 89-year-old Chelsea Pensioner who won Series 13 of Britain’s Got Talent; what is his first name?
  27. The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup starts, in which country is it held? And which country wins it in July?
  28. The BBC announces that it will stop providing free television licences for people over what age?
  29. Which former Labour MP, then-Change UK MP, then Independent MP, defects to the Liberal Democrats?
  30. Tendai Muswere becomes the first person in the UK to be convicted of illegally manufacturing a firearm using what method?
  31. Who got into trouble by making a remark about throwing battery acid at "unpleasant characters"?
  32. Sadly, Beth Chapman passed away at the end of June, together with her husband Duane she was 'best' known for which reality television series?


  1. The tulip
  2. Tiger Roll
  3. Ecuador's
  4. Notre-Dame
  5. Change Politics for Good
  6. Sri Lanka
  7. Emmerdale
  8. Tommy Smith (Liverpool football great who passed away in April, 2019)
  9. Edinburgh
  10. Joe Biden
  11. Mojito (from M&S)
  12. Gavin Williamson
  13. Warrington
  14. Justin Bieber
  15. An elvis impersonator (in Las Vegas (of course!))
  16. Hamster (Freddie Starr sadly passed away in May)
  17. Seventh (and the baby was named Archie Harrison)
  18. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  19. Simon Armitage
  20. One point
  21. 2005
  22. The Tiger Who Came To Tea
  23. Netherlands (Holland). Tel Aviv, Isreal was host. (Footnote: the song was called "Arcade")
  24. The leadership of the Green Party (the 2019 European Parliament election was held on Thursday the 23rd of May)
  25. Madrid (in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium), and New York (in Madison Square Garden)
  26. Colin
  27. France (hosts). USA (winners).
  28. 75
  29. Chuka Umunna
  30. A 3D printer
  31. Jo Brand
  32. Dog the Bounty Hunter

Quiz of the Year: July to September, 2019.

  1. In July, which country resumes commercial whaling again after not doing so for 30 years?
  2. Who was found guilty of contempt of court on 5 July and sentenced to nine months in prison?
  3. England win the Cricket World Cup final but which country did they beat in the final?
  4. Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer in the longest ever Wimbledon final. Was it nearly 3, 4 or 5 hours long?
  5. Jo Swinson is elected as the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, who did she succeed?
  6. Production of which car is officially over, with the last one rolling off the production line in Puebla, Mexico?
  7. The European Parliament elects the first ever female President of the European Commission, can you name her?
  8. Musician Karina Canellakis becomes the first woman to do what?
  9. Joaquin Guzman is sentenced to life in prison plus 30 year, by what name is he better known?
  10. The BBC broadcasts its final edition of which programme with an appearance from Mick Hucknall who serenades the presenter?
  11. Egan Bernal become the first South American to win the Tour de France; which country does he come from?
  12. Why are Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea in the news?
  13. In August, what caused three Derbyshire towns to evacuate 1,500 residents?
  14. Ofcom received 2,500 complaints after who said he had "never seen so many white people in one place"?
  15. Which historic shipyard, which built the RMS Titanic, ceased trading?
  16. Sadly, actor Peter Fonda passes away, in which 1969 film does he play a biker who travel through the American Southwest and South with Dennis Hopper?
  17. Ahead of the latest G7 summit Boris Johnson expresses concern over major fires where?
  18. The UK's biggest ever fracking-related tremor is recorded near which seaside town?
  19. Which football club are expelled from the English Football League after the collapse of a takeover bid?
  20. Who resigns as leader of the Scottish Conservatives?
  21. Which singer singer married Caspar Jopling on Saturday, August 31, in the historic York Minster in front of Katy Perry and many other celeb friends?
  22. In September, actor Asan N'Jie was sacked from which soap following an incident at the 2019 TV Choice Awards?
  23. What did Phillip Lee cross?
  24. It was made of gold and worth nearly 5 million pounds, but what was stolen from Blenheim Palace?
  25. Roger Law, one half of Luck and Flaw, unveils plans to relaunch which classic ITV series?
  26. The Supreme Court rules that the suspension of Parliament was unlawful, what sort of brooch was Lady Hale wearing when she made this judgement?
  27. Name the Swedish climate activist who spoke at the 2019 United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City? And how old was she at the time?
  28. Extinction Rebellion targeted LFW with three days of actions after "the United Nations said their industry uses more energy than the aviation and shipping industry combined", what does LFW stand for?
  29. The Rugby World Cup starts in Japan. Which country do Japan beat in the first game of the tournament?
  30. On September the 23rd, whose Swedish actress girlfriend, Anna Lundberg, gave birth to their daughter, Lyra?
  31. Who announces her engagement to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi?


  1. Japan
  2. Tommy Robinson
  3. New Zealand
  4. Nearly 5 hours (4 hours 57 minutes)
  5. Vince Cable
  6. Volkswagen Beetle
  7. Ursula von der Leyen
  8. Conduct the First Night of the Proms
  9. El Chapo
  10. This Week
  11. Colombia
  12. They are series five winners of Love Island
  13. A dangerous dam (concrete slabs on the dam spillway of the Toddbrook Reservoir partially collapse)
  14. John Snow
  15. Harland and Wolff
  16. Easy Rider
  17. Fires in the Amazon rainforest
  18. Blackpool
  19. Bury F.C.
  20. Ruth Davidson
  21. Ellie Goulding
  22. Emmerdale
  23. The House of Commons floor (to join the Liberal Democrats)
  24. A golden lavatory
  25. Spitting Image
  26. A spider brooch
  27. Greta Thunberg. 16 (she'll be 17 on January 3, 2020).
  28. London Fashion Week
  29. Russia
  30. Micheal Sheen's
  31. Princess Beatrice

Quiz of the Year: October to December, 2019.

  1. Drummer Ginger Baker died in early October aged 80, which band did Baker co-found in 1966?
  2. Which American animated sitcom did China ban in response to the episode "Band in China" which parodied censorship in China?

  3. Astronomers announced the discovery of 20 new moons around which planet?
  4. Which country's Prime Minister won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize?
  5. Typhoon Hagibis was the biggest storm to hit which country in decades?
  6. Which supermarket became the first major one to stop selling fireworks at its 2,300 stores across the UK?
  7. Which country's Supreme Court sentenced twelve independence leaders to between 9 and 13 years in prison?
  8. From 26 October 2019, world headlines were made when the climb to the top of which mountain was closed?
  9. Leicester City equaled the record for the biggest ever Premier League with a 9–0 victory against which team?
  10. In November's World Cup Rugby Final, which England player had to leave the pitch in the third minute after colliding with Maro Itoje?
  11. Which country imposed an immediate moratorium on fracking on November the 2nd, 2019?
  12. In Formula One, Lewis Hamilton wins his sixth Driver's Championship title at the Circuit of the Americas, in which US city?
  13. The USA formally begins the process to pull out of which climate change agreement?
  14. Who asked the questions in that infamous Prince Andrew interview?
  15. Whose Madam X Tour arrived in California?
  16. Italy declared a state of emergency in which city following record flooding?
  17. Which gang film was banned from Vue cinemas following many 'significant incidents' on the day it was released?
  18. In December, Donald Trump cut short his visit to the UK for a Nato summit but who did he accuse of being "two-faced"?
  19. It was announced that which politician will give Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message this year?
  20. Who tweeted to Internet trolls 'Now you have more time to spend with mummy' with his famous 1995 mugshot?
  21. How many trees did Jeremy Corbyn promise to plant by 2040?
  22. TV presenter Melanie Sykes split from her partner after less than one year together, can you name him?
  23. Ms Sanna Marin, aged 34, will become the world’s youngest sitting prime minister. Which country has she been elected to lead?
  24. Which country was banned from global sporting events including the 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup?
  25. Who won I'm A Celebrity?
  26. Former college baseball star Peter Frates sadly lost his battle with motor neurone disease. He was known for being one of the inspirations behind which viral phenomenon?
  27. Fallon Sherrock made history by defeating a man in which sport?
  28. Donald Trump's impeachment was initiated by House Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, can you name her?


  1. Cream
  2. South Park
  3. Saturn
  4. Eithiopia's
  5. Japan
  6. Sainsbury's
  7. Spain's
  8. Uluru
  9. Southampton
  10. Kyle Sinckler
  11. UK
  12. Austin, Texas
  13. Paris Agreement
  14. Emily Maitlis
  15. Madonna's
  16. Venice
  17. Blue Story

  18. Justin Trudeau - prime minister of Canada
  19. John Bercow
  20. Hugh Grant
  21. 2 billion
  22. Steve Coogan
  23. Finland
  24. Russia
  25. Jacqueline Jossa
  26. Ice Bucket Challenge
  27. Darts (first woman ever to win a match at the PDC World Darts Championship, defeating Ted Evetts)
  28. Nancy Pelosi

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