Quizzes - Quiz About 2022

Quiz About 2022

What happened in 2022?

Questions: January to March, 2022 Quiz

  1. In January, a cabinet minister said the UK risks descending into “mob rule” after how many people were found not guilty of criminal damage for pulling down a statue of a slave trader? And what was the name of the slave trader?
  2. Can you name the former ambassador of the Bahamas to Japan who sadly died in early January 2022? He was also an Oscar winning actor.
  3. Which sportsman's father likened his son to Jesus?
  4. Who was said to be "channelling her inner Sharon Stone"?
  5. By what name was American Michael Lee Aday known professionally?
  6. A successful heart transplant for a human patient occured in Baltimore using the heart of which animal?
  7. Which English comedian and panelist of the BBC radio comedy game I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue sadly died?
  8. A report by which civil servant found the social gatherings at Downing Street "difficult to justify"?
  9. In February, which Member of the Royal family was lifted in a rugby lineout during an England training session?
  10. How many gold medals did Great Britain win at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing?
  11. On 7 February, which county's police force said: "We do not believe an offence has been established..."?
  12. Which former television presenter and author of The Great Moghuls sadly left us?
  13. An awful video emerged showing footballer Kurt Zouma kicking and punching what?
  14. Who resigned after losing the confidence of the Mayor of London?
  15. Sadly Gary Brooker passed away, he was the lead singer of which rock band?
  16. Visiting the UK in mid-February, what were Dudley and Eunice?
  17. Anna Karen was famous for playing the role of which character on On the Buses?
  18. Which city was stripped of football's Champions League final?
  19. On 1 March, 2022, which town became the UK’s newest city?
  20. Lost during Ernest Shackleton's exploration in 1915, researchers in the Antarctic announce they found which ship?
  21. On the same day in March Autralian cricket lost two legends of the game, can you name both?
  22. World Athletics bans Russia and which other country from competing in all of its events?
  23. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was freed from which country?
  24. Which company made 800 employees redundant by video call?
  25. Who married Stella Moris in Belmarsh prison, London, on 23 March?
  26. Which band performed their final concert of the Last Domino? Tour in London?
  27. Which film became the first directed by a woman to receive more than ten nominations at the Oscars? And who was the director?
  28. Who did Will Smith slap in front of a global audience of millions on live television?


  1. Four (called the 'Colston Four' in the press). Edward Colston
  2. Sidney Poitier (actor, activist and ambassador). (He won an Oscar for the film Lilies of the Field in 1963.)
  3. Novak Djokovic's (whose father said the Australian authorities are 'crucifying' him by detaining him as they deny the tennis star entry to the country.)
  4. Angela Rayner
  5. Meat Loaf (September 27, 1947 – January 20, 2022))
  6. Pig
  7. Barry Cryer
  8. Sue Gray
  9. The Duchess of Cambridge, or Kate (Middleton) (Note: it was the ladies' rugby team!)
  10. One gold (in curling!) (The UK won a total of two medals: one gold and one silver)
  11. Durham's
  12. Bamber Gascoigne
  13. His pet cat
  14. Cressida Dick (Metropolitan Police Commissioner)
  15. Procol Harum
  16. Storms
  17. Olive (Olive Rudge) (The actress sadly passed away this year.)
  18. Saint Petersburg (UEFA moved the venue from Russia to Paris)
  19. Southend-on-Sea
  20. Endurance
  21. Rod Marsh and Shane Warne
  22. Belarus
  23. Iran (detained in Iran since 2016)
  24. P&O Ferries
  25. Julian Assange
  26. Genesis
  27. The Power of the Dog. The director was Jane Campion.
  28. Chris Rock

Questions: April to June, 2022 Quiz

  1. From April 1, what product can no longer be sold or used in the UK as they pose an "unacceptable risk" to mammals, birds and dogs?
  2. Who tried to copyright the word 'archetype'?
  3. In early April, who did Eastenders pay tribute to?
  4. Who said it had been 'so painful to hear someone aggressively challenge your integrity'?
  5. Islamic extremist Ali Harbi Ali was found guilty of whose murder?
  6. Which aspiring chef did actress Nicola Peltz marry?
  7. Which birds of prey were found nesting in Poole Harbour and produced an egg, the first in southern England in modern times?
  8. Who did Emmanuel Macron defeat?
  9. Which company accepted a buyout offer from billionaire Elon Musk?
  10. The UK government announced plans to ship English Channel migrants to which country?
  11. The Central African Republic adopts what as as legal tender, becoming only the second country in the world to do so?
  12. At the end of April, who was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment?
  13. In May, Public Health England informs the World Health Organization that a case of what had been detected?
  14. The 2022 World Snooker Championship was won by Ronnie O'Sullivan who equalled the record held by Stephen Hendry of winning how many titles?
  15. Who became a household name playing detective DS George Carter in the 1970's?
  16. It was won by Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra but in which city was the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 held?
  17. Who gave birth to a baby boy with her rapper boyfriend ASAP Rocky?
  18. Celebs attended the opening night of which group's virtual tour called 'Voyage'?
  19. What sort of 'Friends' is Kay Mellor famous for?
  20. Teenager Jake Daniels became the first active pro footballer to come out as gay. Which Championship club was he playing for?
  21. The UK premiere of which film happened on the 19th of May, 2022?
  22. Sadly, 2022 saw the death of actor Ray Liotta. What was the first name of his character in the film Goodfellas?
  23. Real Madrid beat Liverpool 1–0 to win the 2022 UEFA Champions League final in which city?
  24. Which former sportsman died in hospital in Geneva, Switzerland, on 29 May 2022?
  25. Which two countries applied to join NATO?
  26. Who reprised his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi in 2022?
  27. Eight new cities were named for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Which one was furthest away from the UK?
  28. Which UK city was named the 2025 UK City of Culture?
  29. In June, who famously joined Queen Elizabeth II for cream tea at Buckingham Palace?
  30. Many slated Rod Stewart's performance of which song at the Party at the Palace?
  31. Johnny Depp enjoyed traditional fish and chips at The Bridge Tavern in which British city?
  32. Who made media headlines when spotted in London selling copies of the Big Issue?
  33. Who married Sam Asghari on 9 June in a ceremony at their secluded Thousand Oaks home in Los Angeles?
  34. Bruce Kent sadly passed away in June. With which organisation was he general secretary from 1980 to 1985?
  35. Who made her fortune launching a palletised freight network called Pall-Ex in 1996?
  36. On June 22, a powerful 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck the southeast of which Asian country?
  37. In which city did actor Martin Compston make headlines when a video surfaced on social media of him on stage during a Celtic supporter function?
  38. Whose song "Running Up That Hill" received renewed global attention after being featured in season 4 of Stranger Things?
  39. Mid-June saw events to mark the 40th Anniversary of what?
  40. Which business Tweeted in June a photo of a staff member wearing a name tag with the post: 'Pronouns matter,'?
  41. Matt Fitzpatrick became the fourth Englishman in the last 100 years to win what?


  1. Slug pellets
  2. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex
  3. June Brown (who played EastEnders’ Dot Cotton)
  4. Ed Sheeran
  5. MP Sir David Amess
  6. Brooklyn Beckham
  7. Ospreys
  8. Marine Le Pen
  9. Twitter
  10. Rwanda
  11. Bitcoin
  12. Boris Becker
  13. Monkey Pox
  14. Seven titles
  15. Dennis Waterman (played Carter in the Sweeney)
  16. Turin (Italy)
  17. Rihanna
  18. ABBA
  19. Fat Friends (Kay Mellor sadly passed away in May)
  20. Blackpool
  21. Top Gun: Maverick
  22. Henry (Henry Hill)
  23. Paris
  24. Lester Piggott (English jockey, nine-time Epsom Derby winner)
  25. Finland and Sweden
  26. Ewan McGregor
  27. Stanley in the Falklands
  28. Bradford
  29. Paddington Bear
  30. Sweet Caroline
  31. Newcastle
  32. Prince William
  33. Britney Spears
  34. Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)
  35. Hilary Devey (who sadly died in June, 2022)
  36. Afghanistan
  37. Las Vegas
  38. Kate Bush
  39. The Falklands War
  40. Halifax Bank
  41. US Open (golf)

Questions: July to September, 2022 Quiz

  1. The former Prime Minister of which country was assassinated while giving a public speech?
  2. Tesco stopped stocking which company's products?
  3. The number of what dropped below 40,000 during the first half of 2022 in England and Wales, the lowest ever recorded?
  4. In politics, Keir Starmer sacked Sam Tarry for joining a strike picket line. Who is Sam Tarry's girflriend?
  5. The price of what jumped by a fifth for the first time in 14 years?
  6. Which Member of Parliament for Saffron Walden got knocked out of the Conservative Party leadership race?
  7. Which British athlete won a stunning gold medal in the 1500 metres at the World Athletics Championships?
  8. Who announced new dates for her rescheduled Las Vegas residency?
  9. Who became the latest star to abandon the BBC by leaving as host of the early breakfast show on Radio 2?
  10. The Lionesses beat which team in the semi-final? And what was the score?
  11. According to Rebekah Vardy, who had a 'chipolata'?
  12. Neighbours aired its final episode in the UK on Friday, July 29. The Australian soap began 37-years ago with which three families?
  13. Who ran across the pitch in her sports bra after scoring the winning goal?
  14. In August, who did Liz Truss call 'a low energy Jeremy Corbyn'?
  15. Which English football club found themselves the subject of mockery after renaming of one of their stands the Gilbert & Rose West Stand'?
  16. Which island did Nancy Pelosi visit?
  17. Alastair Chalmers's bronze in the 400-metre hurdles marked the first Commonwealth medal in which island's history
  18. Who was accused of wanting sex all the time, 8 affairs and 'blackmail' email?
  19. The FBI searched which resort?
  20. Illustrator and author Raymond Briggs sadly dies. What was his most famous story?
  21. Who was stabbed on a New York stage moments before his scheduled speech?
  22. What sort of animal was Freya?
  23. Which amateur poet wrote: "You are the jam in my doughnut, the truffle in my pasta, the salt in my tequila"?
  24. Who said: "If you knew my story you would understand the passion"?
  25. Who got a tattoo of his wife's face covered up with an image of his dog Butkus?
  26. Which comedian said she hoped to stand as a Labour candidate in Sheffield at the next general election?
  27. Which country declared a "climate catastrophe" and appealed for international assistance?
  28. We sadly lost BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull at the end of August. Bill once wrote a book about which of his hobbies?
  29. In September, which American astronomer and astrophysicist sadly passed away?
  30. Which country did David Beckham call 'perfect'?
  31. Which comedian mocked Liz Truss on Laura Kuenssberg's new Sunday show?
  32. Who announced he would be releasing his first dedicated Christmas album in almost two decades?
  33. Who said: "To you, she was your Queen. To us, she was The Queen."?
  34. In which Edinburgh cathedral did the Queen's coffin lay at rest for 24 hours, allowing the people of Scotland to pay their respects?
  35. Which musician after being spotted in 'The Queue' tweeted: "Offered to sing, and am now being ushered to the front."?
  36. Which singer was moved to tears as Joe Biden awarded him the National Humanities Medal after a White House performance?
  37. Which two tennis stars cried together?
  38. Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher sadly passes away aged 88 at her home in France, she is most famous for playing which character?


  1. Japan (Shinzo Abe)
  2. Heinz
  3. Pubs
  4. Angela Rayner
  5. McDonald’s cheeseburger
  6. Kemi Badenoch
  7. Jake Wightman
  8. Adele
  9. Vanessa Feltz
  10. Sweden. 4-0.
  11. Peter Andre (the Wagatha Christie trial finally concludes at the end of July)
  12. The Ramsays, Robinsons and the Clarkes
  13. Chloe Kelly (after scoring the winning goal in the Euro 2022 final)
  14. Mark Drakeford, First Minister of Wales
  15. Southend United (named their west stand after new sponsors Gilbert & Rose estate agents)
  16. Taiwan
  17. Guernsey's
  18. Ryan Giggs
  19. Mar-a-Lago resort (in Palm Beach, Florida, the residence of Donald Trump)
  20. The Snowman
  21. Salman Rushdie
  22. Walrus (put down by Norwegian officials as she posed 'a continued threat to human safety)
  23. Ryan Giggs (ex-footballer)
  24. Anthony Joshua
  25. Sylvester Stallone
  26. Eddie Izzard
  27. Pakistan
  28. Beekeeping
  29. Frank Drake
  30. Qatar
  31. Joe Lycett
  32. Cliff Richard
  33. Emmanuel Macron, President of France
  34. St Giles' Cathedral
  35. James Blunt
  36. Elton John
  37. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal (after the Swiss legend's final match)
  38. Nurse Ratched (in One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest)

Questions: October to December, 2022

  1. In October, nearly 200 died in a stampede during a football match in which country?
  2. King Charles and the Queen Consort arrived in which Scottish town to formally make it Scotland's eighth city?
  3. An investigation finds that Hans Niemann probably cheated in more than 100 times in what?
  4. Russia carried out nuclear test launches of missiles during its annual "Grom" exercises. What does the word "grom" mean in English?
  5. On October 16, which UK soap celebrated its 50th anniversary?
  6. Which driver won the Japanese Grand Prix to take the 2022 Formula One World Championship?
  7. A weapons shipment from Iran to Russia included about 450 what?
  8. What did Karim Benzema win?
  9. The Economist compared the brevity of Lizz Truss's premiership to the shelf life of which vegetable?
  10. DART made the news. In the acronym DART what does the 'A' stand for?
  11. King Charles III appeared in an episode of which BBC TV programme?
  12. Who said 'Rashid Sanuk is now the Prime Minister?
  13. Which company that designs and sells furniture online went into administration?
  14. Matt Hancock went into the jungle, but what sporty occupation did he train as in 2012?
  15. American politician Ron DeSantis, considered Trump's most likely opponent for the 2024 Republican nomination, is governor of which state?
  16. In a tweet, who did Piers Morgan call "one of the nastiest frauds in TV"?
  17. What did Albert Butler block from passing on the A4?
  18. How much did Joe Lycett pretend to shred?
  19. Which actor fronted the opening ceremony of the football World Cup?
  20. Which country's government is planning to shut down nearly 3,000 farms in a bid to meet EU greenhouse gas emissions targets?
  21. Sadly, in December George 'Johnny' Johnson died aged 101. He was the last of the what?
  22. What tabloid nickname was given to RMT union boss Mick Lynch after he announced strike action over the Christmas period?
  23. Who married Ingrid Oliver, who is known for playing Petronella Osgood in Doctor Who?
  24. Which comedian, writer and broadcaster was hospitalised in Australia with bronchial pneumonia?
  25. Who apologized for saying Meghan Markle deserved Cersei's shame scene from Game of Thrones?
  26. Who used his position as a World Cup pundit on ITV to slam the UK government?
  27. What nationality was the Argentina versus France World Cup 2022 referee?
  28. Hamza Yassin broke down in tears as he won what?
  29. Who issued a statement about her appearance in a new Netflix series presented by Harry and Meghan, insisting she was unaware of the couple's involvement?
  30. Who presented the British reality television series 'The Traitors'?
  31. What name did delivery company Hermes UK rebrand to in 2022?
  32. Serial killer Charles Sobhraj was released from prison in Nepal. What is his nickname?


  1. Indonesia
  2. Dunfermline
  3. Chess
  4. Thunder
  5. Emmerdale
  6. Max Verstappen
  7. Drones
  8. Ballon d'Or (in football)
  9. Lettuce
  10. Asteroid (Double Asteroid Redirection Test)
  11. The Repair Shop
  12. Joe Biden (in a gaff, instead of saying Rishi Sunak)
  13. Made.com
  14. Jockey
  15. Florida
  16. David Walliams
  17. An ambulance
  18. £10,000 (ten thousand pounds)
  19. Morgan Freeman
  20. Netherlands
  21. The Dambusters
  22. Mick Grinch
  23. Richard Osman
  24. Sandi Toksvig
  25. Jeremy Clarkson
  26. Gary Neville
  27. Polish (Szymon Marciniak)
  28. Strictly Come Dancing 2022
  29. Jacinda Ardern (New Zealand Prime Minister)
  30. Claudia Winkleman
  31. Evri
  32. The Serpent