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The 'Quiz of the Year' page for 2018. What happened in 2018? With questions on news, politics, sport, culture and entertainment.

Quiz: January to March, 2018

  1. What is Rob Cross's occupation?
  2. Which construction services company went into compulsory liquidation on 15 January 2018?
  3. Which British comedy actress sadly passed away on January 12 at the age of 80?
  4. Politician Anna Soubry continues her anti-Brexit campaign, but in which TV program did she present 'Soap Suds', with updates on the week's soap operas?
  5. Which American state gave out a false alarm warning of an incoming ballistic missile attack, causing widespread panic?
  6. Actor Peter Wyngarde died in January 2018 at the age of 90, he was best known for playing the role of which sleuth?
  7. On January 25th, Google showed a doodle celebrating which English writer's 136th birthday?
  8. In February, the 2018 Winter Olympics were held in which district of South Korea?
  9. On February 6, 2018, which space services company successfully launched the Falcon Heavy, the fourth-highest capacity rocket ever built?
  10. Jacob Zuma resigns as President of which country, after nine years in power?
  11. Which company had to close down 600 branches due to supply problems?
  12. Comedy actress Emma Chambers sadly passed away, can you give the first name of the lovable character she played in The Vicar Of Dibley?
  13. In early March, which storm met the 'Beast from the East', causing the UK's worst weather in years?
  14. Who stepped down from two charities set up in memory of his wife, due to allegations of sexual misconduct?
  15. Which 1952 Olympian, sadly passed away on March the 3rd?
  16. Sadly Ken Dodd passed away, in which suburb of Liverpool did he live all his life?
  17. A former Russian spy and his daughter were found unconscious on a shopping center bench in which English city?
  18. On March 15, 2018, which company announced it is officially going out of business and selling all its worldwide stores?
  19. Which data firm company got into trouble by using personal information acquired from Facebook?
  20. Which TV household name died on the same day as professor Stephen Hawking?
  21. Which car brand manufacture was Ant McPartlin driving when he crashed on the wrong side of the road in London?
  22. Which ‘Mighty O’ was decommissioned in a special ceremony by the Queen?

Answers:

  1. Professional darts player (became PDC World Darts Champion, following win over Phil Taylor)
  2. Carillion
  3. Bella Emberg
  4. This Morning
  5. Hawaii
  6. Jason King
  7. Virginia Woolf's
  8. Pyeongchang
  9. SpaceX
  10. South Africa
  11. KFC
  12. Alice
  13. Storm Emma
  14. Brendan Cox
  15. Roger Bannister
  16. Knotty Ash
  17. Salisbury
  18. Toys "R" Us
  19. Cambridge Analytica
  20. Jim Bowen
  21. Mini
  22. HMS Ocean





Quiz: April to June, 2018

  1. In April, which 1970s actress was honoured with a Hollywood star in a ceremony attended by movie director Patty Jenkins?
  2. Eric Bristow passed away whilst visiting Liverpool; what was his nickname?
  3. The Commonwealth Games were held in which Australian city?
  4. Sadly, Dale Winton passed away aged just 62, in which 1996 film did he portray himself as an irritating gameshow presenter?
  5. King Mswati III announced he was changing the name of which African country?
  6. Prince Louis was born in late April, how many great-grandchildren does the Queen now have?
  7. In early May, which 2018 Nobel Prize was postponed in the wake of a sexual and financial scandal that has engulfed the Swedish Academy?
  8. Which film became the fastest film to make one billion dollars worldwide, in just eleven days?
  9. The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 was held in which European capital city?
  10. Who is Doria Ragland?
  11. Which European country held an important constitutional referendum on May 25th? And what was it about?
  12. Chris Anderson won a rather large round cheese racing down which hill near Gloucestershire on the Spring Bank Holiday?
  13. In the news, by what name do we better know Stephen Christopher Yaxley-Lennon?
  14. In June, comedian Lee Ridley wins series 12 of Britain's Got Talent, by what name is he better known?
  15. Actress Phyllida Law's daughter becomes a Dame in The Queen's Birthday Honours, who is she?
  16. Where did President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un meet for that important summit?
  17. FIFA awards hosting rights for the 2026 Football World Cup to a joint bid from which three countries?
  18. Which team did England beat in their openning match of the football World Cup and what was the score?
  19. Which country's Prime Minsiter became only the world's second elected head of government to give birth while in office?
  20. Which Hollywood superstar broke royal protocol by introducing herself to the Queen at an event at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor?
  21. Which part of the United Kingdom issued a hosepipe ban on June 29 amid the ongoing heatwave?

Answers:

  1. Lynda Carter (TV's Wonder Woman - Patty Jenkins is the director of the new Wonder Woman film)
  2. The Crafty Cockney
  3. Gold Coast
  4. Trainspotting
  5. Swaziland (renaming it "the Kingdom of eSwatini")
  6. Six
  7. Nobel Prize in Literature
  8. Avengers: Infinity War
  9. Lisbon, Portugal
  10. She's Megham Markle's mother and hit the news with the Royal Wedding
  11. Ireland. Ending a ban on abortion.
  12. Cooper's Hill
  13. Tommy Robinson
  14. Lost Voice Guy
  15. Emma Thompson
  16. Singapore
  17. Canada, Mexico and the United States
  18. Tunisia (England won 2-1)
  19. New Zealand's (Jacinda Ardern)
  20. Susan Sarandon
  21. Northern Ireland




Quiz: July and August, 2018

  1. In July, twelve boys and their football coach became trapped in a cave system in which country?
  2. A giant balloon of Donald Trump in London made the news headlines, what was this inflatable holding in its hand? And what word, which often describes a barrage balloon, was used to describe the inflatable?
  3. Name the politician that quit his role as Brexit Secretary?
  4. In the Scottish League Cup, Forfar beat East Fife 5-4 on penalities, but which comedian is associated with the tongue-twister "East Fife 4 Forfar 5"?
  5. Novak Djokovic won Wimbledon for the fourth time by beating which South African player in the men's final?
  6. The 2018 British Open was held at which golf venue?
  7. Sadly, the Chuckle Brother's Barry Chuckle died on the 5th of August, what was Barry's real last name? Also, the brothers were both honorary presidents of which football club?
  8. Who was mocked for her awkward curtsy to Prince William after she greeted him at a centenary ceremony in France? And which battle was this event remembering?
  9. In which European city did a motorway bridge collapse?
  10. Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who sadly passed away, played a diner waitress dressed in a pink apron singing "Think" in which 1980 film?
  11. Which sportsman got arrested in a Jersey nightclub? And which other sportsman was found not guilty of affray at Bristol Crown Court?

Answers:

  1. Thailand
  2. Mobile phone. Blimp.
  3. David Davis
  4. Eric Morcambe
  5. Kevin Anderson
  6. Carnoustie, Scotland (it was won by Italian Francesco Molinari)
  7. Elliot. Rotherham United.
  8. Theresa May. Battle of Amiens.
  9. Genoa
  10. The Blues Brothers
  11. Danny Cipriani. And Ben Stokes was acquitted.





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