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Quiz of the Year



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 country allows women to drive for the first time?
  22. 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. Saudi Arabia
  22. Northern Ireland




Quiz: July to September, 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. On July 27, which planet made its closest approach to Earth since 2003?
  8. Sadly, Barry Chuckle died on the 5th of August, what was Barry's real last name? Also, the Chuckle Brothers were both honorary presidents of which football club?
  9. Which company becomes the world's first public company to achieve a market capitalization of one trillion dollars?
  10. 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?
  11. Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who sadly passed away, played a diner waitress dressed in a pink apron singing "Think" in which 1980 film?
  12. Which sportsman got arrested in a Jersey nightclub? And which other sportsman was found not guilty of affray at Bristol Crown Court?
  13. In which city did part of the Morandi Bridge collapse after a violent storm, causing 43 deaths?
  14. Who did Scott Morrison replace as Prime Minister of Australia?
  15. In early September, former U.S. Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama attend a memorial service for which U.S. politician at the Washington National Cathedral?
  16. Which of the British armed services makes news headlines by becoming the first to accept all genders in all roles: the army, navy or RAF?
  17. Sadly, Burt Reynolds passed away, but what was the first name of the character he played in the 1972 film Deliverance?
  18. Which 52-year-old nicknamed his newborn twins Ping and Pong?
  19. A new £10 polymer banknote is released in mid-September featuring Jane Austen; can you name her last fully completed novel, published six months after her death at the end of 1817?
  20. A blast on a tube train is treated as a terrorist attack at which above-ground London Underground tube station?
  21. In which European city did Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge set a new world record for the fastest ever marathon time?
  22. The band Wolf Alice wins which annual music prize, awarded for the best album released in the UK?
  23. Which disease was declared eradicated in the UK for the first time?
  24. Which country held a referendum on whether to change its name in order to join NATO and the EU?
  25. Team Europe defeated Team USA in the 2018 Ryder Cup, but just outside which European city was the event hosted?

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. Mars
  8. Elliot. Rotherham United.
  9. Apple
  10. Theresa May. Battle of Amiens.
  11. The Blues Brothers
  12. Danny Cipriani. And Ben Stokes was acquitted.
  13. Genoa
  14. Malcolm Turnbull
  15. John McCain
  16. RAF
  17. Lewis (Lewis Medlock)
  18. Chris Evans (TV presenter and radio DJ)
  19. Persuasion
  20. Parsons Green tube station
  21. Berlin
  22. The Mercury Prize



  23. Measles
  24. Republic of Macedonia
  25. Paris



Quiz: October and November, 2018

  1. On 2 October, Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Arabian consulate in which country?
  2. Why was Jack Brooksbank in the news on October the 12th?
  3. Who did Facebook hire as head of its global affairs and communications team?
  4. Who did Rebecca Humphries publicly dump on Twitter because of that kiss?
  5. A car towing a caravan drove the wrong way for several miles up which motorway in South Oxfordshire?
  6. Which hyphenated environmentally friendly word did Collins Dictionary lexicographers name as word of the year?
  7. Which African country's parliament approved Sahle-Work Zewde as its first female president?
  8. What did a man attempt to steal from Salisbury Cathedral by damaging a glass case?
  9. At a cost £330 million to build, in which country was the world's tallest statue unveiled?
  10. Name the chancellor that said the era of austerity "was finally coming to an end" as he delivers his third budget?
  11. Who announced his engagement to reality-television star Kate Wright, three years after the death of his first wife?
  12. In November, swimmer Ross Edgley becomes the first person to achieve what?
  13. What will begin on 1 June 2019 in Manchester and end on 15 June 2019 in London?

Answers:

  1. Turkey
  2. He married Princess Eugenie at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel.
  3. Nick Clegg
  4. Seann Walsh
  5. M40
  6. Single-use (After a four-fold rise in its use over five years. "Gaslight" (to manipulate others) and "Gammon" (an insult to describe white middle-aged, pro-Brexit supporters) were among the words shortlisted.)
  7. Eithiopia
  8. Magna Carter
  9. India
  10. Philip Hammond
  11. Rio Ferdinand



  12. Swim around the entire coast of Great Britain (his journey of 1,780 miles took 157 days)
  13. The Spice Girls new tour (Spice World – 2019 UK Tour)




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