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Quiz of the Year

2018 has been a very interesting news year. We've contructed a 'Quiz of the Year' page which also includes some of the lighter 2018 news headlines.

2018 Events that made the News (so far!)

Quiz I (January - March)

  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 II (April)

  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?

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



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