Happy New Year to everyone. I hope 2017 will be a wonderful one for you.
Here is a quiz about 2016 & a look forward to 2017.
1 Who asked the media to stop harassing the actress Meghan Markle in September 2016?
2 In September 2016 Owen Smith came second in an election in the UK – who came first?
3 What was the name of the report on the Iraq War finally published in July?
4 On the 1st of July 2016 a commemorative event was held for the centenary of which battle?
5 The PM used the word JAM to describe those people who are working but struggling financially – what does it stand for?
6 What started off blue then turned green & was closed for 2 days in the summer?
7 Who completed this year’s London Marathon distance on a treadmill 250 miles from Earth?
8 Who did Andy Murray beat in the Men’s Singles final at Wimbledon 2016 (surname will do)?
9 Which English golfer won a gold medal at the Rio Olympics?
10 Who won the team award at the 2016 BBC Sports Personality of the Year & which swimmer was given a lifetime achievement award?
11 What sum of money was controversially used on the campaign bus of those who wanted out of the EU?
12 Which savoury food was withdrawn from supermarkets due to a row over increased prices following Brexit?
13 To the nearest 1%, what percentage of the UK population voted to leave the EU?
14 When the UK leaves the EU – how many members of the EU will be left – 23, 25 or 27?
15 Who was appointed by Theresa May as Secretary of State for Exiting the EU?
16 Who was the only member of the Bake Off team to agree to go to Channel 4 in 2016?
17 Which singer/songwriter was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016?
18 Ore Oduba won which TV competition in 2016?
19 What was the title of the 3rd Bridget Jones film released in 2016?
20 Who were the 2 female judges on the 2016 series of Britain’s Got Talent?
General Knowledge – Anniversaries in 2017
21 70 years ago – Britain stopped using which metal in its coins?
22 1 year ago – which motor company stopped producing the Defender after 78 years of production?
23 30 years ago – which characters from Enid Blyton books were banned as they were considered racially offensive?
24 30 years ago – which Church envoy was kidnapped and held hostage in Lebanon?
25 10 years ago – which BBC Saturday sports programme ended after 50 years?
26 60 years ago – which club opened in Liverpool as a jazz club?
27 50 years ago – who won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK?
28 40 years ago – which American President was sworn in?
29 30 years ago – which long running cartoon first appeared on the Tracey Ullman Show in the USA?
30 100 years ago – the portrait of George V was the first monarch depicted on a British bank note – true or false?
1 Prince Harry
2 Jeremy Corbyn
3 Chilcott Report
5 Just About Managing
6 Diving pool in Rio
7 Tim Peake
8 Milos Raonic
9 Justin Rose
10 Leicester City & Michael Phelps
15 David Davies
16 Paul Hollywood
17 Bob Dylan
18 Strictly Come Dancing
19 Bridget Jones Baby
20 Alesha Dixon & Amanda Holden
22 Land Rover
24 Terry Waite
27 Sandie Shaw
28 Jimmy Carter
Q In which film did Sandra Bullock play Lenina Huxley?
A Demolition Man
Number Guess (Nearest wins)
Q How many film & TV credits does Donald Sutherland have according to IMDB?