Quiz Of The Year

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Quiz Of The Year

  1. 1. Quiz of the Year <ul><li>2009 </li></ul>
  2. 2. Round 1 - Jan / Feb
  3. 3. Jan / Feb - Question 1 <ul><li>Which politician was inaugurated in this month? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Jan / Feb - Question 2 <ul><li>Which film won 8 awards, including Best Motion Picture at the Oscars? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Jan / Feb - Question 3 <ul><li>Which member of the royal family hit the headlines when he split up with his girlfriend? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Jan / Feb - Question 4 <ul><li>Which BBC personality was suspended for 3 months following a scandalous radio show he recorded with Russell Brand? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Jan / Feb - Question 5 <ul><li>Which famous actor was being replaced this month after stepping down from his role in Dr. Who? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Jan / Feb - Question 6 <ul><li>Which singer’s home was burgled when she was on holiday (but not in rehab - no, no, no)? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Jan / Feb - Question 7 <ul><li>The manager of which London based football team was sacked in February? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Jan / Feb - Question 8 <ul><li>Which musical became the most successful DVD movie of all time in January? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Jan / Feb - Question 9 <ul><li>Which popular welsh singer and chat-show host gave birth to her second baby? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Jan / Feb - Question 10 <ul><li>Who won this year’s Celebrity Big Brother? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Round 2 - Top Films <ul><li>Can you name the top 10 grossing movies of 2009? </li></ul>
  14. 14. $385 Million
  15. 15. $412 Million
  16. 16. $459 Million
  17. 17. $485 Million
  18. 18. $627 Million
  19. 19. $683 Million
  20. 20. $710 Million
  21. 21. $834 Million
  22. 22. $883 Million
  23. 23. $929 Million!
  24. 24. Round 3 - Mar / Apr
  25. 25. Mar / Apr - Question 1 <ul><li>Which Internet company started photographing major UK cities in March this year? </li></ul>
  26. 26. Mar / Apr - Question 2 <ul><li>Which Radio 1 DJ climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for Comic Relief this year? </li></ul>
  27. 27. Mar / Apr - Question 3 <ul><li>Which singer announced a 50-date run of concerts at the O2 Arena, due to start later this year? </li></ul>
  28. 28. Mar / Apr - Question 4 <ul><li>Which Scottish spinster became an unlikely superstar, with over 20 million hits on YouTube? </li></ul>
  29. 29. Mar / Apr - Question 5 <ul><li>March 2009 saw the 20th anniversary of which famous football tragedy? </li></ul>
  30. 30. Mar / Apr - Question 6 <ul><li>Which reality TV star finally lost her battle with cancer in March? </li></ul>
  31. 31. Mar / Apr - Question 7 <ul><li>Which famous London sporting event took place in April this year? </li></ul>
  32. 32. Mar / Apr - Question 8 <ul><li>Which ‘Milkshake’ singer filed for divorce in April? </li></ul>
  33. 33. Mar / Apr - Question 9 <ul><li>Which iconic British dish was in danger in April due to shortages of a particular animal? </li></ul>
  34. 34. Mar / Apr - Question 10 <ul><li>Which popular reality TV series returned to BBC 2 in March? </li></ul>
  35. 35. Round 4 - Sports
  36. 36. Cricket <ul><li>Which team won The Ashes this year? </li></ul>
  37. 37. Horse Racing <ul><li>Mon Morne won which prestigious horse race this year? </li></ul>
  38. 38. Motor Sport <ul><li>Which British driver failed to defend his Formula 1 world championship this year? </li></ul>
  39. 39. Rugby Union <ul><li>Which team won the Rugby Union Six Nations this year, completing a grand slam? </li></ul>
  40. 40. Tennis <ul><li>Which player won the men’s singles title at Wimbledon this year? </li></ul>
  41. 41. Football <ul><li>Which Iberian team won the UEFA Champion’ League this year? </li></ul>
  42. 42. Athletics - Track <ul><li>Which sprinter won both the 100m and 200m gold medals at this year’s World Championships? </li></ul>
  43. 43. Athletics - Field <ul><li>Which British athlete won the gold medal in the Triple Jump at this year’s World Championships? </li></ul>
  44. 44. Cycling <ul><li>Which American cyclist overcame huge odds to finish 3rd in this year’s Tour De France? </li></ul>
  45. 45. Football <ul><li>Which North East team was relegated from the Premier League this year? </li></ul>
  46. 46. Round 5 - May / Jun
  47. 47. May / Jun - Question 1 <ul><li>Which famous singer unexpectedly died in June? </li></ul>
  48. 48. May / Jun - Question 2 <ul><li>Neil Young, Bruce Springstein and Blur headlined which 3-day music festival this June? </li></ul>
  49. 49. May / Jun - Question 3 <ul><li>Jacob Zuma was inaugurated as the president of which African nation in early May this year? </li></ul>
  50. 50. May / Jun - Question 4 <ul><li>Which country won the Eurovision Song Contest? </li></ul>
  51. 51. May / Jun - Question 5 <ul><li>Which football team was crowned champions of the Premier League in May? </li></ul>
  52. 52. May / Jun - Question 6 <ul><li>Why were the British public suddenly furious with MPs across the country? </li></ul>
  53. 53. May / Jun - Question 7 <ul><li>In June, Britain had its first critical case of which illness? </li></ul>
  54. 54. May / Jun - Question 8 <ul><li>The leader of which political party was pelted with eggs and forced to abandon a press conference? </li></ul>
  55. 55. May / Jun - Question 9 <ul><li>Which country’s elections led to protests, riots and international controversy? </li></ul>
  56. 56. May / Jun - Question 10 <ul><li>Which player was sold by Manchester United for £80million in June, making him the most expensive player in the world? </li></ul>
  57. 57. Round 6 - Music <ul><li>Can you name these Number 1 hits? </li></ul>
  58. 58. Round 6 - Music <ul><li>Can you name these Number 1 hits? </li></ul>
  59. 59. Round 7 - Jul / Aug
  60. 60. Jul / Aug - Question 1 <ul><li>President Obama caused arguments in America because he wanted to do what to the US health service? </li></ul>
  61. 61. Jul / Aug - Question 2 <ul><li>In July, a man was killed in Pamplona, but what was he doing? </li></ul>
  62. 62. Jul / Aug - Question 3 <ul><li>What solar event occurred on July 22nd? </li></ul>
  63. 63. Jul / Aug - Question 4 <ul><li>Which Formula 1 driver was critically injured when a large spring hit his helmet at 160mph? </li></ul>
  64. 64. Jul / Aug - Question 5 <ul><li>August saw the 64th anniversary of the WWII atomic bombings. Name one of the cities that was bombed. </li></ul>
  65. 65. Jul / Aug - Question 6 <ul><li>Which famous Great Train Robber was released from prison on compassionate grounds? </li></ul>
  66. 66. Jul / Aug - Question 7 <ul><li>A rare copy of ‘Mein Kampf’ was sold in August, for £21,000. But who was the author? </li></ul><ul><li>(Bonus point if you can translate the title) </li></ul>
  67. 67. Jul / Aug - Question 8 <ul><li>Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi was released back to Libya in August. What infamous crime did he commit? </li></ul>
  68. 68. Jul / Aug - Question 9 <ul><li>When Noel fell out with his brother, which famous British rock band split up? </li></ul>
  69. 69. Jul / Aug - Question 10 <ul><li>Which famous (I’m A) Celebrity couple split up in August? </li></ul>
  70. 70. Round 8 - Gaming <ul><li>Can you name the top games from 2009? </li></ul>
  71. 81. Round 9 - Sep / Oct
  72. 82. Sep / Oct - Question 1 <ul><li>September 1st marked the 70th anniversary of what major event? </li></ul>
  73. 83. Sep / Oct - Question 2 <ul><li>Which country was under fire for its uranium enrichment programme? </li></ul>
  74. 84. Sep / Oct - Question 3 <ul><li>Which Dirty Dancing actor died, aged 57? </li></ul>
  75. 85. Sep / Oct - Question 4 <ul><li>Aged 92, who became the oldest person to have a number 1 album in September? </li></ul>
  76. 86. Sep / Oct - Question 5 <ul><li>Jade Ewen officially replaced Keisha Buchanan in which pop group? </li></ul>
  77. 87. Sep / Oct - Question 6 <ul><li>In October, did Ireland vote in favour, or against the Lisbon Treaty? </li></ul>
  78. 88. Sep / Oct - Question 7 <ul><li>Which former British politician announced his intention to run for the Presidency of the European Council? </li></ul>
  79. 89. Sep / Oct - Question 8 <ul><li>Somali pirates attacked a ship belonging to which military navy in October? </li></ul>
  80. 90. Sep / Oct - Question 9 <ul><li>What prize was Barack Obama controversially awarded in October this year? </li></ul>
  81. 91. Sep / Oct - Question 10 <ul><li>Which former Boyzone singer died unexpectedly in Majorca? </li></ul>
  82. 92. Round 10 - Subjects
  83. 93. Art <ul><li>Name this famous painting </li></ul>
  84. 94. English <ul><li>Name this famous literary character </li></ul>
  85. 95. Geography <ul><li>Name the country with the green flag </li></ul>
  86. 96. History <ul><li>Name this famous military leader </li></ul>
  87. 97. Home Economics <ul><li>Name this food </li></ul>
  88. 98. ICT <ul><li>Name this famous company </li></ul>
  89. 99. Music <ul><li>Name this instrument </li></ul>
  90. 100. Mathematics <ul><li>Name the theorem you should use here </li></ul>
  91. 101. Religious Studies <ul><li>Name this religion </li></ul>
  92. 102. Science <ul><li>Name this molecule </li></ul>
  93. 103. Round 11 - Nov / Dec
  94. 104. Nov / Dec - Question 1 <ul><li>November saw the 20th anniversary of the fall of which landmark in Germany? </li></ul>
  95. 105. Nov / Dec - Question 2 <ul><li>How did Gordon Brown’s spelling get him in trouble? </li></ul>
  96. 106. Nov / Dec - Question 3 <ul><li>Which antipodean country qualified for the football World Cup Finals for the first time ever, by beating Bahrain? </li></ul>
  97. 107. Nov / Dec - Question 4 <ul><li>Which massively expensive scientific instrument was restarted after a 14 month delay? </li></ul>
  98. 108. Nov / Dec - Question 5 <ul><li>Floods in northern England caused major damage to which town? </li></ul>
  99. 109. Nov / Dec - Question 6 <ul><li>The Home Secretary ordered the extradition Gary McKinnon, who is accused of what crime? </li></ul>
  100. 110. Nov / Dec - Question 7 <ul><li>Which American sportsman hit the headlines at the end of November, as well as a fire hydrant and a tree? </li></ul>
  101. 111. Nov / Dec - Question 8 <ul><li>How did a group of British sailors accidentally land themselves in hot water? </li></ul>
  102. 112. Nov / Dec - Question 9 <ul><li>Which city hosted an important meeting about climate change in December? </li></ul>
  103. 113. Nov / Dec - Question 10 <ul><li>Cabin crew from which airline have decided to strike over Christmas and New Year? </li></ul>
  104. 114. Finished!
  105. 115. Answers - Jan / Feb <ul><li>Barack Obama </li></ul><ul><li>Slumdog Millionaire </li></ul><ul><li>Prince Harry </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Ross </li></ul><ul><li>David Tenant </li></ul><ul><li>Amy Winehouse </li></ul><ul><li>Chelsea (Luis Scolari) </li></ul><ul><li>Mamma Mia </li></ul><ul><li>Charlotte Church </li></ul><ul><li>Ulrika Johnson </li></ul>
  106. 116. Answers - Films <ul><li>Star Trek </li></ul><ul><li>Night At The Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian </li></ul><ul><li>The Hangover </li></ul><ul><li>Angels & Demons </li></ul><ul><li>The Twilight Saga: New Moon </li></ul><ul><li>Up </li></ul><ul><li>2012 </li></ul><ul><li>Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen </li></ul><ul><li>Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince </li></ul>
  107. 117. Answers - Mar / Apr <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Moyles </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>Susan Boyle </li></ul><ul><li>Hillsborough </li></ul><ul><li>Jade Goody </li></ul><ul><li>London Marathon </li></ul><ul><li>Kelis </li></ul><ul><li>Fish (cod) and Chips </li></ul><ul><li>The Apprentice </li></ul>
  108. 118. Answers - Sports <ul><li>England </li></ul><ul><li>The Grand National </li></ul><ul><li>Lewis Hamilton </li></ul><ul><li>Ireland </li></ul><ul><li>Roger Federer </li></ul><ul><li>Barcelona </li></ul><ul><li>Usain Bolt </li></ul><ul><li>Phillips Idowu </li></ul><ul><li>Lance Armstrong </li></ul><ul><li>Middlesbrough FC </li></ul>
  109. 119. Answers - May / Jun <ul><li>Michael Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>Glastonbury </li></ul><ul><li>South Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester United </li></ul><ul><li>Expenses Scandal </li></ul><ul><li>Swine Flu </li></ul><ul><li>British National Party </li></ul><ul><li>Iran </li></ul><ul><li>Cristiano Ronaldo </li></ul>
  110. 120. Answers - Music <ul><li>Cheryl Cole </li></ul><ul><li>Pixie Lott </li></ul><ul><li>David Guetta </li></ul><ul><li>Black Eyed Peas </li></ul><ul><li>Tinchy Stryder </li></ul><ul><li>JLS </li></ul><ul><li>La Roux </li></ul><ul><li>Chipmunk </li></ul><ul><li>Jay-Z </li></ul><ul><li>Taio Cruz </li></ul>
  111. 121. Answers - Jul / Aug <ul><li>Make it free </li></ul><ul><li>Taking part in “The Running of the Bulls” </li></ul><ul><li>Solar Eclipse </li></ul><ul><li>Felipe Massa </li></ul><ul><li>Nagasaki or Hiroshima </li></ul><ul><li>Ronnie Biggs </li></ul><ul><li>Adolf Hitler (My Struggle) </li></ul><ul><li>Lockerbie Bombing </li></ul><ul><li>Oasis </li></ul><ul><li>Peter Andre and Jordan / Katie PRice </li></ul>
  112. 122. Answers - Gaming <ul><li>Forza 3 </li></ul><ul><li>GTA Chinatown Wars </li></ul><ul><li>Colin McRae’s Dirt 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Assassin’s Creed 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 </li></ul><ul><li>FiFA 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Halo 3: ODST </li></ul><ul><li>Batman: Arkham Asylum </li></ul><ul><li>Rock Band: Beatles </li></ul><ul><li>DJ Hero </li></ul>
  113. 123. Answers - Sep / Oct <ul><li>WWII beginning </li></ul><ul><li>Iran </li></ul><ul><li>Patrick Swayze </li></ul><ul><li>Vera Lynn </li></ul><ul><li>Sugababes </li></ul><ul><li>In favour </li></ul><ul><li>Tony Blair </li></ul><ul><li>French </li></ul><ul><li>Nobel Peace Prize </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Gately </li></ul>
  114. 124. Answers - Subjects <ul><li>Mona Lisa </li></ul><ul><li>Sherlock Holmes </li></ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul><ul><li>Napoleon Bonapatre </li></ul><ul><li>Naan Bread </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo </li></ul><ul><li>Bassoon </li></ul><ul><li>Pythagorus’ Theorem </li></ul><ul><li>Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>Ozone (O 3 ) </li></ul>
  115. 125. Answers - Nov / Dec <ul><li>The Berlin Wall </li></ul><ul><li>Misspelt soldier’s name </li></ul><ul><li>New Zealand </li></ul><ul><li>Large Hadron Collider </li></ul><ul><li>Cockermouth </li></ul><ul><li>Hacking </li></ul><ul><li>Tiger Woods </li></ul><ul><li>Sailed into Iranian waters </li></ul><ul><li>Copenhagen </li></ul><ul><li>British Airways </li></ul>

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