Quiz of the Year - 2020
What happened in 2020? We ask you to recall the events of 2020 in our 'Quiz of the year'.
A year dominated by COVID-19, Brexit and cancelled sporting events. However, there were still some other news and events that happened this year.
January to June, 2020 Quiz
- The coronavirus that caused the COVID-19 pandemic, was first identified in which Chinese city?
Answer - Wuhan
- In Janauary, who said he would not date "woke" women or women below the age of 35 because their views were too politically correct"?
Answer - Laurence Fox
- Basketball player Kobe Bryant played for which professional basketball team?
Answer - Los Angeles Lakers
- Which team beat the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl final?
Answer - Kansas City Chiefs
- Kirk Douglas died aged 103 in February, he never won an Oscar but who did he potray for his third Oscar nomination in 1956?
Answer - Vincent van Gogh (in Lust for Life)
- Who features on the new twenty pound banknote (and we don't mean the Queen)?
Answer - painter J. M. W. Turner
- EastEnders celebrated it's birthday on February 19, 2020 - which birthday?
Answer - 35th birthday
- It's announced that the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics are to be postponed - in which month were they due to start?
Answer - July
- What name was given to the critical care temporary hospitals set-up by NHS England as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic?
Answer - Nightingale Hospital
- Keir Starmer won the Labour leadership contest on 4 April 2020, which two rivals did he beat?
Answer - Rebecca Long-Bailey and Lisa Nandy
- Name the 99-year-old war veteran who walked more than 100 laps of his garden to raise millions for the NHS?
Answer - Captain Tom Moore
- Who is Wilfred?
Answer - Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds' new baby boy
- Which small market town, named after the castle around which it was built, hit the news after Dominic Cummings paid a visit?
Answer - Barnard Castle
- In which city did George Floyd lose his life?
Answer - Minneapolis
- 2020 marked the 700th anniversary of which declaration?
- Declaration of Arbroath
- The bank holiday was moved to which date in May to commemorate the 75th anniversaries of VE Day?
Answer - 8 May
- A statue of 17th century merchant Edward Colston was pulled down in which English city?
Answer - Bristol
- President Donald Trump described Joe Exotic as a "strange guy", but Joe's also known as what sort of king?
Answer - Tiger King
- Which famous footballer wrote an open letter to the government calling on them to end UK child poverty?
Answer - Marcus Radford
- During a June podcast interview, who stated that "slavery was not genocide"?
Answer - David Starkey
- Royal Mail issued a set of stamps to mark the 60th anniversary of what?
Answer - Coronation Street
July to December, 2020 Quiz
- Which European country's airforce dropped the swastika from its logo?
Answer - Finland
- Prime Minister Boris Johnson says up to three million residents from which part of the world will be offered citizenship in the UK?
Answer - Hong Kong
- The World Council of Churches called on Turkey to reverse the decision to turn which celebrated church into a mosque?
Answer - Hagia Sophia
- Which celeb broke both feet after jumping over a wall on a family holiday?
Answer - Katie Price
- Which club defeated Paris Saint-Germain to win their sixth Champions League title?
Answer - Bayern Munich
- Who became the first person in history to have a net worth exceeding 200 billion dollars?
Answer - Jeff Bezos
- In late August, which country's Prime Minister announced he would resign because of health concerns, and apologized for stepping down?
Answer - Japan's (Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan)
- Sian Berry and Jonathan Bartley were re-elected co-leaders of what?
Answer - The Green Party
- UK government debt is reported to be over how many trillion for the first time?
Answer - 2 trillion
- Construction work officially begins on which high-speed rail network?
Answer - HS2
- Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher's record for most Grand Prix wins in which Grand Prix?
Answer - 2020 Eifel Grand Prix
- Which county council approved the first new deep coalmine in the UK for 30 years?
Answer - Cumbria
- Which MP was suspended for travelling from London to Scotland after being confirmed positive for COVID-19?
Answer - Margaret Ferrier
- Which Premiership team scored seven goals against Liverpool?
Answer - Aston Villa
- What's the name of the First Minister of Wales who put his country into lockdown?
Answer - Mark Drakeford
- An oil tanker close to the Isle of Wight was suspected to have been hijacked by stowaways from which country?
Answer - Nigeria
- What's the first name of Joe Biden's youngest son?
Answer - Hunter
- A 50p coin was released with which three word slogan?
Answer: Diversity Built Britain
- Bobby Ball played a feckless father named Frank in which sitcom?
Answer - Not Going Out
- Straight after the 1966 World Cup win, Nobby Stiles did a spontaneous dance with the Jules Rimet Trophy in one hand and what item in the other?
Answer: His false teeth
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