Picture Round

2015 Quiz – Round 1 – Picture Round

The Picture Quiz 2015 is a selection of people who became famous or made the news during the year.

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1. Chris Froome

“Sportsfile (Web Summit) (22758666251) (cropped)” by Web Summit – Sportsfile (Web Summit). Licenced under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sportsfile_(Web_Summit)_(22758666251)_(cropped).jpg#/media/File:Sportsfile_(Web_Summit)_(22758666251)_(cropped).jpg

2. Donald Trump

“Donald Trump (14235998650) (cropped)” by Michael Vadon – Donald Trump. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Donald_Trump_(14235998650)_(cropped).jpg#/media/File:Donald_Trump_(14235998650)_(cropped).jpg

3. Major Tim Peake

“Major Tim Peake 3” by Department for Business, Innovation and Skills [CC BY-ND 2.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)], via Flickr

4. Sepp Blatter

By Sputniktilt (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

5. Caitlyn Jenner

By US Mission to the UN [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

6. Jess Glynne

By Cal Holman from Columbus, GA, USA (Jess Glynne) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Nicola Sturgeon

By The Scottish Government [OGL (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/1/)], via Wikimedia Commons

8. Jeremy Corbyn

By David Hunt (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

9. Shaker Aamer (Last British resident held at Guantanamo)

By JTF-GTMO (File:ISN 239’s Guantanamo detainee assessment.pdf) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

10. Jamie Dornan

By katmtan [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

 

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Sport

2015 Quiz – Round 2 – Sport

1. After the departure of José Mourinho in December 2015, who was appointed first team manager of Chelsea FC until the end of the season?

Guus Hiddink

2. Who released an autobiography entitled ‘Second Innings: My Sporting Life’ in July?

Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff

3. Which rugby union player became the youngest to achieve 50 international caps in February this year?

George North

4. In which country did the 2015 Tour de France start?

Netherlands

5. Which horse won the 2015 Grand National?

Many Clouds

6. Which country held the first Grand Prix of the Formula One season this year?

Australia

7. Which American Football team won the Super Bowl XLIX this year?

New England Patriots

8. Which team won the 2015 UEFA Europa League Final?

Sevilla

9. Who won the 2015 PDC World Darts Championship?

Gary Anderson

10. Which country replaced Morocco and hosted the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, after Morocco was ruled out due to the Ebola outbreak?

Equatorial Guinea

 

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2015 Quiz – Round 3 – Awards and Winners

2015 Awards and Winners – Who or what were the winners of the following in 2015?

1. BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Andy Murray

2. Academy Award for Best Picture

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

3. BAFTA for leading actor

Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

4. Winners of Strictly Come Dancing (both celebrity and professional)

Jay McGuiness and Aliona Vilani

5. Winner of the Man Booker Prize

A Brief History of Seven Killings – Marlon James

6. Winner of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here

Vicky Pattison

7. The Turner Prize (name of artists)

Assemble

8. Winner of the British Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton

9. Winner of the Wimbledon Men’s Singles

Novak Djokovic

10. Winner of the X Factor

Louisa Johnson

 

 

 

 

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2015 News Quiz

2015 Quiz – Round 4 – News

1. Cecil the lion was killed in Zimbabwe in July by an American big-game hunter – what was the hunter’s name?

Walter Palmer

2. Ethel Lang, the last living UK resident born during the reign of Queen Victoria, died in July. How old was she?

114

3. David Cameron called an emergency COBRA meeting to discuss December’s floods. What does COBRA stand for?

Cabinet Office Briefing Room A

4. What was the name of the 200-year-old pub in Summerseat that collapsed when the River Irell flooded?

The Waterside

5. How could Facebook users show their support for France after the Paris attacks in November?

They could turn their profile photos red, white and blue

6. What was the name of the last deep coal mine in North Yorkshire which closed in December this year?

Kellingley Colliery

7. Paul O’Grady spoke at the funeral of which English entertainer this year?

Cilla Black

8. Who replaced Nick Clegg as leader of the Liberal Democrats in July?

Tim Farron

9. What is the full name of the new baby born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this year?

Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana of Cambridge

10. What is the name of the British ESA astronaut launched into space in December this year?

Tim Peake

 

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Music quiz

2015 Quiz – Round 5 – Music

1. The Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Choir was Christmas number 1 this year. Who was number 2?

Justin Bieber

2. Adele released a new album this year. What are the names of all three of her studio albums to date?

19, 21 and 25

3. Taylor Swift completed a world tour this year for an album named after the year she was born – which year?

1989

4. Which country won the Eurovision Song Contest this year?

Sweden

5. What is the name of the last Album released by 1 Direction before their break at the end of 2015?

Made in the AM

6. Who sang the official Children in Need charity single for 2015?

Jess Glynne

7. Name the 4 judges on this year’s X Factor?

Simon Cowell, Rita Ora, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Nick Grimshaw

8. Name the 3 remaining members of Take That who toured this year?

Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald

9. Who recorded the song for the new James Bond film Spectre?

Sam Smith

10. Who released the album 75 at 75 this year?

Cliff Richard

 

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Celebrities

2015 Quiz – Round 6 – Celebrities

1. Why did Briana Jungwirth make the headlines this year?

She is the mother of 1 Direction’s Louis Tomlinson’s baby

2. Whitney Houston’s daughter sadly passed away this year. What was her name?

Bobbi Kristina Brown

3. Jennifer Aniston remarried this year. What is the name of her new husband?

Justin Theroux

4. Who interviewed Prince Charles to commemorate 40 years of the Prince’s Trust?

Ant and Dec

5. Why did the Queen cause controversy on Christmas day?

She was photographed wearing real fur

6. James Hill won Celebrity Big Brother this year. Which reality show made him famous in the first place?

The Apprentice

7. Harrison Ford reprised his role in the new Star Wars film this year. What is the name of his character?

Han Solo

8. The last film in The Hunger Games series was released this year. Who plays the protagonist Katniss Everdeen?

Jennifer Lawrence

9. What do Laurence Fox, Emilia Fox, Kelly Holmes, and Jamelia have in common?

They all appeared on ‘Bear Grylls: Mission Survive’ this year

10. Which comedian married Elliott Spencer on the 17th of January 2015?

Stephen Fry

 

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General Knowledge quiz

2015 Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

1. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a baby in December – what did they call him?

Saint (West)

2. What is the name of the French satirical magazine whose offices were attacked by armed gunmen in January, killing 11 people?

Charlie Hebdo

3. In February 2015 a dress became a viral phenomenon when it appeared to be different colours to different people – which two colours was it confirmed to be?

Blue and black

4. Which rock star fell off stage and broke his leg during a concert at Gothenburg, Sweden in June?

Dave Grohl

5. The Chinese New Year started on 19th February 2015 – which animal sign does this new year correspond to?

Sheep/goat

6.Harper Lee had her second novel published this year, 55 years after ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ What is the new novel called?

Go Set a Watchman

7. What was the name of the act who represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Austria this year?

Electro Velvet

8. Who hosted the 2015 Oscars ceremony?

Neil Patrick Harris

9. What was the highest grossing film worldwide in 2015?

Jurassic World

10. 15th June 2015 is the anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta – how many years ago?

800

 

 

 

 

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