The Year 2016

Quiz 116 – Round 4 – The Year 2016

Ten events from the year 2016 – You need to tell us in which month they occurred. No month will be repeated twice and two months will of course be omitted.

1. Donald Trump became President Elect of the United States.

November (8th)

2. David Bowie died from liver cancer.

January (10th)

3. UK astronaut Tim Peake returned to Earth after a six-month stay on the International Space Station.

June (18th)

4. Kumbuku the gorilla briefly escaped from its enclosure in London Zoo and was recaptured within two hours.

October (13th)

5. The Queen celebrated her 90th birthday.

April (21st)

6.Three coordinated bombings in Brussels killed 35 people, including the suicide bombers, and injured over 300 others.

March (22nd)

7. Comedian, writer and actress Caroline Aherne passed away at her home in Timperley.

July (2nd)

8. The Summer Olympic Games were held at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

August

9. Leicester City won the Premier League for the first time in history.

May (2nd)

10. ‘The Great British Bake Off’ bosses signed a contract to broadcast the show on Channel 4 in 2017.

September (13th)

 

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2016 Winners

2016 Quiz – Round 2 – Winners

This round is all about 2016 winners, from TV reality shows to the Turner Prize. Who won the following awards and TV shows?

1. The winners of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2016 (both celebrity and professional).

Ore Oduba and Joanne Clifton

2. Great British Bake Off 2016 champion.

Candice Brown

3. Britain’s Got Talent winner 2016.

Richard Jones (Magician)

4. The ‘Turner Prize’ winning artist.

Helen Marten

5. Academy Award for Best Picture 2016.

Spotlight

6. Winner of ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.’

Scarlett Moffatt

7. Winner of the ‘Man Booker Prize’ 2016.

The Sellout – Paul Beatty

8. Winner of ‘The X Factor.’

Matt Terry

9. Winning country in the ‘Eurovision Song Contest’.

Ukraine

10. The BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

Andy Murray

 

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News Quiz 2016

2016 Quiz – Round 3 – News

News Quiz 2016 – How well do you remember the events of this year?

1. On which date this year did the UK vote to leave the European Union?

23rd June

2. What was the name of the 41-year-old Labour MP who sadly died in June this year after being shot and stabbed as she prepared to hold a meeting with constituents of Birstall, West Yorkshire?

Jo Cox

3. Who became First Minister of Northern Ireland in January and is the first woman to have held the post?

Arlene Foster

4. Which labour MP resigned in September amidst rumours that he paid for the services of two male escorts?

Keith Vaz

5. UKIP has had 3 different leaders during the course of 2016. Can you name all three?

Nigel Farage, Diane James and Paul Nuttall

6. Which television channel became the first in the UK to only be available online as of February 2016?

BBC Three

7. A new national living wage came into force on 1st April. How much is the minimum that employers are required to pay staff over 25 as from this date?

£7.20 per hour

8. In which American city were 49 people killed and 53 others wounded in June 2016 in a mass shooting inside the gar bar ‘Pulse’?

Orlando

9. Which well-known high street retailer filed for administration on 25th April?

BHS

10. In which month did the first £5 polymer banknote enter circulation?

September

 

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2016 Music Quiz

2016 Quiz – Round 4 – Music

2016 Music Quiz – Who had a 2016 hit with…

1. 7 Years

Lukas Graham

2. Can’t Stop the Feeling

Justin Timberlake

3. Pillowtalk

Zayn

4. One Dance

Artist

5. Hello

Adele

6. Hymn for the Weekend

Coldplay

7. Fast Car

Jonas Blue feat. Dakota

8. Secret Love Song

Little Mix feat. Jason Derulo

9. History

One Direction

10. This is What You Came For

Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna

 

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2016 Celebrity Quiz

2016 Quiz – Round 5 – Celebrities

2016 Celebrity Quiz – How well can you remember the big celebrity stories of 2016?

1. What is the name of the American actress who started dating Prince Harry this year?

Meghan Markle

2. Which of David and Victoria Beckham’s children has released a 2016 Christmas single?

Cruz Beckham

3. In which city was Kim Kardashian when she was robbed at gunpoint in October this year?

Paris

4. Who is the only one of the four ‘British Bake Off’ presenters who has signed a contract to continue when the show moves over to Channel 4?

Paul Hollywood

5. What is the name of the musical which has been written by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth and is based on the hugely successful true story of the Yorkshire ‘Calendar Girls’?

The Girls

6. In which supermarket was the Queen photographed when she visited the Dorset village of Poundbury this October?

Waitrose

7. James Corden’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ has been hugely successful but which guest’s appearance has ended up being the most-viewed viral YouTube video of the year?

Adele

8. Which two Olympic gold medal-winning Team GB cyclists were married on 24th September?

Jason Kenny and Laura Trott

9. Which supermodel did Edina and Patsy accidentally knock into the Thames in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie?

Kate Moss

10. Which former member of One Direction is rumoured to be expecting a baby with Cheryl Cole?

Liam Payne

 

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Sports Quiz 2016

2016 Quiz – Round 6 – Sport

Sports Quiz 2016. Another round all about winners – but this time all of the sporting variety.

1. Name the winning cyclist in the Tour de France.

Chris Froome

2. Who won the Wimbledon Men’s singles title?

Andy Murray

3. Name the winning horse in the Grand National.

Rule the World

4. Which team won the UEFA Champions League final?

Real Madrid

5. Name the winning athlete in the men’s Decathlon in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Ashton Eaton (United States)

6. Which was the winning team in Super Bowl 50?

Denver Broncos

7. Which country won the Ryder Cup?

United States

8. Who was the winning snooker player in the Dafabet Masters this year?

Ronnie O’Sullivan

9. Which driver won the 2016 British Grand Prix?

Lewis Hamilton

10. Name the winner of the Rio 2016 men’s 5000 metre final.

Mo Farah

 

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2016 Pub Quiz

2016 Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

2016 Pub Quiz Questions – General Knowledge questions based on the events of the year.

1. Which musical, based on a 2005 film starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins, opened a run at the Noel Coward Theatre in February?

Mrs Henderson Presents

2. Who came second to Hillary Clinton in the race to become the Democrat candidate in the 2016 US presidential election?

Bernie Sanders

3. Which highly anticipated 3rd film in a series was the UK’s highest grossing film of the year?

Bridget Jones’s Baby

4. What was the name of the character played by Robbie Coltrane in the Channel 4 drama series ‘National Treasure’?

Paul Finchley

5. Which music legend was turned away from a Grammy’s after-party in February, which was being held by the rapper ‘Tyga’?

Paul McCartney

6. A new government acronym ‘JAM’ appeared this year – What does it stand for?

Just About Managing (Referring to individuals who are ‘Just About Managing’ financially)

7. Under which name did Anna Georgette Gilford find fame this year?

Honey G (X Factor)

8. Which American actress from the golden age of Hollywood celebrated her 100th birthday on July 1st this year?

Olivia de Havilland

9. Who is the Republican vice president elect?

Mike Pence

10. Which sporting feat did Tim Peake complete whilst aboard the International Space Station on 24th April 2016?

He ran the London Marathon from a treadmill

 

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