2018 Quiz of the Year
If you were expecting 2018 to be a bit more normal than 2107, you couldn’t have been more wrong! How much can you remember from the year’s events? Test your knowledge and memory with our 2018 quiz of the year:
What lifesaving technology did lifeguards use for the first time on January 18th 2018 in New South Wales Australia
The drone dropped an inflatable rescue pod to two boys who had got into difficulty about 700 metres offshore.
Where did XXIII Olympic Winter Games open on February 9th 2018?
North Korea joined in with a unified women's ice hockey team. Russia was officially banned due to state-sponsored doping, although individual athletes were allowed to compete.
As part of its online censorship efforts which letter if the alphabet did China briefly ban on 25th February 2018?
N: It was part of a range of things banned after people discovered that changes in the law would allow Chinese President Xi Jinping to stay in power as long as he wanted.
On March 6th 2018 the world's oldest message in a bottle was found on a beach in Western Australia. How old was the message?
The bottle was thrown from the German sailing ship "Paula" on 12th June 1886
Which country did the World Happiness Report name as the world's happiest country on March 14th 2018?
Yes, it's the happy country of Finland. England were close behind in 124th place...
Who did the Professional Footballers' Association name as "Player of the Year" on April 22nd 2018?
Mohamed Salah was signed to Liverpool for a very cool £36.9 million
On April 24th 2018, who became the first woman to be commemorated with a statue erected in Parliament Square, London?
Millicent Fawcett was a political campaigner, writer and suffragist who live from 1847 to 1929
On June 6th 2018 a special lane was introduced for "phubbers" in Xi'an, China. Who are they?
Apparenty "phubber" is a combination of the words "phone" and "snubber" and means people lowering their heads to look at their phones.
On June 19th 2018, which country did England beat with the highest record score in one day international cricket?
England scored 481/6 with Australia on 239!
Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, an Indian chess prodigy, became the 2nd youngest ever chess grandmaster. How old was he?
Sergey Karjakin from Ukraine became the youngest in 1990 at an age of 12 years, 7 months, 0 days.
Which did scientists announce as being the world's oldest biological colour on July 9th 2018?
The bright pink colour was produced by cyanobacteria in 1.1bn-year-old marine rock in Taoudeni, Mauritania
Who did Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler send a cease-and-desist order to on August 24th 2018,
He was not happy with President Trump using the band's songs at political rallies.
On September 15th 2018, archaeologists found the oldest known brewery, along with the remains of beer! How old do they estimate it to be?
The brewery and beer were found in a cave in Haifa, Israel.
On October 12th 2018, the artwork by Banksy "Girl with Balloon" was sold at Auction and then was automatically shredded seconds later. To what was the artwork renamed?
The artwork had just sold for £1 million pounds, but the prank didn't go quite to plan as the picture was only half shredded
The largest ever jackpot in US history was won by a single person on 24th October 2018. How much did they win?
To think we get excited if it's a double rollover on the Euromillions!
On October 26th the Irish singer Sinead O'Connor announced she is converting to another religion. Which one?
She had previously been ordained as a Catholic priest and wanted to be known as Mother Bernadette Mary.
Who did People magazine vote as the sexiest man alive on November 6th 2018?
US President Donald Trump described this as "Fake vote! I could bigly out sexy Elba 100 times over. No contest, loser!"
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama published her memoir on November 12th 2018. What is it called?
It became the best-selling book in the US in 2018, selling 2 milion copies in just 15 days.
On December 4th, Scottish artist Charlotte Prodger won the 2018 Turner prize. What was unusual about her entry?
Her iPhone movie won her £25,000 in prize money!
On 28th December, which Python received a knighthood in the British New Year's honours list?
Congratulations to one of the most popular and interesting people on television!
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