Quiz of the Year - 2010

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  1. In January the tallest man-made structure was opened, where is it ?

  2. Also in January the African Nations Cup took place, which Country's team bus was attacked forcing their withdrawal from the tournament and which Country eventually won it ?

  3. February saw the Winter Olympics, where were they held and who was Great Britain's only gold medallist ?

  4. Still on a sporting theme which two teams contested Super Bowl XLV and who won?

  5. The annual 'Oscar' ceremony took place in March, who won the Oscar the following categories, [a] Best Actor, [b] Best Actress, [c] Best Supporting Actor, [d] Best Supporting Actress and [e] Best Director ?

  6. The President of which country was killed in a plane crash on April of this year ?

  7. Many flights across Europe were disrupted in April by volcanic ash, in which country was the troublesome volcano ? (For Extra bonus points what was it's name?)

  8. On April 20th an oil rig exploded causing one of the biggest oil spillages in history. What was the name of the rig and which Chief Executive was forced to resign as a result of his handling of the incident?

  9. In May the UK went to the polls , eventually electing for the first time since World War 2, a coalition government. Which MPs were appointed to the following positions, [a] Deputy Prime Minister, [b] Secretary of State for Justice, [c] Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, [d] Secretary of State for Education and [e] Chief Secretary to the Treasury?

  10. Who became “acting” leader of the Labour Party after Gordon Brown's resignation?

  11. Also in May a painting was sold for $106.5m, making a record for a painting sold at auction. What was the painting and who was the artist?

  12. Which band were originally supposed to headline the 2010 Glastonbury Festival and why were they unable to perform ?

  13. Spain won the FIFA World Cup in July defeating Holland 1-0 in the final, but [a] which team went undefeated through the tournament, [b] which team scored the most goals and [c] who won the “Golden Boot” as the tournament's top scorer ?

  14. In July, “Wiki-Leaks” began to publish e-mails and reports from the US government, who is the founder of this web site and from which country does he originate ?

  15. October saw the rescue of 33 miners in Chile after a record 69 days below ground, what was the name of the pod used in their rescue?

  16. A British nuclear submarine ran aground in October, what was it's name and where did the incident occur ?

  17. Susan Philpsz won the “Turner Prize” this year, what was unique about her prize-winning piece ?

  18. Who was awarded the Nobel Peace prize this year and why was he not at the award ceremony?

  19. On the musical front for 2010,[a] What was the first UK number 1 single of the year, [b]The first number 1 album and [c] what was the winning nation of the Eurovision Song Contest?

  20. And finally who were the winners in the following UK reality shows this year, [a] Britain's Got Talent, [b] I'm A Celebrity..., [c] Big Brother, [d] X-Factor and [e] Strictly Come Dancing ?





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