Big Quiz of 2015

Published: Friday 18th December 2015
  1. Lithuania officially adopted the Euro as its currency on January 1st 2015, what currency did it replace?
  2. Who represented the United Kingdom in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest finishing in 24th place (out of 27) with five points?
  3. A painting entitled "Les Femmes d'Alger" sold for a record $179.3m at auction in May 2015, who was the artist?
  4. Which two former Chancellors of the Exchequer both passed away in 2015?
  5. Which movie released in 2015 became the first non-Disney animated film to gross over $1 billion at the box office?
  6. What is the full names of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's daughter born on 2nd May 2015?
  7. Which team beat England 2-1 after extra time in the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup to eliminate them in the semi-final?
  8. Which TV soap celebrated its 5000th episode in January 2015?
  9. Which politician said he would "publicly eat his hat" if the exit polls of the 2015 UK General Election proved to be correct?
  10. Which city subjected runners to the World's longest half marathon in November 2015 after adding an extra four miles to the race?
  11. Which former Spice Girl married motor racing executive Christian Horner in May 2015?
  12. Which motor manufacturer in November 2015 admitted rigging diesel emission tests affecting upwards of 10 million vehicles Worldwide?
  13. Who substituted for Sir Terry Wogan in 2015's "Children in Need" appeal after the regular presenter pulled out with a bad back?
  14. Which country in May 2015 became the first to legalise same-sex marriage as a result of a referendum?
  15. Which English actor swept the boards in 2015 winning the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, the Screen Actors Gold Award and the Bafta for Best Actor?
  16. Which sports event will be moving to Sky TV next year ending 61 years of free-to-air coverage by the BBC?
  17. Which film star replaced Arnold Schwarzenegger in the TV ads for Comparethemarket .com?
  18. Which artist topped the UK Album Charts in November 2015, 59 years after his first number one album?
  19. Who were the winners of the following sporting events of 2015, [a] FA Cup, [b] Super Bowl XLIX, [c] Cricket World Cup, [d] Rugby Union World Cup and [e] African Cup of Nations?
  20. Which British singer won four Grammys at the 2015 Annual Award ceremony?
  21. The World Health Organisation declared in April 2015 that which disease had been eradicated from both North and South America?
  22. Australian authoress Colleen McCullough sadly passed away in January 2015, for which book is she best known?
  23. Who were the winners of the following cultural prizes of 2015, [a] The Mercury Music Prize, [b] The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, [c] The Turner Prize and [d] The Bailey's Women's Prize for Literature?
  24. Who rode Many Clouds to victory in the 2015 Grand National, the jockey's second win in two years?
  25. Who replaced Dara O'Briain in 2015 as the host of TV's "The Apprentice - You're Fired"?
  26. Which organisation was prevented from showing an advert in British cinemas in November 2015?
  27. In a survey conducted in 2015 Bournemouth have been named as the Premier League side with the most attractive fans, which team's fans came bottom in the looks league?
  28. Which course hosted the 2015 Open Golf Championship?
  29. Why did the 2015 series of "Britain's Got Talent" end in controversy?
  30. When she was elected in May 2015, the SNP member for Paisley and Renfrewshire South became the youngest British MP for 135 years, what is her name?
  31. Which British city did the US Fox News describe in 2015 as being a "no go area' and "totally Muslim"?
  32. Who joined the team on Radio 4's "Today" programme in 2015 after stepping down as the BBC's political editor?
  33. Published in July 2015 what was the title of Harper Lee's follow-up to "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
  34. In December 2015 Great Britain defeated Belgium to win the Davis Cup for the first time since 1936, who did they beat in that earlier final?
  35. Which country voted to remove the Union Jack from their nation's flag in 2015?
  36. Which female singer topped the UK charts in 2015 with singles entitled "Hold my Hand" and "Don't be so Hard on Yourself"?
  37. Pat Eddery, champion jockey on eleven occasions sadly died in November 2015 aged 63, how many times did he ride a Derby winner?
  38. Which team beat Scotland in cricket's World Cup in 2015 to achieve their first ever victory in the competition?
  39. Who was axed as a judge from the next series of "The Voice UK" apparently without any consultation?
  40. What was the name of the storm that caused floods and devastation to Carlisle and the surrounding area in early December 2015?
  41. Who left One Direction in March 2015?
  42. The 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo was commemorated in October 2015, in which modern day country would you find the battlefield?
  43. Tiffany Two, the World's oldest cat passed away in San Diego in May 2015, how old was she?
  44. In which city did Tyson Fury defeat Vladimir Klitschko to become World Heavyweight Champion in December 2015?
  45. Who is to replace Stephen Fry as the presenter of "QI" at the end of the 2015 series?
  46. Who starred as Thomas Cromwell in the 2015 BBC adaption of Hilary Mantell's novel, "Wolf Hall"?
  47. Against which Premiership side did Leicester City's Jamie Vardy fail to score thus ending his record breaking run of scoring in 11 consecutive league matches?
  48. Which album released in 2015 became the fastest selling UK album of all time?
  49. The last novel of author Terry Pratchett who passed away in 2015 was published in August, what was its title?
  50. Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the UK Labour Party in September 2015, what was revealed as his unusual hobby?
Find the ANSWERS HEREBig Quiz of 2015

7 Comments

  1. TerryR says:

    Q42 – 500th Anniversary of Waterloo ! oops

  2. KensQuiz says:

    Thanks TerryR.

  3. Berowne says:

    Excellent and interesting set of Qs!

  4. Martin says:

    Where’s the answers?

  5. John says:

    Asked at last minute, to do pub quiz for 2nd week running, so thanks for this!
    Have amended question 42.

  6. sue shipton says:

    I was looking for a quiz for new years eve, this is great, easy to view and print, thanks Ken

  7. Andy says:

    great quiz, thanks…

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