Quiz of 2009 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 6th January 2010
  1. Which stadium hosted the first match in the 2009 Ashes series? The SWALEC stadium in Cardiff.
  2. What came back to life in Switzerland in 2009 after 14 months of inactivity? The Large Hedron Collider at CERN.
  3. What in February 2009 became the longest running prime-time series on US television, after running for more than 20 years? It is The Simpsons.
  4. To whom did actress Kate Winslet apologise after winning an Oscar in 2009? She apologised to Angelina Jolie for forgetting her name during her acceptance speech.
  5. Which country did singer Leo Sayer become a citizen in 2009? Australia
  6. Which 42 year old football manager took over a club that had been managed by his father from 1967 to 1973? It is Nigel Clough following in the footsteps of his famous father Brian.
  7. What new operating system was released by Microsoft in 2009? Windows 7
  8. Who was axed from the BBC's "The One Show" after being accused of racist remarks? The daughter of former UK Prime Minister, Carol Thatcher.
  9. For what role did actor Heath Ledger win a posthumous Oscar? He won The Best Supporting Actor award for his portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight.
  10. What according to a chart compiled by BBC Radio 2, was the most played song in public places over the last 75 years? "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procul Harem.
  11. Which TV personality was named UK Chief Scout in 2009? Adventurer Bear Grylls.
  12. Who became the oldest living artist to enter the UK top 20 album chart at the age of 92? Dame Vera Lynn.
  13. The year 2009/10 was according to the Chinese zodiac The Year of the.......? 2009/10 was the Year of the Ox or Buffalo.
  14. Geir Haarde resigned as Prime Minister after the banking system in his country collapsed. Which country? He was the Prime Minister of Iceland.
  15. Legendary Ex-England football manager Bobby Robson passed away in 2009. Apart from the national side Bobby managed SEVEN club sides in the UK or in Europe. Can you name all seven? The clubs were(in order) Fulham,Ipswich Town,PSV Eindhoven,Sporting Lisbon,Porto,Barcelona,(A brief return to PSV) and lastly Newcastle United.
  16. What new search engine was launched by Microsoft in 2009? Apparently named after the character Chandler in Friends, it's called Bing.
  17. What successful Broadway musical written by Mel Brooks, controversially opened in Berlin in 2009? The musical which contains the show "Springtime for Hitler" is The Producers.
  18. Amongst all the MP expenses scandal Prime Minister Gordon Brown repaid £500, over claimed for painting what? A summer house.
  19. Who topped the Forbes list as the most powerful Woman in 2009? German chancellor Angela Merkel.
  20. Which country won the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest? With the song "Fairytale" sung by Alexander Rybak, the competition was won by Norway.
  21. The 200th anniversary of what was celebrated by the issue of a special £2 coin in the UK in 2009? The birth of Charles Darwin.
  22. A US Airways Airbus was ditched in a river in 2009, which river? The plane landed safely on The Hudson River in New York.
  23. Tycoon Allen Stanford whose business empire collapsed in 2009 was associated with which sport? He was a cricket follower.
  24. What was the name of the British submarine that collided with the French submarine "Le Triophant" in February 2009? HMS Vanguard.
  25. A new car with a price tag of the equivalent of £1350(US$2180) was launched in 2009, by which company? The car was launched by Tata in India at the price of 100,000 rupees.

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