Big Quiz of 2019 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 24th December 2019A free quiz about the people and events of 2019.
  1. Which album became the UK number one in October 2019, fifty years after its original release? "Abbey Road" by The Beatles.
  2. Which three major sporting events took place on "Super Sunday", July 14th 2019? Wimbledon Men's Singles Final, British F1 Grand Prix and Cricket World Cup Final.
  3. Which movie released in April 2019 became the highest grossing movie of all time? Avengers:End Game.
  4. What was the name of the dog that Boris Johnson took into 10 Downing Street in 2019? Dilyn.
  5. Who in June 2019 became the oldest winner of Britain's Got Talent? Chelsea pensioner Colin Thackery.
  6. The travel company Thomas Cook unfortunately went bust in 2019 after over 175 years of organising holidays. Where was their first excursion to in 1841? Leicester to Loughborough.
  7. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave birth to their first son Archie in May 2019, where is he in line to the British throne? Seventh.
  8. Which computer scientist did BBC viewers vote as "The Most Iconic Figure of the 20th Century" in July 2019? Alan Turing.
  9. Which politician was caught on camera in April 2019 illegally drinking a can of mojito on a London transport train? Diane Abbott.
  10. Who described herself in British Vogue magazine as being "not single but self-partnered"? Emma Watson.
  11. Despite being nominated and subsequently winning the Best Pop Vocal Album award, which female singer declined an invitation to perform at the 2019 Grammy awards due to alleged bullying? Ariana Grande.
  12. What was the name of South Africa's Rugby Union World Cup 2019 winning captain? Siya Kolisi.
  13. Despite Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg being favourite the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the Prime Minister of which country? Ethiopia (Abiy Ahmed).
  14. Which former dictator's body was exhumed and moved to a new resting place in October 2019? General Franco.
  15. Why was the Derbyshire town of Whaley Bridge evacuated in August 2019? The imminent collapse of a nearby dam.
  16. Who were the celebrity winners in 2019 of the following reality TV programmes, [a] Celebrity Masterchef, [b] Strictly Come Dancing, [c] X Factor:Celebrity and [d] I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here? [a] Greg Rutherford, [b] Kelvin Fletcher, [c] Megan McKenna and [d] Jacqueline Jossa.
  17. Which parliamentary constituency was the first to successfully remove their MP by means of a recall petition in May 2019? Peterborough (Fiona Onasanya was the MP).
  18. Tiger Roll won the 2019 Grand National for the second year running, which horse completed the same feat in 1973 & 1974? Red Rum.
  19. In March 2019 a British Airways plane bound for Düsseldorf landed in which Scottish airport by mistake? Edinburgh.
  20. Rose Hudson-Wilkin became in 2019 the first Black Woman bishop in the Church of England, where is she Bishop of? Dover.
  21. Protest have taken place in Hong Kong throughout 2019 against extradition legislation but what is the name of the Chief Executive that the protesters are demanding resign? Carrie Lam.
  22. In which role did Simon Armitage succeed Carol Ann Duffy in May 2019? UK Poet Laureate.
  23. Who resigned as leader of the Scottish Conservatives in August 2019 citing personal reasons? Ruth Davidson.
  24. With the scores level after 50 overs and after a "super over" how did England win the 2019 Cricket World Cup? By scoring the most boundaries.
  25. What movie was pulled from the cinema chain Vue after a mass brawl in November 2019? Blue Story.
  26. In which country would you find Mirazur, voted the World's best restaurant in 2019? (Menton) France.
  27. What did Channel 4 replace PM Boris Johnson with after he refused to part in an election debate in November 2019? A Block of Ice.
  28. What did Greggs introduce into their stores in January 2019? Meat free sausage rolls.
  29. Which Yorkshire village was cut off by floods when the River Don burst its banks in November 2019? Fishlake.
  30. With over 1.5 million followers on Twitter and 282,000 subscribers on YouTube, which internet sensation sadly passed away in May 2019 aged 7? Grumpy Cat.
  31. Which organisation founded in October 2018, brought London and many other cities to a halt in 2019? Extinction Rebellion.
  32. Who did the BBC announce in June 2019 would be losing their free TV licences? Over 75 year olds.
  33. One of the biggest casualties of the 2019 General Election was long-serving Labour MP Dennis Skinner. Which Derbyshire constituency had he served since June 1970? Bolsover (giving him the title of "The Beast of Bolsover").
  34. Which country in May 2019 became the first Asian country to legalise same sex marriages? Taiwan.
  35. According to a survey by Lloyds Bank in February 2019 which university city is the least affordable place to live in the UK? Oxford.
  36. Who in February 2019 became the oldest manager of a English Premier League team? Roy Hodgson.
  37. Which TV series that had its finale in 2019 caused controversy with thousands of fans demanding it should be remade with a different ending? Game of Thrones.
  38. What was the name of the female darts player who made history in December 2019 by defeating two (at time of writing) men in the PDC World Championship? Fallon Sherrock
  39. Famous for her novel "The Handmaid's Tale", which author was joint winner of the 2019 Booker Prize alongside Bernardine Evaristo? Margaret Atwood.
  40. Who in December 2019 became the oldest male solo artist to score a UK number 1 album? Rod Stewart with "You're in my Heart".
  41. Lasting 4 hours and 57 minutes, who finally won the longest Wimbledon Men's Single Final in 2019? Novak Djokovic (beating Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12).
  42. What did Liverpool Street, Kings Cross & Edinburgh Waverley stations become the last to remove in April 2019? Toilet Charges.
  43. In May 2019 we lost motor racing legend Niki Lauda aged 70, how many times did he win the F1 World Championship? Three (1975,1977 & 1984).
  44. What role has Welshman Steve Bray played in Westminster throughout 2019? Shouting "Stop Brexit", he's known as Mr Stop Brexit.
  45. Which famous person set sail on 14 August 2019 from Plymouth abroad the yacht Malizia II? Greta Thunberg.
  46. A masterpiece by which artist was rediscovered in Cardiff in November 2019, having been thought of as a crude copy for over 50 years? Sandro Botticelli.
  47. What was adopted by Collins dictionary as the Word of the Year 2019? Climate Strike.
  48. What title did Trump win in Sheffield in May 2019? World Snooker Championship (Judd Trump not Donald).
  49. What three word slogan did the Conservatives use to win the 2019 General Election? Get Brexit Done.
  50. Sanna Marin at 34 became the World's youngest serving Prime Minister in December 2019, what country is she from? Finland.

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