Big Quiz of the Decade - The 2010s - Answers

Published: Tuesday 24th December 2019A free quiz about the people and events of the 2010s.
  1. The Ice Bucket Challenge was originally launched in 2014 but continued throughout the decade, what charity did it support at its launch? ALS or Motor Neuron Disease.
  2. Justin Welby was elected Archbishop of Canterbury in 2013, who did he succeed ? Rowan Williams.
  3. Name the four British male actors who won the Best Actor Oscar during the 2010's? Colin Firth (2010), Daniel Day-Lewis (2012), Eddie Redmayne (2014) & Gary Oldman (2017).
  4. What feat did Austrian Felix Baumgartner achieve in October 2012? He became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular assistance by sky diving from space.
  5. What product was launched by Apple on April 3rd 2010? The iPad.
  6. In which years did the following referendums take place, [a] The Alternative Vote Referendum, [b] The Scottish Independence Referendum and [c] The European Union Membership Referendum? [a] (May) 2011, [b] (Sept) 2014 & [c] (June) 2016.
  7. The social media platform Instagram was first launched in October 2010, as at December 2019 who has the most followers world-wide Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo with 193m followers.
  8. What name was given to the series of protests that took place in North Africa and the Middle East in the early years of the decade? The Arab Spring.
  9. What was the name of the ex-porn star that alleged in 2016 she had an affair with US President Donald Trump? Stormy Daniels.
  10. Who was the UK Prime Minister at the beginning of the 2010 decade? Gordon Brown.
  11. How many new great grand-children did the Queen gain in the 2010s? Eight.
  12. There were many great losses in the 2010s, which musicians who died in the decade were known as [a] The Queen of Soul, [b] The Thin White Duke, [c] The King of the Blues, [d] Father of Rock n Roll and [e] The Queen of Disco? [a] Aretha Franklin (2018), [b] David Bowie (2016) [c] BB King (2015), [d] Chuck Berry (2017) and [e] Donna Summer (2012).
  13. Which famous movie director was the organiser of the 2012 London Olympic opening ceremony? Danny Boyle.
  14. What was the name of the British company found to have acquired the data of some 87 million Facebook users in March 2018? Cambridge Analytica.
  15. Which three drivers are the only ones to have won the F1 World Championship in the decade? Sebastian Vettel (2010,2011,2012 & 2013), Lewis Hamilton(2014,2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019) Nico Rosberg (2016).
  16. What was finally discovered in Switzerland in 2012 after first being proposed in the 1960s? The Higgs boson particle.
  17. What was the dress that Lady Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Awards made from? Raw meat.
  18. Which newspaper first published in 1843 published its last edition on 7th July 2011? News of the World.
  19. Which three UK towns were created cites in 2012 to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee? Chelmsford (England), St Asaph (Wales) and Perth (Scotland).
  20. The painting entitled "Salvator Mundi" was sold in 2017 for a record breaking $450 million, who was the painter? Leonardi Da Vinci.
  21. What was the UK's biggest selling album of the 2010's? "21" by Adele.
  22. The Prime Minister of which country took time off in 2018 to have a baby? New Zealand (Jacinda Ardern).
  23. Why did Sudan cease to be the largest country in Africa in July 2011? South Sudan became independence.
  24. With over a billion downloads by 2019, which mobile app released in 2016 uses GPS to locate, capture, battle and train virtual creatures? Pokemon - Go!
  25. Which motor manufacturer in November 2015 admitted rigging diesel emission tests affecting upwards of 10 million vehicles Worldwide? Volkswagen.
  26. The FIFA World Cups of the decade were dominated by European teams, who were the winners in 2010, 2014 & 2018? Spain, Germany & France respectively.
  27. The video to which song by a South Korean musician became an Internet sensation in 2012? "Gangnam Style" by Psy.
  28. Which musical won 11 Tony Awards at the 2016 ceremony? Hamilton.
  29. Which country in 2013 granted political asylum to CIA whistle blower Edward Snowden? Russia.
  30. Which American football player started kneeling during the National Anthem in 2016 as a silent protest against racism and police brutality? Colin Kaepernick.
  31. Which Disney movie released in this decade became the highest grossing animated movie of all time? "The Lion King" (2019 version).
  32. Who in October 2016 became the first songwriter to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature? Bob Dylan.
  33. In December 2019 Donald Trump became the third US President to be impeached, who were the other two? Andrew Johnson & Bill Clinton.
  34. Which bearded lady won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for Austria? Conchita Wurst (with "Rise like a Phoenix").
  35. Which throne did the Queen refuse to sit on in June 2014? The Iron Throne from the set of "Game of Thrones".
  36. After admitting the use of performance enhancing drugs in 2013 cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of how many Tour de France titles? Seven.
  37. How did the following gain fame during the 2010's, [a] Pussy Riot, [b] Eleven, [c] Deepwater Horizon, [d] Eyjafjallajokull and [e] Wild Boars football team? [a] Russian feminist punk band arrested in 2012, [b] Main character in Netflix's "Stranger Things", [c] Drilling rig responsible for major oil spillage in 2010, [d] Icelandic volcano that erupted in 2010 causing many flights to be cancelled and [e] The youth side that were trapped in caves in Thailand in 2018.
  38. What records provided the UK with the first (2010) and last (2019) Christmas number ones of the decade? 2010 - Matt Cardle - "When We Collide" and 2019 - Ladbaby - "I Love Sausage Rolls".
  39. Which 15 year old beat her idol Venus Williams in a first round match at Wimbledon in 2019? Cori "Coco" Gauff.
  40. Who was killed in the town of Abbottabad in May 2011? Osama Bin Laden.
  41. Which country voted to remove the Union Jack from their nation's flag in 2015? Fiji.
  42. Who was the first British sportsperson to win an Olympic Gold Medal in the 2010's? Amy Williams (Skeleton - 2010 Winter Olympics).
  43. Which dating app that encouraged people to swipe right or left was launched in September 2012? Tinder.
  44. Which book was named as the best selling in the UK of the 2010s? "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E L James.
  45. Which song was revealed in July 2019 as being the most played on UK airwaves in the 21st Century? "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol.
  46. Which company in 2018 became the first to be worth more than a Trillion dollars? Apple.
  47. Which team won the FA Cup in 2013 for the first time in its history in what was described as "the biggest FA Cup Final upset in a quarter of a century"? Wigan Athletic beat Manchester City 1-0.
  48. Which building completed in 2012 is currently the tallest in the European Union? The Shard, in London.
  49. Which actors have played the part of TV's Doctor Who during the 2010s? David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker.
  50. As we approach the end of the decade Brexit seems finally about to happen, can you remember the three holders of the office of Secretary of State for Exiting the EU? David Davis (July 2016 - July 2018), Dominic Raab (July 2018- Nov 2018) and Stephen Barclay (Nov 2018 - now).

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