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2020

  1. What date did the UK go into lockdown?
  2. Which country legend known for ‘Island in the Stream’ and ‘The Gambler’ died in March 2020?
  3. What is the name of the Netflix documentary about Joe Exotic?
  4. In which Chinese city did the coronavirus start?
  5. On which social media platform did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce they were stepping down as senior royals?
  6. In which US city did George Floyd die after being subdued by police officers?
  7. Which town was Dominic Cummings driving to test his eyesight after being infected with coronavirus?
  8. Which film won Best Picture at the Oscars?
  9. An airline crashed in Iran this year – where was it flying from?
  10. How many years in prison has sex offender Harvey Weinstein been sentenced to?
  11. Donald Trump became the third US President to be impeached in February – Who are the two others?
  12. Which private company became the first to launch a rocket into space?
  13. On what date the World Health Organisation declare the coronavirus a pandemic?
  14. Which Exeter based regional airline went into administration in March 2020?
  15. Areas of which country declared a state of emergency and state of disaster as upto 500 million animals died in large scale fires?
  16. A team of British and Kenyan scientists have discovered Microsporidia MB, a potential means of stopping mosquitos from carrying which disease?
  17. According to Forbes magazine, which CEO is the first person in history to have a net worth exceeding $200 billion?
  18. Which aging war veteran has been awarded a knighthood in recognition of his fundraising efforts for the NHS this year?
  19. Skeletons of 200 mammoths were unearthed (the largest ever found) while construction work was being undertaken at Santa Lucia Airport in which city?
  20. Defined as ’the imposition of stringent restrictions on travel,social interactions, and access to public spaces’ what word is Collins Dictionary word of the year?
  21. 2020, according to the Chinese zodiac, was the year of which animal?
  22. Which lovable children’s book character turned 100?
  23. An Australian man claimed he was saved from a fire at his home by what?
  24. Students at which UK university pulled down a fence erected ahead of England’s second coronavirus lockdown?
  25. In the 2020 Brits awards Lewis Capaldi won the Best Single award for which song?
  26. ‘Future Nostalgia’ containing the single ‘Don’t Start Now’ is the second studio album from which English singer?
  27. Which former The Smiths front man released ‘I Am Not a Dog on a Chain’ in 2020?
  28. ‘Stupid Love’ was the debut single from the album ‘Chromatica’ from which US superstar?
  29. ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’ was an unexpected June 2020 UK number one album for which aging star?
  30. Stormzy collaborated with Burna Boy and which other British musican on ‘Own It’?
  31. Which former One Direction member released ‘Watermelon Sugar’ and ‘Adore You’?
  32. Best known for the song ‘Stay With Me’, which English singer released ‘To Die For’ in 2020?
  33. Lady Gaga teamed up with which superstar on the track ‘Rain on Me’?
  34. Which artist became the first to win all four major Grammy awards in 2020, collecting Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist?
  35. Which aging rocker’s journey to the BRITs went viral when he tweeted a picture of himself travelling there on the tube having used his discount pass?
  36. Which artist had the first No1 of the year with ‘River’ a cover of a Joni Mitchell hit?
  37. Which British war film, starring George MacKay and Dean-Charles Chapman collected ten Oscar nominations following its’ January 2020 release?
  38. Renee Zellweger won the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for which film?
  39. Johnny Depp has been forced to step down from which movie franchise?
  40. Which actor plays Dr. Ivo Robotnik in the Sonic the Hedgehog movie?
  41. Which 2020 film starring Robert Downey Jr tells the story of a physician who can talk to animals?
  42. ‘Birds of Prey’ starring Margot Robbie is based on which character from the DC Comics universe?
  43. Will Smith and which other main star reprise their roles in ‘Bad Boys for Life’?
  44. Nicolas Cage’s ‘Color Out Of Space’ was based on the novel of the same name by which author?
  45. ‘The Invisible Man’ starred Elisabeth Moss as a woman terrorised by an abusive ex-boyfriend who she believes has become invisible. How did he actually do it?
  46. Who was the US President that kicked off the eponymous legal proceedings in ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin?
  47. ‘The Witches’ saw Anne Hathaway play the Grand High Witch, but who played the role in the 1990 version?
  48. How many years was there between the release of ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’ and ‘Bill & Ted Face The Music’?
  49. Which presenter reprised his role as Dr Who’s companion Graham O’Brien in the series which returned in January?
  50. In the National Television Awards, which winner of a Special Recognition Award dedicated his award to his friend and fellow Python Terry Jones?
  51. Starring Richard Armitage and set in and around Manchester, which thriller series first shown in January, was based on the Harlan Coben novel of the same name?
  52. Ratched tells the origin story of one of the main antagonists from which 1975 Ken Kesey film?
  53. How many years anniversary does Coronation Street celebrate in 2020?
  54. Queen Bee, Hedgehog and Octopus were the remaining three character in the final of which 2020 series?
  55. Quiz wowed audiences on ITV with Michael Sheen’s spookily accurate Chris Tarrant. But what army rank was the million-pound “cheat” Charles Ingram?
  56. Strictly Come Dancing featured the first same-sex couple on the show this year. Which professional dancer was Olympic boxer Nicola Adams paired with?
  57. Who memorably played serial killer Dennis Nilsen in ITV’s record-breaking drama Des?
  58. In what UK city was surrogacy thriller The Nest, starring Line Of Duty’s Martin Compston, set?
  59. Netflix comedy Schitt’s Creek ended with its sixth season this year. How many Emmys did it win?
  60. For the first time, I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! relocated from Australia to Wales. What’s the name of the castle where the stars stayed?
  61. Which major UK horse racing event took places just days before stricter coronavirus measures were implemented by the government?
  62. England Women’s football side participated in the SheBelieves Cup in March with the United States and which other two nations?
  63. Who was awarded an MBE for services to sports broadcasting and promoting women in sport in the 2020 New Years Honours List?
  64. Who was the highest ranked British sports person with an estimated $57m of earnings in the 2020 Forbes Rich List?
  65. Who did Manchester City defeat to lift a third consecutive League Cup in March?
  66. Which female Russian tennis player announced her retirement in February?
  67. Which was the first professional sport to return in the UK following the suspension for coronavirus?
  68. Which Irishman declared himself to be the second greatest MMA fighter of all time?
  69. Which Leeds United legend passed away in April aged 76?
  70. True or false, was wrestling removed from the 2020 Olympic Games?
  71. Who was France’s opponent in their only Six Nations defeat in the 2020?
  72. Who won the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship?

ANSWERS


2020

  1. 23 March
  2. Kenny Rogers
  3. Tiger King
  4. Wuhan
  5. Instagram
  6. Minneapolis
  7. Barnard Castle
  8. Parasite
  9. Ukraine
  10. 23 years
  11. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton
  12. SpaceX
  13. 11 March
  14. Flybe
  15. Australia
  16. Malaria
  17. Jeff Bezos (Amazon)
  18. Captain Sir Thomas Moore
  19. Mexico City
  20. Lockdown
  21. Rat
  22. Rupert the Bear
  23. His pet Parrot
  24. University of Manchester
  25. Someone You Loved
  26. Dua Lipa
  27. Morrissey
  28. Lady Gaga
  29. Bob Dylan
  30. Ed Sheeran
  31. Harry Styles
  32. Sam Smith
  33. Ariana Grande
  34. Billie Eilish
  35. Ronnie Wood
  36. Ellie Goulding
  37. 1917
  38. Judy
  39. Fantastic Beasts
  40. Jim Carrey
  41. Dolittle
  42. Harley Quinn
  43. Martin Lawrence
  44. HP Lovecraft
  45. He had a suit that made him invisible
  46. Richard Nixon
  47. Anjelica Houston
  48. 29 years
  49. Bradley Walsh
  50. Michael Palin
  51. The Stranger
  52. One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest
  53. 60 years (9 December 1960)
  54. The Masked Singer
  55. Major
  56. Katya Jones
  57. David Tennant
  58. Glasgow
  59. Nine
  60. Gwrych Castle (gu-rish)
  61. Cheltenham Festival
  62. Spain & Japan
  63. Gabby Logan
  64. Tyson Fury
  65. Aston Villa
  66. Maria Sharapova
  67. Snooker
  68. Connor McGregor
  69. Norman Hunter
  70. True
  71. Scotland
  72. Peter Wright