The Christmas quiz: looking back on 2020
Test your knowledge on the year’s news and on popular quiz topics
- Why did Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci make international headlines this year?
- Three months after stepping down as senior royals, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed that they had bought a £11m home in the US. Where is it?
- Which tech billionaire announced in April that he was giving $1bn – around a quarter of his wealth – to help fight the pandemic?
- Which European country in March became the first in the world to make public transport free?
- Which novel won the 2020 Booker Prize? And what is its Scottish-born author’s previous day job?
- Which country became Nato’s 30th member in March?
- In June, former Nasa astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan became the first woman to reach the deepest point in the ocean. What is that point called?
- In February, Donald Trump became the third US president to be impeached. Who were the other two?
- On what date did the first lockdown come into force in the UK?
- By what nickname is Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds reportedly known by some Downing Street staff?
- Which pop star issued a grovelling apology in November, after being caught breaking lockdown rules by meeting 30 friends to celebrate her 30th birthday?
- The roll out of a Russian-developed coronavirus vaccine began in December. What is the vaccine called?