In Review

The Christmas quiz: looking back on 2020

Test your knowledge on the year’s news and on popular quiz topics

  1. Why did Ugur Sahin and Özlem Türeci make international headlines this year?
  2. 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?
  3. Which tech billionaire announced in April that he was giving $1bn – around a quarter of his wealth – to help fight the pandemic?
  4. Which European country in March became the first in the world to make public transport free?
  5. Which novel won the 2020 Booker Prize? And what is its Scottish-born author’s previous day job?
  6. Which country became Nato’s 30th member in March?
  7. 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?
  8. In February, Donald Trump became the third US president to be impeached. Who were the other two?
  9. On what date did the first lockdown come into force in the UK?
  10. By what nickname is Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds reportedly known by some Downing Street staff?
  11. Which pop star issued a grovelling apology in November, after being caught breaking lockdown rules by meeting 30 friends to celebrate her 30th birthday?
  12. The roll out of a Russian-developed coronavirus vaccine began in December. What is the vaccine called?

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