Big Quiz of the Year: 2019 - Questions and Answers


Another year (and decade) gone, and another big quiz to celebrate. 

This year, we have a bumper-sized trivia bonanza for you to test whether you have been paying attention to the events that have been occurring around the world. 

Let us know how you get on!


Big Quiz of the Year: 2019 - Questions

Round 1

1. The election on December 12th was the first UK election to be held in December – True or False?

2. Got it Covered, an album of celebrities singing songs was released in 2019. What charity was this in aid of?

3. 20 new moons were discovered around which planet this year, meaning it now has more recognized moons than any other planet in the Solar System?

4. 2019 marked which anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall?

5. A Sunday Times report in 2019 found that over 50 billboards in the UK were fitted with what?

6. A stainless steel sculpture called Rabbit sold at Auction in May 2019 for $91 million. Who was the artist?

7. Which actress, who rose to fame as part of the Harry Potter franchise, described herself as 'self-partnered' in an interview this year?

8. High street mainstay 555 Thomas Cook closed this year, with its stores in the UK being purchased by which fellow travel agent?

9. Antonio Brown joined, and then left, which NFL Team after playing only one game?

10. BBC Viewers of Songs of Praise voted which hymn as Britain's Favourite in a 2019 poll?

11. By what scoreline did South Africa defeat England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final?

12. Channel 4 opened its new headquarters in 2019 in which city?

13. Coleen Rooney has been in the news this year after discovering that the wife of which footballer had been sharing her private Instagram stories with a national newspaper?

14. Complete the title of the hit 2019 film "Ford vs. ________"?

15. Which rap artist released album Cuz I Love You in April 2019?

16. Dark Fate, released in October, was the sixth instalment in which movie series?

17. Eat Like Andy was a 2019 advertising campaign by which fast-food chain?

18. Evo Morales, widely considered the first indigenous ruler of his nation, resigned as leader of which country in late 2019, leading to mass protests?

19. Far From Home, released in 2019, features which Marvel superhero?

20. Which major tech organisation announced its purchase of health tracking company Fitbit in November?


Round 2

1. In which constituent country of the UK was abortion decriminalised?

2. I, Robot is a 2019 autobiography from which former England footballer?

3. In 2019, David Atherton was crowned as the 10th winner of which Channel 4 TV series?

4. Which anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing was celebrated in July of this year?

5. In which country was the all-time one-month film box office record set in 2019?

6. In which Spanish city did the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards take place?

7. Qatar withdrew from which collaborative intergovernmental organisation in January due to rising tensions with their Middle Eastern neighbours?

8. It was announced in 2019, that Bristol would become the first city in the UK to ban what from all its roads from 2021?

9. Following the resignation of their previous leader, Jo Swinson became the head of which national political party in July?

10. John Lewis and Waitrose both announced in 2019 that they will refuse to stock any Christmas Crackers which contain what?

11. KSI fought fellow YouTube star Paul Logan in a much-hyped boxing match in November of this year. But who won?

12. Hurricane Dorian caused severe damage when it hit which Atlantic island nation in September of this year?

13. Mala Santa was a 2019 album released by which superstar?

14. On what date in December did the UK General Election take place?

15. Operation Brock was launched in 2019, and aims to cut congestion on which motorway?

16. Paddy Smyth was the winner of which Channel 4 reality show?

17. Prince Harry appeared in an Instagram video with which popstar this year, as part of a new mental health campaign? Clue: Harry described as being like "looking in the mirror".

18. Released in the second half of this year, Doctor Sleep is the sequel to which famous Stanley Kubrick film, itself based on a novel by Stephen King?

19. Richard Brain, the 8th individual to hold the post in 3 years, resigned as leader of which political party?

20. Which actress, who rose to fame in teen drama Gossip Girl announced the birth of her third child with fellow actor Ryan Reynolds?


Round 3

1. Sharing its name with a famous fictional dog, what was the name of the energy company that went bust this year, leaving over 150,000 customers with gas or electricity?

2. Steve Eastbrook was fired as the CEO of which global fast-food chain after admitting to an affair with a staff member?

3. The deputy leader of Labour announced that he would be stepping down as an MP prior to this year's general election. What is his name?

4. The final episode of which popular Scottish BBC sitcom was aired in 2019?

5. The NHS announced the released a new app that allowed blood donors to do what?

6. Queen Elizabeth unveiled in 2019 that she will no longer order news clothes containing what?

7. This year, the first NHS specialist centre opened that is focused on curing what form of addiction? Clue: at present, they are only taking referrals from people aged 13-25.

8. True or False – China became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon?

9. Which famous Cockney hosted the 2019 series of UK game show The Wall?

10. In a landmark move, what was broadcast for the first time on Strictly Come Dancing, on November 3rd of this year?

11. What is the name of the new video calling platform introduced by Facebook and Google in 2019?

12. What behaviour did the English National Opera encourage earlier this year, in order to attract new younger audiences?

13. MI5 announced that what had been reduced from Severe to Substantial in November?

14. What was the most performed pantomime in the UK in 2019? Clue: it was also released as a live-action remake by Disney this year.

15. What was the name of the new streaming service launched by BBC and ITV in 2019?

16. Which Game of Thrones actress appeared in the 2019 hit film Last Christmas?

17. In May, which Asian island nation became the first on the continent to fully legalise same-sex marriages?

18. Which Mercury Award-winning band returned in 2019 with their 8th studio album Giants of All Sizes?

19. Which BBC One medical drama celebrated its 1000th episode on November 5th?

20. Which former heavyweight boxing champion appeared in a WWE event in 2019?


Round 4

1. Which English actress, who appeared in political docudrama Official Secrets, gave birth to her second daughter Delilah in 2019?

2. Which cricketer went viral for his batting performances in both the World Cup final and in an Ashes test against Australia at Headingley

3. Which quarterback led the New England Patriots to their – and his – 6th NFL title at Super Bowl LIII, matching the record set by the Green Bay Packers?

4. Which former TV presenter was appointed as the first BBC director of creative diversity?

5. King Vajiralongkorn was officially coronated as leader of which southeast Asian nation in May of this year?

6. Which former Scottish first minister was arrested in January 2019 on multiple charges of sexual misconduct?

7. Which major high street health retailer, with 79 stores, went into administration in November 2019?

8. Alongside England, which other home nations rugby union team made it as far as the semi-finals in this year's World Cup?

9. Which new party won 29 seats for the UK at the 2019 EU Elections?

10. Which outfield player donned goalkeeping gloves in a 2019 Champions League clash for Man City?

11. Which protest group won a high court case against the Met in 2019, following action taken against their country-wide demonstrations?

12. Which English rugby union team were docked 35 points and fined for a breach of salary cap rules?

13. Narendra Modi, of the BJP, was re-elected as the Prime Minister of which country in the largest ever election, lasting from the 11th April to the 19th May?

14. Which singer was signed up as the "Face of" the 2019 Walker's Christmas adverts?

15. Which social media platform announced in 2019 that they will no longer accept paid for political ads?

16. Which WikiLeaks founder was arrested in April after seven years spent in Ecuador's London embassy?

17. Which young Swedish climate change activist spoke at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to New York?

18. Which iconic Irish broadcaster passed away in November 2019?

19. Which Welsh band released the Number 1 album "Kind"?

20. Who "broke Instagram" in 2019 by joining up and posting a picture of herself with 5 of her 'friends'?


Round 5

1. Who made headlines by becoming the first major UK Supermarket supermarket to stop selling fireworks?

2. Who became the first-ever film studio to have 5 films reach the $1 billion milestone in a single calendar year?

3. Who directed the 2019 Netflix Original movie The Irishman?

4. Which popular TV chef got into trouble in 2019 by describing a dish as "diabetes on a plate"?

5. Who is "King" according to the title of a 2019 Kanye West album?

6. Which Puerto Rican actor played Joker in the 2019 film of the same name?

7. Which forward won the FIFA Women's Ballon d'Or, after helping the United States to their 4th title?

8. Following a legal scandal, who resigned as secretary State for Wales?

9. Which Canadian writer shared the 2019 Booker Prize for her novel The Testaments?

10. Which Belgian goalscorer scored the second goal as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in the 2019 Champions League final?

11. Which brand unveiled the worlds first paper-based beer bottle, under the headline “probably the best beer bottle in the world”?

12. Who was a "Detective" in the title of a 2019 movie based on the world of Pokémon?

13. Which Labour Party MP was appointed as Speaker of the House of Commons in 2019?

14. Who was the top points scorer at the 2019 Rugby Union World Cup?

15. Who won his 6th Formula 1 world title, leaving him only one championship away from Michael Schumacher's record?

16. Which nation was banned from all sporting competitions for 4 years following a major operation by the World Anti-Doping Agency?

17. Who in December was crowned Queen of the Jungle in this year's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here?

18. Why was 19th-century Englishman John Henry Newman in the news in 2019?

19. Which royal, ninth in line to the throne, announced her engagement to Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi?

20. With a value of 5 million pounds, what unusual item was stolen from Blenheim Palace in September?




Big Quiz of the Year: 2019 - Answers

Round 1

1. The election on December 12th was the first UK election to be held in December – True or False? False

2. Got it Covered, an album of celebrities singing songs was released in 2019. What charity was this in aid of? Children in Need

3. 20 new moons were discovered around which planet this year, meaning it now has more recognized moons than any other planet in the Solar System? Saturn

4. 2019 marked which anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall? 30 years

5. A Sunday Times report in 2019 found that over 50 billboards in the UK were fitted with what? Surveillance cameras

6. A stainless steel sculpture called Rabbit sold at Auction in May 2019 for $91 million. Who was the artist? Jeff Koons

7. Which actress, who rose to fame as part of the Harry Potter franchise, described herself as 'self-partnered' in an interview this year? Emma Watson

8. High street mainstay 555 Thomas Cook closed this year, with its stores in the UK being purchased by which fellow travel agent? Hays

9. Antonio Brown joined, and then left, which NFL Team after playing only one game? New England Patriots

10. BBC Viewers of Songs of Praise voted which hymn as Britain's Favourite in a 2019 poll? Jerusalem

11. By what scoreline did South Africa defeat England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final? 32-12

12. Channel 4 opened its new headquarters in 2019 in which city? Leeds

13. Coleen Rooney has been in the news this year after discovering that the wife of which footballer had been sharing her private Instagram stories with a national newspaper? Jamie Vardy

14. Complete the title of the hit 2019 film "Ford vs. ________"? Ferrari

15. Which British sprinter broke national records on her way to gold and silver medals at this year's World Athletic Championships in Qatar? Dina Asher-Smith

16. Dark Fate, released in October, was the sixth instalment in which movie series? The Terminator

17. Eat Like Andy was a 2019 advertising campaign by which fast-food chain? Burger King

18. Evo Morales, widely considered the first indigenous ruler of his nation, resigned as leader of which country in late 2019, leading to mass protests? Bolivia

19. Far From Home, released in 2019, features which Marvel superhero? Spider-man

20. Which major tech organisation announced its purchase of health tracking company Fitbit in November? Google


Round 2

1. In which constituent country of the UK was abortion decriminalised? Northern Ireland

2. I, Robot is a 2019 autobiography from which former England footballer? Peter Crouch

3. In 2019, David Atherton was crowned as the 10th winner of which Channel 4 TV series? Great British Bake Off

4. Which anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing was celebrated in July of this year? 50 years

5. In which huge Asian country was their all-time one-month film box office record set in 2019? China

6. In which Spanish city did the 2019 MTV Europe Music Awards take place? Seville

7. Qatar withdrew from which collaborative intergovernmental organisation in January due to rising tensions with its Middle Eastern neighbours? OPEC

8. It was announced in 2019, that Bristol would become the first city in the UK to ban what from all its roads from 2021? Diesel cars

9. Following the resignation of their previous leader, Jo Swinson became the head of which national political party in July? Liberal Democrats

10. John Lewis and Waitrose both announced in 2019 that they will refuse to stock any Christmas Crackers which contain what? Plastic Toys

11. KSI fought fellow YouTube star Paul Logan in a much-hyped boxing rematch in November of this year. But who won? KSI

12. Hurricane Dorian caused severe damage when it hit which Atlantic island nation in September of this year? The Bahamas

13. Mala Santa was a 2019 album released by which superstar? Becky G

14. On what date in December did the UK General Election take place? 12th December

15. Operation Brock was launched in 2019, and aims to cut congestion on which motorway? M20

16. Paddy Smyth was the winner of which Channel 4 reality show? The Circle

17. Prince Harry appeared in an Instagram video with which popstar this year, as part of a new mental health campaign? Clue: Harry described as being like "looking in the mirror". Ed Sheeran

18. Released in the second half of this year, Doctor Sleep is the sequel to which famous Stanley Kubrick film, itself based on a novel by Stephen King? The Shining

19. Richard Brain, the 8th individual to hold the post in 3 years, resigned as leader of which political party? UKIP

20. Which actress, who rose to fame in teen drama Gossip Girl announced the birth of her third child with fellow actor Ryan Reynolds? Blake Lively


Round 3

1. Sharing its name with a famous fictional dog, what was the name of the energy company that went bust this year, leaving over 150,000 customers with gas or electricity? Toto

2. Steve Eastbrook was fired as the CEO of which global fast-food chain after admitting to an affair with a staff member? McDonald's

3. The deputy leader of Labour announced that he would be stepping down as an MP prior to this year's general election. What is his name? Tom Watson

4. The final episode of which popular Scottish BBC sitcom was aired in 2019? Still Game

5. The NHS announced the released a new app that allowed blood donors to do what? Track their blood

6. Queen Elizabeth unveiled in 2019 that she will no longer order new clothes containing what? Animal fur

7. This year, the first NHS specialist centre opened that is focused on curing what form of addiction? Clue: at present, they are only taking referrals from people aged 13-25. Video games

8. True or False – China became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon? True

9. Which famous Cockney hosted the 2019 series of UK game show The Wall? Danny Dyer

10. In a landmark move, what was broadcast for the first time on Strictly Come Dancing, on November 3rd of this year? Same-sex dance

11. What is the name of the new video calling platform introduced by Facebook and Google in 2019? Portal

12. What behaviour did the English National Opera encourage earlier this year, in order to attract new younger audiences? Booing

13. MI5 announced that what had been reduced from Severe to Substantial in November? UK terror threat

14. What was the most performed pantomime in the UK in 2019? Clue: it was also released as a live-action remake by Disney this year. Aladdin

15. What was the name of the new streaming service launched by BBC and ITV in 2019? BritBox

16. Which Game of Thrones actress appeared in the 2019 hit film Last Christmas? Emilia Clarke

17. In May, which Asian island nation became the first on the continent to fully legalise same-sex marriages? Taiwan

18. Which Mercury Award-winning band returned in 2019 with their 8th studio album Giants of All Sizes? Elbow

19. Which BBC One medical drama celebrated its 1000th episode on November 5th? Holby City

20. Which former heavyweight boxing champion appeared in a WWE event in 2019? Tyson Fury


Round 4

1. Which English actress, who appeared in political docudrama Official Secrets, gave birth to her second daughter Delilah in 2019? Kiera Knightley

2. Which cricketer went viral for his batting performances in both the World Cup final and in an Ashes test against Australia at Headingley? Ben Stokes

3. Which quarterback led the New England Patriots to their – and his – 6th NFL title at Super Bowl LIII, matching the record set by the Green Bay Packers? Tom Brady

4. Which former TV presenter was appointed as the first BBC director of creative diversity? June Sarpong

5. King Vajiralongkorn was officially coronated as leader of which southeast Asian nation in May of this year? Thailand

6. Which former Scottish first minister was arrested in January 2019 on multiple charges of sexual misconduct? Alex Salmond

7. Which major high street health retailer, with 79 stores, went into administration in November 2019? Mothercare

8. Alongside England, which other home nations rugby union team made it as far as the semi-finals in this year's World Cup? Wales

9. Which new party won 29 seats for the UK at the 2019 EU Elections? The Brexit Party

10. Which outfield player donned goalkeeping gloves in a 2019 Champions League clash for Man City? Kyle Walker

11. Which protest group won a high court case against the Met in 2019, following action taken against their country-wide demonstrations? Extinction Rebellion

12. Which English rugby union team were docked 35 points and fined for a breach of salary cap rules? Saracens

13. Narendra Modi, of the BJP, was re-elected as the Prime Minister of which country in the largest ever election, lasting from the 11th April to the 19th May? India

14. Which singer was signed up as the "Face of" the 2019 Walker's Christmas adverts? Mariah Carey

15. Which social media platform announced in 2019 that they will no longer accept paid for political ads? Twitter

16. Which WikiLeaks founder was arrested in April after seven years spent in Ecuador's London embassy? Julian Assange

17. Which young Swedish climate change activist spoke at the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit, after sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to New York? Greta Thunberg

18. Which iconic Irish broadcaster passed away in November 2019? Gay Byrne

19. Which Welsh band released the Number 1 album "Kind"? Stereophonics

20. Who 'broke Instagram' in 2019 by joining up and posting a picture of herself with 5 of her 'friends'? Jennifer Aniston


Round 5

1. Who made headlines by becoming the first major UK Supermarket supermarket to stop selling fireworks? Sainsbury's

2. Who became the first-ever film studio to have 5 films reach the $1 billion milestone in a single calendar year? Disney

3. Who directed the 2019 Netflix Original movie The Irishman? Martin Scorsese

4. Which popular TV chef got into trouble in 2019 by describing a dish as "diabetes on a plate"? Paul Hollywood

5. Who is "King" according to the title of a 2019 Kanye West album? Jesus

6. Which Puerto Rican actor played Joker in the 2019 film of the same name? Joaquin Phoenix

7. Which forward won the FIFA Women's Ballon d'Or, after helping the United States to their 4th title? Megan Rapinoe

8. Following a legal scandal, who resigned as secretary State for Wales? Alun Cairns

9. Which Canadian writer shared the 2019 Booker Prize for her novel The Testaments? Margaret Attwood

10. Which Belgian goalscorer scored the second goal as Liverpool beat Tottenham 2-0 in the 2019 Champions League final? Divock Origi

11. Which brand unveiled the worlds first paper-based beer bottle, under the headline “probably the best beer bottle in the world”? Carlsberg

12. Who was a "Detective" in the title of a 2019 movie based on the world of Pokémon? Pikachu

13. Which Labour Party MP was appointed as Speaker of the House of Commons in 2019? Lindsay Hoyle

14. Who was the top points scorer at the 2019 Rugby Union World Cup? Handre Pollard

15. Who won his 6th Formula 1 world title, leaving him only one championship away from Michael Schumacher's record? Lewis Hamilton

16. Which nation was banned from all sporting competitions for 4 years following a major operation by the World Anti-Doping Agency? Russia

17. Who in December was crowned Queen of the Jungle in this year's I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here? Jacqueline Jossa

18. Why was 19th-century Englishman John Henry Newman in the news in 2019? He was canonised (made a saint)

19. Which royal, ninth in line to the throne, announced her engagement to Eduardo Mapelli Mozzi? Princess Beatrice

20. With a value of 5 million pounds, what unusual item was stolen from Blenheim Palace in September? Golden toilet



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