Big Quiz of the Year: 2017

1.    Put these word-origins centenaries in order of oldest first (1417, 1817, 1917): Moronic, Antelope, Referendum?

2.     2017 is the 1000th anniversary of England's division into four earldoms of Wessex, Mercia, East Anglia and Northumbria by which euphemistically spelled King, said to have tried to hold back the waves?

3.     What is the year 2017 in Roman numerals?

4.     The whistleblower website launched by Michael Moore in 2017 is: StarsAndSpanners; DonaldDuck; OvaLeaks; or TrumpiLeaks?  

5.     The two cities awarded the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics were respectively: Cape Town; Paris;  Los Angeles; or Berlin?

6.     Bikram Choudry faced US fraud action in 2017 associated with which health concept?

7.     'Biohazard' launched in 2017 as part of which gaming series?

8.     Which corporation agreed in 2017 to acquire most of 21st Century Fox?

9.     UK retailer Budgens was bought in 2017 by: Walmart; Aldi; Tesco; or IKEA?  

10.  Jose, Irma, and Maria were famous what in 2017: Grammy winners; Hurricanes; Zoo panda cubs; or Computer viruses?  

11.  Ed Sheeran's 2017 hit was (What?) On The Hill:; Grass; Castle; Play; or Fool?

12.  CCTV's foreign language services CGTN, launched globally 2017, is which nation's state news channel?  

13.  In December 2017 Katrine Jakobsdottir became Prime Minister of: Ireland; Iceland; Russia; or France?

14.  Dev Patel was nominated for an Oscar for his role in: Horse; Tiger; Lion; or Elephant?

15.  In the Chinese calendar 2017 is the Year of the: Pig; Dragon; Rooster; or Tiger?

16.  Volkswagen replaced Volvo after 54 years as best-selling car in which country?

17.  Earthquakes struck the Abruzzo region of which country in January 2017?

18.  In 2017 Pope Francis extended a ban on use, to banning sale of (What?) inside the Vatican from 2018: Wine; Cigarettes; Condoms; or Guns?

19.  2017 is a mathematical (What?) number, between the previous 2011 and next 2027 examples: Binary; Prime; Transfinite; or An algebraic number that is the root of a monic polynomial with integer coefficients?  

20.  Glenn Durant became 2017 World Champion in: Snooker; Chess; Bridge; or Darts?

21.  Which alliteratively titled film about movies won a record 7 Golden Globes in 2017?

22.  Elon Musk's abbreviated space travel business which in 2017 achieved the first ever in-flight orbital rocket refuelling is Space: X; 2100; City; or Doubt?

23.  The new 2017 £1 sterling coin has how many sides (not the two faces): 8; 10; 12; or 15?  

24.  It was suggested in 2017 (What?) sank the Titanic instead of an iceberg: Torpedo; Fire; Waves; or Terrorism?   

25.  In 2017 Hawaii became the first US state to legislate against (What?) while using a mobile phone: Drinking alcohol; Teaching children; Horse-riding; or Crossing a road?

26.  Once married to Princess Margaret, Lord Snowden, who died in 2017, was a famous: Poet; Climber; Photographer; or Cricketer?

27.  The UK began the Brexit negotiations by triggering the Lisbon Treaty's Article: 20; 30; 40 or 50? 

28.  In which industry was the 2017 Luxlottica/Essilor merger: Fast-food; Cosmetics; Funeral; or Farming?

29.  Houston Astros became famously (What?) in 2017: A major meteor shower; X-Factor winners;  World Series Winners; or President of Cuba?

30.  In 2017 the 8 richest people held more wealth than what % of the world's population: 10; 25; 33; or 50? 

31.  First devised in 1947, and advanced 30 seconds in Jan 2017 to 23:57:30, the indicator of global catastrophe risk maintained by atomic scientists is the '(What?) Clock': Nuclear; Hydrogen; Plutonium; or Doomsday?    

32.  In early 2017 the first ever direct rail route opened from England to: India; China; Iraq; or Canada? 

33.  Which car maker launched the RAV4 in 2017?

34.  What entertainment/culture publication celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017: Variety; Rolling Stone; Uncut; or Kerrang?

35.  Mashhad city, awarded 2017 'Capital of Islamic Culture', in Razavi Khorasan Province, is in: Turkey; Iran; India; or Somalia? 

36.  Which national soccer team won the 2017 African Cup of Nations: Kenya; Cameroon; South Africa; or Algeria?

37.  What was subject of the biggest investment bubble in history during 2017? 

38.  The 2017 Superbowl was contested by which two teams: New England Patriots; New York Giants; Atlanta Falcons; or Green Bay Packers?

39.   What creature was pregnant 'April', a 2017 viral web-cam sensation?

40.   Which ex-English Premiereship player was sent off before coming on as substitute for Melbourne City in Australia in 2017: David Beckham; Steven Gerrard; Tim Cahill; or Thierry Henry?

41.  Logan is a 2017 release in which film series?

42.  Teletubbies reached what years' anniversary in 2017: 10; 20; 30; or 40?

43.  Mark Rutte of VVD negotiated with D66, CU and CDA a 2017 governing coalition in which nation?

44.  Donald Tusk was re-elected in 2017 as President of: NATO; FIFA; Sweden or The European Council?

45.  The Comac C919 competitor to Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 was launched by: China; Russia; France; or India?

46.  Which country's entrant was controversially banned by host nation Ukraine from 2017 Eurovsion?

47.  Popocatepetl erupted in which country in November 2017?

48.  The offshore law firm from which 13.4 million documents leaked to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung was: Pearby; Appleby; Grapeby; or Bananaby? 

49.  Which two nations of these withdrew from UNESCO in 2017? Spain; USA; India; Israel?

50What occurred unbroken East-West across the USA on 21 August 21 2017, for the first time since 8 June 1908: Snow; Rain; Solar eclipse; or Radio silence?






















Big Quiz of the Year: 2017 Answers


1.     Put these word-origins centenaries in order of oldest first (1417, 1817, 1917): Moronic, Antelope, Referendum? Antelope=1417, Referendum=1817, Moronic=1917

2.     2017 is the 1000th anniversary of England's division into four earldoms of Wessex, Mercia, East Anglia and Northumbria by which euphemistically spelled King, said to have tried to hold back the waves? Canute (historically Cnut) 

3.     What is the year 2017 in Roman numerals? MMXVII

4.     The whistleblower website launched by Michael Moore in 2017 is: StarsAndSpanners; DonaldDuck; OvaLeaks; or TrumpiLeaks? TrumpiLeaks

5.     The two cities awarded the 2024 and 2028 Summer Olympics were respectively: Cape Town; Paris;  Los Angeles; or Berlin? Paris and Los Angeles

6.     Bikram Choudry faced US fraud action in 2017 associated with which health concept? Yoga

7.     'Biohazard' launched in 2017 as part of which gaming series? Resident Evil

8.     Which corporation agreed in 2017 to acquire most of 21st Century Fox? Walt Disney

9.     UK retailer Budgens was bought in 2017 by: Walmart; Aldi; Tesco; or IKEA? Tesco

10.  Jose, Irma, and Maria were famous what in 2017: Grammy winners; Hurricanes; Zoo panda cubs; or Computer viruses? Hurricanes

11.  Ed Sheeran's 2017 hit was (What?) On The Hill:; Grass; Castle; Play; or Fool? Castle

12.  CCTV's foreign language services CGTN, launched globally 2017, is which nation's state news channel? China

13.  In December 2017 Katrine Jakobsdottir became Prime Minister of: Ireland; Iceland; Russia; or France? Iceland

14.  Dev Patel was nominated for an Oscar for his role in: Horse; Tiger; Lion; or Elephant? Lion

15.  In the Chinese calendar 2017 is the Year of the: Pig; Dragon; Rooster; or Tiger? Rooster

16.  Volkswagen replaced Volvo after 54 years as best-selling car in which country? Sweden

17.  Earthquakes struck the Abruzzo region of which country in January 2017? Italy

18.  In 2017 Pope Francis extended a ban on use, to banning sale of (What?) inside the Vatican from 2018: Wine; Cigarettes; Condoms; or Guns? Cigarettes

19.  2017 is a mathematical (What?) number, between the previous 2011 and next 2027 examples: Binary; Prime; Transfinite; or An algebraic number that is the root of a monic polynomial with integer coefficients? Prime

20.  Glenn Durant became 2017 World Champion in: Snooker; Chess; Bridge; or Darts? Darts

21.  Which alliteratively titled film about movies won a record 7 Golden Globes in 2017? La La Land

22.  Elon Musk's abbreviated space travel business which in 2017 achieved the first ever in-flight orbital rocket refuelling is Space: X; 2100; City; or Doubt? X

23.  The new 2017 £1 sterling coin has how many sides (not the two faces): 8; 10; 12; or 15? 12

24.  It was suggested in 2017 (What?) sank the Titanic instead of an iceberg: Torpedo; Fire; Waves; or Terrorism? Fire 

25.  In 2017 Hawaii became the first US state to legislate against (What?) while using a mobile phone: Drinking alcohol; Teaching children; Horse-riding; or Crossing a road? Crossing a road

26.  Once married to Princess Margaret, Lord Snowden, who died in 2017, was a famous: Poet; Climber; Photographer; or Cricketer? Photographer

27.  The UK began the Brexit negotiations by triggering the Lisbon Treaty's Article: 20; 30; 40 or 50? 50

28.  In which industry was the 2017 Luxlottica/Essilor merger: Fast-food; Cosmetics; Funeral; or Farming? Cosmetics

29.  Houston Astros became famously (What?) in 2017: A major meteor shower; X-Factor winners;  World Series Winners; or President of Cuba? World Series Winners

30.  In 2017 the 8 richest people held more wealth than what % of the world's population: 10; 25; 33; or 50?  50% (the poorest 50% - 3.6billion people)

31.  First devised in 1947, and advanced 30 seconds in Jan 2017 to 23:57:30, the indicator of global catastrophe risk maintained by atomic scientists is the '(What?) Clock': Nuclear; Hydrogen; Plutonium; or Doomsday? Doomsday  

32.  In early 2017 the first ever direct rail route opened from England to: India; China; Iraq; or Canada? China

33.  Which car maker launched the RAV4 in 2017? Toyota

34.  What entertainment/culture publication celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2017: Variety; Rolling Stone; Uncut; or Kerrang? Rolling Stone

35.  Mashhad city, awarded 2017 'Capital of Islamic Culture', in Razavi Khorasan Province, is in: Turkey; Iran; India; or Somalia?  Iran

36.  Which national soccer team won the 2017 African Cup of Nations: Kenya; Cameroon; South Africa; or Algeria? Cameroon

37.  What was subject of the biggest investment bubble in history during 2017? Bitcoin

38.  The 2017 Superbowl was contested by which two teams: New England Patriots; New York Giants; Atlanta Falcons; or Green Bay Packers? New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons (Patriots won)

39.   What creature was pregnant 'April', a 2017 viral web-cam sensation? Giraffe

40.   Which ex-English Premiereship player was sent off before coming on as substitute for Melbourne City in Australia in 2017: David Beckham; Steven Gerrard; Tim Cahill; or Thierry Henry? Tim Cahill

41.  Logan is a 2017 release in which film series? X-Men

42.  Teletubbies reached what years' anniversary in 2017: 10; 20; 30; or 40? 20

43.  Mark Rutte of VVD negotiated with D66, CU and CDA a 2017 governing coalition in which nation? Netherlands (or Holland)

44.  Donald Tusk was re-elected in 2017 as President of: NATO; FIFA; Sweden or The European Council? The European Council

45.  The Comac C919 competitor to Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 was launched by: China; Russia; France; or India? China

46.  Which country's entrant was controversially banned by host nation Ukraine from 2017 Eurovsion? Russia

47.  Popocatepetl erupted in which country in November 2017? Mexico

48.  The offshore law firm from which 13.4 million documents leaked to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung was: Pearby; Appleby; Grapeby; or Bananaby? Appleby

49.  Which two nations of these withdrew from UNESCO in 2017? Spain; USA; India; Israel? USA and Israel

50.  What occurred unbroken East-West across the USA on 21 August 21 2017, for the first time since 8 June 1908: Snow; Rain; Solar eclipse; or Radio silence? Solar eclipse

 


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