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Review of the year
quiz - how well do you
remember the year

Questions about the year 2013 in no particular order.
pdf version of the quiz & answers

Click on the globe at the end for the answers. Clearly some questions will be more relevant to certain nationalities - choose to suit. Use the opportunity to delve into the topics in more detail & give more speaking practice, maybe preparing how you might do this for when you discuss the answers. Students could then discuss their personal highlights of the past year & also what they would like to see happen in the world & personally achieve in the coming year.

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1. Who was sentenced to 35 years in prison, with a good chance of being released in 8?
Chelsea Manning

2. Who sang Space Oddity in space?
Chris Hadfield

3. Where was there a coup d'état in July?
Egypt demos

4 Who had a high profile year, being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize & addressing the UN?

5. Who was the world respected leader who died this year?

6. What is the name of the new humble Pope?

7. Which organisation did Nadezhda
Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were
released from Russian prisons, belong to?
Pussy Riot

8. What were the two mobile phones that made headline news?

9. Who became the first British singles champion at Wimbledon since 1936?

10. Rob Ford said he smoked crack cocaine, but noted, by way of explanation, that this happened“probably in one of my drunken stupors.”  Which Canadian city was he mayor of?

11. Where was the train crash in Spain that caused the death of 79 people?
train crash

12. Who gave away lots of secrets to become a hero to many & a traitor to others?

13. What is the name of the biggest refugee camp for people fleeing from the Syrian
conflict, which made it the fourth largest city in
that country?

14. Where did the attack on the shopping centre happen in September?

15. What is the name of the type photo that became popular?

16. Where did the bomb go off during a marathon?

17. Which video craze came & disappeared?
harlem shake

18. 6000 people were killed in the Philippines as a result of what natural catastrophe?

Quiz 2011 answers

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