Events In 2021 Quiz
12th December 2021 by Teresa W
2021 Has 'Zoomed' By, But How Much Can You Remember About Events During The Year? Our Trivia Quiz Will Remind You Of Some Of The Big And Not-so-big Stories That Hit The Headlines This Year.
Quiz of events from 2021
Back by popular demand and following on from my 2020 trivia quiz, here are another 12 topical trivia questions from events in 2021. Twelve brand new questions in this interactive version of the quiz I've used in network meetings this year. You can play by yourself or with your friends/colleagues. Answers revealed at the end.
A quick interlude in your next Zoom/Teams meeting perhaps?
If you like this, try my other interactive quizes.
Quiz: Events in 2021 Quiz
Question: Brian Pinker made history in January, what did he do?
- He fell into the fountain in Trafalgar Square at midnight
- He won the PDC World Darts Championship
- He received the first dose of the Oxford Astra Zenica vaccine
Answer: C. At 82, Brian was the first person to receive the Oxford AstraZenica vaccine at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. He said that "I am so please to be getting the Covid vaccine today and really proud that it is one that was invented in Oxford...".
Question: In February 2021, Frank Rothwell became the oldest man to do what?
- His clothes were shown in the National Gallery as part of London Fashion Week 2021
- Row the Atlantic solo
- His car was blown away in Kent during storm Darcy
Answer: B. At 70, Frank Rothwell was the oldest man to complete the solo Atlantic crossing, leaving the Canary Islands in December 2020 and arriving in Antigua in February 2021. He raised £1m for dementia research.
Question: Who was interviewed by Oprah Winfrey with the programme shown on ITV on 12 March 2021?
- Duke and Duchess of Gloucester
- Duke and Duchess of Kent
- Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Answer: C. The interview between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey drew a viewing audience of 11.3 million.
Question: In April, it was Colin v Cuthbert. Who/what were they?
- Pets owned by Elton John & Rod Stewart
Answer: A. Cakes. Colin the Caterpillar was produced by M&S from 1990 and took offence with Aldi producing a copyright infringing cake called Cuthbert. Not only are there Colins and Cuthberts, but also Curly (Tesco), Clyde (Asda), Cecil (Waitrose) and Wiggles (Sainsbury).
Question: In May, Alisson Becker did something unusual on the football pitch, what was it?
- He wore his t-shirt on back to front without noticing
- He played in a tutu for Breast Cancer Week
- He scored a goal with a header
Answer: C. The Brazilian is a goalkeeper and scored a goal in 95th minute for Liverpool and earned himself Liverpool's Goal of the Season 2020-21.
Question: The G7 took place in which English county?
Answer: C. Cornwall, it was held in Carbis Bay near St. Ives.
Question: What did Jeff Bezos do in July?
- He married his new girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez
- He went into space in Blue Origin
- He went undercover and worked in an Amazon warehouse for a day
Answer: B. He went into space in Blue Origin however he did not qualify to become an astronaut as the Federal Aviation Administration changed the rules.
Question: In August, faulty bascules affected a famous London landmark, which one was it?
- Tower Bridge
- The Tower of London
- The Palace of Westminster
Answer: A. Tower Bridge, it was the most complicated bascule bridge for the time when it opened in 1886. A bascule is the part of the bridge that can be raised and lowered using counterweights.
Question: Sarah Harding who died in September, was a singer in which pop group?
- The Bangles
- Girls Aloud
- The Spice Girls
Answer: B. Girls Aloud. The group originated from an ITV show called Popstars and Sarah was a member along with Kimberley Walsh, Nadine Coyle, Cheryl Tweedy and Nicola Roberts.
Question: What did Andy Murray lose when preparing for the Indian Wells, California, tennis tournament?
- His wedding ring
- His car
- His entry pass to the tournament grounds
Answer: A. His wedding ring, it was tied to his trainers which were stolen and then found in the Lost Property Office at the hotel. He was quite relieved to get it back.
Question: Rory Cellan-Jones, a former BBC Tech correspondent, has a pet called Cabbage, which was stolen in November. What is Cabbage?
- A pet tortoise
- A pet cat
- A pet dog
Answer: C. Cabbage was stolen, along with other dogs, when a criminal stole the dog walker’s van.
Question: The inventor of MTV died in December, who was he?
- Stephen Sondheim
- Virgil Abloh
- Mike Nesmith
Answer: C. Mike Nesmith. Not only was he a member of the Monkeys but his company also produced a show called 'Pop Clips' a forerunner of MTV
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