Captain’s Quiz – Week 17 Answers
Subject – 2019 & 2020
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1 The travel company Thomas Cook unfortunately went bust in 2019 after over 175 years of organising holidays. Where was their first excursion to in 1841? Leicester to Loughborough.
2 The Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave birth to their first son Archie in May 2019, where is he in line to the British throne? Seventh.
3 Which three major sporting events took place on "Super Sunday", July 14th 2019? Wimbledon Men's Singles Final, British F1 Grand Prix and Cricket World Cup Final.
4 Which computer scientist did BBC viewers vote as "The Most Iconic Figure of the 20th Century" in July 2019? Alan Turing.
5 What was the name of South Africa's Rugby Union World Cup 2019 winning captain? Siya Kolisi.
6 Which former dictator's body was exhumed and moved to a new resting place in October 2019? General Franco.
7 Tiger Roll won the 2019 Grand National for the second year running, which horse completed the same feat in 1973 & 1974? Red Rum.
8 What three word slogan did the Conservatives use to win the 2019 General Election? Get Brexit Done
9 Who did the BBC announce in June 2019 would be losing their free TV licences? Over 75 year olds.
10 What did Channel 4 replace PM Boris Johnson with after he refused to part in an election debate in November 2019? A Block of Ice.
11 What movie was pulled from the cinema chain Vue after a mass brawl in November 2019? Blue Story.
12 Which TV series that had its finale in 2019 caused controversy with thousands of fans demanding it should be remade with a different ending? Game of Thrones
13 What did Liverpool Street, Kings Cross & Edinburgh Waverley stations become the last to remove in April 2019? Toilet Charges.
14 Who in February 2019 became the oldest manager of a English Premier League team? Roy Hodgson.
15 With the scores level after 50 overs and after a "super over" how did England win the 2019 Cricket World Cup? By scoring the most boundaries.
16 Which country legend known for 'Island in the Stream' and 'The Gambler' died in March 2020? Kenny Rodgers
17 In 2020, which US city did George Floyd die after being subdued by police officers? Minneapolis
18 In 2020, Which basketball star died in a helicopter crash? Kobe Bryant
19 What date did the UK go into lockdown? March 23rd
20 In 2020, Which film won Best Picture at the Oscars? Parasite
21 Which town was Dominic Cummings driving to test his eyesight after being infected with coronavirus? Barnard Castle
22 On February 2nd 2020, a terrorist related attack took place in which area of South London? Streatham
23 EastEnders celebrated which birthday back in February this year? 35th
24 Which new bank note entered circulation in February this year and features the face of artist JMW Turner? £20
25 In April, who addressed the nation in their first ever Easter message? The Queen
26 On what date the World Health Organisation declare the coronavirus a pandemic? March 11th
27 Which self-styled spiritual medium and television personality passed away on January 3rd 2020? Derek Acorah
28 Between February 8th and 9th, a powerful storm hit the UK. What was it called? Storm Ciara
29 Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds welcomed a new baby son on April 29th, what is his first name? Wilfred
30 On January 2nd, why was a third state of emergency declared in New South Wales, Australia? Bushfires

Next Set of Questions Monday 27th July. Hope you have enjoyed.

Feel free to share your scores with me….. Andrew Harding – Club Captain

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