The Himsworths Christmas QuizPosted on

What better way to celebrate the holiday season and (hopefully) a brighter new year in 2017 for the world – (and also to celebrate the launch of our new website!) than with a Christmas quiz?
 
Feel free to steal the questions for your own Christmas and new year quizzes. We wish you all a restful break and a happy new year!
 
The answers are on this page.
 
January
 
What did Susanne Hinte claim she had put through her washing machine in January?
 
February 
 
There was a major explosion at which UK power station in February?
 
March
 
Which international company announced it was going to close a steel works in Port Talbot in March, leading to (then) Prime Minister David Cameron cancelling his holiday?
 
April
 
The Natural Environment Research Council opened up a public vote to name its new polar research vessel. What name did the public overwhelmingly vote for?
 
May
 
Who won the Spectator magazine’s competition to write the most offensive poem about Turkey’s President Erdogan?
 
June
 
At France’s Euro 2016 tournament, what was the Thunderclap?
 
July
 
During July Andrea Leadsom caused controversy when she claimed that something gave her an advantage over Theresa May. What was that something?
 
August
 
Team GB picked up 27 golds in total at the Rio Olympics including a gold in the women’s hockey. What nation did they beat in the final to cause a huge upset?
 
September 
 
Protests took place in which US city following the shooting of Keith Scott by police?
 
October
 
Anna Georgette Gilford became the talk of households up and down the country and on social media. Why?
 
November
 
There was consternation in the British press that Theresa May was not the first world leader Donald Trump called after his election triumph. Which country’s leader had the privilege of Trump’s first call?
 
December
 
Who won this year’s Turner Prize in December?
 
 
The answers can all be found here.

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