2020 quiz of the year: 40 questions from events in 2020 for your quiz

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2020 has been a year to remember – or forget – for many, with upheaval due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new president voted into office and dozens of new film and TV shows launched. Express.co.uk has put together a quiz through the year to test your knowledge of 2020.

This year has thrown up challenges for all of us, with multiple lockdowns, working from home and now cancelled New Year’s celebrations.

And with more time at home, we have had time to indulge in TV shows, watch numerous press conferences, and catch up on the latest celebrity gossip.

So just how much of this year can you remember? Test yourself with Express.co.uk’s quiz of the year below.

With rounds on news, celebrity, film and sport there is something for everyone.

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News and Current Affairs

1. What date was the first lockdown announced by Boris Johnson?

2. In which Chinese city was Covid-19 first identified?

3. In what month did Meghan and Harry announce they were stepping down as ‘senior’ royals?

4. How much did Captain Tom Moore raise? (to the nearest million)

5. What day and time were the 10 ‘Claps for the NHS’?

6. What did protesters in Bristol throw into the harbour during protests for racial equality?

7. At the very start of the year, which country experienced devastating bushfires in every territory?

8. In April Boris Johnson’s fiancé Carrie Symonds gave birth to a son, what did they name the child?

9. Where did Dominic Cummings drive to in order to test his eyesight?

10. Who gave the nation’s PE lessons online during lockdown?

News and Current Affairs answers

1. March 23

2. Wuhan

3. January

4. £32,795,065 – to the nearest million would be £33million

5. Thursday at 8pm

6. A statue of slave trader Edward Colston

7. Australia

8. Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas

9. Barnard Castle

10. Joe Wickes

TV and Film

1. What was the name of Joe Exotic’s rival in the hit Netflix series Tiger King?

2. Which star picked up the Best Actor award at the 2020 BAFTAS?

3. What was the most-watched documentary on Netflix this year?

4. How many Marvel filmed were released in 2020?

5. Gillian Anderson plays which former Prime Minister in The Crown?

6. Which James Bond film was delayed twice in 2020?

7. Which singer wrote, directed and executive produced Black Is King for Disney +?

8. Which foreign-language film won the Oscar for Best Picture at this year’s Academy Awards?

9. Who nearly set fire to their kitchen on This Morning?

10. Tess Daly announced she was quitting which presenting job after 11 years?

TV and Film answers

1. Carole Baskin

2. Joaquin Phoenix

3. Tiger King

4. None

5. Margaret Thatcher

6. No Time To Die

7. Beyonce

8. Parasite

9. John Torode

10. Children in Need


1. Who won Sports Personality of the Year 2020?

2. Which basketball superstar died in a helicopter crash?

3. Where were the Olympics supposed to be held in 2020?

4. Who did Manchester City beat to claim the Carabao Cup at Wembley?

5. Why was Novak Djokovic disqualified from the US Open in New York?

6. World champion Lewis Hamilton won the Bahrain Grand Prix but the race had a horrendous crash for which French driver?

7. Who was the only Premier League manager to be sacked during the summer resumption of the 2019-20 season?

8. Who won the Super Bowl in Miami?

9. In which round did Tyson Fury knock out Deontay Wilder to become the WBC heavyweight world champion?

10. England were beaten at Wembley by Denmark in October. Which two players were sent off during the game? (Half a point for each)

Sport answers

1. Lewis Hamilton

2. Kobe Bryant

3. Tokyo

4. Aston Villa

5. He accidentally hit a line judge with a ball in the throat

6. Romain Grosjean

7. Nigel Pearson

8. Kansas City Chiefs

9. Seventh round

10. Harry Maguire and Reece James


1. Which artist released the song WAP with Megan Thee Stallion?

2. Naturalist Sir David Attenborough briefly joined with social media platform?

3. Who won I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here this year?

4. Which American actor did singer Lily Allen secretly get married to?

5. Which Lord of the Rings and X-Men star posted a video of him received the coronavirus vaccine in December?

6. Which iconic singer-songwriter was credited with partially funding one of the successful Covid vaccines?

7. Tesla billionaire Elon Musk and singer Grimes welcomed a son this year. What’s his name?

8. Chadwick Boseman died in August, but which iconic Marvel hero did he portray?

9. Keeping Up with the Kardashians has come to an end, but how many series of the show have there been?

10. Which body part did Simon Cowell injure after riding an electric trail bike?

Celebrity Answers

1. Cardi B

2. Instagram

3. Giovanna Fletcher

4. David Harbour

5. Sir Ian McKellen

6. Dolly Parton

7. X Æ A-12

8. Black Panther

9. 20

10. His back

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