The Big 2021 Quiz

Here is a little something to keep the brain cells occupied over the Bank Holiday Weekend……..

Answers will be published early New Year.

  1. Name the winning horse and jockey of the Aintree Grand National?
  2. Which country won the Eurovision Song Contest?
  3. Pete & Ann were away on holiday for nearly all September, Where were they?
  4. Which county was this years Geocaching UK Mega held in?
  5. In which month did Prince Philip die?
  6. What vehicle did Prince Philip choose to carry his coffin at his funeral?
  7. A new £50 note entered circulation in June this year. Which scientist/mathematician is celebrated on the new note?
  8. A ship blocked the Suez Canal for days causing worldwide delays: What was the name of the vessel?
  9. A legal dispute hit the headlines in April when Colin launched legal proceedings against Cuthbert. Who are Colin and Cuthbert?
  10. Bitcoin became the official currency in which Central American country?


  11. The Zoom meeting of a UK council went viral this year, with one guest memorably exclaiming “You do not have the authority, Jackie Weaver!” What council was it?
  12. The cast of which long-running American sitcom reunited for the first time since the show’s finale in 2004 this year?
  13. Who was the female tennis star from South London who won the US Open this year?
  14. Which American singer terminated a 13-year legal conservatorship giving their father and others control over their finances and personal life?
  15. This year ITV announced they had axed The X Factor – what year was the show first aired?
  16. What is Adele’s long awaited album called?
  17. Matt Hancock resigned as Health Secretary in June, after being caught doing something in his office – what was it?
  18. In January 2021, online retailer Boohoo acquired which brand and website for £55 million?
  19. Which news channel was launched on 13 June?


  20. Who was the former owner of a Ford Escort sold at auction for more than £52,000?
  21. Police are called as hundreds flock to Diddly Squat Farm Shop – who is its famous owner?
  22. What is the name of the new James Bond film?
  23. September saw the eruption of a volcano on which Canary Island?
  24. The 2021 Labour Party conference took place in which seaside resort?
  25. The contactless payment limit is increased from £45 to how much?
  26. Alec Baldwin was filming on the set of which upcoming film when a terrible and fatal accident occurred?
  27. Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenne visited which British non-league football club’s stadium for the first time since buying it earlier in the year?
  28. Voyage is a studio album released on 5 November 2021 by which group?
  29. Which supermarket chain spoofed the John Lewis Christmas advert?


  30. At the end of November, which country became the world’s newest republic?
  31. The northern part of which English county saw a massive swing from the Conservatives to the Liberal Democrats in a by-election?
  32. Where was “I’m a Celebrity 2021” held?
  33. Who was the winner of “I’m a Celebrity 2021″?
  34. What is the is the current Geocaching Souvenir Challenge called?
  35. In February, Captain Sir Tom Moore passed away, aged 100. He raised more than £30m for NHS charities by initially walking how many laps of his garden?
  36. In July, Unesco removed its world heritage status from which UK site?
  37. On which planet did Nasa fly a small helicopter called Ingenuity, bearing a fragment of the Wright brothers’ first aeroplane?
  38. Name the drummer of the Rolling Stones, who died aged 80?
  39. Who controversially won the Formula 1 Championship in Abu Dhabi?


  40. Which sports personality was awarded an MBE for their campaigning to help vulnerable children?
  41. In June which MP defected from Conservative to Labour, calling his former party “reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic”?
  42. Which landscape in Northwest Wales is given UNESCO World Heritage status?
  43. AUKUS, a trilateral security pact with was formed between the UK, Australia and the United States to provide what to Australia?
  44. Who was the first civilian aboard his own winged rocket ship to reach space, attaining an altitude of 53 miles above ground—three miles beyond the threshold of space?
  45. Who filed a lawsuit against Disney — the parent company of Marvel Studios — over their decision to stream Black Widow on Disney+ simultaneously with the theatrical release?
  46. We all have heard of PCR Covid tests, what does PCR stand for?
  47. Which famous BBC DJ passed away on Christmas Day?
  48. Who was the above’s famous brother?
  49. Which European country’s flag change went largely unnoticed?
  50. Slovenia laid claim to having the largest pile of which substance in Europe?

One thought on “The Big 2021 Quiz

  1. Well, what do you know!
    Or, in the words of a famous waiter, I knew nothing! Well, nearly nothing!
    Andy dw i.

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