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Test your memory in the bumper quiz of the year

How much can you remember?

IT’S BEEN A long year, but we got through it.

How much can you remember? Test yourself in the bumper quiz of 2015.

1. In January, a massive storm battered Ireland. What was it called?
Monica
Joey

Phoebe
Rachel
2. This is a club sandwich at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January. How much did it cost a Bloomberg writer?
€15
€25

€38
€43
3. Which of these terms did water protesters NOT direct towards President Michael D Higgins in January?
Parasite
Maggot

Midget
Traitor
4. In February, this plane crashed, killing 43 people. Where?
Taiwan
Thailand

Vietnam
Laos
5. Prisoner Derek Brockwell became headline news when he escaped during a visit to which hospital?
Beaumont
The Mater

St Vincent's
Tallaght
6. What colour is this dress? (As per its designer, people who sell it and all reasonable humans.)
Black and blue
White and gold

Blue and gold
White and blue
7. In March, Ireland made loads of drugs legal because of a court ruling against amendments to which act?
Criminal Justice (Psychoactive Substances) Act
Misuse of Drugs Act

Offences Against The State Act
Criminal Justice Act
8. Squatters made headlines by taking up residence in what part of Dublin?
Cabra
Phibsboro

Stoneybatter
Grangegorman
9. Jeremy Clarkson was sacked by the BBC for punching a producer. What's the producer's name?
Oisin Tymon
Michael Hanafin

Mark O'Connell
Steven O'Brien
10. In April, who did this woman throw confetti at?
Jean Claude Juncker
Jeroen Djissellbloen

Mario Draghi
Martin Schutz
11. Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty on how many charges?
20
17

28
30
12. This mural sparked controversy. What Dublin street was it on?
George's Street
Andrew's Street

Aungier Street
Trinity Street
13. May saw the birth of the UK's newest princess. Which of these isn't one of her names?
Catherine
Elizabeth

Charlotte
Diana
14. 74 TDs voted down a bill that would have repealed the 8th Amendment. Whose bill was it?
Clare Daly
Ruth Coppinger

Catherine Murphy
Joan Collins
15. Ireland voted to legalise same-sex marriage in May. How many people voted yes?
1,154,742
1,201,607

1,345,789
1,423,339
16. Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on the cover of which magazine in June?
Vogue
Cosmo

People
Vanity Fair
17. It was revealed in June that the FAI had been paid €5 million after a goal by whom eliminated Ireland from the 2010 World Cup playoffs?
Thierry Henry
Yoann Gourcouff

William Gallas
Andre Pierre Gignac
18. Clerys closed suddenly in June. What is the name of the company which closed it?
Atrium
Elysium

Natrium
Stadium
19. This man dominated headlines in July. What's his name?
Alexis Tsipras
Yanis Varoufakis

Giorgos Stathakis
Yannis Dragaskis
20. Fidelma Healy-Eames spoke of "wiffy" in the Seanad chamber. She later said she was speaking which language?
French
Spanish

Italian
German
21. A dentist killed a lion, causing the world to lose its mind temporarily. Where?
Mali
Kenya

Zimbabwe
South Africa
22. A minion made worldwide headlines in August by blocking a road in which area of Dublin?
Santry
Artane

Coolock
Swords
23. Alan Shatter and the Irish Daily Star got in a row over a €12 expense claim for what?
Hair gel
Passport photos

Petrol
Coffee
24. The murder of two journalists live on air in America shocked the world. Which state did it happen in?
New York
Maryland

Virginia
Florida
25. In September, the Fennelly Report said that Enda Kenny didn't sack former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan. But who did he send to Callinan's house?
Alan Shatter
Frances Fitzgerald

Noirín O'Sullivan
Brian Purcell
26. An image of a toddler washed ashore sparked outrage about the migrant crisis. What was the boy's name?
Abdullah
Aylan

Rihan
Galip
27. Joe Duffy said Dublin is an "unadulterated kip" over-run with what?
Hipsters
Pound shops

Sex shops
Cyclists
28. In October, Sinn Féin wanted a new public holiday. When would it have happened?
24 March
21 April

22 May
24 April
29. Enda Kenny told a conference that he was warned that the army might be needed to protect banks and ATM machines at the height of the financial crisis. Where was the conference?
Dublin
Madrid

London
Berlin
30. A Russian plane was taken down in Egypt, killing 224. Where was it headed?
Moscow
St Petersburg

Novosibirsk
Samara
31. November was dominated by the attacks in Paris. Where wasn't attacked?
A concert venue
A soccer match

The Eiffel Tower
Restaurants
32. This TD said he's taking Fine Gael to court over their decision not to run him in the general election. Who is he?
Frank Feighan
Joe Carey

John Perry
Liam Twomey
33. A hotel siege in which African country left 27 dead?
Kenya
Nigeria

Mali
Ivory Coast
34. After the San Bernadino shootings in early December, there has been a mass shooting (more than four injuries) how often in the US this year?
One a day
One a week

One a fortnight
One a month
35. A man and two colleagues were found where after a tiger kidnapping at his home?
Dublin Port
Heuston Station

Connolly Station
Dublin Airport
36. A stabbing in a Tube station in London sparked which trending topic?
#NotInMyName
#YouAintNoMuslimBruv

#IslamAgainstExtremism
#KeepCalmAndFightExtremism
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