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Quiz: The big, big quiz of 2016

How much of it do you remember?

IT’S BEEN QUITE the year.

How much of it do you remember?

In January, David Bowie passed away. What was his last album called?
Lazarus
Black Star

Coming Home
Bowie
What prompted 90 complaints to the Late Late Show in January?
A lamb carousel
Katie Hopkins

A discussion about sex
Ryan Tubridy said the F word
In January, drug lord Joaquin Guzman was recaptured. What's his nickname?
El Toro
El Jackal

El Chapo
El Conquistador
February saw a general election in Ireland. How many seats did Sinn Féin win?
28
21

23
25
An RTÉ cameraman was injured in a protest on O'Connell Street in February. What was the protest about?
Water charges
Abortion

The launch of Pegida Ireland
Homelessness
A man was shot dead at a Dublin hotel. What is its name?
The Regency
The Ambassador

The Royal
The Imperial
March and April saw 1916 commemorations across the country. What was the name of RTÉ's performance event, watched by half a million people?
Conor McCabe
Revolution
Rebellion

1916
Centenary
ISIS attacks on Brussels killed 32 people. Attacks focused on an airport and what other location?
A subway station
A bus terminal

The European Parliament
The European Commission
Enda Kenny lost his first attempt at being nominated Taoiseach. By what margin?
108 to 43
111 to 40

97 to 54
121 to 30
Michaella McCollum gave her first interview since being released from prison in April. Where was she in jail?
Colombia
Peru

Ecuador
Bolivia
In April, which presenter announced they were leaving Newstalk?
RollingNews.ie
George Hook
Sean Moncrieff

Ivan Yates
Chris O'Donoghue
What happened on the same day the Dáil failed to elect a Taoiseach for a third time?
A mass protest
An innocent man was shot

Dublin Bus drivers went on strike
Athlone flooded
66 people died when an EgyptAir flight headed for Cairo crashed into the Mediterranean Sea in May. Where did it depart from?
Rome
London

Moscow
Paris
Brendan Howlin became leader of the Labour Party. Which of his TDs didn't show up to the announcement?
Joan Burton
Willie Penrose

Alan Kelly
Sean Sherlock
How long passed between the election and Enda Kenny's election as Taoiseach in May?
58 days
65 days

70 days
74 days
How many people voted for the UK to leave the EU?
17,410,742
16,141,241

16,857,419
19,321,877
Muhammad Ali died in May. Who did he fight in Dublin?
Joe Frazier
Sonny Liston

Alvin Lewis
Jerry Quarry
Half the country headed for France in June for the Euros. Which player scored Ireland's winner against Italy?
Wes Hoolahan
Shane Long

Robbie Brady
James McCarthy
Turkey had a coup attempt in July. What's the country's leader's name?
Fethullah Gülen
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Akın Öztürk
Hakan Fidan
A Nasa probe approached Jupiter after five years of travelling. What is it called?
Atlas
Spectrum

Juno
Zenith
87 people died when a terrorist drove a truck at a crowd in which French city in July?
Nantes
Bordeaux

Nice
Cannes
Where did Ireland finish in the Rio 2016 medal table?
38th
63rd

78th
45th
Which group announced a series of strike days in August?
Luas Drivers
Gardaí

Nurses
Dublin Bus staff
Hundreds of Irish Travellers were accused of causing chaos in a small town where?
Germany
France

Italy
Norway
Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt in September. How many kids do they have?
3
4

5
6
What did North Korea do in September which the South called "maniacal recklessness"?
Execute political dissenters
Withhold food from people

Test a missile
Build a wall at the border
A video showed Hillary Clinton being helped to her car in September. What illness did she have?
Gastroenteritis
Pneumonia

Bronchitis
Vertigo
By how much did October's Budget raise the price of cigarettes?
40 cent
15 cent

35 cent
50 cent
Munster coach and legend Anthony Foley died before a game in France. How many times did he represent Ireland?
45
58

62
70
The British government couldn't say in October if Irish people would be exempt from what plan?
Deportations of EU citizens on welfare
A foreign workers' register

Mandatory military service
Mandatory community service

Mandatory military service
Mandatory community service
Donald Trump won the US Presidential election. What number President does he become?
44
45

46
47
What was found at the Hellfire Club during an archaeological dig?
A megalithic tomb
Viking artefacts

A body
Stolen paintings
Irish jihadist Khalid Kelly was reported dead after carrying out a suicide bombing in which country?
Syria
Iraq

Iran
Yemen
In which Turkish city was the Russian ambassador to Turkey assassinated?
Istanbul
Ankara

Izmir
Adana
Gillian Bowler died in December. Which iconic Irish company did she found?
Dealz
Supermac's

Budget Travel
Leisureplex
On which Dublin street would you find Apollo House, the building occupied by homelessness protesters?
Poolbeg Street
Townsend Street

Pearse Street
Hawkins Street
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