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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About The Most Popular News Stories Of The Last Year?

From sporting highs to Eurovision lows – what can you remember?

Katie Taylor's homecoming on June 7, 2019 after becoming the undisputed lightweight world champion.
Katie Taylor's homecoming on June 7, 2019 after becoming the undisputed lightweight world champion.
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IT’S BEEN A BUSY 12 months of breaking news, from backstops to royal babies.

Staying on top of developments is easy these days – you can scroll through the news first thing, or listen to the headlines on your morning commute – but over a full year, there’s a lot to take in.

So, now that we’re over halfway through 2019, it’s time for a check in. How much can you really remember of everything that’s happened since this time last year?

Let’s see…

1. On 15 July 2018, France beat Croatia to become World Cup champions. But who was the top goalscorer of the whole tournament?
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Harry Kane, England
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Romelu Lukaku, Belgium

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Olivier Giroud, France
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal
2. Aretha Franklin passed away in August 2018, and her funeral featured performances from Chaka Khan and Stevie Wonder. How long did it last?
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Three hours
Five hours

Seven hours
3. In September 2018, Ireland’s first Krispy Kreme store opened to massive fanfare (and late-night queues). Where is the store located?
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Dundrum
Blanchardstown

Clondalkin
4. These are the Collins Dictionary top three words of 2018. But which one of them took the number one spot?
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Single-use (referring to non-recyclable materials)
Backstop (widely used in reports about Brexit)

Floss (c’mon, you know the dance)
5. NASA's twin Mars Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, were launched in 2003. The world waved a final goodbye to one of them in February 2019 - but which one?
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Spirit
Opportunity
6. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed Baby Mountbatten-Windsor in May 2019. What are his two first names?
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Theo Edward
Archie Harrison

Louis Charles
7. The Netherlands won Eurovision 2019 in May 2019 with a total of 498 points. Ireland did not do quite so well. What was our score?
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16 points
22 points

29 points
8. In June 2019, Katie Taylor became the lightweight World Champion. Where did her victory over Delfine Persoon take place?
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T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas
Madison Square Garden, New York

Staples Center, Los Angeles
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