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Quiz: How well do you remember 2011?

Quizzing through the years.

IT’S NEARLY TIME to close the book on 2021 (and it’s not before time).

Before we look ahead, let’s rewind the clock back a decade to see what you remember about what happened in 2011.

 

There was a general election this year. Can you remember what month it was in?
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February
May

September
November
Fianna Fáil suffered its worst election result in the party's 85-year history. How many seats did it lose?
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16
28

51
64
It was a year of big visits, which of the following did NOT come to Ireland in 2011?
US President Barack Obama
UK Queen Elizabeth II

The Dalai Lama
Pope Benedict XVI
What reason was given for Obama leaving earlier than planned?
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There was an outbreak of swine flu in Michigan
There were fears he'd be grounded by a volcanic ash cloud from Iceland

The US had one of its government shutdowns
He'd seen enough
It was the year of Occupy movements in cities around the world. What was Dublin's protest called?
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Occupy Kildare Street
Occupy Dame Street

Occupy Leeson Street
Occupy Merrion Square
In what Japanese prefecture was a nuclear power plant meltdown triggered by a devastating earthquake?
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Fukushima
Tokyo

Kyoto
Hokkaido
Richard Dunne’s iconic performance against Russia took place in 2011.
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It did
No, that came earlier
The Arab Spring gripped many countries in the Arab world. In which of the following countries did it NOT result in regime change?
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Tunisia
Syria

Egypt
Libya
Ireland’s first civil partnership ceremonies were held this year.
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True
False
Michael D Higgins was elected President in October. Who came second in the frequently controversial race?
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Martin McGuinness
Seán Gallagher

Gay Mitchell
Dana Rosemary Scallon
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Michael D Higgins
You topped the poll!
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Enda Kenny
You became Taoiseach and your party became the biggest in the Dáil for the first time in its history. You did not get an overall majority though.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Seán Gallagher
You had a good run but ended up derailed.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Gay Mitchell
Not a great showing, I'm afraid.
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Micheál Martin
You suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government in the history of the Irish state.
Share your result:

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