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Quiz: How well do you remember these good news stories from 2020?

Because not everything that happened this year was bad…

Image: Papon Bernard/INPHO

AS YEARS GO, 2020 wasn’t the most enjoyable.

For those of you who didn’t enjoy it, however, it’s important to remember that not everything that happened this year was bad.

Here’s a look back at the good things that happened over an underwhelming (to put it mildly) twelve months. How much do you remember?

For the first time ever, the Academy Award for best picture went to an international feature film. What was it called?
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Parasite
Pain and Glory

Corpus Christi
Honeyland
After years of praying by sixth year students, the Leaving Cert was cancelled. How many people opted to be marked via Calculated Grades?
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36,000
46,000

56,000
66,000
Which 1990s soccer star praised a young Irish player for his clever way to train during self-isolation?
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Roberto Baggio
Gabriel Batistuta

Eric Cantona
Peter Schmeichel
How did people living in a block of flats in Ringsend in Dublin entertain themselves in late March?
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A socially distant rave
A socially distant game of bingo

A socially distant sing-song session
Socially distanced knick knacks
In November, Irish Rail announced they would start doing what at stations for two weeks during rush hour?
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Hand out free tea and coffee
Bring back 'platform pianos'

Donate profits on all tickets to homeless charities
Play bird songs on their PA systems
Also in November, Kamala Harris became the second person of colour to became US Vice president. Who was the first?
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Charles Curtis
Ron Dellums

Frederick Douglass
James W Ford
Sam Bennett lifted the nation’s spirits after becoming the first Irish rider to win the Green jersey at this year’s Tour de France since whom?
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Seamus Elliot
Sean Kelly

Dan Martin
Stephen Roche
Ireland gave up its spot at the Lacrosse World Cup to allow which Native American team to take part instead?
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Haudenosaunee Nationals
Iroquois Nationals

Navajo Nationals
Sioux Nationals
In May, New York City broke its previous record for the number of consecutive days without a pedestrian death. How many days is the new record?
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30 days
58 days

77 days
104 days
And finally, which country became the first in the world to make public transport free this year?
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Latvia
Liechtenstein

Lithuania
Luxembourg
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Well done
You made it through a tough year, and that's good enough for us
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You scored out of !
Fair play
Not only did you make it through a tough year, you were paying attention throughout it too. Give yourself a pat on the back!
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You scored out of !
Oh wow
A perfect end to an imperfect year - bualadh bos!
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