This is the year that was…

  1. The first scheduled direct flight from Australia to the UK took place this year. Which city did it take off from? Perth
  2. Who resigned as Brexit Secretary on 8 July? David Davis
  3. On 3 July, 23.6 million viewers watched England win their first World Cup penalty shoot-out for some time – against who? Colombia
  4. The first statue of a woman was unveiled in Parliament Square this year. Who was it a statue of? Millicent Fawcett
  5. On 4 November, Ross Edgley became the first person to do what? Swim around the cost of Great Britain


  1. The European Community was created in 1957 by which treaty? Treaty of Rome
  2. Who succeeded Charles de Gaulle as French president? George Pompidou
  3. What is the official language of Liechtenstein? German
  4. What is the longest river in Britain? River Severn
  5. What was the Portuguese currency before joining the euro? Escudo


  1. How many players are there on an Olympic curling team? Four
  2. In which year did Maradona score a goal with his hand? 1986
  3. What is the largest stadium in the world? Azteca stadium in Mexico City
  4. What year did the Five Nations Rugby Championship become the Six Nations Rugby Championship? 1999
  5. In which country is the Interlagos F1 circuit? Brazil


  1. Which actor played Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy? Michael J Fox
  2. Who was the folk singer and pop star who changed his name to Yusuf Islam and converted to the Muslim faith? Cat Stevens
  3. Which British adventurer was appointed the youngest ever chief scout at the age of 35?  Bear Grylls
  4. Sue Townsend wrote a diary about which boy aged 13 ¾? Adrian Mole
  5. Who was co-founder and lead guitarist of the band REM? Peter Buck

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