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  • Question 1
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    The Covid-19 pandemic, which spread across the world in 2020, has drawn many comparisons to the deadly flu pandemic which broke out in 1918. What was the 1918 flu pandemic known as?

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    the swine flu

    the bird flu

    the Spanish flu

    the Mexican flu

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    'Parasite' became the first foreign-language film to win the Oscar for Best Picture in February 2020 marking a watershed moment in Oscar history. What country is it from?

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    Japan

    South Korea

    Iran

    Portugal

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    Which European country became the first to impose a strict lockdown in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus in March 2020?

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    Spain

    France

    Sweden

    Italy

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    The Tokyo Olympics didn’t go ahead as planned in summer 2020 because of the raging pandemic. It’s not the first time the Olympic Games have faced a disruption. How many times have the Olympics been cancelled?

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    never

    1

    2

    3

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    Which aircraft was cleared to return to the skies in 2020 after undergoing a root-and-branch review of its design and safety?

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    Boeing 737 Max

    Boeing 777

    Boeing 747-8

    Airbus A380

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    While many world leaders immediately realized the gravity of the pandemic, some politicians brushed off the threat of Covid-19 until they were taken ill themselves. Which politicians did not come down with the coronavirus in 2020?

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    Donald Trump (USA)

    Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil)

    Vladimir Putin (Russia)

    Emmanuel Macron (France)

  • Question 7
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    K-pop sensation BTS broke the YouTube record in August 2020 when their song attracted more than 100 million views within 24 hours of its premiere. What’s the song called?

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    I need you

    Dynamite

    Idol

  • Question 8
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    A wave of protests against racial inequality broke out in the USA and other countries following the death of George Floyd in police custody in…

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    Miami

    Minneapolis

    Chicago

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    Lewis Hamilton received a standing ovation after winning the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Portugal. With seven world championship titles under his belt he has now matched the record held by...

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    Michael Schumacher

    Niki Lauda

    Sebastian Vettel

  • Question 10
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    While many countries imposed strict measures in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, one European country went against the grain by adopting a more relaxed approach. Which one?

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    Denmark

    Sweden

    Switzerland

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    President Trump caused an outcry in April 2020 after making a remark about a possible coronavirus treatment. What did Trump suggest could fend off the virus?

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    drinking vodka

    injecting disinfectant

    using high-temperature saunas

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    Sports stars and celebrities paid tribute to basketball great Kobe Bryant, who died in a helicopter crash in January 2020. Which team did Bryant spend his entire career with?

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    Chicago Bulls

    Miami Heat

    Los Angeles Lakers

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    A disputed election result led to a wave of civil unrest in August 2020 in a country often referred to as ‘the last dictatorship in Europe’. Which one?

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    Azerbaijan

    Bulgaria

    Belarus

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    In November 2020, the Danish government ordered the slaughter of a certain type of animal to prevent the spread of a new dangerous strain of the coronavirus. Which type of animal was culled in Denmark?

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    mink

    fox

    red deer

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    What country passed a ban on assault weapons after a gunman went on a shooting spree in a rural community killing more than 20 people?

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    Canada

    Germany

    USA

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    Sean Connery, who achieved fame as the ‘original’ Agent 007, James Bond, died at the age of 90 in October 2020. Which of these Bond films did not star Connery in the title role?

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    Diamonds are Forever

    No Time to Die

    Goldfinger

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    Australian Open was one of the few sporting competitions to go ahead as normal this year. Which tennis player won the prestigious tournament for the 8th time?

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    Roger Federer (Switzerland)

    Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

    Rafael Nadal (Spain)

  • Question 18
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    SpaceX made a giant leap for space travel in 2020 when it became the first private company to launch a space mission. The company was founded by...

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    Bill Gates

    Jeff Bezos

    Elon Musk

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