Welcome to our annual Christmas Quiz, compiled by Adam Boulton. Take the quiz to test your recollection of the highs and lows of the last twelve months.

This year the five sections are: Departed Legends, Wokery, Covid-19, The Final Frontier, Frost and Fizz.

The rules are simple. There are 20 questions with 5 multiple choice answers. Just click on the answer which you think is right. You’ll get your score at the end. Good Luck and no Googling.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Departed Legends

#1. Charlie Watts (b. 1941) owned a vintage pink suit that once belonged to...

#2. The Duke of Edinburgh (b. 1921) was eulogised by Prince Harry in a statement from his Californian mansion as “my grandpa: master of the barbecue, legend of...

#3. The singer Mary Wilson (b. 1944) titled her memoir...

#4. Fellow American musical genius and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930) lamented that “Two of the hardest words in the language to rhyme are...

#5. With his excitable enthusiasm, racing commentator Murray Walker (b. 1923) let slip all these clangers bar one...


#6. Stonewall’s “Best Practice” guidance for industry and institutions came under criticism this year. Which of the following is not to be found in Stonewalls handy “List of LBGT+ Terms”?

#7. Piers Morgan described the Duchess of Sussex’s book for children as “beyond parody”. What was its title?

#8. In a speech to mark International Men’s Day, Tory MP Nick Fletcher claimed that young men were turning to crime because...

#9. The artist Jesse De Wahl was cancelled by the Royal Academy and the Soho Theatre after writing a blog entitled "Over the Rainbow Something Went Badly Wrong". As an artist she is known for...


#10. Which of these was not a quiz team name in the infamous December 2020 Downing Street Christmas Party?

#11. By Christmas this time last year, approximately how many UK citizens had received a Covid Vaccine?

#12. Which of the following drugs is now used in NHS hospitals as a treatment for moderate cases of Covid-19?

#13. In which month this year was “the worst day” since the pandemic began in the UK for recorded Covid linked fatalities?

#14. As of 23 December this year, how many cases of Covid had been recorded in the UK since the pandemic began, to the nearest million?

The Final Frontier

#15. As competing billionaires raced into space, by how much was Richard Branson’s craft longer than Jeff Bezos’ bulbous rocket?

#16. Although the American took longer to get it up, how much higher did his rocket reach above the peak achieved by the Brit’s craft?

#17. After their brief trip into (sub) Space who said “It's extraordinary, extraordinary. It’s so much larger than me and life. It hasn’t got anything to do with little green men and the blue orb. It has to do with the enormity and the quickness and the suddenness of life and death.”?

Frost and Fizz

#18. The phrase “Champagne-sipping bankers on short-haul flights” was used by who to describe whom?

#19. Which phrase is Lord Frost best associated with?

#20. What is the name given to a large bottle of champagne containing the equivalent of a dozen standard bottles?


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