2020 Quiz

Welcome to our free New Year 2020 Quiz with 24 fun trivia questions and answers in total. The music can be played with your Spotify account – just click right here for the playlist. This New Years Quiz – Year 2020 is for free. Happy New Year and Good Luck!

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Question 1

a) Corona, pandemic, Covid-19 are words that we heard almost daily in 2020. It was in Hubei province in China that covid-19 was first found. What´s the name of the city in China?

b) Covid-19 is a disease caused by SARS-CoV-2. What does Covid-19 stand for?

c) In 2020, we have been in a pandemic. What is the difference between a pandemic and an epidemic?

Question 2

a) in 2020, people, cities and in some cases even countries have been quarantined to prevent the spread of the infection; What does the word quarantine mean?

b) The concept of quarantine started in the 14th century in connection with the highly deadly bubonic disease. What was the disease called?

c) Keeping our distance is something we learned in 2020. But in 2010, there were no restrictions on keeping a distance and it was also the year that Therese and Ron from Canada beat the Guinness World Record in the world’s longest hug. How long did the hug last?

Question 3

a) Actor (Sir) Sean Connery left us in the fall of 2020. Sean is best known for his role as Bond, James Bond. He appeared in a total of seven (7) Bond movies between 1962-1983. What´s the name of the seven movies where we see Sean Connery portraying Bond?

b) Sean didn´t receive an Academy Award (Oscars) for his role as James Bond, but he has been awarded Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Jimmy Malone, a cop wanting to stop gangster Al Capone activities. The movie came out in 1987, what´s the name of the movie?

c)  The premiere of the Bond film No Time to Die was due to premiere in 2020 but was postponed due to the pandemic. What is the name of the actor who plays James Bond for the fifth time in the new Bond movie?

Question 4

a) It was Joe Biden who defeated Donald Trump and will become the 46th President of the United States. For the first time ever, it will be a woman as Vice President. What is her name?

b) Donald Trump represented the Republicans, and the winner Joe Biden represented the Democrats. The parties each have an animal as a symbol. What animals are they?

c) Donald Trump has been a frequent user of Twitter. Here are three Donald Trump tweets. What is the word/name missing (x) ?

1) “The concept of global warming was created by and for the X in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive”

2) “X will pay for the wall!”

3) So ridiculous. X must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill X, Chill!

Question 5

a) The Academy Awards took place February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 2020 was a historic year if we take a look at the winner of Best Picture Award. Never before has a non-English language movie won the award for Best Picture. What is the name of the South Korean movie?

b) The movie Joker had most nominations but received only two awards. One of them were for the Best Actor award. What is the name of the actor portraying the character Joker?

c) The Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir won the Best Song Award for the movie Joker. Hildur also made the music for the popular HBO mini-series Chernobyl from 2019. What year did the Chernobyl nuclear accident occur?

Question 6

a) The British writer John Le Carré left us in December 2020. His books were mostly set during the Cold War. During the Cold War Germany’s capital Berlin were divided into West- & East Berlin. Between which years was Berlin divided?

b) One of John’s most famous books is the espionage novel that became a movie in 2011. The title of the book consists of four words. The first three are: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier. What is the fourth and final word in the book title?

c) In addition to his writing, he has also taught language at an English private school. The school was founded back in 1440 and has had several famous students such as: author Ian Fleming, author George Orwell and Prime Minister Boris Johnson to name a few. What is the name of the private school?


Question 7

(Play the song 7 rings from the list: Year 2020 – MOQ.com)

a) The winner of GRAMMY´s Best Pop Solo Performance went to Ariana Grande with this song. What´s the name of the song?

b) In this song we hear a familiar melody that we find in the song My favorite things which became famous through a musical from 1959. What´s the name of the musical?

Question 8

(Play the song Adore You from the list: Year 2020 – MOQ.com)

a) What is the name of the song and who sings it?

b) The singer appeared on the cover of the world’s largest fashion magazine; Vogue, in December 2020 and became the first ever to … First ever to do what?

Question 9

(Play the song Rain On Me from the list: Year 2020 – MOQ.com)

a) The song Rain On Me is sung by two famous singers. Which two?

b) Speaking of rain, you can create artificial rainfall by flying over the clouds and spread chemicals over the clouds. It was used after the Second World War for example. What chemicals can you use to make it rain?

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