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 Wednesday, 18 December, 2002, 11:18 GMT
Quiz: 52 weeks, 52 questions
What do you remember about 2002? Here's a chance to test your knowledge of the year's events in the second instalment of BBC News Online's monster news quiz.

In a list of the UK's 100 most influential people in art, which of the following was thought most influential by the magazine ArtReview?
A: David Hockney
B: Damien Hirst
C: Tracey Emin
On the same list, Sandra Esquilant came in at 80. Who is she?
A: Editor of ArtReview
B: Landlady of the Golden Heart in Spitalfields, a pub frequented by many prominent young British artists
C: Producer of BBC One’s Rolf on Art - with six million viewers it's the most popular art show ever
Which of these insults was NOT thrown at this year’s Turner Prize short list?
A: "It's never the people who deserve to get nominated who get through."
B: "It is cold, mechanical, conceptual bullshit."
C: "Transit Van Gogh"
Will Self’s Dorian, Ethan Hawke’s Ash Wednesday and Wendy Perriam’s Tread Softly were all shortlisted for which literary prize?
A: The Booker Prize
B: The Whitbread Book Awards
C: The Literary Review Bad Sex Prize
14 men on toilets, a drag queen and a sailor engaged in a lewd public sex act. What?
A: Chapter one of Will Self’s novel Dorian
B: The Stuckist Movement’s protest against the Turner Prize outside the ceremony
C: The English National Opera’s production of Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera
"Hopefully, I'll be able to transcend language barriers with visual storytelling." Who?
A: Mel Gibson, who is to direct a film about Jesus, The Passion, in Latin and Aramaic with no subtitles
B: Poet Valerie Laws, who spray-painted words on a flock of sheep so they could create random sentences
C: Gabriela Irimia, one half of the chart-topping Transylvanian Cheeky Girls, saying British audiences have embraced their dance routine for Cheeky Girls (Touch My Bum)
Who wrote an autobiographical book which makes you privy to the fitness secret of doing 3,000 press-ups a day on a diet of porridge?
A: Pop star Geri Halliwell
B: Notorious prison inmate Charles Bronson
C: Notorious liar and prison inmate Lord Archer
“But it is all secret, I have to keep it dead secret, you know.” Who said it?
A: Blur singer Damon Albarn, refusing to say why guitarist Graham Coxon was asked to leave the band
B: Sir John Leslie, telling journalists his castle was to host Sir Paul McCartney’s secret wedding
C: Pregnant Hazel Kaneswaran, who entered TV talent show Pop Stars: The Rivals despite being 10 days too old to qualify
“This next one is for my _______.” To whom or what did Liam Gallagher dedicate a song during a gig in December?
A: Brother and bandmate Noel
B: Two fake teeth
C: Friend Robbie Williams
Warren Beatty, Oprah Winfrey, Spike Lee and Dorothy Dandridge were grouped together where?
A: As godparents of Michael Jackson’s son Prince Michael II
B: In Halle Berry’s teary Oscar acceptance speech
C: At Dudley Moore’s funeral
“Tell me how many Africans died for the baguettes on your Rolex?” An angry question associated with which miss?
A: Miss World, the much criticised glittering beauty contest which sparked protests and riots in Nigeria
B: Miss Moneypenny, taunting James Bond in Die Another Day – a film criticised for grotesque product placement
C: Ms Dynamite, the Mercury Prize winner, attacking irresponsible gangsta rappers in her song It Takes More
Actor Rod Steiger and directors Billy Wilder and John Frankenheimer all died this year. Put them in order, with the man who won most Oscars first.
A: John, Billy, Rod
B: Billy, Rod, John
C: Rod, John, Billy
"They've taken that dress. That pose. Those knickers. But they've got it wrong." Which star felt they had been misrepresented?
A: Newsnight presenter Jeremy Vine, regretting appearing as a saucy transvestite for the BBC’s Children in Need charity
B: Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado, who appeared in men’s mag FHM exposing lots of extra flesh thanks to liberal airbrushing
C: Australian pop star Kylie Minogue, who was upset that her Madame Tussaud’s scantily-clad waxwork was placed on all fours

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