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2010 Quiz - Quiz of the Year

2010 Quiz of the Year!

What an amazing year it's been! We've had predicting octopuses, a massive oil spill and who could forget the amazing rescue of the Chilean miners! See how much you remember from 2010!

Matt Cardle

1.) Question 1

A terrible start to the year in Haiti. The country was hit by a massive earthquake in January, killing thousands. Where is Haiti?

Haiti after the earthquake
  1. The Caribbean
  2. Africa
  3. Europe

2.) Question 2

Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton made history in February by becoming the first woman to kayak 2,010 miles down a river on her own. Which river was it?

Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton
  1. Volga
  2. Nile
  3. Amazon

3.) Question 3

Avatar was nominated for a massive nine Oscars - but at the ceremony in March, how many awards did the 3D film come away with?

The Oscar statue
  1. Three
  2. Six
  3. Nine

4.) Question 4

In April, a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico soon became known as the worst in US history. Which oil company was associated with the spill?

Oil spill
  1. BC
  2. BP
  3. BK

5.) Question 5

In May - as a result of the general election, David Cameron became the Prime Minister of the UK. Who was appointed as his Deputy?

10 Downing street
  1. Nick Clegg
  2. Gordon Brown
  3. Matt Smith

6.) Question 6

Fans around the world found lots of ways to remember Michael Jackson a year after his unexpected death. How old was he when he died?

Michael Jackson
  1. 40
  2. 50
  3. 60

7.) Question 7

Paul the Octopus became famous in July for correctly predicting the outcome of World Cup matches. Which country wanted to buy him?

Paul the Octopus
  1. England
  2. Spain
  3. France

8.) Question 8

In August, the world's eyes were on Chile, where a group of miners were trapped in a gold and copper mine. How many miners were stuck?

Chilean miner
  1. 31
  2. 32
  3. 33

9.) Question 9

In September, Pope Benedict XVI arrived in the UK for four days. Where does the Pope live?

  1. Spain
  2. Vatican City
  3. France

10.) Question 10

In October - the Commonwealth Games took place in India. Which city were the Games held in?

2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games
  1. Mumbai
  2. Delhi
  3. Goa

11.) Question 11

The moment all Harry Potter fans were waiting for came in November - the release of Part 1 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows! Where was the world premiere of the film held?

The stars of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
  1. London
  2. Hollywood
  3. Paris

12.) Question 12

Who could forget Matt Cardle winning The X Factor in December! What is the name of his debut single?

X Factor winner Matt Cardle
  1. When We Collide
  2. When We Kiss
  3. When We Say Goodbye


  1. The country of Haiti is in the Caribbean. About 230,000 people died in the quake.
  2. Helen began her journey down the Amazon River near Nauta in Peru and finished on 28 February near Almeirim in Brazil.
  3. Avatar won three Oscars for art direction, cinematography and visual effects.
  4. Oil started gushing into the sea after a BP oil rig exploded and sank off the coast of Louisiana on 22 April.
  5. Nick Clegg is the leader of the Liberal Democrat party and he became Mr Cameron's Deputy after a coalition government was formed.
  6. The King of Pop died, aged 50, just weeks before he was due to start a series of comeback concerts in London.
  7. Spain wanted to buy Paul the 'psychic' octopus after he correctly predicted they would win the World Cup, but his owners said no!
  8. 33 miners were trapped for about two and a half months before a massive rescue operation took place to free them.
  9. The Pope lives in Vatican City.
  10. The 2010 Commonwealth Games were held in Delhi. The organisers were criticised after lots of the facilities weren't ready on time for the athletes.
  11. The premiere of the film was held in London. The film went on to smash UK box office records taking about £17.5m over its first weekend.
  12. Around 17.2 million people watched Matt perform his debut single When We Collide, after he beat Rebecca Ferguson to the X Factor title!

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