The 2021 Big News Quiz

2021 Year-End Round-Up Trivia: 21 questions (and answers) from our daily and weekly news quizzes about the tremendous news stories of 2021. What is sedition? How long has Angela Merkel served as chancellor of Germany? What was the United State’s longest war? And what’s the Havana Syndrome? Take the 2021 Big News Quiz, and find out!

2021 Big News Round-Up Quiz

2021 Quizzes: 21 general knowledge multiple-choice questions about politics, leaders, and other big news topics in 2021. Click "start quiz."

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In his first address to congress as a president, President Joe Biden said some words, “No president has ever said.” Which were they?

Screenshot: CNBC
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What is sedition?

2. Photo: The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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Which Prime Minister had a wealthy donor pay for the redecoration of his official residence in what became 2021’s “cash for curtains” scandal?

3. Photo: Адміністрація Президента України, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Which world leader, apart from Donald Trump, benefited from large donations made by Billionaire Sheldon Adelson?

4. Photo: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Who was Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister?

Photo: 5. U.S. Department of State, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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How long has Angela Merkel served as chancellor of Germany?

6. Photo: Casa Rosada (Argentina Presidency of the Nation), CC BY 2.5 AR, via Wikimedia Commons
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Singer Rihanna took to Twitter to ask why aren’t we talking about India’s farmers' protests. What are they protesting?

Screenshot: Rihanna on YouTube
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What’s the capital of Myanmar?

8. Photo: OneNews, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Where was “Apple Daily” a newspaper?

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Which of these is right next to Iran’s southern port city of Bushehr?

10. Image: Flag_of_Iran.svg: VariousBlankMap-FlatWorld6.svg: Frank Bennettderivative work: Beao, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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Portland International Airport in Oregon hit the highest temperature ever recorded there since historical records began in 1940. What was it?

Photo: flypdx.com
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What is REvil?

12. Image: Eliphas Levi, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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What is the Pegasus software?

13. Image: Johannes Hevelius, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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What do the British refer to as Freedom Day?

14. Photo: Ardfern, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons
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Who was the first person in history to take off in his own spaceship?

Photo: 2021 (c) Virgin Galactic
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What is the Havana Syndrome?

16. Photo: Alberto Korda, via Wikimedia Commons
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Which country had one of its athletes defect during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

17. Screenshot: Reuters on YouTube
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What was the United State’s longest war?

18. Photo: English: Cpl. Reece Lodder, U.S. Marine Corps, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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The neighboring Texas and Mexico both had significant changes to their abortion laws. What were the changes?

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What is Insulate Britain?

20. Photo: Insulate Britain
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What was the message printed on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dress at the 2021 Met Gala?

Screenshot: 21. NBC New York  on YouTube
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Our 2021 Big News Quiz Questions List

  • In his first address to congress as a president, President Joe Biden said some words, “No president has ever said.” Which were they?

    Screenshot: CNBC

    What is sedition?

    Photo: The White House from Washington, DC, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Which Prime Minister had a wealthy donor pay for the redecoration of his official residence in what became 2021’s “cash for curtains” scandal?

    Photo: Адміністрація Президента України, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Which world leader, apart from Donald Trump, benefited from large donations made by Billionaire Sheldon Adelson?

    Photo: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Who was Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister?

    Photo: U.S. Department of State, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    How long has Angela Merkel served as chancellor of Germany?

    Photo: Casa Rosada (Argentina Presidency of the Nation), CC BY 2.5 AR, via Wikimedia Commons

    Singer Rihanna took to Twitter to ask why aren’t we talking about India’s farmers' protests. What are they protesting?

    Screenshot: Rihanna on YouTube

    What’s the capital of Myanmar?

    Photo: OneNews, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Where was “Apple Daily” a newspaper?

    Which of these is right next to Iran’s southern port city of Bushehr?

    Image: Flag_of_Iran.svg: VariousBlankMap-FlatWorld6.svg: Frank Bennettderivative work: Beao, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    Portland International Airport in Oregon hit the highest temperature ever recorded there since historical records began in 1940. What was it?

    Photo: flypdx.com

    What is REvil?

    Image: Eliphas Levi, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    What is the Pegasus software?

    Image: Johannes Hevelius, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    What do the British refer to as Freedom Day?

    Photo: Ardfern, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

    Who was the first person in history to take off in his own spaceship?

    Photo: 2021 (c) Virgin Galactic

    What is the Havana Syndrome?

    Photo: Alberto Korda, via Wikimedia Commons

    Which country had one of its athletes defect during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

    Screenshot: Reuters on YouTube

    What was the United State’s longest war?

    Photo: English: Cpl. Reece Lodder, U.S. Marine Corps, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

    The neighboring Texas and Mexico both had significant changes to their abortion laws. What were the changes?

    What is Insulate Britain?

    Photo: Insulate Britain

    What was the message printed on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dress at the 2021 Met Gala?

    Screenshot: NBC New York  on YouTube