2021’s Famous Firsts Trivia Quiz

Daily quiz on 2021’s Famous Firsts world records: Who is the first gay man on a British banknote? Bidens’ dog Major made history as what? And who was the first person to launch into space in a spaceship they owned? Take the 2021 famous firsts trivia quiz!

2021’s Famous Firsts World Records Quiz

Daily Quiz for Dec. 7, 2021: 15 First-Ever World Records from 2021 general knowledge multiple-choice questions on current events, tech, culture, and more. Click “start quiz.”

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

Photo: 2021 (c) Virgin Galactic

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2. 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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3. Who was the first sitting US Vice President to march in a pride parade?

Photo: Ted Eytan from Washington, DC, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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4. Which sports made their Olympic debut in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

Screenshot: Tokyo 2020 / Eurosport

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5. Who is the first Black woman buried at the Pantheon monument in Paris?

Photo: Lucien Waléry, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

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6. How did the first-ever authentic Banksy piece turn into an NFT art?

Image: sothebys.com

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7. The 2021 COP26 climate talks ended with a deal that, for the first time, does what?

Photo: 首相官邸ホームページ, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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8. What is the first-ever Netflix series to win an Emmy for best drama?

Screenshot: The Crown / Netflix

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9. Naftali Bennett is the first Israeli Prime Minister who…

Screenshot: Kan11 News

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10. What is the world’s first publicly accessible art storage facility?

Photo: F.Eveleens, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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11. What’s unique about this Amsterdam canal bridge?

Screenshot: The Independent on YouTube

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12. Who are Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi?

Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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13. Ji-Young, Sesame Street’s first Asian American muppet, is of which descent?

Screenshot: Sesame Street

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14. Bidens’ dog Major made history as what?

Photo: Adam Schultz, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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15. Who is the first gay man on a British banknote?

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  • How did the first-ever authentic Banksy piece turn into an NFT art?

    Image: sothebys.com
    It was animated into a gif-meme.
    It was shredded and filmed.
    It was burnt and filmed.
    It was scanned into a 100Gb file.

    Bidens' dog Major made history as what?

    Photo: Adam Schultz, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    The first animal shelter dog to live in the White House.
    The first German Shepherd named Major to live in the White House.
    The first dog to bite someone in the White House.
    The oldest German Shepherd to live in the White House.

    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
    “When I was vice president.”
    “Madam House Speaker.”
    “Madam Vice President.”
    "Gun violence has become an epidemic in America."

    Who are Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi?

    Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    The first astronauts on SpaceX Crew Dragon.
    The first astronauts on the International Space Station.
    The first astronauts to reach Mars.
    The first astronauts to perform a pre-dawn splashdown.

    Naftali Bennett is the first Israeli Prime Minister who…

    Screenshot: Kan11 News
    Comes from a right-wing party.
    Wears a yarmulke (kippah).
    Was under 50 when elected.
    Supports the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    Who was the first sitting US Vice President to march in a pride parade?

    Photo: Ted Eytan from Washington, DC, USA, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Al Gore.
    Dick Cheney.
    Joe Biden.
    Kamala Harris.

    Who is the first gay man on a British banknote?

    Freddy Mercury.
    Alan Turing.
    Justin Fashanu.
    Oscar Wilde.

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

    Photo: 2021 (c) Virgin Galactic
    Elon Musk.
    Jeff Bezos.
    Richard Branson.
    Alan Shepard.

    What’s unique about this Amsterdam canal bridge?

    Screenshot: The Independent on YouTube
    It’s the oldest pedestrian bridge in Amsterdam.
    It was designed by Rembrandt.
    It’s a present from France.
    It’s a 3D-printed pedestrian bridge.

    Which sports made their Olympic debut in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics?

    Screenshot: Tokyo 2020 / Eurosport
    Judo, parkour, snowboarding, and windsurfing.
    Karate, sport climbing, skateboarding, and surfing.
    Aikido, ice climbing. bodyboarding, and kitesurfing.
    Sumo, bungee jumping, kiteboarding, and surf kayaking.

    Who is the first Black woman buried at the Pantheon monument in Paris?

    Photo: Lucien Waléry, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Josephine Baker.
    Dorothy Dandridge.
    Billie Holiday.
    Eartha Kitt.

    What is the first-ever Netflix series to win an Emmy for best drama?

    Screenshot: The Crown / Netflix
    The Crown.
    The Queen’s Gambit.
    House of Cards.
    Narcos.

    What is the world's first publicly accessible art storage facility?

    Photo: F.Eveleens, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    London’s V&A East Storehouse.
    Paris’s Pompidou Centre’s Art Factory.
    New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art.
    Rotterdam’s Boijmans Museum Depot.

    The 2021 COP26 climate talks ended with a deal that, for the first time, does what?

    Photo: 首相官邸ホームページ, CC BY 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    Commissions a space expedition to find alternatives for Earth.
    Promises climate financing to all vulnerable countries.
    Vows net zero emissions worldwide by 2030.
    Targets fossil fuels as the key driver of global warming.

    Ji-Young, Sesame Street’s first Asian American muppet, is of which descent?

    Screenshot: Sesame Street
    Indian.
    Japanese.
    Chinese.
    Korean.