2022 Famous Firsts Trivia Quiz: Who Done it First?

Updated on Sept. 25, 2022.

Year-End Quiz on 2022’s sports, political, and cultural first-time achievements. Who is the first woman to land a quadruple jump at the Olympics? Ketanji Brown Jackson will be the first what? And which movie features Disney/Pixar’s first same-sex kiss? Take the 2022 Famous Firsts Trivia Quiz!

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2022 Year-End Quiz: 22 trivia questions about the famous first achievements in 2022. No time-limit. How smart are you this year?

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1. Who is the first actor to win an Emmy award for a non-English performance?

Screenshot: Television Academy – YouTube

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2. Who is the first non-English-language performer to win the artist of the year award at MTV’s VMAs?

Screenshot: MTV’s Video Music Awards 2022

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3. Which movie features Disney/Pixar’s first same-sex kiss?

Screenshot: Disney / Pixar

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4. Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first what?

Photo: White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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5. Karine Jean-Pierre is the first White House Press Secretary to be what?

Photo: Erin Scott, The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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6. Anthony Albanese is Australia’s first Prime minister with what?

Screenshot: ABC News (Australia)

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7. The 14th Dr. Who is for the first time what?

Photo: BBC ONE via doctorwho.tv

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8. Facebook owner Meta Platforms has its first physical store. What does it sell?

Screenshot: Reuters on YouTube

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9. Air New Zealand is the first airline to offer what?

Photo: Air New Zealand on Twitter

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10. Where is the first US national monument dedicated to LGBTQ history?

Photo: Marko Kudjerski from Toronto, Canada, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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11. Who is the first openly LGBTQ actor to win an Oscar?

Screenshot: 94th Academy Awards / ABC

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12. Who is Emmy’s first Black woman to win the lead actress in a drama series award TWICE?

Screenshot: Television Academy – YouTube

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13. Which country’s representatives performed the first rap song to win the Eurovision Song Contest?

Screenshot: 2022 Eurovision Song Contest

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14. In the Brits’ first-ever genderless awards, who won more prizes?

Screenshot: Brits on YouTube

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15. The 2022 Grammy Awards were the first to be what?

Screenshot: Recording Academy / 64th GRAMMYs / CBS

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16. Who is the first woman to win both directing and writing Academy Awards?

Screenshot: 94th Academy Awards / ABC

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17. Which movie made history for being the first film from a streamer to win a best picture Academy Award?

Screenshot: CODA / Apple TV+

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18. What is the first Pixar movie directly solely by a woman?

Screenshot: Turning Red / Pixar

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19. What was Steven Spielberg’s first movie in a film festival’s official lineup?

Screenshot: TIFF Originals on YouTube

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20. The Beijing Winter Olympics were the first Games to feature what?

Screenshot: IOC Media on YouTube

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21. Who is the first woman to land a quadruple jump at the Olympics?

Screenshot: Eurosport

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22. Who was the first British monarch to have his funeral televised?

Screenshot: Sky News via YouTube

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Here’s a complete list of questions from the 2022 famous firsts quiz.

  • The Beijing Winter Olympics were the first Games to feature what?

    Screenshot: IOC Media on YouTube
    An Olympic Park for hosting winter games.
    Almost 100% artificial snow.
    An indoor Opening Ceremony.
    A secret ballot to determine the host city.

    Who is the first woman to land a quadruple jump at the Olympics?

    Screenshot: Eurosport
    Kamila Valieva.
    Alexandra Trusova.
    Alysa Liu.
    Sofia Akateva.

    In the Brits' first-ever genderless awards, who won more prizes?

    Screenshot: Brits on YouTube
    Nonbinary artists won two-thirds of the awards.
    The awards were split 50:50 between male and female artists.
    Female artists won two-thirds of the awards.
    Male artists won two-thirds of the awards.

    Ketanji Brown Jackson is the first what?

    Photo: White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Supreme Court justice without Juris Doctor from Harvard or Yale.
    Black female justice in the US Supreme Court.
    Supreme Court justice without an Ivy League degree.
    Supreme Court justice confirmed without a single vote from the Senate minority party.

    What is the first Pixar movie directly solely by a woman?

    Screenshot: Turning Red / Pixar
    Luca.
    Inside Out.
    Turning Red.
    Brave.

    Who is the first openly LGBTQ actor to win an Oscar?

    Screenshot: 94th Academy Awards / ABC
    John Gielgud.
    Kevin Spacey.
    Ariana DeBose.
    Tilda Swinton.

    Which movie made history for being the first film from a streamer to win a best picture Academy Award?

    Screenshot: CODA / Apple TV+
    Netflix’s The Power of the Dog.
    Netflix’s The Irishman.
    Netflix’s The Trial of the Chicago 7.
    Apple TV+'s CODA.

    Who is the first woman to win both directing and writing Academy Awards?

    Screenshot: 94th Academy Awards / ABC
    Jane Campion.
    Kathryn Bigelow.
    Chloé Zhao.
    Sofia Coppola.

    The 2022 Grammy Awards were the first to be what?

    Screenshot: Recording Academy / 64th GRAMMYs / CBS
    In New York City.
    In Las Vegas.
    Split into a pre-show and a prime-time telecast.
    Hosted by Trevor Noah.

    Facebook owner Meta Platforms has its first physical store. What does it sell?

    Screenshot: Reuters on YouTube
    Virtual reality equipment.
    Webcasting equipment.
    Quantum computing equipment.
    3D printers.

    Karine Jean-Pierre is the first White House Press Secretary to be what?

    Photo: Erin Scott, The White House, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
    Black.
    Openly Gay.
    Black and openly gay.
    Black and under 40.

    The 14th Dr. Who is for the first time what?

    Photo: BBC ONE via doctorwho.tv
    Played by a Jewish actor.
    Played by a Black actor.
    Played by a transgender actor.
    Played by a non-white person.

    Which country's representatives performed the first rap song to win the Eurovision Song Contest?

    Screenshot: 2022 Eurovision Song Contest
    The UK.
    Finland.
    Ukraine.
    France.

    Anthony Albanese is Australia's first Prime minister with what?

    Screenshot: ABC News (Australia)
    A non-Anglo surname.
    Eyeglasses.
    A New Zealand-born grandfather.
    A career as a child actor.

    Which movie features Disney/Pixar's first same-sex kiss?

    Screenshot: Disney / Pixar
    Luca.
    Toy Story.
    Turning Red.
    Lightyear.

    Where is the first US national monument dedicated to LGBTQ history?

    Photo: Marko Kudjerski from Toronto, Canada, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons
    San Francisco.
    New York City.
    Las Vegas.
    Boston.

    Air New Zealand is the first airline to offer what?

    Photo: Air New Zealand on Twitter
    Economy seats that recline into beds.
    Economy bunk beds.
    Kiwi's eggs omelette.
    Parachutes.

    Who is the first non-English-language performer to win the artist of the year award at MTV's VMAs?

    Screenshot: MTV's Video Music Awards 2022
    Bad Bunny.
    Daddy Yankee.
    Shakira.
    Enrique Iglesias.

    What was Steven Spielberg's first movie in a film festival's official lineup?

    Screenshot: TIFF Originals on YouTube
    The Fabelmans.
    Schindler's List.
    Saving Private Ryan.
    Lincoln.

    Who is the first actor to win an Emmy award for a non-English performance?

    Screenshot: Television Academy - YouTube
    Lee Jung-Jae (Squid Game).
    Álvaro Morte (Money Heist).
    Sofia Helin (The Bridge).
    Marco D'Amore (Gomorrah).

    Who is Emmy's first Black woman to win the lead actress in a drama series award TWICE?

    Screenshot: Television Academy - YouTube
    Cicely Tyson.
    Debbie Allen.
    Viola Davis.
    Zendaya.

    Who was the first British monarch to have his funeral televised?

    Screenshot: Sky News via YouTube
    Queen Elizabeth II.
    Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
    King George VI.
    King George V.

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