2023 Unwrapped: A Trivia Journey Through the Year’s Most Fascinating Moments

78 Questions to Relive 2023: A Whirlwind of Facts and Fun. HowSmart.net presents the ultimate challenge for trivia enthusiasts: “The 2023 Big Quiz of the Year.” This isn’t just any quiz; it’s a time capsule of the year’s most talked-about moments, wrapped in wit and wisdom.

What’s in This Brain-Teasing Bonanza?

Our 2023 Big Quiz of the Year has 78 questions and answers in 13 categories, each with six multiple-choice questions.

Big Headlines: A tour de force through 2023’s groundbreaking news. Think Chinese spy balloons, royal coronations, and everything in between. It’s not just news; it’s conversation starters!

World Headlines: From the cosmic awe of the dawn discovery to the mysterious submersible Titan, we cover the globe’s most compelling stories. It’s like taking a world tour from your couch.

Pop Culture: Unpack the year’s juiciest celebrity stories. Did you catch Rihanna’s big news or Prince Harry’s literary debut? Let’s test that gossip radar!

Movies: For film buffs, we’ve got questions about Oscar wins, superhero multiverses, and cinematic bans that stir more drama than the movies themselves.

TV: Are you a streaming savant? Prove it by answering questions about The Last of Us, HBO Max’s rebranding, and Rick and Morty’s interdimensional adventures.

Strange Pop Culture Facts: Get ready for the weirdest pop culture tidbits. Steven Seagal as a humanitarian? Kylie Jenner’s fashion roar? We’ve got it all!

Strange Facts: Embrace the bizarre, from Korea’s unique age system to the ‘Bird of the Century’ contest. It’s trivia at its most peculiar and most fascinating.

World Records: Celebrate the extraordinary, from Beyoncé’s Grammy heights to Martha Stewart’s surprising magazine cover. Records aren’t just broken; they’re remade here.

Tech-Biz: Navigate the tech landscape’s highs and lows, from Elon Musk’s X troubles to the newest iPhone frenzy. It’s a tech enthusiast’s dream quiz.

AI Year: Delve into AI’s groundbreaking year, exploring OpenAI’s leaps and Google’s Bard. Perfect for tech enthusiasts and AI-curious minds.

Sports: Relive sporting glory and heartbreak, from Tom Brady’s retirement to LeBron James’ record-shattering feats. It’s a sports fan’s paradise.

World Disasters: Reflect on 2023’s challenging moments, from the Sudan coup to the Maui wildfires. It’s a sobering, insightful look at our world.

Name the celebrity: End on a lighter note with a celebrity guessing game. Can you identify 2023’s influential figures?

A Trivia Journey Like No Other

Our 2023 Big Quiz of the Year isn’t just a test of knowledge; it’s a celebration of curiosity and a humorous, insightful look back at a year packed with surprises. Dive into HowSmart.net’s Big Quiz of the Year and see how well you remember the year that was!

Remember, it’s not just about getting the answers right; it’s about enjoying our world’s quirks and curiosities. After all, what’s a year without laughter and learning?

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2023 Big Quiz of the Year Questions

Big Headlines

1. What kind of device was shot down over the Atlantic by the US in February 2023?

2. What did Fox owner Rupert Murdoch admit to in his deposition in the Dominion Voting System’s defamation suit?

3. Which financial giant bought First Republic Bank’s assets and deposits?

4. What does AFTRA stand for in the Screen Actors Guild’s name?

5. What’s Donald Trump’s legal trouble in Fulton County?

6. Who was the first US Speaker of the House to be voted out?

World Headlines

1. What is the cosmic dawn?

2. What else did King Charles III swear to do besides being a “faithful Protestant” during his coronation?

3. What was the destination of the submersible Titan that disappeared in the Atlantic Ocean?

4. How did Russian President Putin describe Yevgeny Prigozhin after his untimely death?

5. What on Earth is an Omega Block in the wild world of weather?

6. What is the largest hospital in Gaza?

Pop Culture

1. Which of these singers was NOT in Rolling Stone’s 2023 200 Greatest Singers of All Time list?

2. What did Rihanna reveal during the Super Bowl LVII halftime show in 2023?

3. Which legendary musician has broken the record for the highest-grossing tour?

4. What is the UK’s fastest-selling non-fiction book ever?

5. Why was Dilbert canceled?

6. What 1973 event is widely regarded as the birth of hip-hop culture?


1. Who won Best Lead Actress at the 95th Academy Awards?

2. What is the Spider-Verse?

3. Why was the Barbie Movie Canceled in Vietnam?

4. Which film is the highest-grossing biopic in movie history?

5. In Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, what is Tom Cruise fighting?

6. How does the runtime of the “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” concert film compare to the actual duration of the concert?


1. In HBO’s adaptation of the video game “The Last of Us,” what’s causing humans to behave zombie-like?

2. What is the relationship between the two main characters in Apple TV’s “Shrinking”?

3. Who is the ruthless and powerful patriarch of the media mogul family in HBO’s Succession?

4. Why did Warner Bros. Discovery rename HBO Max?

5. What were Tucker Carlson’s last words on Fox News as a host?

6. What has changed in “Rick and Morty” Season 7?

Strange Pop Culture Facts

1. Who did Colin Farrell NOT thank in his 2023 Golden Globes acceptance speech?

2. What is Kylie Jenner’s lion head in this picture?

3. Which country gave Steven Seagal a humanitarian award?

4. Which vehicles were involved in Gwyneth Paltrow’s Deer Valley crash?

5. Why did M&M indefinitely pause its “spokes candies”?

6. In which book is Augustus Gloop described as “enormously fat”?

Strange Facts

1. Who is this mother of 23?

2. What is the Korean age?

3. How did Kim Jong-Un roll into Russia for his Sept. 2023 meeting with Putin?

4. In Sept. 2023, what did US military officials turn to the public for assistance in finding?

5. In 2023, which city saw a surge in blood-sucking guests ahead of international sporting events?

6. What is this celebrity bird from New Zealand?

World Records

1. Which of these artists made history at the 2023 Grammy Awards?

2. What is true about Bobi, the world’s oldest dog?

3. When was Martha Stewart born?

4. Where did Prime Minister Narendra Modi set a Guinness Record for the most nationalities in a single yoga lesson?

5. Where was the world’s oldest wooden structure discovered?

6. In which year did women cast their first votes at a Synod of Bishops?


1. Which US state banned TikTok from app stores?

2. What does Apple call “the world’s first spatial computer”?

3. Why were only John Oliver’s pictures uploaded to Reddit’s most popular channels in June 2023?

4. How were Zuckerberg & Musk planning to work out their differences?

5. Why did Apple rush to release an iPhone 15 update?

6. Which of these happened when Elon Musk tweeted his agreement with a statement accusing Jewish people of “hating white people”?

AI Year

1. Which tech giant owns part of OpenAI?

2. What is Bard?

3. Who’s in the picture?

4. What did AI do for the Beatles in 2023?

5. Who or what is Ernie Bot making waves in the tech world in 2023?

6. Where is Sam Altman, the ousted OpenAI CEO, setting up his new tech fortress?


1. In what position did Tom Brady retire from the NFL?

2. Who broke Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s NBA career scoring record?

3. How many teams will play in the 2026 World Cup?

4. At the 2023 Masters, Jon Rahm became the first golfer to accomplish what?

5. Which historical record did the 2023 NBA Finals break?

6. At the 2023 US Open, Novak Djokovic tied which tennis legend’s Grand Slam record?

World Disasters

1. Which city is Sudan’s capital?

2. Where is the Nova Kakhovka Dam?

3. What was the deadliest wildfire in US history?

4. Which country boasts the busiest rail system on the planet?

5. Where is the Atlas Mountains’ highest peak?

6. Where is the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region located?

Name the Celebrity

1. Who plays the villainous Moff Gideon in “The Mandalorian”?

2. Who is Bill in HBO’s The Last of Us?

3. Which piano man holds the record for the most Madison Square Garden shows?

4. Who’s the first songwriter to score seven Grammy nominations in the Song of the Year category?

5. Who’s the dreamy professor in this picture?

6. Who is this Oompa Loompa?

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