The big 2022 quiz
Posted by Dan | Dec 24th, 2022 - 12:00pm
To celebrate this glorious season I decided to compile a mixed bag of questions to test your knowledge on a variety of things - some directly connected to Christmas and others are more general knowledge. Below are 120 questions, so take your time, grab a nice drink and work your way through this multiple-choice quiz to round out 2022. The questions range in topic and difficulty so be warned: there is a lot of variety in these questions, so feel free to form a team to give you the best chance possible! Or if you fancy yourself a bit of a quiz boffin, feel free to tackle these all solo...
All data collected in December 2022 - if you are visiting us in the future then keep this in mind!
As of December 2022, which company has the highest value (based on market cap)?
Which video game console is believed to hold the record for the best-selling console of all time, selling in excess of 155 million units?
Which Olympian has won more gold medals in the summer Olympic games than any other?
In the traditional Christmas carol, how many ladies are there dancing?
Which of the following metals has the highest melting point?
Which microstate in Europe is famous for its Grand Prix, an event it has held in the city streets since 1929 and a current staple of the Formula 1 calendar?
Which of the following fashion houses is NOT French?
How many books are there in the bible?
Approximately how many pubs are there in the United Kingdom?
What is the most common brand of car on UK roads?
What chemical is released by the pineal gland in order to make you feel sleepy at night?
Found in Dubai, UAE, the Burj Khalifa has held the record for the tallest building since 2009 - how tall is it?
Which tracking device was released by Apple in 2021?
Which of the following is the Metropolitan Police headquarters?
How many presidents have the United States of America had to date?
What alcohol is typically used to make a Moscow Mule?
Developed in Germany at the end of World War I by Arthur Scherbius and used extensively in World War II by the Axis forces, what was the Enigma Machine?
Where would you find an aglet?
What musical instrument, famous for its spooky and sci-fi sounds, uses two metal antennas to detect the position of the player's hands to control the frequency and tone of the note being played?
In what year were cigarette advertisements banned from TV in the UK?
What is the correct order for the fates of Henry VII's 6 wives?
How many miles does the Tour de France cycle race cover across its 23 days of races?
What is the most popular dog breed in the UK?Based on registration data with the Kennel Club
Which sport has the most fans worldwide?
Nasa's Opportunity rover, a.k.a MER-B or MER-1, touched down on Mars on January 25th, 2004. Its mission was planned to last roughly 90 sols (roughly 92.5 Earth days). It continued operation, recharging its batteries via solar and hibernating during dust storms until its battery finally died and it became unresponsive - how many (Earth) days was the Opportunity rover actually active?
Round 2 - All about Music!
Which song spent the most consecutive weeks at number 1 on the official charts?
Which group, excluding the Coldstream Guards who played the national anthem, opened London's Live Aid concert in 1985?
Clocking in at a whopping $6,010,000, what is the most expensive guitar ever sold?
Which composer has the most Academy Award nominations for best musical score as well as 5 wins for their work, including Jaws, Star Wars and Schindler's List?
Who did Elton John team up with in 2002 to produce the number 1 single "Sorry seems to be the hardest word"?
Which artist holds the record for highest-grossing tour, with 255 shows spanning 3 years and an actual gross of a staggering $776,200,000?
Whitney Houston's rendition of "I Will Always Love You" is undoubtedly an iconic rendition of a beautiful song, but who sang the original?
Which rap artist was famously shot dead in a drive-by shooting on the Las Vegas strip on September 7, 1996?
Which French electronic duo split in 2021 after a 28-year career which saw them win multiple awards including 6 Grammys?
In musical terminology, which word means the fastest tempo - typically in excess of 200 bpm?
Round 3 - Somethings Missing...
All of the following are stills from famous movies, but in each image something has been removed. All you need to do is tell us what it is!
Round 4 - Geography
Which two nations share the longest border on earth?
Which country exports more coffee than any other?
In which nation would you find Lapland?
Which nation's flag is the only current flag to have more than 4 sides?
Where would you find the black beach Reynisfjara?
Which of these countries capital city's name does NOT reference the country's name?
Since 2015, which country has been constructing a new capital, called the New Administrative Capital, east of its existing capital?
Which of the following nations does NOT have a territorial claim in Antarctica?
The Mediterranean Sea joins the Atlantic Ocean via the Strait of Gibraltar, the small strip of ocean separating the Iberian peninsula from North-West Africa. At its narrowest, roughly how wide is the Strait of Gibraltar?
In which ocean would you find the Mariana Trench, in which is Challenger Deep - the deepest known point on Earth?
Round 5 - Science
Which of the following Sharks can commonly be found in both salt and fresh water?
In the year 2006, Pluto was officially downgraded from a planet - what is its new classification?
Which element has the chemical symbol Hg?
Scientists typically measure temperature using the Kelvin scale, which uses 0 °K to represent absolute zero - what temperature is absolute zero in Celcius/Fahrenheit?
In Computer Science, how many bits are there in a byte?
The International Space Station is in low earth orbit where it has remained since 1998 - roughly how many times does the ISS orbit around the earth in 24 hours?
What is an Electrocardiogram used to monitor?
Where would you find a Quokka?
If I was to describe a region of space where the gravity is so strong that nothing can escape, including light, what would I be describing?
Each of the following has a history dating back millions of years, but which existed first?
Round 6 - UK signs, logos and symbols
Which roadsign would be used to denote high crosswinds?
Which icon marks an English Heritage site?
In which city would you see this logo?
Which of the following is NOT an official UK roadsign?
What does this seldom-seen road sign mean?
Round 7 - All things Film
How many movies have there been in the Die Hard franchise?
What is the highest-grossing film of all time?
Who played Franky Four Fingers In Guy Ritchie's 2000 film Snatch?
How many rings were there in the Lord of the Rings?
After years of waiting Leonardo Dicaprio won his first (and only) oscar, but for which film did he win it?
What was Pixar's first feature film?
Who voices Hiccup Haddock in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise?
In the 2006 Christmas film Deck The Halls, Steve Finch (played by Matthew Broderick) ends up feuding with his new neighbour, Buddy, after they attempted to out-Christmas Steve. Who plays Buddy?
Who was NOT a member of the cast of the 2010 movie The Expendables?
In the 1983 film WarGames, what game is played that causes the "simulation" of a Soviet attack on the US and nearly triggers World War III?
Round 8 - Name that music video
For each question you will get stills from 4 different music videos, all you need to do is name that artist!
Round 9 - The Big Events of 2022
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles ascended to the throne - Which regal number follows King Charle's name?
The global population hit another milestone in 2022, what number did it surpass on November 15th?
Who won best artist, song and album of the year at the 2022 Brit Awards?
Who announced their retirement from the limelight due to a diagnosis of aphasia?
Who was banned by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from attending the Oscars due to their poor behaviour in 2022?
Which famous tennis star was sentenced to 2 and a half years in prison because of hiding assets during bankruptcy proceedings?
After completing the shortest reign of any Prime Minister in UK history at just 44 days, who resigned from the position in October this year?
The FIFA World Cup wrapped up on the 18th of December, who took the win 4-2 on penalties?
The 2022 Commonwealth Games were able to go ahead this year, but where did they take place?
The UK actually had a good showing at the 2022 Eurovision competition, coming in at an absolutely astounding second place - which artist represented us?
Round 10 - From first to last
Let's bring this quiz home with 20 film and TV stills, showing their opening shot and closing shot (some liberties have been taken, otherwise half would be black screens and the other half would be the film's title!) merged into one, all you need to do is correctly identify what is being shown...
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