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Quiz from January 31st, 2017
Each answer is worth 1 point with the exception of the Money Ball Question, which is worth 3 if correct, minus 1 if incorrect and the picture round, where each question has two parts with a point for each part correctly answered, three points if you get both parts right. Answering all questions correctly is worth 50 points.
Year in Review – Movie Taglines of 2016
- What installment from the Marvel Cinematic Universe released in May was promoted with the tagline: “United We Stand. Divided We Fall”?
- What animated movie released in June was promoted with the tagline: “An unforgettable journey she probably won’t remember”?
- What movie released in September was promoted with the tagline: “The untold story behind the Miracle on the Hudson”?
- What movie released in December was promoted with the tagline: “A rebellion built on hope”?
Money Ball Question: What movie, directed by Mel Gibson and released in November, which has been nominated for a Best Picture Oscar, was promoted with the tagline: “One of the greatest heroes in American history never fired a bullet”?
Picture Round – Year in Review – 2016 Presidential Hopefuls
- What is the name of this member of the Democratic Party who ran for President in 2016? He was once Governor of what state?
- What is the name of this member of the Republican Party who ran for President in 2016? She was the CEO of what company from 1999 to 2005?
- What is the name of this member of the Republican Party who ran for President in 2016? He is currently the Governor of what state?
- What is the name of this Presidential hopeful who ran for the office in 2016? She is now retired from what profession?
- What is the name of this member of the Republican Party who ran for President in 2016? He is currently a U. S. Senator representing what state?
Year in Review – Sports
- What soccer team became unlikely English Premiere League Champions in May, as they were given odds of 5000-1 of being champions at the beginning of the season?
- Who took over from Frank Vogel as the head coach of the Indiana Pacers in May?
- American swimmer Katie Ledecky won four gold medals and one silver, while setting two world records, at the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In which of the four categories that make up competitive swimming did she win all five medals?
- A major sports story was broken by Steve Wyche, a reporter from NFL.com, in August, when he noticed what player doing something unusual at a preseason game?
Money Ball Question: The Chicago Cubs became the baseball World Series Champions for the first time in 108 years when they beat the Cleveland Indians in seven games. Who was the MVP of the series?
Year in Review – People in the News
- Mexican Drug Lord Joaquín Guzmán was recaptured in January following his escape from a maximum security prison six months earlier, which he achieved with the aid of a tunnel built under his cell. By what nickname is he better known?
- In February what CEO of what company defied an order by the FBI to unlock the phone of Syed Rizwan Farook, who, along with his wife Tashfeen Malik, was responsible for the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernadino, California?
- Following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who did President Barack Obama nominate as his replacement, a nomination that the GOP led Senate refused to vote on?
- The UK Independence Party, better known as Ukip, was highly influential in bringing about a vote to leave the European Union in the United Kingdom’s Brexit referendum held in June. Who was the party’s leader at the time?
Money Ball Question: What actress, who starred in the 2014 film adaptation of John Green’s novel The Fault In Our Stars, was arrested in October while protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline?
Year in Review – Happenings
- Millions of documents created by Mossack Fonseca, a law firm and corporate service provider, detailing thousands of offshore accounts belonging to numerous prominent people were leaked to a German Newspaper, which published details of the documents in April. What are these documents popularly known as?
- What acclaimed series, which was first available for viewing on Netflix in July was set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana?
- As is traditional, part of the closing ceremony for the Summer Olympic Games, held in August in Rio de Janeiro, was handed over to the city that will be hosting in 2020, to offer a preview of their opening ceremony. What city will it be?
- What television journalist’s memoir entitled Settle For More, and first published in November, has a section which focuses on the first Republican debate, held in Cleveland in August, and hosted mainly by Fox News?
Money Ball Question: What city commemorated the centenary of an event known as the 1916 Easter Rising in March?
Year in Review – Albums
- In February the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the musical Hamilton won the Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album and in June the musical itself won eleven of the record-breaking sixteen Tony nominations that it received. Who is single-handedly responsible for the show’s music, lyrics and book?
- Who released the album Lemonade in April, which Rolling Stone magazine named the best album of the year?
- Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, whose critically acclaimed album Coloring Book, released in May, which is the first streaming-only album to receive a Grammy nomination, is better known by what stage name?
- What singer, who released the album Dangerous Woman in August, first came to prominence playing Cat on the Nickelodeon series Victorious and also starred in its spinoff Sam & Cat?
Money Ball Question: What is the title of David Bowie’s twenty-fifth studio album, intended as a parting gift to his fans, which was released two days before his death in January?