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A nuclear power plant in which country went into metldown after an earthquake in 2011?

Japan Click to see the answer

In 2010 which website began publishing secret US diplomatic & military documents?


Complete the name of this former Prime Minister. 'Ramsey ______'


David Cameron became Prime Minister of the UK in which year?


In 1973, Princess Anne married who?

Mark Phillips

Alex Tsipras has been Prime Minister of which country since 2015?


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In what year was Maggie Thatcher first elected UK Prime Minister?

1940 Click to see the answer

In March 2015 terrorists attacked tourists at the Bardo Museum in which country?


Who resigned as Prime Minister in 1905?

Arthur James Balfour

Disgraced football administrator Sepp Blatter comes from which country?


Over 270 girls were abducted from a school in which country in 2014?


Complete the name of this former Prime Minister. 'Edward ______'.


What is the somewhat politically incorrect name for a left-handed wrist spinner in cricket?


Over how many people are thought to have been killed in typoon Haiyan in 2013?


Who replaced MacArthur as UN commander in Korea?

Matthew Ridgway

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Helmut Kohl was Chancellor of which European giant?

Germany Click to see the answer

Ayatollah Khomeini took over which country 1979?


Complete the name of this former Prime Minister. 'Clement ______'.


In what year was John Major first elected UK Prime Minister?


Enda Kenny is the Prime Minister of which country?

Republic of Ireland

Ariel Sharon became the 11th Prime Minister of which country>


Which of these is a real electoral system?

First Past The Post

In August 2015 off duty soldiers foiled a terrorist attack in which country?


In what year was John Lennon shot dead in New York?


Bashar al-Assad is Head fof State of which country?


In 2007, the UK witnessed a 'bank run' on which bank, the first for 150 years?

Northern Rock

A major stampede at a religious pilgrimage happened in which country in September 2015?

Saudi Arabia

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Russia was temporarily suspended fron the G8 in 2014 after annexing which territory?

Crimea Click to see the answer

Francois Hollande has been President of which country since 2012?


Who became President of the USA in 1929 the year of the Wall Street Crash?

President Hoover

In what year was Tony Blair first elected UK Prime Minister?


EL Godkin founded what left-wing magazine in 1865, now the oldest continuously published political magazine in the US?

The Nation

Archbishop Desmond Tutu was a senior cleric from which country?

South Africa

Pope Francis is the first Pope from which continent?

South America

In what year did Neil Armstrong land on the moon?


CERN's large hadron collider is in which country?


In 1989, which of these significant historical events happened in Europe?

Berlin Wall Fell

How was President John F. Kennedy related to Attorney General Robert F Kennedy?


Anders Behring Breivik carried out a mass shooting in which country in 2011?


Dolly The Sheep was the first what?

First Cloned Mammal

In 2010, who became the first female Prime <inister of Australia?

Julia Gillard

A 113-day lockout in which major league finished in January 2013?


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In July 2000, which famous plane crashed?

Concorde Click to see the answer

Eva Peron died in which year?


American Presidential elections always take place in which month?


In which month of 2014 did Russia formerly annex Crimea?


How is Justin Trudeau related to former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau?


In November 2001, the world changed with the introduction of which music device?


Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is from which country?

South Korea

In 1999, it was ruled that which US tech giant had a monopoly and was heavily fined as a result?


What trademarked word describes corporate-funded political lobbying that is meant to look like grassroots activism?


How many babies was Mandy Allwood expecting when she hit the news in 1996?


American politician Sarah Palin comes from which state?


Paul Elmsley painted the first official portrait of who in January 2013?

Kate Middleton

In 2007, which supermodel was forced to do Community Service for assaulting her assistant?

Naomi Campbell

Sepp Blatter was suspended from which organization in 2015?


Ghostwriter Lynn Vincent actually wrote 'Going Rogue,' a 2009 tome supposedly authored by what US political figure?

Sarah Palin

In what year did 6 US Embassy workers famously escape from Iran with the help of the British and Canadians?


Bess Myerson, the first Jewish Miss America, went on to a political career in what city?

New York City

In 1968, widow Jackie Kennedy married who?

Aristotle Onassis

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In what year did global drug baron Pablo Escobar get caught?

1993 Click to see the answer

Nelson Mandela and Margaret Thatcher both died in which year?


In 2013, which holiday fell on the same say as the first day of Hanukkah?


According to legend, who rode through the streets of Coventry naked and was seen by someone called Tom, leading to the phrase 'Peeping Tom'?

Lady Godiva

In 1997 President Clinton denied having relations with whom?

Monica Lewinsky

In what year was David Cameron first elected UK Prime Minister?


Francisco Franco was leader of which European country?


In what year was James Callaghan first elected UK Prime Minister?


South African Desmond Tutu held which position in the church?


Now known for such political commentary such as 'Manufacturing Consent,' in which discipline did Noam Chomsky gain fame?


In which year did Winston Churchill begin his second term as Prime Minister?


In what year did Whitney Houston sadly pass away?


In 1998, the FDA approve which drug that will enhance the sex lives of men around the world?


What happened in 476 AD that changed the political face of Europe?

Fall of the Roman Empire

Before her involvement in politics, Hillary Clinton had which career?


In August 2015 off duty soldiers foiled a terrorist attack on which form of transport?


In 2013, no players were inducted in the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time since which year?


In what year did England defeat Argentina in the Falklands war?


In 2014, what did the spacecraft Philae become the first to land on?


How many children does Tony Blair have?


In DC political slang, who are the Beltway Heathers?

The press corps elite

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Enrique Peña Nieto became President of which country in 2012?

Mexico Click to see the answer

Apple changed the music industry with the launch of what device in 2001?


In 2009, which footballer set a world record for transfer fees (£80,000,000)

Cristiano Ronaldo

George W Bush was US President. What did the W stand for?


In 2003, which Disney pirate themed caper proves a huge box office hit?

Pirates of the Caribbean

Silvio Berlusconi was the scandal-hit Prime Minister of which country?


Jacob Zuma has been President of which country since 2009?

South Africa

Jacques Anatole Francois Thibault wrote the political satire Penguin Island under what nationalistic surname?

Anatole France

Before going into politics, what was Vladimir Putin's job?

KGB Officer

Justin Trudeau, elected Prime Minister of Canada in 2015, is the son of which former Prime Minister?

Pierre Trudeau

Mariano Rajoy has been Prime Minister of which country since 2011?


Raul Castro has been President of which country since 2008?


Over which country was a Malaysian Airlones plane shot down in July 2014?


What U.S. President's State of the Union address lasted a record 81 minutes?

Ronald Reagan's

By what name was the serial killer Albert DeSalvo, who killed 13 women between 1962 and 1964, better known?

The Boston Strangler

In May 2006, who failed in a high profile attempt to break the world record by holding his breath underwater for longer than 8 minutes and 58 seconds?

David Blaine

Euro notes and coins came into circulation in which year?


Justin Trudeau was elected Prime Minister of which country in 2015?


In which country did a ferry sink in April 2014, killing hundreds of school students?

South Korea

In what year Pablo Escobar get caught?


In what year did Saddam Hussein get captured by American forces?


What country saw a fierce political rivalry between Liberal William Gladstone and Conservative Benjamin Disraeli?

Great Britain

In 1948, Daniel Malan won power in South Africa and began instituting apartheid as the leader of what political party?

Nationalist Party

IN 2005, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was elected as the first female Head of State in which continent?


In what year did The Sun publish their famous headline 'It Was The Sun What Won It'?


In what year did Lance Armstrong 'win' his first ever Tour De France?


Juba is the capital of which newly-created country?

South Sudan

In World War II, what was a 'guinea-pig' slang for?


In which North African country was there a terrorist attack on tourists in June 2015?


President Obama restored diplomatic relations with which country at the end of 2014?


In what year did the cost of a Super bowl advert exceed $1,600,000 for the first time?


Russia was suspended from which organization in 2014 after annexing Crimea?


In 1993, Rachel Whiteread became the first woman to do what?

Win the Turner Prize

Born in 1908, which author is best remembered for his series of novels on James Bond?

Ian Fleming

In what year did Margaret Thatcher's son, Mark, go missing in the Sahara desert for six days during a car rally?


Hugo Chavez is sworn in as President of Venezuela in what year?


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The Watergate Scandal rocked America, but which US President was involved?

Richard Nixon Click to see the answer

Who was re-elected Speaker of the United States House of Representatives on January 2013?

John Boehner

Whose acquittal for the second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin led to protests in July 2013?

George Zimmerman

What nationality was infamous Drug Lord Pablo Escobar?


The first ever Star Wars was released in what year causing an international sensation overnight?


Which hugely influential African American minister who was assassinated in 1965?

Malcolm X

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Who was Prince Albert of Monaco's mother, sadly killed in a car accident in 1982?

Grace Kelly Click to see the answer

How much would a copy of The Daily Mirror have cost you in October 1951?

1/2 d.

Which famous scientist was born in Germany in 1879, became a Swiss citizen in 1901 and later became a US citizen in 1940?

Albert Einstein

Which sportsman admitted to doping in his career in an interview with Oprah?

Lance Armstrong

What sort of court case did Max Mosley win against the News of the World in 2008?


Which major sports league reached a settlement on concussion-related lawsuits in August 2013?


Who resigned from their post as U.S. Secretary of Labor in January 2013?

Hilda Solis

Which country almost went bust in the Euro zone in 2012?


Pope Benedict XVI replaced which famous Pope?

John Paul II

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John Paul II became Pope in which year?

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In 1959, which American celebrity sued the British Daily Mirror newspaper for implying he was homosexual?


In World War I, which group of people produced and read the Dreadnought newspaper?

Conscientious objectors

Who was the first woman to read the 'Nine O'clock News' on BBC TV?

Angela Rippon

When did the CD first replace vinyl as the best selling music format in the USA?


What was the name of the pope who resigned in February 2013?


What painting was stolen from the National Gallery in 1994?

The Scream

What did the USA buy on March 30 1866 for a price of $7.2 million?


Who admitted to running a huge Ponzi Scheme in America in 2009?

Bernie Madoff

Name this person famous for his almighty gaffe in the winter of 1987?

Michael Fish

Kimgazer is a newspaper in which country?


Who was officially declared winner of the 2012 US Presidential Election on January 2013?

Barack Obama

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Who got sentenced to 33 months in prison in January 2013 for selling weapons to Iran?

Christopher Tappin Click to see the answer

Which magazine was banned from news-stands in the US in 1960?


Name this former US President from 81-89?

Ronald Reagan

Jack Ruby murder of Lee Harvey Oswald is generally regarded as the first live televised murder, but what year did it happen?


What Royal event happened in 2012?

Diamond Jubilee

Which former U.S. President was released from hospital in January 2013 after suffering from bronchitis?

George H. W. Bush

Which bank collapsed on 15 September 2008, causing a global financial crisis?

Lehman Brothers

Who is convicted of racketeering in August 2013?

Whitey Bulger

Who owns the global media company News Corp?

Rupert Murdoch

Social Network Facebook became a publically listed company in what year?


What was the former incarnation of the Sun newspaper?

Daily Herald

Which American President ordered the dropping of the first atomic bomb?

Harry S Truman

The social network Twitter was first launched in which year?


Which all news US TV network launched in 1980?


Lithuania, Estonia, and Latvia win independence from USSR in which year?


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Which magazine did Helen Gurley Brown edit for over 30 years?

Cosmopolitan Click to see the answer

Which politician said 'Trayvon Martin could've been me 35 years ago'?

Barack Obama

Jackie Kennedy thanked the American public for their support in which year?


What prize was awarded to Mark Wallinger at The Tate Liverpool on 3 December 2007?

The Turner Prize

Which famous couple got married on April 29, 2011?

Kate & William

The launch of which website on 15 January 2001 represented a fundamental shift in how people access information?


Richard Branson and Per Lindstrand completed the first transpacific hot air balloon flight in what year


Which 100m sprinter shattered the world record in the Beijing Olympics?

Usain Bolt

To whom was Prince Charles referring in his outburst against the press when he said 'I can't bear that man'?

Nicholas Witchell

Which 'Doctor' was arrested in 1910 on board the SS Montrose for the murder of his wife and is regarded as the first criminal to be arrested with the help of radio communication?

Dr. Crippen

Which football manager took over Manchester United in 1986?

Sir Alex Ferguson

Titanic becomes the highest-grossing film of all time in what year?


Which band beat X-Factor's Joe McElderry to the Xmas number 1 after an internet campaign?

Rage Against The Machine

Who was the first woman to be shot by the FBI?

Bonnie Parker

Who was the British Prime Minister at the outbreak of the Second World War?

Neville Chamberlain

Which United States Senator for Texas was a major force behind the government shutdown of 2013?

Ted Cruz

Which military dictator died on August 16th 2003 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia at the age of 78?

Idi Amin Dada

The one and only Boris Johnson, winner of the 2008 London Mayoral race but who was the Liberal Democrat candidate turned reality TV star who ran against him?

Brian Paddick

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Which Kennedy ran for President in 1960?

John F Kennedy Click to see the answer

What's the name of the comic strip couple that have appeared in the Sun newspaper since 1976?

George and Lynne

Who did Barack Obama go up against in the 2012 American Election?

Mitt Romney

Which newspaper is the oldest newspaper in the US that is still published today?

New York Post

Which model famously divorced Richard Gere in 1995?

Cindy Crawford

Jimi Hendrix died in which year?


Who made headlines in 2013 for becoming the world's most expensive footballer?

Gareth Bale

Who did Bill Clinton beat when he stood for president first time round (1992)?

George Bush

Which American president's wife was called Thelma?


Which country saw the first outbreak of the deadly 'Swine Flu' in 2009?


Which U.S. city filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2013?


Which number President was Bill Clinton?


Who is the all-time best-selling fiction writer in the world, whose 78 crime novels have sold an estimated 2 billion copies?

Agatha Christie

Which English daily newspaper became a tabloid in 1971?

Daily Mail

Mikhail Gorbachev was President of which country?

Soviet Union

Which Canadian province was flooded in June and July of 2013?


What was the name of the dance that went viral in February 2013?

Harlem Shake

Silvio Berlusconi has become Prime Minister of Italy how many times?


The global recession of 2007 is often referred to as '_____'?

The Credit Crunch

The Euro currency was first introduced in what year?


Which famous newspaper was forced to close after a scandal in 2011?

News of the World

MTV launches 24/7. What was the first song it played?

Video Killed The Radio Star

Who painted 'Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I' which reportedly sold for a record 135 million dollars in June 2006?

Gustav Klimt

Who resigned as mayor of San Diego in August 2013?

Bob Filner

Sky News was launched in what year?


The cruise liner the Costa Concordia dramatically sunk off the coast of which country in 2012?


Who commanded the Allied forces, which invaded Europe on D-Day?

Dwight Eisenhower

Which BBC presenter and news correspondent was once the editor of the Independent newspaper?

Andrew Marr

What's the name of the newspaper gossip columnist who died in 2007?

Nigel Dempster

What type of sweets was American President Ronald Reagan known for having on his desk?


Which pop star died in a plane accident in 2001 due to an overweight plane?


Who was the first British monarch to broadcast a Christmas message to the nation?

King George V

Who was the first person pictured on a British postage stamp?

Queen Victoria

Which figure was once sacked as a reporter on The Times for falsifying a quote from his godfather?

Boris Johnson

What was Louise Brown of Bristol's claim to fame in Oldham in 1978?

First Test Tube Baby

Which British monarch was on the throne at the beginning of the 20th Century?

Queen Victoria

Who disclosed NSA documents to the public in 2013?

Edward Snowden

Back in 1930, who became the first non-American to be chosen as Time Magazine's 'Person of the Year'?

Mahatma Gandhi

Which information technology company revealed that its customers' data was stolen in October 2013?


The British newspaper The Daily Telegraph was founded in what year?


Which politician said 'the President should … let them keep what they've got' in 2013?

Bill Clinton

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Kim Jong-Un became leader of North Korea in which year?

2011 Click to see the answer

Who famously sang Candle In The Wind at Princess Diana's funeral?

Elton John

What US President declared war on Great Britain in 1812?

James Madison

Hugo Chavez, who died in 2014, was President of which country for 14 years?


What unusual pet did US President John Quincy Adams have in 1826?


A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand in which year?


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The election of which Prime Minister was accompanied by the 'Cool Britannia' phase?

Tony Blair Click to see the answer

Which of these is NOT a popular daily newspaper in the UK?

Daily Moon

How many people were killed in the Charlie Hebdo shootings in 2015?


What was Margaret Thatcher's maiden name?


Which article of clothing was popularized by US President Theodore Roosevelt?

Panama hat

Controversial movie 'The Interview' was about which country's leader?

North Korea

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the leader of which organization?

Islamic State

Which paper won the Newspaper of the Year title at the British Press Awards in 2008?

Financial Times

Which goaltender is the all-time leader in regular season shutouts in the NHL?

Martin Brodeur

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As of 2019, how many member states are there in the European Union?

27 Click to see the answer

Bhumibol Adulyadej is the head of state of which country?


Which former US Vice President died in 1978?

Hubert Humphrey

Jean-Claude Juncker holds the Presidency of which organization?

European Union

Who did the 2008 Sun newspaper headline 'Pornocchio' refer to?

Heather Mills

For how long did the Taliban rule as government in Afghanistan?

5 years

In which year did the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II take place?


What did US President Theodore Roosevelt give his name to?

Teddy bear

What is Chequers, which Prime Minister's are free to use?

Country Retreat

Which former US President was born in 1911?

Ronald Reagan

Morgan Tsvangirai was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of where in 2009?


Who travelled from 'Pole to Pole' and 'Around the World in 80 Days'?

Michael Palin

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In which section of the newspaper are you most likely to read stories about Ulrika Jonsson?

Showbiz Click to see the answer

Golda Meir was the first female Prime Minister of which country?


Which of these famous people are you most likely to read about in the sports section of the newspaper?

Alex Ferguson

In which country did a factory collapse in 2013, killing over a thousand people?


In which year did Hitler become Chancellor of Germany?


Ahmet Davutoglu became Prime Minister of which country in August 2014?


Who was the subject of the 2009 tabloid headlines 'Off With His Fred' and 'Shred the Fred'?

Fred Goodwin

In which year did Russian troops occupy Afghanistan?


Which original web browser was purchased by AOL in 1998?


Of which newspaper was Alastair Campbell once the political editor?

Daily Mirror

In which European country is Le Monde one of the main national daily newspapers?


In the early '70s, which publication uncovered the US political scandal of Watergate?

Washington Post

In which section of the newspaper are you most likely to read stories about Peter Andre?


Which was the first Sunday newspaper in 1924, to publish a crossword?


Where does the Prime Minister reside?

No 10 Downing Street

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In which section of the newspaper are you most likely to read stories about Mike Hill and Dan Hanley?

Film Click to see the answer

Lyndon B Johnson was US President. What did the B stand for?


What is the name of former Prime Minister Tony Blair's wife?


Which former US President said 'The ballot is stronger than the bullet'?

Abraham Lincoln

James Buchanan was the first only USA President that was also what?

A bachelor

Author Terry Pratchett died in 2015 after being diagnosed with which condition in 2007?

Alzheimer's disease

Which Cabinet post did John Major hold immediately prior to becoming Prime Minister?


Which still popular newspaper was founded in 1843?

News of the World

Whose outburst on GMTV in autumn 2007 inspired the Sun headline 'Help! She needs somebody'?

Heather Mills

Which vegetable did the Sun newspaper famously use to superimpose former England manager Graham Taylor's head on?


Who did Eva Braun married to for just one night before she committed suicide?

Adolf Hitler

Which of these people is NOT somebody you're likely to read about in the entertainment section of the newspaper?

Andy Roddick

Who was sworn in as President of America in 2001?

George W Bush

Who became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 and returned to Space in 1997?

John Glenn

Which of these was first published in the US 'Daily Illustrated Mirror' in 1904?

Color photographs

Who said 'If this is justice I'm a banana' when his publication was ordered to pay £600,000 in libel damages in 1986?

Ian Hislop

In August 2015 there were two huge explosions at a port in which country?


In 2007, which was the only remaining newspaper to be printed as a broadsheet?

Daily Telegraph

In the 70s, what did journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover?


What did the D stand for in the name of Franklin D. Roosevelt?


It was alleged that which state was behind the Sony Pictures 2014 hack?

North Korea

What 1970's president openly discussed his battle with hemorrhoids?

Richard Nixon

Which American President features on the US one Dollar bill?

George Washington

In US politics, what is a RINO?

A moderate Republican

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