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New Year Quiz


A mix of general knowledge and questions relating to 2019.

Answers on Thursday 2nd January.

1. In April, what major change occurred in relation to a certain tax.

2. what major financial event didn't take place in 2019

3. Regarding Brexit, which were the two extended exit dates in 2019?

4. Thomas Cook collapsed in September, which travel company bought the shops.

5. In May, which TV show was cancelled following the death of one of the participants

6. In April, which new political party was formed

7. In June the BBC announced the over 75's would no longer get a TV licence unless they received which benefit.

8. Which football team were expelled from league football in August.

9. Which Princess got engaged in September

10. In November, who replaced John Bercow as speaker of the House of Commons

11. Russ Abbot's Madhouse began in 1980, but it was originally named after which famous comedian, who died in 2019

12. Which commercial radio group bought 4 other radio groups in February/March. (1 extra point for each one named)

13. Which multi billion retail takeover/merger failed after being blocked by the Competition watchdog.

14. Sausage rolls were in the news in both January and December, what were the reasons (1 point each answer)

15. In April, who became the oldest Premier League Manager, aged 71.

16. Which is the only English City situated on an island.

17. St George was the patron Saint of England, but where was he buried.

18. Which female singer has had the most weeks at No.1 with one single.

19. In which hit single did the Gaitlin boys come calling

20. The Shadows were Cliff Richard's backing group, but what was their name originally.



-- Edited by Leger on Saturday 28th of December 2019 04:18:19 PM

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At the risk of looking a total idiot here goes

1. MTD

2. VAT reverse charge for the Construction Industry???

3. No Idea, thought there was loads

4. Fosun

5. Big Brother or Love Island (don't watch either)

6. Brexit Party

7. No idea

8. Bury

9. Beatrice (the only one I know)

10. Something Hoyle???

11. I would have said Tommy Cooper but he died well before 2019 so no idea

12. No idea

13. Asda/Sainsbury

14. No idea

15. Roy Hodgson

16. I somehow vaguely remember that Portsmouth was classed as being an island but probably completely wrong

17. Rome

18. No idea so I will say Adele

19. No idea

20. Drifters



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Waiting for Vince!!!

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I've just tried to do a couple of edits, but it won't let me

Q7 should read free TV Licence and Q19 should read Gatlin boys and not Gaitlin boys. Extra clue. There were 3 of them involved in the rape of Tommy's wife



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Ah, then I will change Q19 answer to Coward of the County

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To add to Doug's
2) Brexit ?!!? OK probs the CIS thingy.
3) Same. Possibly June and October. Cannot recall, Brexit over-load of duff info
4) Hays
5) Jeremy Kyle
6) Renew party?
7) Pension credit
10) Lindsay something. lol
11) No idea although the comedian who died this year who was mad so it could be - Freddie Star?
12) No idea - but I bet Capital Radio is involved somewhere. Plus maybe Heart as well.
14) Vegan sausage rolls (ridiculous). Other - no idea
17) Not sure if the place is now within the borders of Israel/Palestine. Not under a car park in England.
18-20 no idea.



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Artois wrote:

Ah, then I will change Q19 answer to Coward of the County


Was it the changing to Gatlin boys or the extra clue that helped?



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The extra clue with the name Tommy

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1. In April, what major change occurred in relation to a certain tax. MTD

2. what major financial event didn't take place in 2019 The Budget

3. Regarding Brexit, which were the two extended exit dates in 2019? 12th April and 31st October. 30th May was given instead of 12th April if Brexit was agreed by then, which it wasn't

4. Thomas Cook collapsed in September, which travel company bought the shops. Hays Travel

5. In May, which TV show was cancelled following the death of one of the participants Jeremy Kyle

6. In April, which new political party was formed Change UK (Brexit Party was February)

7. In June the BBC announced the over 75's would no longer get a TV licence unless they received which benefit. Pension Credit

8. Which football team were expelled from league football in August. Bury

9. Which Princess got engaged in September Beatrice (allegedly the engagement party was held at Pizza Express Woking!)

10. In November, who replaced John Bercow as speaker of the House of Commons Lyndsay Hoyle

11. Russ Abbot's Madhouse began in 1980, but it was originally named after which famous comedian, who died in 2019 Freddy Starr

12. Which commercial radio group bought 4 other radio groups in February/March. (1 extra point for each one named) Bauer Media (Wireless Group local radio division, Lincs FM Group, UKRD and Celador Radio

13. Which multi billion retail takeover/merger failed after being blocked by the Competition watchdog. Sainsburys/Asda

14. Sausage rolls were in the news in both January and December, what were the reasons (1 point each answer) (Vegan and the Uk's Christmas N0.1, I love sausage rolls, in the news because Ladbaby had had the previous Christmas No.1 We built this City on Sausage Rolls, and proceedings were going to The Trussell Trust, who do a marvellous job, running food banks.)

15. In April, who became the oldest Premier League Manager, aged 71. Roy Hodgson

16. Which is the only English City situated on an island. Portsmouth (well done Doug, I didn't think anyone would get that)

17. St George was the patron Saint of England, but where was he buried. Israel

18. Which female singer has had the most weeks at No.1 with one single. Tones and I, 11 weeks at No.1 in December, beating Whitney's I Will Always Love You and Rhianna's Umbrella by one week. (1)

19. In which hit single did the Gatlin boys come calling Coward of the County

20. The Shadows were Cliff Richard's backing group, but what was their name originally. The Drifters (there was an American group of the same name, so they had to change it)

(1) The everyday object was originally to be called the Brella, but the inventor hesitated when choosing the name.

Thanks Doug and Joanne for taking part



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(Sorry, Joanne - didn't look at this one!)

1. In April, what major change occurred in relation to a certain tax. MTD

aka "Making Tax Despicable"

2. what major financial event didn't take place in 2019 The Budget

I didn't have to pay tax any based on my income in the previous year.

6. In April, which new political party was formed Change UK (Brexit Party was February)

I'd argue the date they were founded is when they were formed, not when they were officially registered - and that was a couple of months earlier.

Similarly, while BrexitCo was registered in February, it too was founded (therefore arguably formed) earlier.

14. Sausage rolls were in the news in both January and December, what were the reasons (1 point each answer) (Vegan and the Uk's Christmas N0.1, I love sausage rolls, in the news because Ladbaby had had the previous Christmas No.1 We built this City on Sausage Rolls, and proceedings were going to The Trussell Trust, who do a marvellous job, running food banks.)

Apparently, people are referring to this month as Veganuary. But as yet, I haven't found a single place that has vegans on the menu. :(



-- Edited by VinceH on Sunday 5th of January 2020 11:21:08 AM

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VinceH wrote:

Apparently, people are referring to this month as Veganuary. And every food business is jumping on this bloody bandwagon. But as yet, I haven't found a single place that has vegans on the menu. :( Ah but they would be no good as food anyway - no meat on their bones!no



-- Edited by VinceH on Sunday 5th of January 2020 11:21:08 AM




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VinceH wrote:

6. In April, which new political party was formed Change UK (Brexit Party was February)

I'd argue the date they were founded is when they were formed, not when they were officially registered - and that was a couple of months earlier.

Similarly, while BrexitCo was registered in February, it too was founded (therefore arguably formed) earlier.

Yes Vince, that's a valid point.

14. Sausage rolls were in the news in both January and December, what were the reasons (1 point each answer) (Vegan and the Uk's Christmas N0.1, I love sausage rolls, in the news because Ladbaby had had the previous Christmas No.1 We built this City on Sausage Rolls, and proceedings were going to The Trussell Trust, who do a marvellous job, running food banks.)

Apparently, people are referring to this month as Veganuary. But as yet, I haven't found a single place that has vegans on the menu. :(

Lol How do you know someone is a Vegan? Oh, you'll know alright!!



-- Edited by VinceH on Sunday 5th of January 2020 11:21:08 AM




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