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Saturday 19 August 2017

How well do you remember 2012? QUIZ O F THE YEAR

come on, get your thinking caps on and try out GEORGE BYRNE's posers on the year we're about to leave behind Mohamed Morsi (right) became president of which African country? a) Algeria b) Libya c) Egypt

Which blockbuster movie featured a heroine called Katniss Everdeen?

a) Avengers Assemble

b) Battleship

c) The Hunger Games

What was the name of the superstorm that hit the US in October?

a) Rosalita

b) Sandy

c) Bobby Jean

How many all-Ireland senior hurling winner's medals does Kilkenny's Henry Shefflin have?

a) 8

b) 9

c) 10

Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins (left) has designed shirts for which label?

a) Pretty Green

b) Fred Perry

c) Ben Sherman

Which Irish comedian undertook a tour called 'Craic Dealer'?

a) Dara O Briain

b) Jason Byrne

c) Brendan O'Carroll

In rugby, who was voted Leinster Player of the Year?

a) Brian O'Driscoll

b) Jonathan Sexton

c) Rob Kearney?

Who became the first ever male to appear in ads for Chanel No 5?

a) Brad Pitt

b) George Clooney

c) Brian Cowen ?

What's the name of the US robot laboratory that finally landed on Mars?

a) Curiosity b) Explorer c) Voyager

How many goals did the Republic of Ireland concede at Euro 2012?

a) 8

b) 9

c) 10

Which pop legend sang a Neil Hannon (below left) song in the bonkers arthouse movie Holy Motors?

a) Britney Spears

b) Christina Aguilera

c) Kylie Minogue

The Wrath of Angels is the latest thriller from which author?

a) Michael Connelly

b) Ian Rankin

c) John Connolly

How many medals did Ireland win at the London Olympics?

a) 4

b) 5

c) 6

The National Lottery celebrated which anniversary this year?

a) 20th

b) 25th

c) 30th

Which 2FM DJ won TV3's Celebrity Mastermind?

a) Rick O'Shea

b) Colm Hayes

c) Larry Gogan

Who described Britain's

Queen Elizabeth the Second as 'a charming lady with a great sense of humour'?

a) Mary McAleese

b) Enda Kenny

c) Martin McGuinness

How many medals did Ireland win at the Paralympics in London?

a) 16

b) 17

c) 18

Who wrote the best-selling Fifty Shades of Grey and its sequels?

a) PD James

b) EL James

c) Alex James

Olympic champion Mo Farah (left) was born in which African country?

a) Nigeria

b) Chad

c) Somalia

Which pop star launched a range of perfume called 'Fame'?

a) Rihanna

b) Beyonce

c) Lady Gaga

Who scored the final penalty in Chelsea's Champions League win over Bayern Munich?

a) David Luiz

b) John Terry

c) Didier Drogba

Please Don't Stop was a 2012 documentary about which Dub band?

a) Something Happens

b) The Blades

c) Aslan

Which newspaper published controversial topless pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge?

a) Leinster Leader

b) Sunday World

c) Irish Daily Star

In which Italian city did Brian McFadden and Vogue Williams hold a lavish wedding reception this year?

a) Florence

b) Naples

c) Palermo

The late, great Con Houlihan hailed from which Kerry town?

a) Castleisland

b) Tralee

c) Listowel

Which classic British TV series from the 1970s was made into a feature film this year?

a) Are You Being Served

b) The Sweeney

c) It Ain't Half Hot Mum

The latest game in the Halo series is number?

a) 3

b) 4

c) 5

Which act won this year's Mercury Prize?

a) Django Django

b) Richard Hawley

c) Alt-J

Abbeyshrule won the Tidiest Town and Tidiest Village awards this year, but in which county will you find it?

a) Laois

b) Limerick

c) Longford

Who directed the opening ceremony for the London Olympics?

a) Michael Bay

b) Peter Greenaway

c) Danny Boyle

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