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Review of the year
quiz - how well do you
remember the year
2012?
Globes

Questions about the year 2012 in no particular order.
pdf version of the quiz & answers

Click on the globe at the end for the answers. Clearly some questions will be more relevant to certain nationalities - choose to suit. Use the opportunity to delve into the topics in more detail & give more speaking practice, maybe preparing how you might do this for when you discuss the answers. Students could then discuss their personal highlights of the past year & also what they would like to see happen in the world & personally achieve in the coming year.

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1. Which international star died of an
overdose?
whitney

2. where did violence break out as a result of
the austerity measures?
greece

3. Which painting broke a record?
scream

4. Where was the first of many massacres in
Syria?
allepo

5. What was Lonesome George the last of?
george

6. Who was the first Brit to win the Tour de
France?
wiggins

7. Where were the successful Olympics held
in July?
olympics_jamaicanwin

8. Which pole was found to have melted at an
unprecedented rate, 100,000 sq km each day
melted in August?
arctic

9. Which skydiver jumped from his Red Bull
Stratos capsule over Roswell, New Mexico in
September and fell 24 miles?
baumgartner

10. What was the name of the hurricane that
wreaked havoc on the US eastern seaboard
in September?
sandy

11. Who was re-elected in November?
obamas

12. Who was finally stripped of his Tour de
France titles?
armstrong.

13. What luckily didn't happen in December?
mayan

14. Who bowed out at London as the most
decorated Olympian of all time?
phelps

15. What happened to the Costa Concordia
liner?
cconcordia

16.On 4 July scientific history was made with
which experiment?
cern

17. Which country continued to dominate
world football?
spain

18. What happened in December that won't
happen for another 89 years?
12

19. Who set the dance craze of the year?
psy

20. On which planet did the Curiosity Rover
land in August?
mars_rover
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