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Review of the year
quiz - how well do you
remember the year

Questions about the year 2007 in no particular order.

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.

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1. Who won the Nobel Prize for Literature?

Doris Lessing

2. Which famous filmmaker died in July?

3. Which country shut down its sole operating nuclear reactor after receiving an oil shipment from a neighbouring country?

4. Which two 'i' gadgets took geeks by storm?

5. Who won the Formula 1in Brazil?

Kimi Raikonnen

6. Who was stripped of many of her
athletics medals after admitting taking
performance-enhancing drugs?

7. What nationality was the photographer shot dead
at point-blank range by a Burmese soldier during
the demonstrations against the military by monks?


8. Who was beaten by Roger Federer, in his 5th Wimbledon win, in the men's singles final at Wimbledon?

Rafa Nadal

9. Where did Russia plant its flag?

10. Which football club does
David Beckham now play for?

11. How much did Microsoft allow in its accounts for repairs and replacements to faulty Xbox 360s?


12. Who asked us to believe that "hand on heart,
I did what I thought was right"?

Tony blair

13. Which two countries joined the EU on
January 1 this year?

14. What should you not call a teddy bear in Sudan?

Teddy Bear

15. Which politician was tragically assassinated at the end of the year?

16. Who resigned as President of the World Bank in June, after just 2 years?

17. Who was beaten by Nicolas Sarkozy in the final
run-off to become President of France in May?

18. Who, in April this year, became the first Russian
leader in history to die quietly in retirement?

19. Who put an amazing new ebook reader on the
market & what is it called?

Amazon's Kindle

20. Who won the Oscar for Best Actress?

Helen Mirren

21. Which adventurer went missing in the Nevada desert in September?

22. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize?

Al Gore

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