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

Questions about the year 2015 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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Questions about the year 2015 in no particular order.  

Discuss the answers with your partner & at the end decide on the top three stories of 2015.

1. What happened at a satirical magazine in Paris in January?

Charlie Hebdo attack

2. Where did women win seats in an election for the first time?
Saudi Arabia woman voting

3. Who was suspended for suspected corruption?

Fifa corruption

4. Who was Time Person of the Year?


5. Which country suffered a devastating earthquake in April?

Nepal earthquake

6. Which was the biggest crisis of the year in Europe?

Refugee crisis

7. Which, among several countries, suffered from the on-going civil war?
Syrian crisis

8. Which two countries came to an agreement after many years of conflict?

Cuba US agreement

9. What  happened in Paris in November?

Paris attacks

10. Which EU country was bailed out, again?

Greece bailout

11. In which country did a bomb explode during a peace rally?

Turkey peace rally bomb

12. Which country finally had democratic elections & who is the country's leader?

Myanmar elections

13. Which country sent their first astronaut into space?

Tim Peake in space

14. Which film series returned to the screen, yet again?

Star Wars returns

What other things happened in 2015?

What happened for you personally in 2015?

What do you hope will happen for you in 2016?

Quiz answers

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