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Celebrity

1. Which sporting legend was the Desert Island Discs castaway for the show's 75th birthday programme in January?

2. Which ex-One Direction singer was arrested after a fracas at an LA airport in March?

3. A statue of which late singer was unveiled in January to celebrate 60 years of Liverpool's Cavern Club?

4. Who replaced Mary Berry as a judge on the Great British Bake Off in 2017?

5. What unusual name did Cheryl and Liam Payne give to their first child, born in March?

6. Which Radio 2 DJ was revealed as the BBC's best-paid star?

7. Who announced in July that 'due to circumstances beyond (his) control' he was no longer a member of Spandau Ballet?

8. Who married Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews' brother James in May?

9. Which X Factor judge had to miss a couple of live shows in October due to a fall down the stairs at home?

10. Which American golfer was found asleep at the wheel of his car in May?

11. Name the venue where Rory McIlroy married Erica Stoll in April.

12. What was the name of Nadine Coyle's single when she launched her comeback in September?

CULTURE

1. Which northern English city was awarded the title of UK City of Culture 2017?

2. What is the title of Hillary Clinton's book about her unsuccessful presidential election campaign, published in September?

3. Which structure, restored after a devastating fire in 2010, won the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Stirling Prize?

4. Which supermarket announced in November that it would be selling vinyl records under its own label?

5. Which American author won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for his experimental novel Lincoln in the Bardo?

6. Which new live music show launched on BBC One in October, hosted by Greg James and Dotty?

7. Which film composer's 85th birthday was celebrated at the 2017 Proms with an evening of his music at the Royal Albert Hall?

8. Which member of the Beckham clan published a book of photographs in 2017 entitled What I See, receiving mixed reviews?

9. Which artist unveiled his latest work in April, a large scale tapestry entitled The Caged Bird's Song, which took a team of weavers almost three years to complete?

10. In April Edward Enninful replaced Alexandra Shulman as editor of which fashion bible?

11. Name the NI writer who penned two satirical dramas about Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill.

12. NI writer Bernard MacLaverty published his first novel in 16 years. Can you name it?

13. What was the name of Belfast poet Sinead Morrissey's latest collection, awarded the Forward prize this year?

14. Which royal visitors were delighted to call into Seamus Heaney Homeplace Centre in Bellaghy in May?

15. Name the NI artist who won the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year, earning chance to paint TV presenter Graham Norton (right)?

FILM

1. Which film was wrongly announced as Best Picture at the Oscars in February?

2. Which Disney film was given a 16+ rating in Russia due to its inclusion of a gay character?

3. Which 2017 horror prequel featured a possessed doll?

4. Which young British actor played the title role in Spider-Man: Homecoming?

5. Which American star cleaned up by winning Best Actress awards at the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs in 2017?

6. Which female superhero did Gal Gadot play in a summer blockbuster?

7. Who was named Best Director at the 2017 Cannes film festival for her movie The Beguiled?

8. What was the title of the 2017 instalment in the Alien film series?

9. Who played the title role in the movie Logan, a character he had played in numerous other films?

10. What is the title of Episode VIII of the Star Wars franchise, released in December?

11. What's the name of documentary maker Alex Gibney's film about the Loughinisland massacre?

12. Can you name Ballymena-born Hollywood star Liam Neeson's forthcoming movie, due for release in early 2018?

13. What is the Northern Ireland stately home currently being used as a backdrop for the film of The Pardoner's Tale, one of The Canterbury Tales?

14. Ireland's most northerly point was one of two Irish locations used for the new Star Wars film - can you name it?

LUCKY DIP

1. In 2017 which European city was awarded the right to host the 2024 Summer Olympics?

2. Which royal co-wrote a Ladybird book about Climate Change which was published in January?

3. Which country's act won the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, afterwards admitting he didn't understand the voting system?

4. Which politician was criticised on the 2017 track "Liar Liar GE2017"?

5. Which athlete scored the opening goal in the Game 4 Grenfell charity match at Loftus Road in September?

6. Which grime star was quoted by Labour MP Sarah Jones in her maiden speech in the House of Commons in July?

7. In which month did the former £1 coin lose its legal tender status?

8. Which composer and theatre impresario retired from the House of Lords in October due to his busy schedule?

9. Which boxer did Anthony Joshua beat via technical knockout in front of an above-capacity Wembley Stadium crowd of 90,000 in April?

10. Which organisation made Zimbabwe's president Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador in October, before withdrawing the honour due to widespread criticism?

MUSIC

1. Who did Adele claim should have won her Grammy for Album of the Year when she was awarded it in February?

2. How many tracks from Ed Sheeran's album Divide appeared in the top ten of the UK Singles Chart in the week of its release?

3. Which girl group, consisting of Siobhan, Keren and Sara, announced a reunion tour in 2017?

4. Which grime artist was named Songwriter of the Year at the 2017 Ivor Novellos?

5. Which Beatles album celebrated its 50th birthday by topping the chart in June?

6. Which heavy rock band performed their last-ever concert in Birmingham in February?

7. Who posthumously won British Album of the Year at the 2017 Brits? 8. Who became the oldest living artist to have a top 10 album on the Official Album Charts thanks to her March release, entitled 100?

9. Which remixed single by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber spent 11 weeks at number one in 2017?

10. Which London-based singer-songwriter won the 2017 Mercury Prize for his debut album, Process?

11. Belfast singer-songwriter Van Morrison brought out two albums this year. How many has he released in total?

12. Which DUP politician sang for the Band Aid NI 2017 charity cover of All I Want for Christmas is You, with the money raised going to Aspire NI?

13. Name the final album of Belfast songwriter Bap Kennedy, which was nominated for the 2017 Northern Ireland Music Prize.

14. Which band were named most played North ern Irish act of the 21st Century?

15. Which popular singer who released a new album this year revealed that his grandfather was from Belfast and included references to Carrickfergus in one of his songs?

NEWS

1. Who was the only living former American president not to attend Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony in January?

2. Which little royal started school at Thomas's, Battersea in September?

3. At which venue did Ariana Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert take place?

4. What was the name of the Category 4 hurricane which hit Houston in August?

5. Who stepped down as leader of the Liberal Democrats after the 'snap' 2017 General Election?

6. The new one pound coin became legal tender in March, but how many sides does it have?

7. Which newspaper did former Chancellor George Osborne become editor of in May?

8. In which month of 2017 did the UK officially notify the European Council that it was invoking Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union?

9. Who became the youngest President in the history of France in 2017?

10. To which country did Catalan President Carles Puigdemont flee in October after he was removed from office by the Spanish government?

R.I.P.

1. Which Hertfordshire town paid tribute to former football manager Graham Taylor during his funeral in February?

2. Which rock and roll pioneer, whose hits included "Johnny B. Goode", died in March at the age of 90?

3. Which fictional bear was the most famous creation of the late author Michael Bond?

4. Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson who died in February, was runner-up in the first series of which reality TV show?

5. Which football club's Under-23 team was Ugo Ehiogu coach of when he passed away in April?

6. In which 1973 film did the late Sir Roger Moore first play James Bond?

7. Which legendary Coronation Street character was played by Liz Dawn, who died in September?

8. The National Television Awards announced they were to rename their entertainment prize in honour of which TV legend after his death in August?

9. In which American sitcom did the late actress Erin Moran first play Joanie Cunningham?

10. Which Aardman Animations creation was voiced by Peter Sallis, who passed away in June?

11. Which politician, loyalist activist and community worker, who with David Trimble was joint deputy leader of the Vanguard Ulster Unionist Party in the 1970s, died in October?

12. Brendan Duddy, a Londonderry businessman who became the secret channel between the British government and the IRA, and the key link between Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the IRA during the 1981 hunger strikes, died in May. What was the unusual codename he was known by?

13. In what year did Derry City footballer Ryan McBride, who passed away in March, become captain of the team?

14. Which SDLP politician, who died in March, was an MLA between 1998 and 2011 for South Down and the party's spokesperson for Agriculture and Rural Development?

15. Professor Patrick Johnston, a world leading cancer research expert, who died in June, became President and Vice-Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast in 2014. He led the development of the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) at QUB in what year?

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

1. The Cassini spacecraft ended its 13-year orbit of which planet by plunging into its atmosphere in September?

2. In 2017 a number of new species of which type of amphibian were discovered in the Western Ghats mountain range in India?

3. In September Apple announced the launch of three new iPhones, two of which were the iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus. What's the name of the third?

4. What did Japanese and French scientists announce in November they had discovered within the Great Pyramid at Giza?

5. In March the US Congress passed a bill ordering NASA to direct its efforts into sending human beings to which planet by the year 2033?

6. What's the name of the voice-activated speaker launched by Google in October and powered by its Google Assistant app?

7. Which Chinese city was the subject of e-commerce giant Alibaba's City Brain project in 2017, which enables each citizen's movements to be tracked?

8. At which London location was Europe's largest single digital screen unveiled in the autumn?

9. Which hurricane was downgraded by meteorologists to an extratropical storm before causing destruction and damage in Ireland in October?

10. In which month of 2017 was a total solar eclipse visible across the United States?

SPORT

1. At which Grand Prix did Lewis Hamilton secure the 2017 Formula One World Championship title?

2. In which round was defending champion Andy Murray knocked out of the 2017 Wimbledon Championships?

3. Which British city hosted the 2017 World Athletics and World Para Athletics Championships?

4. Which country did England beat in the final of the Women's Cricket World Cup in July?

5. Which American golfer won the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale by three shots?

6. Which American tennis star won the Australian Open whilst pregnant in January?

7. Who became the most successful FA Cup manager of all time when his side beat Chelsea in the final at Wembley in May?

8. Which rugby union team were crowned Six Nations Champions for a second successive year in March?

9. 2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the World Snooker Championship being held at which venue?

10. Which England player won the Golden Boot as top scorer at the Women's Euro 2017 Championship?

11. Who scored Northern Ireland's dramatic late winner to boost World Cup qualifying hopes against Azerbaijan in Baku in June?

12. Jonathan Rea completed a record third successive World Superbikes title in September. Which manufacturer's team does he represent?

13. Who captained Tyrone to victory in the 2017 Ulster GAA Championship final against Down in July?

14. Who defeated Carl Frampton in a WBA (Super) Featherweight title rematch in Las Vegas in January?

15. Who scored an Irish Cup Final hat-trick for Linfield against Coleraine to complete the double in May?

TV

1. Who was the winner of the 2017 Great British Bake Off, accidentally announced on Twitter before transmission by one of the judges?

2. Ed Sheeran made a guest appearance in the seventh season of which fantasy drama series?

3. Which host of Amazon's The Grand Tour was injured in a supercar crash in Switzerland during filming in June?

4. The revival of which Channel 4 game show is hosted by Richard Ayoade?

5. Who starred as killer cop Roz Huntley in the fourth series of BBC drama Line of Duty?

6. Which musician won ITV's Britain's Got Talent in 2017?

7. Which Broadchurch actress was revealed to play the Thirteenth Doctor in the eleventh series of BBC's Doctor Who in July?

8. Which Paralympian became a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing 2017?

9. Which dystopian drama was named Best Drama Series at the 2017 Emmys?

10. Which show was axed by the BBC in October after 33 years on our screens?

11. Name the Northern Ireland location which acts as The Wall in Games of Thrones.

12. Who does James Nesbitt play in Cold Feet, which aired its seventh series this year?

13. Which Northern Ireland-born actor shot a TV movie this year, due for release in 2018, based on the life of the French actor Hervé Villechaize?

14. Which presenter described his new BBC1 Northern Ireland show, The Top Table, as the most important project he'd ever do?

15. Who returned to BBC Northern Ireland this year to present a three-part series on the nature of friendship?

 

Celebrity Answers:

1. David Beckham; 2. Louis Tomlinson; 3. Cilla Black; 4. Prue Leith; 5. Bear; 6. Chris Evans; 7. Tony Hadley; 8. Pippa Middleton; 9. Simon Cowell; 10. Tiger Woods; 11. Ashford Castle; 12. Go To Work 

Culture Answers:

 1. Hull; 2. What Happened; 3. Hastings Pier; 4. Sainsbury’s; 5. George Saunders; 6. Sounds Like Friday Night; 7. John Williams; 8. Brooklyn; 9. Chris Ofili; 10. British Vogue; 11. Rosemary Jenkinson; 12. Midwinter Break; 13. On Balance; 14. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall; 15. Gareth Reid 

Film Answers:

1. La La Land; 2. Beauty and the Beast; 3. Annabelle: Creation; 4. Tom Holland; 5. Emma Stone; 6. Wonder Woman; 7. Sofia Coppola; 8. Alien: Covenant; 9. Hugh Jackman; 10. The Last Jedi; 11. No Stone Unturned; 12. The Commuter; Dundarave, in Bushmills; 14. Malin Head

Lucky dip Answers:

1. Paris; 2. Prince Charles; 3. Portugal; 4. Theresa May; 5. Mo Farah; 6. Stormzy; 7. October; 8. Andrew Lloyd Webber; 9. Wladimir Klitschko; 10. The World Health Organisation; . 

Music Answers:

 1. Beyoncé; 2. Nine; 3. Bananarama; 4. Skepta; 5. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; 6. Black Sabbath; 7. David Bowie; 8. Dame Vera Lynn; 9. Despacito; 10. Sampha; 11. 38; 12. Arlene Foster; 13. Reckless Heart; 14. Snow Patrol; 15. Ed Sheeran.

News Answers:

1. George H.W. Bush; 2. Prince George; 3. Old Trafford Cricket Ground; 4. Hurricane Harvey; 5. Tim Farron; 6. 12; 7. London Evening Standard; 8. March; 9. Emmanuel Macron; 10. Belgium.

RIP Answers:

1. Watford; 2. Chuck Berry; 3. Paddington Bear; 4. I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!; 5. Tottenham Hotspur; 6. Live and Let Die; 7. Vera Duckworth; 8. Sir Bruce Forsyth; 9. Happy Days; 10. Wallace; 11. Glenn Barr; 12. Soon; 13. 2015; 14. PJ Bradley; 15. 2007.

Science and Technology Answers:

1. Saturn; 2. Frog; 3. iPhone X; 4. A ‘big void’; 5. Mars; 6. Google Home Mini; 7. Hangzhou; 8. Piccadilly Circus; 9. Hurricane Ophelia; 10. August.

Sport Answers:

1 Mexico; 2. Quarter finals; 3. London; 4. India; 5. Jordan Spieth; 6. Serena Williams; 7. Arsene Wenger; 8. England; 9. The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; 10. Jodie Taylor; 11. Stuart Dallas; 12. Kawasaki; 13. Sean Cavanagh; 14. Leo Santa Cruz; 15. Andy Waterworth.

TV Answers: 1. Sophie Faldo; 2. Game of Thrones; 3. Richard Hammond; 4. The Crystal Maze; 5. Thandie Newton; 6. Tokio Myers; 7. Jodie Whittaker; 8. Jonnie Peacock; 9. The Handmaid’s Tale; 10. Crimewatch; 11. Magheramorne Quarry; 12. Adam Williams; 13. Jamie Dornan; 14. Stephen Nolan; 15. Christine Lampard.

 

Quiz of the year answers

 

Celebrity Answers:

1. David Beckham; 2. Louis Tomlinson; 3. Cilla Black; 4. Prue Leith; 5. Bear; 6. Chris Evans; 7. Tony Hadley; 8. Pippa Middleton; 9. Simon Cowell; 10. Tiger Woods; 11. Ashford Castle; 12. Go To Work 

Culture Answers:

 1. Hull; 2. What Happened; 3. Hastings Pier; 4. Sainsbury’s; 5. George Saunders; 6. Sounds Like Friday Night; 7. John Williams; 8. Brooklyn; 9. Chris Ofili; 10. British Vogue; 11. Rosemary Jenkinson; 12. Midwinter Break; 13. On Balance; 14. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall; 15. Gareth Reid 

Film Answers:

1. La La Land; 2. Beauty and the Beast; 3. Annabelle: Creation; 4. Tom Holland; 5. Emma Stone; 6. Wonder Woman; 7. Sofia Coppola; 8. Alien: Covenant; 9. Hugh Jackman; 10. The Last Jedi; 11. No Stone Unturned; 12. The Commuter; Dundarave, in Bushmills; 14. Malin Head

Lucky dip Answers:

1. Paris; 2. Prince Charles; 3. Portugal; 4. Theresa May; 5. Mo Farah; 6. Stormzy; 7. October; 8. Andrew Lloyd Webber; 9. Wladimir Klitschko; 10. The World Health Organisation; . 

Music Answers:

 1. Beyoncé; 2. Nine; 3. Bananarama; 4. Skepta; 5. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; 6. Black Sabbath; 7. David Bowie; 8. Dame Vera Lynn; 9. Despacito; 10. Sampha; 11. 38; 12. Arlene Foster; 13. Reckless Heart; 14. Snow Patrol; 15. Ed Sheeran.

News Answers:

1. George H.W. Bush; 2. Prince George; 3. Old Trafford Cricket Ground; 4. Hurricane Harvey; 5. Tim Farron; 6. 12; 7. London Evening Standard; 8. March; 9. Emmanuel Macron; 10. Belgium.

RIP Answers:

1. Watford; 2. Chuck Berry; 3. Paddington Bear; 4. I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!; 5. Tottenham Hotspur; 6. Live and Let Die; 7. Vera Duckworth; 8. Sir Bruce Forsyth; 9. Happy Days; 10. Wallace; 11. Glenn Barr; 12. Soon; 13. 2015; 14. PJ Bradley; 15. 2007.

Science and Technology Answers:

1. Saturn; 2. Frog; 3. iPhone X; 4. A ‘big void’; 5. Mars; 6. Google Home Mini; 7. Hangzhou; 8. Piccadilly Circus; 9. Hurricane Ophelia; 10. August.

Sport Answers:

1 Mexico; 2. Quarter finals; 3. London; 4. India; 5. Jordan Spieth; 6. Serena Williams; 7. Arsene Wenger; 8. England; 9. The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield; 10. Jodie Taylor; 11. Stuart Dallas; 12. Kawasaki; 13. Sean Cavanagh; 14. Leo Santa Cruz; 15. Andy Waterworth.

TV Answers: 1. Sophie Faldo; 2. Game of Thrones; 3. Richard Hammond; 4. The Crystal Maze; 5. Thandie Newton; 6. Tokio Myers; 7. Jodie Whittaker; 8. Jonnie Peacock; 9. The Handmaid’s Tale; 10. Crimewatch; 11. Magheramorne Quarry; 12. Adam Williams; 13. Jamie Dornan; 14. Stephen Nolan; 15. Christine Lampard.

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