Here are the answers to this month’s ‘Not In The Ballroom Quiz’ devised by Helen Fellows – testing your memory of some of the events that happened in 2021.
1. Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States in January 2021 – how old was he? 78
2. In February, a coup removed Aung San Suu Kyi from power in which country? Myanmar
3. In which canal in March did the container ship, Ever Given, run aground? Suez Canal
4. On 9 April, the Queen’s husband Prince Phillip died. Which vehicle had he chosen to carry his coffin at his funeral? Land Rover
5. In April, Marks & Spencer began legal action with Aldi over what cake? Colin the Caterpillar (will accept just caterpillar cake)
6. In June who replaced Nick Hewer as the host of the Channel 4 programme Countdown? Anne Robinson
7. On 15 May, which football club won the FA Cup for the first time, defeating Chelsea 1–0 in the final at Wembley? Leicester City
8. On 4 June, Prince Harry and wife Meghan announced the birth of their daughter whose name pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. What is her name? Lillibet
9. Thirty-nine workers convicted of fraud, theft, and false accounting had their names cleared after widespread miscarriages of justice by which company? The Post Office
10. A new £50 note entered circulation in June this year. Which scientist is celebrated on the new note? Alan Turing
11. How old was Sky Brown when she won a bronze medal for skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics? 13
12. On 11 July which team defeated England in the final of the delayed Euro 2020 football tournament? Italy
13. In June police were called as hundreds flocked to Diddly Squat Farm Shop – who is its famous owner? Jeremy Clarkeson
14. Which British female tennis player won the US Open on 11 September? Emma Raducanu
15. Which James Bond film, finally released in September, was Daniel Craig’s last movie as the title character? No Time To Die
16. In which UK city did the COP26 United Nations Climate Change Conference take place? Glasgow
17. What is the name of Adele’s fourth studio album released on 19 November? 30
18. At the end of November, which country became the world’s newest republic? Barbados
19. The Omicron variant was first reported to the World Health Organization from which country? South Africa
20. Which BBC radio presenter, who was the first woman to present Top of the Pops, died on Christmas Day aged 66? Janice Long
Thank you to those who sent in their answers. The winner this month was Rick with nineteen out of twenty. Helen will be creating a new quiz to be posted on 1st February.
Unlocking Warwick hopes to be able to bring back our monthly tea-time socials in the Court House ballroom in the spring, but of course we are wary of the high omicron infection rate and will only resume our monthly tea, talk and quiz when it is safe to do so.