January Quiz Answers

Here are the answers to Unlocking Warwick’s monthly ‘Not In The Ballroom Quiz’, devised by Helen Fellows. For the New Year it was a look back at 2020 – for many a year to forget rather than remember!  Helen says, “hopefully we can all look forward to a better 2021!”

So here are the 20 questions with the answers: 

1. Back in January, who announced that they are stepping down from their duties as senior members of the royal family? Harry and Megan (The Sussexes)

2. Sajid Javid resigned as Chancellor of the Exchequer in February. Who succeeded him?   Rishi Sunak

3. In which Chinese city was Covid-19 first identified? Wuhan

4. On which date was the first UK lockdown announced by Boris Johnson? March 23rd 2020

5. Who became the nation’s PE teacher during lockdown? Joe Wicks

6. Where did Dominic Cummings drive to in order to test his eyesight? Barnard Castle

7. How did Captain Tom Moore raise more than £32million for the NHS? Walked 100 laps of his garden

8. Whose statue was torn down and thrown into Bristol Harbour?  Edward Colston

9. Name the scheme that ran throughout August to encourage people to enjoy meals in restaurants, cafes and pubs. Eat Out To help Out

10. Which footballer campaigned for free school meal vouchers to be extended in 2020? Marcus Rashford

11. What’s the name of Boris Johnson’s baby born in 2020? Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas (Just Wilfred is accepted)

12. What’s the name of Joe Biden’s wife, who will become the First Lady in 2021? Dr Jill Biden

13. According to Forbes, the CEO of Amazon became the first person in history to have a net worth of more than $200 billion. What is his name? Jeff Bezos

14. Which anniversary did Coronation Street celebrate this year? 60th

15. What was the name of the TV show which saw celebrities perform while disguised as various animals? The Masked Singer

16. Which music festival has had to postpone its 50th anniversary celebrations to 2021? Glastonbury

17. Which city was due to host this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games? Tokyo

18. Which actress, who found fame in the 1960s starring in the Carry On films before becoming a national treasure playing Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, died in December aged 83? Dame Barbara Windsor

19. Which actor who starred in no less than seven Bond films died in October aged 90? Sir Sean Connery

20. How many doses of the AstraZeneca and University of Oxford vaccine have been ordered by the UK government?  100 million

And the winner is… Edwina McConville who scored a very impressive 19 out of 20. Well done to all who took part. Several had 18 correct answers. 

The February Quiz to keep you amused during lockdown will be posted here on the first of the month. Helen says, “The next quiz will be on music, with a range of questions on pop from the ’50s and a few on classical music; nothing too obscure! 🎵🎶