2020 Quiz of the Year (The “No Covid” Edition)

A Look at the Non-Covid Events From 2020


2020 was a crazy year, dominated by the Covid pandemic that swept through the world.

But how well do you remember other events that took place during the year?

Test your knowledge on major events from each month of 2020 (No Covid Questions – We Promise)

  1. 1 JANUARY - Which country started the new year battling against out-of-control forest fires?

    1. United States
    2. Canada
    3. Australia
    4. Brazil
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Australia

    Heavy Bushfires swept through Australia in the latter half of 2019, and the early months of 2020, affecting 80% of the population, and killing over 1 billion animals

  2. 2 FEBRUARY - Who won the Oscar for Best Actress at the 2020 Academy Awards?

    1. Renee Zellweger
    2. Scarlett Johansson
    3. Saoirse Ronan
    4. Charlize Theron
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Renee Zellweger

    Renee Zellweger won the 2020 Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of Judy Garland in the movie Judy

  3. 3 MARCH - Which former New York Mayor suspended his presidential campaign in March 2020?

    1. Bill de Blasio
    2. Rudy Giuliani
    3. Mike Bloomberg
    4. Andrew Cuomo
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mike Bloomberg

    Despite spending $676 million of his own personal fortune on the campaign, Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign on March 4th, following a poor showing on Super Tuesday

  4. 4 APRIL - Who replaced Jeremy Corbyn as leader of Britain's Labour Party?

    1. Angela Rayner
    2. Rebecca Long-Bailey
    3. Lisa Nandy
    4. Keir Starmer
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Keir Starmer

    Keir Starmer was elected as leader of the Labour party

  5. 5 MAY - Which country announced a ban on assault-style weapons in May 2020

    1. Canada
    2. Australia
    3. United States
    4. Germany
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Canada

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the ban on assault weapons following a mass shooting in Nova Scotia

  6. 6 JUNE - Which reality TV Show was cancelled in June 2020?

    1. The Bachelor
    2. Cops
    3. American Idol
    4. Survivor
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cops

    "Cops" was cancelled after 31 years following the Black Lives Matter and police brutality protests that took place across America

  7. 7 JULY - Which food brand was endorsed by Donald and Ivanka Trump in July 2020?

    1. Kraft
    2. Heinz
    3. Goya
    4. Dole
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Goya

    Both Donald and Ivanka Trump were pictured supporting Goya Foods following a public backlash against the brand

  8. 8 AUGUST - The former King of which nation went into exile to avoid prosecution for corruption?

    1. Norway
    2. Belgium
    3. Austria
    4. Spain
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Spain

    King Juan Carlos of Spain went into exile in August 2020 to avoid scrutiny on a number of financial dealings

  9. 9 SEPTEMBER - Which country announced its intention to remove Queen Elizabeth II as its Head of State?

    1. Australia
    2. New Zealand
    3. Canada
    4. Barbados
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Barbados

    The country announced its plan to remove the Queen as head of state and become a republic

  10. 10 OCTOBER - Jacinda Ardern was re-elected as Prime Minister of which country?

    1. United Kingdom
    2. New Zealand
    3. Australia
    4. Ireland
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    New Zealand

    Under Jacinda Adern, New Zealand's Labour party swept to a resounding victory in the nation's general election

  11. 11 NOVEMBER - Which U.S. State became the first to decriminalize hard drugs?

    1. Colorado
    2. California
    3. Oregon
    4. Wyoming
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Oregon

    Oregon voted to decrimalize the possession of all hard drugs for personal use

  12. 12 DECEMBER - Which Movie studio announced it would stream all of its 2021 movies on the same day they are released in movie theaters?

    1. Warner Bros
    2. Universal
    3. Sony
    4. Disney
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Warner Bros

    Warner Bros made the controversial decision, which sparked a backlash from film-makers and viewers alike

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