Bumper end of year quiz

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  1. Who bowled the last ball of the 2019 Cricket World Cup?
  2. Who had to leave Dancing on Ice after breaking his wrist in rehearsals?
  3. Who won this year’s Oscar for best actress?
  4. Who declared himself President of Venezuela with backing from the United States?
  5. Which breakthrough Scottish singer was overjoyed to be insulted by Noel Gallagher?
  6. Which actress recorded with Coldplay on a charity album?
  7. Which former Nobel Peace Prize winner appeared at the International Court of Justice in The Hague to deny accusations of genocide?
  8. What was the name of the leader of Islamic State who was killed by US forces in October?
  9. Which historic building was seriously damaged by fire in April?
  10. Who became the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame?
  11. Who disinvited Donald Trump from making a State of the Union address in Congress citing the government shutdown?
  12. Which footballer perished when the small plane he was travelling in crashed on its way to the UK?
  13. How long did the shutdown of the US government last?
  14. Who became the first Japanese tennis player to win an Australian singles title?
  15. Which Chinese firm was charged with bank and wire fraud by the US Justice Dept?
  16. Who became the world’s youngest ever billionaire at 21?
  17. Which country won this year’s Six Nations Championship?
  18. Who won the biggest cheque in golf in March?
  19. Which country was judged to be the happiest in the world?
  20. Who released the debut album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
  21. Who planned new anti-gay laws to make homosexual sex punishable by death?
  22. Which animals did ecologists claim had returned to The Netherlands after being missing for 140 years?
  23. Who was forcibly removed from the Ecuadorian embassy in London and arrested on failure to appear in court on extradition charges?
  24. Who won his fifth Masters title in April, 11 years after his last major victory?
  25. Which Northern Irish journalist was shot covering riots in Derry?
  26. Which movie released in April became the largest grossing film of all time?
  27. Who scored the fastest goal in English Premier League history?
  28. Which company became the third US firm to be listed with a market worth of $1 trillion?
  29. Who donated $500,000 to migrants stranded in Mexico trying to reach the US?
  30. Who abdicated as Emperor of Japan?
  31. Which capital city was said to be sinking into the sea?
  32. Which Government minister was fired over the leaking of details of a deal with Huawei?
  33. Which daytime talk show was axed after the death of a guest?
  34. Which sitcom came to an end after 12 seasons?
  35. Which country banned Wikipedia?
  36. Which team won the FA Cup in this year?
  37. Which country won the Eurovision Song Contest?
  38. Which actor was announced as the new Batman?
  39. Who won the IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA world heavyweight titles in June only to lose them again in December?
  40. Who did Donald Trump call a “stone cold loser” while visiting the UK?
  41. Who played in the legends spot on the Pyramid Stage at this year’s Glastonbury Festival?
  42. Which country resumed commercial whaling after a break of more than 30 years?
  43. Which magazine announced it would stop publishing after 67 years?
  44. Who was named the world’s highest paid entertainer?
  45. Who beat Serena Williams in the Wimbledon Women’s Singles final?
  46. Which world leader met with The Pope at The Vatican in July?
  47. Who was the first guest editor for UK Vogue in 103 years?
  48. Who interviewed Prince Andrew over his relationship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein?
  49. Who won BBC Sports Personality of the Year?
  50. What did Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed win in October?
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