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Here are a few famous instances in our history, but you have to guess the year they took place in, in this fun Guess the Year quiz. Each question has multiple choice as answers, choose the correct one and share the quiz with your result on your social media.


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  • 1. 

    The Vauxhall Insignia was voted European Car of the Year in this year, after its launch at the end of the previous year. What is the name of the European equivalent who sell the same models, and whose lightning-style logo can be seen if the badge falls of a Vauxhall?

    • A.

      Buick

    • B.

      Holden

    • C.

      Opel

    • D.

      Saturn

    Correct Answer
    C. Opel
    Explanation
    Opel is the German-based origin of the cars, where most engineering and design still happen - Buick, Holden and Saturn are marques used in the US and Australia.

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  • 2. 

    This year was the International Year of Astronomy, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first use of the telescope. Which planet did Galileo discover has moons - the first planet other than earth known to have them?

    • A.

      Jupiter

    • B.

      Mars

    • C.

      Saturn

    • D.

      Venus

    Correct Answer
    A. Jupiter
    Explanation
    There are now 79 known moons of Jupiter; Galileo discovered four - Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

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  • 3. 

    In this year, the first Bitcoin blockchain was generated by person or persons unknown. Only a limited number of Bitcoin can ever be issued - what is this limit?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      2 million

    • D.

      21 million

    Correct Answer
    D. 21 million
    Explanation
    Don't ask me why...

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  • 4. 

    In this year, US Airways Flight 1549 successfully ditched in the Hudson River with no fatalities, after a bird strike destroyed both engines. Which actor played its pilot in the ensuing film, Sully?

    • A.

      Kate Winslet

    • B.

      Matt Damon

    • C.

      Russell Crowe

    • D.

      Tom Hanks

    Correct Answer
    D. Tom Hanks
    Explanation
    Tom Hanks played the pilot in the film "Sully." The question is asking for the actor who portrayed the pilot in the movie based on the real-life event of US Airways Flight 1549 successfully ditching in the Hudson River. The film is titled "Sully" and Tom Hanks was the actor chosen to play the role of the pilot.

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  • 5. 

    What's the year? You have: Insignia wins car of the year 400th anniversary of Galileo Bitcoin starts Plane crashes in a river Various UK number ones

    • A.

      2005

    • B.

      2006

    • C.

      2007

    • D.

      2008

    • E.

      2009

    • F.

      2010

    • G.

      2011

    • H.

      2012

    • I.

      2013

    • J.

      2014

    • K.

      2015

    Correct Answer
    E. 2009
    Explanation
    In 2009, Insignia won the car of the year award, marking a significant achievement in the automotive industry. Additionally, the year also witnessed the 400th anniversary of Galileo, a renowned astronomer and physicist. Bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency, also had its beginnings in 2009. Furthermore, a plane crash in a river occurred during this year, which garnered widespread attention. Various UK number ones, referring to top-charting songs, were also released in 2009.

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  • 6. 

    How many years ago were horses domesticated?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      6000

    • C.

      12000

    Correct Answer
    A. 2000
    Explanation
    Horses were domesticated approximately 6000 years ago, not 2000 years ago. This is evidenced by archaeological evidence and historical records, which indicate that horses were first domesticated around 4000 BCE in the Eurasian Steppe region. The domestication of horses revolutionized transportation, warfare, and trade, contributing significantly to the development of human civilization.

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  • 7. 

    People started drinking coffee

    • A.

      In 16th century

    • B.

      In 9th century

    • C.

      2000 years ago

    Correct Answer
    B. In 9th century
  • 8. 

    When was Beatles debut album released?

    • A.

      1959

    • B.

      1967

    • C.

      1971

    • D.

      1963

    Correct Answer
    D. 1963
    Explanation
    The Beatles debut album was released in 1963. This was the year when the band first gained significant popularity and international success with their album "Please Please Me." It was a groundbreaking album that showcased their unique sound and songwriting abilities, propelling them to become one of the most influential and successful bands in history.

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  • 9. 

    Harry Potter, the title character of J.K. Rowling’s novel series, was born in

    • A.

      1995

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1980

    • D.

      1985

    Correct Answer
    C. 1980
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1980. This can be determined by knowing that the first book in the Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," was published in 1997 and the story begins with Harry Potter being 11 years old. Therefore, if we subtract 11 from 1997, we get the year 1986, which means Harry Potter was born in 1980.

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