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Ultimate Christmas Quiz of the Year - General Knowledge

A massive quiz to test how well you’ve kept abreast with what’s happened in 2016

Kevin Southam
22 Dec 2016 | 09:00 am
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1. 2016 being a leap year, February had 29 days. A baby born on this day is known as a what?


2. What are the middle names of outgoing US President Barack Obama, and the President-Elect Donald Trump?


3. What is the name of Dorothy’s dog in The Wizard Of Oz?


4. The fear of open spaces is called what?


5. Who or what is a barista?


6. Santa’s Little Helper is the name of the dog in which TV show?


7. What’s the second-largest country in the world by area?


8. How many possible different first moves can a player make in a game of chess?


9. Of the nine planets nearest the sun, which is the only one not named after a deity?


10. In which country is the most remote place from any sea or ocean?


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Kevin Southam

Kevin Southam

He asks the questions at Fibber McGee’s weekly Easy Tiger pub quiz (find him there Tuesdays from 8.30pm). When he’s not dreaming upbrain-teasers, he’s an operations manager for Sennheiser Middle East, who alsoadjudicates record attempts for Guinness World Records.