2020 News Quiz: Do You Know the Top Stories of the Year?
In January, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to drop their responsibilities as senior royals, which meant they lost which titles?
- Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom
- Duke and Duchess of Sussex
- Prince and Duchess of Sussex
- Baron and Baronness of Sussex
Also in January, NBA legend Kobe Bryant died in a tragic helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. How many other people died on the flight with him?
The death of George Floyd sparked weeks-long Black Lives Matter protests in every state around the nation. What was the date of his death?
- March 13
- May 29
- May 25
- April 26
Which of these celebrities has NOT announced a positive COVID-19 diagnosis?
- Tom Hanks
- Sharon Osbourne
- Khloe Kardashian
Where was the first murder hornet located in the United States?
This year, which film won the most Oscars with a total of four (including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film)?
- Marriage Story
- Little Women
Oakland native and HBCU grad, Kamala Harris was chosen to be the next Vice President of the United States in a historic election. She will be the first of all of the following to take on this role, except:
- Native American
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed in 2020 after serving on the Supreme Court and being an advocate for gender equality. When did she first take on her role in the highest court?
Chadwick Boseman was a beloved hero known for his portrayals of Black Panther, James Brown, and Jackie Robinson. This year, he passed away from which cancer?
- Colon cancer
- Lung cancer
- Brain cancer
- Breast cancer
Name the military hospital that treated President Donald Trump after he contracted the novel coronavirus?
- Darnall Army Medical Center
- Madigan Army Medical Center
- Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
- San Antonio Military Medical Center
Which state was the final one to help Joe Biden win the 270 electoral college votes he needed to sweep the Presidential election?
- Rhode Island
Alex Trebek, long-time host of Jeopardy!, passed away this year from pancreatic cancer. How long did he host this favorite trivia TV show?
- 36 years
- 25 years
- 11 years
- 42 years
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2020 News Quiz
This 2020 News Quiz will test you on the top news stories and headlines from the past 12 months. From tragic deaths like Kobe Bryant, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Alex Trebeck, and Chadwick Boseman, to historic election wins and a global pandemic, 2020 was truly a year jam-packed with excitement, drama, and tears. How much did you keep up with the New York Times and other news publications this year? Take our quiz to find out how much you remember about our year in quarantine.