In what manner did you keep up with the significant events that occurred this year? This quiz consists of four parts, each of which is organized according to the season, so that you may put your knowledge of current events from the year 2021 to the test.
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New York Times End of Year Quiz Questions
A devastating attack on American democracy, crazy amateur investment on Wall Street, a voyage to Mars, and a familiar face winning the Super Bowl all occurred in the first month of the year.
1. The music industry’s first runaway hit single of 2021, “” by 17-year-old Olivia Rodrigo, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on Jan. 19, following a record-breaking first week across streaming services like Spotify and Amazon Music.
- Montero (Call Me by Your Name)
- Drivers License
- Happier Than Ever
Ans: Drivers License
2. The United States began the new year far behind schedule in its coronavirus vaccine rollout, having distributed shots to a mere fraction of the 20 million people it had hoped to reach by this time, even as the nation hit a grim new milestone on New Year’s Eve: 20 million cases since the start of the pandemic.
By the end of 2021, though, more than people will have received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.
- 240 million
- 145 million
- 70 million
Ans: 240 million
3. NASA safely landed a new robotic rover, named Perseverance, on Mars on Feb. 18, beginning its most ambitious effort in decades to — .
- rescue a lost NASA spacecraft
- claim the planet for the United States
- study whether there was ever life on the now barren red planet
Ans: study whether there was ever life on the now barren red planet
4. A gunman’s rampage on March 16 that killed eight people, including six women of Asian descent, outside of — set off a new wave of fear and outrage among Asian Americans, coming in a year of anti-Asian violence across the country.
5. On Jan. 20, Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Which of the following is NOT true of the inauguration ceremony?
- Amanda Gorman, then 22, became the youngest inaugural poet in American history.
- Every former living president was in attendance.
- Mr. Biden became the oldest president in American history.
Ans: Every former living president was in attendance
6. Amateur investors banded together to squeeze Wall Street hedge funds by sending ’s stock value up by more than $10 billion on Jan. 27.
- Regal Cinemas
7. Quarterback — won his seventh Super Bowl on Feb. 7, leading the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs.
- Aaron Rodgers
- Tom Brady
- Peyton Manning
Ans: Tom Brady