2021 Events Quiz

2021 Events Quiz

We’re almost through the first month of a brand-new year! This quiz reflects back on last year and will test your knowledge on the events that occurred throughout 2021. Answers are at the very bottom of the page (no cheating!).

Question 1:

In January, Twitter banned a prominent US figure from using the social media platform. Who was it?

Question 2:

In February, the world’s oldest person Sister André celebrated her birthday after surviving COVID-19. How old is she?

Question 3:

In March, Icelandic volcano Fagradalsdfjall erupted for the first time in how many years?

Question 4:

What happened in the Suez Canal in April that caused shipping delays around the world?

Question 5:

Which Italian band won the Eurovision Song Contest in May?

Question 6:

In June, a man from Massachusetts survived after enduring which of the following?

  • Being swallowed by a whale
  • Being struck by lightening twice
  • Being crushed by a piano falling from a building

Question 7:

In July, Death Valley California recorded one of the highest temperatures on record. What temperature was recorded?

Question 8:

In August, Rihanna was named the world’s wealthiest musician by Forbes. How much is she said to be worth?

Question 9:

In September, Netflix’s most watched series ever was released. What is it titled?

Question 10:

In October, social media giant Facebook changed its corporate name. What has it been changed to?

  1. Beta
  2. Meta
  3. Theta

Question 11:

In November, the Glasgow Climate Pact agreed to end deforestation by 2030 and cut methane emissions by what percentage?

1) 10%

2) 50%

3) 30%


Question 12:

In December, Saudi Arabia banned 40 camels from entering a camel beauty contest. Why?

  1. They were actually alpacas disguised as camels
  2. The camels had received beauty treatments like Botox
  3. They camels had been dyed pink


Question 13:

In which month did Elon Musk launch the first ever all-civilian spaceflight with his company SpaceX?


Question 14:

The Tokyo Olympics took place this year in August, but they were dramatically different to previous Olympic Games. How so?


Question 15:

In January, Joe Biden was sworn in as the President of the United States. How many presidents were there before him?


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  1. Donald Trump.
  2. Sister André celebrated her 117th birthday!
  3. The volcano erupted for the first time in over 800 years.
  4. The canal was blocked by container ship Ever Given for six days.
  5. Måneskin.
  6. Being swallowed by a whale.
  7. 7 degrees Celsius or 130 degrees Fahrenheit.
  8. $1.7 Billion.
  9. Squid Game.
  10. Meta
  11. 30%
  12. The camels were disqualified as they received beauty treatments - including Botox!
  13. September
  14. There were no spectators allowed due to COVID-19.
  15. Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States.