Brace your­self for the quiz of the year 2018!

Midweek Visiter - - Age Concern -

Q1. The first storm of the year in the UK took place be­tween Jan­uary 2 and 4 caus­ing wide­spread dis­rup­tion, with flood­ing and gusts of wind reach­ing 100 mph. What was it called?

2. Which two re­tail gi­ants went into ad­min­is­tra­tion on Fe­bru­ary 28?

3. What are the names of the for­mer Rus­sian dou­ble agent and his daugh­ter who were poi­soned with nerve agent in Sal­is­bury on March 4?

4. The world lost a ge­nius on March 14 when which world-renowned the­o­ret­i­cal physi­cist, au­thor, and cos­mol­o­gist, died at his home in Cam­bridge, aged 76?

5. On April 3 it was an­nounced that Lon­don had a higher rate of what than New York?

6. On April 19 Theresa May an­nounced a ban on which two items in Eng­land to aid con­ser­va­tion?

7. On April 23 Cather­ine, the Duchess of Cam­bridge gave birth to a baby boy at St Mary’s Hospi­tal, Lon­don who be­comes fifth in line to the throne. What is his name?

8. On May 19 whose wed­ding took place at St Ge­orge’s Chapel, Wind­sor, with an es­ti­mated global au­di­ence of 1.9bn?

9. On the same day who won the FA Cup, beat­ing Manch­ester United 1–0?

10. Which an­i­mated film set a box of­fice record for an an­i­mated re­lease, earn­ing $180m its open­ing week­end in June?

11. On July 8 who re­signed as Brexit sec­re­tary?

12. On Septem­ber 2 a huge fire dam­aged part of which fa­mous land­mark in Liver­pool?

13. On Oc­to­ber 27 Vichai Sri­vad­dhanaprabha, the owner of which foot­ball club, was killed when his he­li­copter crashed shortly af­ter tak­ing off from the pitch?

14. On Novem­ber 11 why were church bells heard ring­ing through­out the coun­try?

15. On Novem­ber 28 whose anal­y­sis pre­dicted that, in the af­ter­math of a no-deal Brexit, the UK econ­omy would shrink by 8%, house prices would plunge by al­most a third, while the pound could fall by a quar­ter?

16. What is the Ox­ford Liv­ing Dic­tio­nary’s word of the year?

1. Storm Eleanor 2. Toys “R” Us and Maplin 3. Sergei and Yu­lia Skri­pal 4. Stephen Hawk­ing 5. Mur­ders 6. Plas­tic straws and cot­ton buds 7. Louis Arthur Charles 8. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 9. Chelsea F.C. 10. The In­cred­i­bles 2. 11. David Davis 12. The Littlewoods Pools build­ing. 13. Le­ices­ter City 14. To mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War 15. The Bank of Eng­land 16. Toxic

Age Con­cern Liver­pool & Sefton would like to wish all of our read­ers a happy and peace­ful Christ­mas.

Part of the sand dunes on Formby beach swept away by a storm: see Q1

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