As we move into 2017, take this quiz to test your knowledge on key events that occurred this past year and reflect on all the crazy things that have happened in 2016.
~Rachel Wei, features editor
Who won the U.S. presidential election popular vote and by approximately how many votes?
Donald Trump, by one million votes
Hillary Clinton, by over two million
Hillary Clinton, by one million
Donald Trump, by one million
Which movie won the Oscar for best picture in 2016?
Marla Maples is Donald Trump’s…
Who won the best album of the year award at the 58th Grammy awards?
The Weekend, for Beauty Behind the Madness
Chris Stapleton, for Traveller
Alabama Shakes, for Sound & Color
Taylor Swift, for 1989
Who won the Tony award for best musical?
School of Rock the Musical, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Hamilton, composed by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Bright Star, composed by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell
Waitress, composed by Sara Bareilles
Who did President Obama nominate for Supreme Court Justice after Justice Scalia’s death?
What country does U.S. intelligence say interfered with the presidential election?
Who did Trump appoint as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.?
Who made an amazing comeback in the Summer Olympics?
Who won the gymnastics floor exercises in the Rio Olympics?
What museum opened to acclaim in D.C. this year?
National Museum of African American History and Culture
National Museum of American History
National Air and Space Museum
National Museum of Natural History
Who is The President-elect’s pick for secretary of transportation?
Answers: 1 B, 2 B, 3 B, 4 D, 5 B, 6 A, 7 C, 8 A, 9 B, 10 D, 11 A, 12 C
How did you do?
10-12 correct: Congratulations on paying attention to world events this year! You were able to keep up with mountains of news reports.
7-9 correct: Good effort. Congratulations on paying attention to most major events this year.
1-6 correct: You need to pay more attention to current world events. Consider adding this goal to your new year’s resolution.