Year in review: have you been paying attention?


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?
The Martian
Mad Max
Marla Maples is Donald Trump’s…
First wife
Second wife
Current wife
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?
Merrick Garland
Hillary Clinton
Elena Kagan
John Roberts
What country does U.S. intelligence say interfered with the presidential election?
North Korea
Who did Trump appoint as U.S. ambassador to the U.N.?
Nikki Haley
Betsy DeVos
Elaine Chao
Margaret Spellings
Who made an amazing comeback in the Summer Olympics?
Simone Biles
Michael Phelps
Usain Bolt
Nadia Comaneci
Who won the gymnastics floor exercises in the Rio Olympics?
Aly Raisman
Amy Tinkler
Vanessa Ferrari
Simone Biles
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?
Mitch McConnell
Ben Carson
Elaine Chao
Chris Christie

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.