Monthly Quiz January 2017
- What’s the capital city of Italy?
- Who is the new president of the U.S.A.?
- What “a” word means a mass of snow, ice, and rocks falling rapidly down a mountainside?
- What word refers to the upcoming departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union?
- Name the Irish republican Sinn Féin politician who announced that he is stepping away from politics and will not seek re-election to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
- What band will play Croke Park on 22nd July this year with The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of their celebrated album of the same name?
- Who is the prime Minister of Britain?
- James Hoban, born in Ireland, designed the White House. James Hoban was a native of what county?
- The BT Young Scientist competition takes place in the RDS Dublin every year. In what month does this competition take place?
- Donald Trump’s wife is now referred to as “The First Lady”. What is her first name?
- An “L” plate on cars indicates that the driver is a learner. What does an “N” plate on a car stand for?
- Tango, foxtrot and rumba are all types of what?
- Who plays the part of Mrs Brown in the popular TV sitcom, “Mrs Brown’s Boys”?
- Who was the first contestant to be eliminated from the TV series “Dancing with the Stars” (first name will do)?
- This Kerry footballer, winner of eight All-Ireland medals and now a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars”, announced his retirement from inter-county football last week. Can you name?
- The Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Saturday January 28th, but what animal from the Chinese zodiac will be attached to the coming year?
- Name the American romantic musical comedy-drama that received 14 Oscar nominations this month?
- The O’ Donavan brothers won a silver medal at the Olympics in Rio. What are their names (no half marks)?
- What Jamaican athlete was stripped of one of his nine gold medals during the week?
- The new president of the USA proposes to build a wall between the USA and what other country?
1 Rome 6 U2 11 Novice 16 Rooster
2 Donald Trump 7 Theresa May 12 Dances 17 La La Land
3 avalanche 8 Kilkenny 13 Brendan O’Carroll 18 Paul and gary
4 Brexit 9 January 14 Hughie Maughan 19 Usain Bolt
5 Martin McGuinness 10 Melania 15 Aidan O’Mahony 20 Mexico