Tes Quiz: 1 January 2021

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1st January 2021, 12:05am
The Tes Quiz - 1 January 2021
John Cunnane

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Tes Quiz: 1 January 2021

https://www.tes.com/magazine/archived/tes-quiz-1-january-2021
  1. In the Chinese zodiac, the year 2021 is represented by what animal?
  2. Which Mary Shelley novel was first published on 1 January 1818?
  3. Nicknamed "the granddaddy of them all", which annual American college football bowl game is usually played on 1 January?
  4. New Year's Day was a 1983 single for which band?
  5. Born 1 January 1895, who was the first director of the FBI?
  6. On New Year's Day 1925, Norway renamed its capital city Oslo. What was it called previously?
  7. António Guterres replaced Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general of which organisation on 1 January 2017?
  8. Which religion will celebrate its new year, Rosh Hashanah, on Monday 6 September 2021?
  9. Which Stevie Wonder song starts with the line "No New Year's Day to celebrate"?
  10. Which 1972 disaster movie revolves around a New Year's Eve party on a ship that becomes engulfed by a tidal wave?

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Quiz answers

  1. The ox
  2. Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus
  3. The Rose Bowl
  4. U2
  5. J Edgar Hoover
  6. Kristiania
  7. The United Nations
  8. Judaism
  9. I Just Called To Say I Love You
  10. The Poseidon Adventure

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