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Major Events of 2016

written by: Eve
 
Check out some of the notable events that took place in the year 2016.

Question 1:


In December 2016, this magazine/newspaper called newly-elected President Donald Trump “President of the Divided States of America”.
Financial Times
USA Today
Time
Reader's Digest

Question 2:


In November 2016 the World Health Organization announced the end of this epidemic.
Ebola
Swine flu
Yellow fever
Zika

Question 3:


Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant claimed responsibility for the three coordinated suicide bombings which occurred in this European capital city on 22 March 2016.
Rome
Madrid
Brussels
Paris

Question 4:


What British Prime Minister resigned from office following the referendum held in June 2016, in which 52% of votes were cast in favour of leaving the European Union?
David Cameron
Theresa May
Tony Blair
Gordon Brown

Question 5:


What is the name of NASA's space probe that entered a polar orbit of Jupiter on July 5, 2016 to begin a 20-month scientific investigation of the planet?
Mariner 10
Magellan
Juno
Genesis

Question 6:


In April 2016, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and this newspaper published a set of 11.5 million confidential documents from the Panamanian corporate Mossack Fonseca.
Corriere della Sera
Süddeutsche Zeitung
The Guardian
The Sydney Morning Herald

Question 7:


What software company developed Pokémon Go, which was released in July 2016?
Intuit
Symantec
Niantic
Oracle

Question 8:


On 24 August 2016, this country was hit by an earthquake followed by at least 2,500 aftershocks.
Spain
France
Italy
Germany

Question 9:


On 9 September 2016, the government of this country conducted its fifth nuclear test, an act condemned by world leaders.
Iraq
North Korea
Saudi Arabia
South Korea

Question 10:


In 2016, he became the first musician to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Bruce Springsteen
Bono
Bob Dylan
Mick Jagger

 


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