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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
Reader's Digest
USA Today
Time

Question 2:


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

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?
Tony Blair
Theresa May
David Cameron
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?
Magellan
Genesis
Juno
Mariner 10

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
The Guardian
The Sydney Morning Herald
Süddeutsche Zeitung

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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