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Thank you all very much for participating in our 2010’s Big Quiz! We received lots of participations! We carefully reviewed all the answers and found out who was the one with the most correct ones...

Congratulations to the two winners of our Big Quiz of the 2010’s: Ana Palacios (Level 9, Zaragoza) and Alba Gabaldón (Level 9, L'Hospitalet)!

You can find the answers below, how did you get on? Don’t worry if you got some wrong, it was a difficult one!

1.

Which song rose to fame on the app TikTok to become the longest lasting #1 on the Hot 100?

a. Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee (2017)

b. Lil Nas X - Old Town Road (2019)

c. Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (2017)

d. Daft Punk - Get Lucky (2013)

2.

Which of these statements about the 2010 World Cup in South Africa is false:

a. An instrument called the Vuvuzela could be heard throughout the tournament.

b. The official ball was called the Jo’bulani.

c. New Zealand was the only team to not lose a single game.

d. South Africa’s team had the nickname ‘Super Eagles’.

3.

Which celebrity is not in this photo? :

a. Jake Gyllenhall

b. Jared Leto

c. Angelina Jolie

d. Lupita Nyong’o

4.

Which TV series, popular in the 2010s, famously had a misplaced coffee cup in one of their scenes?

a. House of Cards

b. Breaking Bad

c. Game of Thrones

d. Stranger Things

5.

According to a 2018 study, how many selfie-related deaths were reported between Oct 2011 and Nov 2017?

a. 137

b. 59

c. 12

d. 259

6.

Which of these was not a viral internet challenge in the 2010s?

a. Exploding coke challenge: participants had to violently shake up a 1l coke bottle and drink it in one go.

b. Ice bucket challenge: participants had to pour a bucket of ice water over their head to raise awareness for ALS.

c. Tide pod challenge: participants had to consume a ‘tide pod’ detergent capsule.

d. Bottle cap challenge: participants had to unscrew the top of a bottle with a kick.

 

7.

Who is this and why is he famous?

a. Edward Snowden: A ‘whistleblower’ who revealed how national security organisations spy on the public online.

b. Elon Musk: A technology entrepreneur who developed the ‘Tesla’ electric car and the SpaceX project to Mars.

c. Jeff Bezos: The CEO of Amazon and richest person in the world.

d. Mark Zuckerberg: The founder of Facebook who controversially defended the company over the proliferation of fake news.

 

8.

Which smartphone had to be recalled after reports of it bursting into flames?

a. Huawei P20 Pro

b. Samsung Galaxy Note 7

c. IPhone XR

d. Amazon Fire Phone

 

9.

Which of these is a ‘fidget spinner’?

b

 

10.

La La Land (2016) famously lost the Best Picture Oscar to which film:

a. Call Me by Your Name

b. Lincoln

c. The Shape of Water

d. Moonlight

 

11.

What colour is this dress?

a. White and gold

b. Blue and brown

c. Blue and black

d. Blue and gold

 

12.

The generation of ‘millennials’ was referenced a lot in the 2010s, but when were they born?

a. After 2000

b. 1991 – 2005

c. 1981 – 1996

d. 1980 – 1990

 

13.

Which actress started the spread of the #MeToo movement on Twitter in Oct 2017?

a. Alyssa Milano

b. Gwenyth Paltrow

c. Jennifer Lawrence

d. Uma Thurman

 

14.

Which of these movies was not adapted from a book?

a. The Hunger Games (2012)

b. Get Out (2017)

c. Gone Girl (2014)

d. The Social Network (2010)

 

15.

In which year was What’s Up! founded?

a. 2010

b. 2012

c. 2014

d. 2015

 

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