Quiz of the Year 2016 (Round 1)

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Which Ballymena born actor was awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours List?
James Nesbitt

 

What is the name of the mosquito-borne infection that has spread to over 20 countries in the Americas whose name derives from the Lugandan word for 'overgrown'?
Zika virus

 

Eighty-six year old Gordon Goody passed away in January. With which infamous crime is he most associated?
The Great Train Robbery

 

In 2016 who's death certificate was finally granted, 42 years after his disappearance?
Lord Lucan

 

John Disley died in February 2016 aged 87. Which well-known race did he co-found?
London Marathon

 

The Natural Environment Research Council invited the public to suggest names for its research vessel. Which bizarre suggestion received over 27,000 votes?
Boaty McBoatface

 

A guitar previously owned by which person sold for £230,000 in New York this year?
Elvis Presley

 

Which American tennis player knocked Novak Djokovic out of Wimbledon 2016?
Sam Querrey

 

Five Conservative party MPs contested the leadership of the party and, ultimately, the right to be the next Prime Minister. Can you name them?
Theresa May, Liam Fox, Stephen Crabb, Andrea Leadsom, Michael Gove

 

Following a failed coup in Turkey this year, who remained as the President?
Recep Erdogan