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Who finished second in the medals table to USA at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games?
a. Great Britain
Great Britain - The games were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5th to August 21st 2016.
How old was Gene Wilder when he sadly passed away in August 2016?
83 - Gene's cause of death was due to complications from Alzheimer's disease.
Which film won Best Picture at the 2016 Oscars?
a. The Revenant
Spotlight - The film also won the Best Original Screenplay Academy Award.
Which country carried out its fifth and biggest nuclear test in September of 2016?
d. North Korea
North Korea - North Korea is an atheist state with no official religion.
Complete the title of the 2016 Kanye West album - "The Life of ..."?
Pablo - The Life of Pablo is West's seventh studio album.
Who was investigated by the FBI in 2016 over alleged email abuse?
a. Barack Obama
b. George W Bush
c. Donald Trump
d. Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton - F.B.I. Director James Comey recommended no charges be laid for Hillary.
What anniversary of Shakespeare's death was widely celebrated in 2016?
400 - Shakespeare died on April 23rd, 1616.
Making its debut in November of 2016, the Netflix series "The Crown" is about which monarch?
a. Queen Victoria
b. Elizabeth II
c. Henry VIII
d. Henry VII
Elizabeth II - The Crown is a biographical story about the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
Which film won the most Oscars at the 2016 Academy Awards with six?
a. The Martian
b. Mad Max - Fury Road
d. The Big Short
Mad Max - Fury Road - Actor Chris Rock hosted the Awards.
Which team won the MLB (Major League Baseball) 2016 World Series?
a. New York Yankees
b. Boston Redsox
c. Chicago Cubs
d. Chicago Whitesox
Chicago Cubs - Defeating the Indians in seven games, the Cubs won their first World Series victory in 108 years.
Boxing great "Muhammad Ali" died in 2016 at what age?
74 - Ali died from septic shock on June 3rd, 2016.
Which TV show won "Outstanding Drama Series" at the 2016 Emmys?
a. Downtown Abbey
b. Mr. Robot
c. Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones - Game of Thrones made its debut in 2011.
NASA's "Juno" became the second craft to orbit which planet in 2016?
Jupiter - The spacecraft Galileo orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003.
Who is featured on the 2016 Charlie Puth hit "We Don't Talk Anymore"?
a. Mariah Carey
b. Miley Cyrus
d. Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez - We Don't Talk Anymore is from Puth's debut studio album 'Nine Track Mind'.
Which of these nations elected their first female prime minister in 2016?
Taiwan - Tsai Ing-wen took office in May of 2016.
Complete the title of this 2016 Stephen King novel "End of ..."?
Watch - End of Watch is Stephen King's 55th novel.
Who stars in the 2016 science fiction-horror TV series "Stranger Things"?
a. Nicola Kidman
b. Winona Ryder
c. Reese Witherspoon
d. Drew Barrymore
Winona Ryder - Winona Ryder plays the role of Joyce Byers.
Deadshot, Harley Quinn and Rick Flag are all characters in which 2016 film?
a. Barman Vs Superman
b. Star Trek Beyond
c. Suicide Squad
d. Captain American Civil War
Suicide Squad - Suicide Squad is based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name.
Which team won the UEFA European Championships in 2016?
Portugal - Portugal beat France 1-0 at the final after extra time.
Which team took gold in Women's Hockey at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games?
c. Great Britain
Great Britain - Twelve teams competed in the event.
Which country announced its decision to withdraw from the Commonwealth of Nations on October 13th, 2016?
b. The Maldives
The Maldives - Queen Elizabeth II serves as the Head of the Commonwealth.
With a vote of 61 to 20, the Brazilian Senate impeached which President of Brazil on August 31st, 2016?
a. Fernando Henrique Cardoso
b. Itamar Franco
c. Michel Temer
d. Dilma Rousseff
Dilma Rousseff - Rousseff was the first woman to have held that office.
On January 28th, 2016, what virus outbreak was announced by the World Health Organization?
a. Respiratory Syncytial Virus
b. Influenza A Virus
c. Lassa Virus
d. Zika Virus
Zika Virus - Its name comes from the Zika Forest of Uganda.
Who won the Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist Award at the 2016 American Music Awards?
b. Selena Gomez
c. Ariana Grande
d. Demi Lovato
Selena Gomez - Favorite Male Artist went to Justin Bieber.
Which team won the CFL Grey Cup in November of 2016?
a. Ottawa Redblacks
b. Calgary Stampeders
c. Edmonton Eskimos
d. BC Lions
Ottawa Redblacks - Played at the BMO Field in Toronto, Ottawa beat Calgary with a score of 39 to 33.
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