Entertainment and arts quiz of the year

News Team
By News Team December 27, 2011 00:36

Entertainment & arts quiz of the year

How much attention have you been paying to the top entertainment and arts news stories this year? Do you know the difference between the Turbine Hall and the Pyramid Stage? Or between the Tony Awards and the Turner Prize? Take the quiz now.

1. Doctor Who done what?

Doctor Who chief writer Steven Moffat vented his anger at a certain section of fans, saying: “You can imagine how much I hate them. It’s only fans who do this, or they call themselves fans. I wish they could go and be fans of something else.”

1.) 1. Doctor Who done what?

What did they do wrong?

2.) 2. One Man, five stars

The play One Man, Two Guvnors was one of the theatrical success stories of the year, winning five-star reviews across the board. Who was the leading man?

3.) 3. Top Gear controversy

Which country’s ambassador complained to the BBC about “offensive, xenophobic and humiliating” remarks on Top Gear?

4.) 4. Royal art refusal

Which artist turned down the opportunity to paint a portrait of the Queen, saying: “I was very busy painting England, actually, her country.”

5.) 5. Bjork calls in her hero

Singer Bjork released her latest album Biophilia as a series of apps. Which British TV legend provided a voiceover for the project?

6.) 6. Award-winning role

Actor Mark Rylance won a Tony Award in New York for his role in the play Jerusalem. But he gave the trophy away to a person in Wiltshire who partly inspired his character. Who was it?

7.) 7. The power of art

ArtReview magazine published its list of the most powerful people in the art world in October. Who was number one?

8.) 8. Charlie Sheen’s TV funeral

Charlie Sheen was sacked from his sitcom Two And a Half Men – how was his character killed off in the show?

9.) 9. Little Mix in a fix

X Factor was won by girl group Little Mix. They were originally called Rhythmix – but were forced to change after an organisation of the same name complained. Who were they?

10.) 10. Artist’s Cardinal Sin

Before Christmas, an artist installed this sculpture of a priest with his face sawn off and replaced with blank bathroom tiles in Liverpool. Who was it?

11.) 11. Beyonce’s surprise guest

Beyonce stormed Glastonbury with her headline set this year. Which British musician did she bring on as a special guest during the song Baby Boy?

12.) 12. Adele conquers the charts

Adele’s album 21 was a global phenomenon and became the best-selling album of the 21st Century so far in the UK. Which album did she overtake to go into the top spot?


Your Score

0 – 4 : A total flop

5 – 8 : Better luck next year

9 – 12 : You’re a star

News Team
By News Team December 27, 2011 00:36
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