Yes, there was a lot of bad stuff, but there was also Junior Masterchef. Test your memory of 2020 with our daily quizzes across five days
Who said, in August, “The tinfoil hat-wearing brigade are alive and well out there in our community … it’s batshit crazy nonsense” when talking about the rise of conspiracy theories during Covid?
Celebrity chef Pete Evans
Federal MP Bob Katter
Victoria police assistant commissioner Luke Cornelius
Asio deputy director general Heather Cook
Bridget McKenzie resigned from Scott Morrison’s ministry in February because she failed to declare membership of a club while allocating grants in the “sports rorts” imbroglio. What was the name of the club?
Wangaratta Clay Target Club
Wodonga Shooters Society
Shepparton Rifle Range
Echuca Dynamite Fishers
In what city was the Donald Trump presidential campaign rally held for which TikTok users and K-pop fans bought tickets but didn’t attend, leaving the venue conspicuously short of participants?
Which was the winning dish in the 2020 season of Junior MasterChef?
A hazelnut cake with mirror glaze, crumble and strawberry sorbet, made by a literal child
A toasted coconut ice cream slice with Davidson plum meringues and pearls, made by a literal child
Vanilla bean panna cotta, raspberry sorbet and chocolate soil, made by a literal child
An ornate snow globe made of sugar inside a fairy floss fireball, made by a literal child
Based on Google search trends, demand for all of the following items rose in 2020. But which were the most popular?
What sporting fixture was Scott Morrison going to but decided not to because of social distancing restrictions?
The Grand Prix
The AFL grand final
State of Origin
Round one NRL
In February, two baboons escaped from a lab and ran rampant in which Australian city?
In September, yet another rogue sheep was discovered in the Victorian bush bearing a hugely oversized fleece. What name was given to the latest runaway?
Who won the 2020 Miles Franklin literary prize?
Tony Birch for The White Girl
Peggy Frew for Islands
Tara June Winch for The Yield
Carrie Tiffany for Exploded View
Which of the following celebrities has not been photographed in Byron Bay this year?
How many Australian cyclists have claimed a podium finish in the Tour de France?
Which of these parliamentarians was not diagnosed with Covid-19?
How much was a 21-year-old man fined for eating a kebab alone on a public bench in Newcastle in April?
Donald Trump described catching Covid as …
A blessing from God
A very serious infection
Just like the flu
More serious than he expected
This year the musical theatre creator, singer-songwriter, comedian and showrunner Tim Minchin released his first studio album of original songs. What is it called?
Tell Me Why
14 Steps to a Better You
Which of the following face masks was already available before the Covid-19 pandemic?
Which two premiers accelerated the timetable for lockdowns during Covid’s first wave?
Daniel Andrews and Gladys Berejiklian
Gladys Berejiklian and Annastacia Palaszczuk
Daniel Andrews and Mark McGowan
Peter Gutwein and Steve Marshall
Dr Farvardin Daliri used his time in lockdown to build a 750kg sculpture of what?
The Milky Way
A cricket bat
A laughing kookaburra
Which one of these was not a real Guardian headline in 2020?
Ratatouille the musical? Is that even possible?
‘He couldn’t move’: New York City man falls into sinkhole full of rats
‘It’s bigger than her head’: Sydney sharehouse forced to move out after giant rat moves in
Summer of the cannibal rats! Hungry, aggressive, highly fertile – and coming to our homes
Which tennis star apparently recorded a glowing video tribute when the broadcaster Alan Jones retired from 2GB in May?
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