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Red Pepper’s festive quiz

So much has happened and changed in 2015 – but how much do you remember? Try your hand at Red Pepper's Christmas quiz

December 21, 2015
7 min read


1. Which of these tabloid headlines about Jeremy Corbyn is not real?

  • a. Leftie who hates the royals will kiss queen’s hand to grab £6.2m
  • b. Commie Corb killed my hamster
  • c. Jeremy Corbyn sex dwarf eaten by otters

2. How many people have joined the Labour Party since his election as leader?

  • a. 70,000
  • b. 180,000+
  • c. 600,000+

3. Facebook has a billion users worldwide and is thought to earn up to £105 million in Britain in advertising. But how much corporation tax did they pay to HMRC during 2014?

  • a. £4,327
  • b. £14,530
  • c. £43,200

4. Which of these was the most used hashtag on Twitter?

  • a. #milifandom
  • b. #greensurge
  • c. #cameronettes

5. This graffiti recently appeared in Paris. Fill in the blank:

  • a. Russell Brand
  • b. Jeremy Corbyn
  • c. Luke Skywalker

6. Two thirds of all land in the UK is owned by what percentage of the population?

  • a. 5%
  • b. 0.3%
  • c. 10%

7. Who did not drive a tank through London in a protest this year?

  • a. Vivienne Westwood
  • b. Guido Fawkes
  • c. Mark Thomas

8. Which European nation currently has the highest number of hours actually worked per worker?

  • a. Poland
  • b. Germany
  • c. Greece

9. …and the lowest?

  • a. Britain
  • b. Germany
  • c. Iceland

10. The Conservative government is planning to make significant changes to the way unions can call a strike. They propose that 40% of those eligible to vote must back action. The Tories formed a government this year with what percentage of the general election vote?

  • a. 36.7%
  • b. 37.6%
  • c. 34.7%

11. At the Conservative Party conference this year Jeremy Hunt called on Britons to work harder and said:

  • a. My wife is successful
  • b. My wife is a doctor
  • c. My wife is Chinese

12. Who said ‘beauty has been stolen from the people and is being sold back to them under the concept of luxury’?

  • a. Slavoj Zizek
  • b. Kanye West
  • c. Pussy Riot

13. How old is Mhairi Black, the youngest MP elected to the House of Commons since 1880?

  • a. 23
  • b. 21
  • c. 16

14. Where is this?

  • a. Disneyland
  • b. Dismaland
  • c. Poundland

15. On an anti-austerity march after the election, which celebrity carried a placard saying ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore’?

  • a. Eddie Izzard
  • b. Charlotte Church
  • c. Ronnie O’Sullivan

16. When property developers are obliged to make homes available for ‘affordable rent’, they can charge up to what percentage of normal market rent?

  • a. 50%
  • b. 70%
  • c. 80%

17. This year COP21 happened in Paris, what does COP stand for?

  • a. Congress of Paris
  • b. Conference of Parties
  • c. Coalition of Politicians

18. In June, for how many hours did Liberate Tate remain in Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall for their ‘Time Piece’ action?

  • a. 2
  • b. 24
  • c. 127

19. This bus was impounded on arrival in Nigeria – who is it a memorial to?

  • a. Nelson Mandela
  • b. Thomas Sankara
  • c. Ken Saro-Wiwa

20. Finally: cleaners protested for sick pay outside which London auction house this year?

  • a. Sotheby’s
  • b. Christie’s
  • c. eBay

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