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2017: Major Events

written by: Eve
 
Check out some of the notable events that took place in the year 2017. Let's see if you have been paying attention.

Question 1:


On 21 January 2017, millions of people joined this worldwide protest in response to the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States.
Take Back the Night
The March on Washington
The Women's March
Fists in the Air

Question 2:


What country prompted international condemnation in February 2017 by test firing a ballistic missile across the Sea of Japan?
Iran
North Korea
Afghanistan
ISIS

Question 3:


On April 6 2017, in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on a rebel-held town, the U.S. military launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an air base in this country.
Syria
Iraq
Afghanistan
South Korea

Question 4:


On 22 May 2017, a terrorist bombing attack at an Ariana Grande concert in this city killed 23 people and injured over 100.
Berlin, Germany
London, England
Manchester, England
Brussels, Belgium

Question 5:


On June 25 2017 the World Health Organization announced that this country had over 200,000 cases of cholera.
India
Yemen
Pakistan
Bangladesh

Question 6:


On 1 September 2017, this president expelled 755 diplomats in response to United States sanctions.
Recep Erdoğan
Robert Mugabe
Bashar al-Assad
Vladimir Putin

Question 7:


What Category 5 hurricane struck the Caribbean and United States on 6 September 2017?
Irene
Irma
Katrina
Isabel

Question 8:


On 15 November 2017, President Robert Mugabe was placed under house arrest, as the military took control of this country.
Nigeria
Yemen
Zimbabwe
South Africa

Question 9:


Who created the painting, Salvator Mundi, which on November 15 2017, sold for US$ 450 million at Christie's in New York?
Leonardo da Vinci
Rembrandt
Titian
Raphael

Question 10:


In 2017, the Swedish Academy awarded this author the Nobel Prize in Literature, describing him in its citation as a writer "who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world".
Ian McEwan
Haruki Murakami
Kazuo Ishiguro
Julian Barnes

 


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