2022 Year in Review

Let's see how much you remember about the action-packed year of 2022!
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Last updated: September 20, 2023
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World News
Britain's longest-reigning monarch, who died aged 96
Queen Elizabeth II
Became the oldest person to accede to the British throne following the death of the above
King Charles III
Billionaire who purchased Twitter for $44bn
Elon Musk
First case of an outbreak of this viral disease was detected in London
1,739 people were killed in floods in this country
World population reached this milestone
8 billion
Retired Pope, who died aged 95
Pope Benedict XVI
Release of this sequel to a 1986 action film starring Tom Cruise
Top Gun: Maverick
As It Was, by this English singer, was Spotify's most-streamed song of the year
Harry Styles
American singer and record producer jailed for 30 years for multiple sex offences
R. Kelly
This Swedish pop group released Voyage, their first album in 40 years
Ncuti Gatwa was confirmed to be the first black actor to play this titular sci-fi character
Doctor Who
Winner of the 2022 BRIT Awards for Best Song, Best Album and Best Artist
Will Smith was banned from attending the Academy Awards for 10 years after slapping this comedian
Chris Rock
This American talk show ended after almost 19 years
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
American actor who won $15m in damages and compensation in a defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard
Johnny Depp
Became the first singer in history to claim all top 10 slots on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart
Taylor Swift
Country that invaded Ukraine
Became the shortest-reigning British Prime Minister, resigning after 49 days in office
Liz Truss
New British Prime Minister, who replaced the above
Rishi Sunak
Assassination of longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history
Shinzo Abe
US Supreme Court overturned this landmark decision, eliminating constitutional right to choose abortion in a 6-3 vote
Roe v. Wade
Soviet Union's final leader, who died aged 91
Mikhail Gorbachev
City in which COP27 was held
Sharm el-Sheikh
Giorgia Meloni became this country's first right-wing leader since World War II
Host country of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Winners of the 2022 FIFA World Cup
Host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games
This tennis player, the most successful in the Open era, announced her retirement
Serena Williams
Swiss tennis player and winner of a record eight men's singles Wimbledon titles, who announced his retirement
Roger Federer
Winners of Women's Euro 2022
Quarterback who returned to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers just 40 days after announcing his retirement
Tom Brady
One of the greatest footballers of all-time and three-time FIFA World Cup winner with Brazil, who died aged 82
Superstar footballer sacked by Manchester United following a bombshell interview
Cristiano Ronaldo
This city became the first ever to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics
Legendary Australian cricketer, who died aged 52
Shane Warne
Level 66
Dec 21, 2022
Very nice quizz.
Level 65
Sep 20, 2023
nice quiz. It is unfair to call Meloni "far-right" however. She does not use this term, only her critics have.
Level 65
Sep 20, 2023
Yeah that is a perfectly fair comment and I've amended the question accordingly. Thanks for that!
Level 65
Sep 20, 2023
Thanks for reading, responding and changing.

Just one more thought though - Silvio Berlusconi could surely be described as "right-wing" though most would not consider him as extreme as Meloni.

Level 82
Sep 21, 2023
Hence referring to Meloni as far right... She may not describe herself that way, but she is in comparison to her predecessors.
Level 52
Sep 20, 2023
Much too USA-centric.
Level 65
Sep 20, 2023
As soon as the East Timor film industry starts booming, I promise you they’ll earn their way into a future Year in Review

…but until then, you’re going to have to make do with just over a quarter of the questions being USA-centric 🤷🏽‍♂️


Someone who is not American

Level 45
Sep 22, 2023
Imagine creating a dozen of questions about American celebrities no one cares about, and only one about the war in Ukraine.
Level 65
Sep 22, 2023
I don’t need to imagine, because that’s exactly what I did 🙂

P.S. Exactly how many questions about a single event would you expect to be included?