New Year’s Eve Quiz of the Year

The year is drawing to a close once more, and you know what that means – it’s time to test your knowledge with a quiz of the year!

If you’re planning your New Year’s celebrations, you won’t find a better way to look back on the year than with our free printable Quiz of the Year, which has questions from all kinds of sections

This fun New Year’s Eve party game puts your knowledge of the biggest events of the year. From sport and entertainment to current affairs, download our free printable quiz questions to find out how well you remember the events of 2021! If you know your audience, you can just do the sections they’re interested in – downloadable below.

Politics Questions & Answers

Sports Questions & Answers

Celebrity Questions & Answers

Entertainment Questions & Answers

Download our New Year’s Eve Quiz of the Year

Ready to play? Download our free printable question and answer sheets here! You can get a sneak peak at the questions and answers further down the page – no cheating now!

This quiz is a great New Year’s Eve party game for adults and is best played in teams to make it more fun and competitive. Nominate one person to be the quiz master (and carefully guard the answer sheet), then let the games begin!

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Politics Questions

  1. Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States at what age?
  2. In which UK town did Jill Mortimer become the first Conservative MP since 1974?
  3. In which UK city was the 2021 G7 Summit held?
  4. Which country became the first in the world to accept Bitcoin as an official currency?
  5. What message was written on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s dress at the 2021 Met Gala?
  6. Which American politician got permanently banned from Twitter in 2021?
  7. Kamala Harris became the first sitting US Vice President to march in what parade?
  8. What was the name given to the day England came out of lockdown?
  9. Which city in Wales became the first in the world to have a non-binary Mayor?
  10. Which was the first UK city to elect a black woman as city mayor in 2021?

Sports Questions

  1. How many Premier League football clubs agreed to join the European Super League?
  2. Which football club won the FA Cup for the first time this year?
  3. How many new Olympic sports were held at the Olympics 2021?
  4. Who stepped down as manager of the England Women’s national football team in January 2021?
  5. As of 2021, how many ‘higher force headers’ are professional footballers allowed to perform in a week of training?
  6. What recycled items were the Tokyo Olympics gold medals made of?
  7. Who won the 2021 Italian Open?
  8. In which city did the 2021 World Wrestling Championships take place?
  9. Which country does the winner of the 2021 Tour De France come from?
  10. How many medals were awarded in the 2021 Olympics?

Celebrity Questions

  1. Who did Meghan and Harry do their high-profile and controversial interview with?
  2. Billionaire Jeff Bezos journeyed into space, but what was the name of his rocket ship?
  3. A recently single Grimes was spotted reading what book?
  4. Which royal family member died this year?
  5. According to Forbes, what is the net worth of Beyoncé?
  6. Who won Love Island 2021?
  7. What was the name of the New York Times documentary about Britney Spears, released in 2021?
  8. Which British singer showed off her dramatic weight loss in 2021?
  9. Which artist joined Kanye West and Justin Bieber for a prayer circle on Halloween?
  10. Which actor became the oldest person ever to go into space this October?

Entertainment Questions

  1. Who won the second series of The Masked Singer UK?
  2. Who became the newest host of Countdown in 2021?
  3. Which supermarket chain did M&S go to war with over their caterpillar cake?
  4. What was the name of the Scottish musician who shot to fame in 2021 with a version of the sea shanty Wellerman?
  5. In which country was Eurovision 2021 held?
  6. Who played Cruella de Vil in this year’s live-action 101 Dalmatians film?
  7. Which James Bond film was Daniel Craig’s fifth and last?
  8. Who wrote and created the Channel 4 hit It’s A Sin?
  9. Who will be voicing Mario in the upcoming animated Mario film?
  10. Which animated film won the 2021 Academy Award for Best Original Score?


Answers below – if you’re playing this game, stop your scrolling now!


Politics Answers

  1. 78
  2. Hartlepool
  3. Cornwall
  4. El Salvador
  5. Tax the Rich
  6. Donald Trump
  7. Pride
  8. Freedom Day
  9. Bangor
  10. Liverpool

Sports Answers

  1. 6
  2. Leicester City
  3. 6
  4. Phil Neville
  5. 10
  6. Electronic devices (smartphones and laptops)
  7. Rafael Nadal
  8. Oslo
  9. UAE
  10. 339

Celebrity Answers

  1. Oprah
  2. New Shepard
  3. The Communist Manifesto
  4. Prince Philip
  5. $440M
  6. Liam Reardon & Millie Court
  7. Framing Britney Spears
  8. Adele
  9. Marilyn Manson
  10. William Shatner

Entertainment Answers

  1. Joss Stone
  2. Anne Robinson
  3. Aldi
  4. Nathan Evans
  5. Netherlands
  6. Emma Stone
  7. No Time To Die
  8. Russell T Davies
  9. Chris Pratt
  10. Soul

And that’s all we’ve got! See you next year for another fabulous New Year’s quiz!