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29 December 2016

Answers: the New Statesman Quiz of the Year, 2016

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By New Statesman

Here are the answers to the New Statesman Quiz of the Year 2016.



1 d Marine Le Pen

2 a Lambeth

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3 c Mail on Sunday

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4 b Prosecco

5 a Jim Royle


US politics

6 c Tremendous

7 a John F Kennedy

8 a  “A big silverback gorilla”

9 b Deplorables

10 d Virginia


UK politics

11 a George Osborne

12 b Ed Balls

13 d Stephen Crabb

14 c Sadiq Khan

15 b 551,000


Around Britain

16 c Women’s Institute

17 b David Attenborough

18 b The Elizabeth Line

19 a Mary Somerville

20 d Marmite

21 a Hinduism

22 d Rich Tea



23 b Dwight D Eisenhower

24 c Cambodia

25 d Christian Dior

26 c Switzerland

27 c Dallas

28 b Argos

29 d François Hollande



30 c Bradley Wiggins

31 b Cycling

32 a China

33 b Muirfield

34 d Gary Lineker

35 d Heather Watson

36 b Celtic


Arts and books

37 a Beryl Bainbridge

38 d Janet Ellis

39 c Harry Hill

40 d Anish Kapoor

41 b Hamilton

42 d John Bishop


Science and media

43 d George W Bush

44 d 2,617

45 c Tadpoles

46 a Tasmanian devil

47 a Starchiness



48 a New Day

49 b Daily Telegraph

50 c Rolling Stone


Film, TV, music

51 b Lysistrata

52 d The Martian

53 c Phoebe Waller-Bridge

54 b Scarlett Johansson

55 a Victoria

56 d Samurai World

57 a Barack Obama

58 b Morrissey

59 b Deportation of Crimean Tatars