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Have fun..it's Quizmas Eve; HOW MUCH CAN YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THE YEAR IN OUR TEST OF 2005?

1 Which fancy-dress guest goose-stepped into controversy in January?

2Name the politician who got a set of solar panels installed at his home free of charge.

3Who looked pretty - and pneumatic - in pink at her September wedding?

4Was pensioner Walter Wolfgang bundled out of the

Labour Party conference for:

a. Assaulting a police officer and attempting to storm the stage

b. Attempting to smuggle a gun past security

c. Shouting "rubbish"?

5Which man finally wed his long-time girlfriend in April?

6Which amphibian celebrated 50 years in showbusiness this year?

7What linked the films The Graduate, Brewster's Millions and The Karate Kid?

8Which new Tory leader promised to make his party more inclusive and in touch with modern Britain?

9Of the 23 Shadow Cabinet posts announced by the new Tory leader, how many were given to women?

10

Which American screen legend spent nine-and-a-half weeks wining, dining and clubbing in London this summer?

11

It was goodnight from which much-loved TV comic?

12

Name the singer whose performance at Live 8 was a Shambles.

13

Which pig-pleasuring pin-up was spurned by Calum Best on Celebrity Love Island?

14

What much-loved London institution was retired after 51 years?

15

Which Desperate Housewife had a steamy affair with her gardener?

16

Which Man With The Golden Locks succeeded Pierce Brosnan as Britain's favourite spy?

17

Whose spirited impression of a

vacuum cleaner cost her millions of pounds worth of sponsorship deals?

18

Which British actor played the ultimate

hoodie in summer blockbuster Batman Begins?

19

Name the rugby player who started going to Church in March.

20

Name the sofa-jumping actor who declared war on psychiatry in 2005.

21

Before England won the Ashes in the summer, how long had the urn been in the possession of the Aussies?

22

Which major character died in JK Rowling's latest novel, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince?

23

Ivory-tickling Andreas Grassl was better known as what?

24

Which singer sold Advertising Space this year?

25

Who added X to Y to create one of the year's best-selling albums?

26

What touching gesture did Darren Day make on Mother's Day?

27

Who announced they were Back For Good - or at least for a

tour and a new album - last month?

28The Sith hit the fans when George Lucas unveiled his

latest Star Wars film in the summer. Which former child actress played the part of Padme?

29

Which former Crinkley Bottom resident split from his wife amid allegations she was seeing her fitness instructor?

30

In February, more than 400 products were taken off the shelves amid a health scare about a food additive. What was it called?

How much did Elton John's wedding ring cost?

31

32

Who made a surprise visit to the Celebrity Big Brother household?

33

The Government was re-elected in May but with a reduced overall majority. What was it?

34

Which cheesy rockband bought a One Way Ticket To Hell?

35

Which actress celebrated her Oscar win with a burger and fries?

36

In which country did a toxic spill create a big splash?

a. China

b. Russia

c. Georgia

37

The lead singer of which Tartan teenybopper band was convicted of drink driving in London earlier this month?

38

The heiress to the Onassis shipping fortune Athina Roussel was married in which country earlier this month?

a. Brazil

b. Greece

c. Britain

39

Who received a soaking from Sharon Osbourne?

40

Which aristocrat graced Celebrity Love Island in the scantiest of bikinis and spent most of the time flirting with Paul Danan?

41

Posh Scottish actress Tilda Swinton

took centre stage in the Narnia blockbuster. But what role did she play?

a. Aslan

b. The White Witch

c. Lucy

42

Which goalkeeper earned his spurs in January by fumbling the ball over the line before seeing the ref refuse to give a goal?

43

Who was the Tory toff forced to take the ferry cross the Mersey?

44

Which celebrity couple hit cruise control when choosing their new child's name in March?

45

Which British motoring firm almost became a Chinese takeaway before closing its doors in April?

46

Liverpool beat AC Milan to win the Champions League. But who scores the first goal for the Italians?

47

In November Angela Merkel secured a piece of history by becoming what?

48

This sailor and musician spent nearly 30 years trying to get even with Margaret Thatcher before he died in July. Who was he?

49

Who got to "second base" with Makosi in the Big Brother Jacuzzi?

50

Which band went live in July after a break of 24 years?

51

How many world leaders turned up at Gleneagles Hotel in July?

52

Which actress was forced to confess in her diary that her marriage was a "fraud" this September?

53

The Big Easy nearly sank without trace in August. Why?

54Who did Two Jags call a "red-socked fop"?

55

Name the odd one out

a. Magic mush

rooms

b. Fox-hunting

c. Turkey twizzlers

d. Smoking in pubs

WHO SAID WHAT? 56"I don't think she's the brightest of buttons."

"F****** Kaiser Chiefs. Rubbish. They're just a bad Blur."

5758"This is possibly the most shameful situation I've ever gotten myself in in my life, and I've done some pretty dumb things in my life."

59

"I've found great strength and comfort carrying this child and it is such a blessing and a joy to finally see him face-to-face."

60

"Do you know what a Pink Pussy is?"PIC 1Which of the following time lords had the shortest run as Doctor Who?a. Christopher Ecclestonb. Paul McGannc.Jon Pertweed. Patrick TroughtonPIC 2

Name the Thai mail-order bride who starred in the new series of Little Britain.

PIC 3

How old was George Best when he died this month?

PIC 4

Which Catherine Tate character just wasn't bovvered?

PIC 5What linked Carol Thatcher and Paula Radcliffe?

PIC 6How many days did

Ellen MacArthur take for her record-breaking single-handed sail around the world?

PIC 7Which of the following warmongers planned to bomb a TV station, as revealed in the Mirror in November?a. Ayman al-Zawahrib. Osama bin Ladenc. George Bushd. Mullah Omar31. pounds 150,00032. Jackie Stallone33. 6634. The Darkness 35. Hilary Swank36. a37. Bay City Rollers38. a39. Louis Walsh40. Lady Isabella Hervey41. b42. Roy Carroll 43. Boris Johnson 44. The Beckhams45. Rover46. Paolo Maldini47. Germany's first femaleChancellor48. Sir Edward Heath49. Anthony 50. Pink Floyd51. Eight52. Renee Zellweger53. Hurricane Katrina54. Sir Christopher Meyer 55. d. The rest were all banned in some form 56. Paul McCartney onYoko Ono57. Liam Gallagher58. Russell Crowe after throwing a phone at ahotel concierge59. Stab victim Abigail Witchalls welcoming her new son into the worldDavid Cameron on his knowledge of 60. Jeremy Paxman grillscocktailsPICTURE QUESTIONS1. b.2. Ting Tong3. 594. Lauren5. They both weed in public6. 71 7. c10. Mickey Rourke 11. Ronnie Barker 12. Pete Doherty 13. Rebecca Loos14. Routemaster busses15. Gabrielle Solis 16. Daniel Craig 17. Kate Moss18. Christian Bale 19. Gavin Henson 20. Tom Cruise21 18 years22. Dumbledore 23. The Piano Man 24. Robbie Williams25. Coldplay26. He left girlfriend SuzanneShaw27. Take That28.Nathalie Portman 29. Noel Edmonds30. Sudan 1

1. Prince Harry 2. John PrescottSO HOW DID YOU SCORE?

3. Jordan4. c1-15: Congratulations, Mr Bush!

16-30: You were excluded from school, weren't you?

11-45: Could try harder.

46-60: May we suggest a New Year's resolution: Get Out More.

60 and above: You have no holes in your general knowledge. You probably also have no friends.6. Kermit The Frog 7. Their stars - Anne Bancroft, Richard Pryor, Pat Morita - all died thisyear8. David Cameron9. Four

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