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January 03, 2018
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Which word was chosen by Oxford Dictionaries as it’s word of the year for 2017?
 
1. In Oct 2017, India hosted its first ever FIFA tournament, the U-17 World Cup. As hosts, India made its debut in a FIFA tournament. Also making their debuts were two other countries, one of which was Niger. The third is from Oceania and is actually a French territory. Which FIFA member, whose three letter code is NCL?

2. Which mother and daughter died within a day of each other, and were honoured in Hollywood. Carrie Fisher died aged 60; her mother was 84, but who was her mother? Clue: her breakout role was as Kathy Selden in a 1952 film.

3. Which painting,  by Leonardo Da Vinci,   became the most expensive painting ever sold at auction this year?

4. Which little Scottish company sent, on spec, Meghan Markle,  a midi-tote burgundy handbag – only for the American actor to be photographed with it on her first public engagement with Prince Harry? Orders have since skyrocketed.

5. Mrs Theresa May and Mr Donald Trump were photographed hand in hand as they negotiated a West Wing colonnade; the press suggested that he suffers from bathmophobia – one of the mildest things suggested about Mr Trump this year. What is bathmophobia the fear of?

6. What did McDonald’s begin to supply at its restaurants in France, in a nod to Gallic etiquette?

7. Who overtook Giselle Bündchen, for the first time since 2002, as the world’s highest – paid model?

8. In September 2017, which African country outlawed plastic carrier bags, with stringent punishments for anyone found even carrying one?

9. Name the British swimmer, who achieved two 50m breaststroke world records in one extraordinary day

10. Which word was chosen by Oxford Dictionaries as it’s word of the year for 2017? 

Answers

1. New Caledonia

2. Debbie Reynolds

3.
Salvatore Mundi.  Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of Jesus Christ, which was sold for a record $450m was acquired by Abu Dhabi’s department of culture and tourism, according to Christie’s in New York

4.
Strathberry. Markle - for her first official engagement with Prince Harry, wore a burgundy and navy tote bag by Scottish label Strathberry, which features both a handle and shoulder strap, and proceeded to happily shake hands with the waiting crowds

5.
The fear of stairs and slopes

6.
Cutlery

7.
Kendall Jenner. She is this year’s highest-paid model, raking in $22 million in the 12 months prior to June 2017.

8. Kenya. Violations of the law are punishable by fines of up to $38,000 and up to four years in prison.

9. Adam Peaty. He  clocked 26.10 in the morning heat, 0.44 ahead of his nearest rival, and improved his mark to 25.95 in the evening semi-final, 0.73sec clear of the field

10. “Youthquake” — defined as “a significant cultural, political or social change arising from the actions or influence of young people” — took the title this year

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