Tuesday Trivia – December 31 – What Happened in 2019?

Tuesday Trivia 2019 - Photo by Ray Hennessy

# 1: Which song won the 2019 Grammy Award for Song of the year?

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This Is America by American rapper Donald Glover (Childish Gambino) won Song of the Year in 2019. The song is written by Glover, Ludwig Göransson, and Jeffery Lamar Williams. The song debuted at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the 31st song to do so in the chart's history.

# 2: In 2019, Evo Morales resigned as President of which country?

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Evo Morales is a Bolivian politician. He served as the President of Bolivia from 2006 to 2019. Following disputed 2019 general election and protests, Morales agreed to resign in November 2019.

# 3: For the first time in 200 years, a Japanese Emperor abdicated 2019. His name?

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Emperor Akihito abdicated his throne on April 30, becoming the first Japanese royal to do so in two centuries. Akihito said he wanted to hand over the throne to his 58-year-old son, Crown Prince Naruhito, before he dies.

# 4: In October 2019, an assault against the Kurdish-led militia in Syria was launched by:

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On 9 October, Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels launched an offensive to create a 30km (20-mile) deep "safe zone" along the Syrian side of the border.

# 5: Which iconic building caught fire in April 2019?

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Notre-Dame de Paris, or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral in Paris, France. While undergoing renovation and restoration, the roof of Notre-Dame caught fire in April 2019. Burning for around 15 hours, the cathedral sustained serious damage.

# 6: In July 2019, Rocky ASAP was arrested and found guilty of assault in which country?

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In July 2019, Rocky was arrested and found guilty of assault in Sweden. In addition to time already served, he received a suspended prison sentence.

# 7: She was named The Best FIFA Women’s Player in 2019

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Rapinoe helped lead the U.S. to win the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup tournament. She won the Ballon d'Or Féminin and was named The Best FIFA Women's Player in 2019. She also won the Golden Boot and Golden Ball awards at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.

# 8: Time’s Person of the Year issue in 2019 featured which person?

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Person of the Year is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, a group, an idea, or an object that (for better or for worse) has done the most to influence the events of the year. In 2019, Time featured Greta Thunberg, an environmental activist and founder of the school strike for the climate campaign.

# 9: Who was Speaker of the House in United States in 2019?

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The 2019 election took place on January 3, 2019. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi became its speaker with 220 votes, a majority of the chamber. Kevin McCarthy got 192 votes.

# 10: The 2019 Oscar for Best Film went to:

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At the 91st Academy Awards, the film "Green Book" won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor for Mahershala Ali.

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How much do you remember of 2019? This New Year’s trivia will test your knowledge of people that left footprints in history and important events that took place in 2019.

Like 2018, a lot of focus was on President Donald Trump. The third President in the history of U.S. to be impeached. But he was not featured in Time’s Annual Person of the Year. Do you remember who was?

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