The Scotsman 2013 Quiz of the Year: Answers

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SEE how you fared in our 2013 Quiz of the Year - here are all the answers


1. Tesco. 2. Fred Perry in 1936. 3. Keith O’Brien. 4. Mark Carney. 5. Orkney and Shetland. 6. Melissa Reid. 7. Cornwall. 8. Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. 9. British Gas, Npower, Scottish and Southern Energy, Scottish Power, E.ON and EDF. 10. Two, Alexander Louis.


1. David Tennant. 2. Frances Quinn. 3. Paul Ferris. 4. Abraham Lincoln. 5. Bruce Robertson. 6. Philadelphia. 7. Fresh Meat. 8. Heisenburg. 9. George Mackay. 10. Damian Lewis.


1. Little Red 2. Canadian 3. Ross McEwan 4. Jim Ratcliffe. 5. BrewDog 6. Bill Clinton. 7. Britvic. 8. Co-operative Group. 9. Lloyd’s of London. 10. Stella English.


1. The proposed redevelopment of the city’s Taksim Gezi Park 2. Fare rises on buses, trains and the underground in several cities. 3. Sarin 4. Gregory XII in 1415. 5. The Jesuits 6. Croatia. 7. President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. 8. General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi. 9. Benetton; Bonmarche; Mango; Primark and Walmart. 10. 21.


1. 6-4. 2. Queen of the South. 3. Superbowl XLVII. 4. 1997. 5. Inverness CT and Partick Thistle. 6. Sergio Perez. 7. LeBron James. 8. Five. 9. 21. 10. Second


1. Blythe Duff. 2. RM Hubbert 3. Grid Iron, with the show Leaving Planet Earth. 4. David Shrigley. 5. He was JK Rowling 6. Johnny Lynch of Fence Records (with his new label Lost Map). 7. Let The Right One In, by the National Theatre of Scotland 8. Scottish Opera. 9. Alan Bissett. 10. Franz Ferdinand.


1. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner, which suffered a series of fires. 2. Trams – because of their size. 3. March. 4. By allowing parties of visitors to make guided climbs of the structure. 5. Over the M8 at Anderston, with completion of the partially-built 1960s foot/cycle path. 6. To keep them cool in the summer heatwave. 7. Average speed cameras. 8. The Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine route, which has moved out of shape on soft ground. 9. Recycle it into compost and building bricks. 10. The Caledonian Sleepers to London.


1. Andrew Marr. 2. Alan Sharp . 3. The BBC’s Broadcasting House. 4. The Press and Journal. 5. Kirsty Milne. 6. Billy Connolly . 7. Michael Jackson’s Thriller. 8. The Mail on Sunday. 9. Frankie Boyle . 10. Jack Alexander of the Alexander Brothers.


1. Alex Salmond, Scotland (taken from the foreword to the Scottish Government’s white paper on independence) 2. David McLetchie, Brian Adam and Helen Eadie. 3. Independent MSP Bill Walker, following his conviction for domestic abuse. 4. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. 5. Alan Cumming. He bought a flat in Edinburgh to register for a vote, but as it was not his main residence, he was told he did not qualify to vote. 6. Eric Joyce. He announced he would not be standing for re-election after being expelled by Labour and found guilty of assaulting fellow MPs during a drunken brawl in the House of Commons. 7. Margaret Thatcher. The MP tweeted the comment after Baroness Thatcher died in April, aged 87. 8. George Osborne, the Chancellor. 9. Iain Duncan Smith. 10. Rob Ford, the mayor of Toronto, after he admitted he smoked crack cocaine while in office and had a drink problem.


1. Marco Pierre White. 2. 17. Restaurant Andrew Fairlie. 3. Krispy Kreme. 4. Orkney Cheddar. 5. The World Porridge Making Championships. 6. Horse, which was found in their burgers, then other products, back in January. 7. The 5:2 diet, which involves intermittent fasting. 8. Jamie Oliver, while promoting his Channel 4 show, Jamie’s Money Saving Meals. 9. Nigella Lawson. 10. Barack Obama, at a children’s event at the White House