As we look back on 2011, it's clear it was a banner year. Well, maybe not for the housing market, but at least we got to watch a Royal wedding and dispel rumors about the McLobster. Now it's time to put your memory to the test. How much do you really remember about 2011? (Image credit: Swinburne Astronomy Productions.)
Question 1 of 50
Which company's tweet had the distinction of being the most retweeted in 2011?
Question 2 of 50
In October 2011, how much did the world's oldest running steam-powered car sell for at auction?
Question 3 of 50
On what medium did artist George Closic create a portrait in honor of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 29, 2011?
Question 4 of 50
On Dec. 12, 2011, sales of Superman socks skyrocketed because of which football player?
Question 5 of 50
What was the magnitude of the earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011?
Question 6 of 50
According to Twitter, which food-related topic was the top trender in 2011?
Question 7 of 50
In 2011, Tibetan Sherpas were trained in basic watch repair by which luxury timepiece maker?
Question 8 of 50
During their last Christmas at Hogwarts, what were Harry and Hermione doing?
Question 9 of 50
Which veteran TV personality made a January 2011 announcement about leaving a long-time show?
Question 10 of 50
In February 2011, which man who was made infamous by a widespread Ponzi scheme gave his first publicized interview since his arrest?
Question 11 of 50
Which form of books beat out traditional book sales in February 2011?
Question 12 of 50
How long did the bells of Westminster Abbey toll after the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton?
Question 13 of 50
In 2011, a series of tornadoes, floods, wildfires and ice storms in the U.S. caused approximately how much total damage?
Question 14 of 50
Which sitcom celebrity fast tracked a divorce from his reality-star wife in order to marry a British flight attendant?
Question 15 of 50
After 300 years at the bottom of the sea, an artifact was recovered that belonged to which famed pirate?
Question 16 of 50
In 2011, which reality TV star wed his fifth wife -- who bore the same first name as his fourth wife?
Question 17 of 50
Which British singer made Billboard history on Dec. 9, 2011?
Question 18 of 50
What code did gamers crack in 2011 that had eluded scientists for years?
Question 19 of 50
In which insects did researchers discover potent antibiotics?
Question 20 of 50
In 2011, which couple may have set a celebrity record for the most expensive yet shortest marriage?
Question 21 of 50
Who granted "60 Minutes" an interview in which she spoke about a failed suicide attempt with her infamous husband?
Question 22 of 50
In October 2011, who was quoted as saying, "I'm paying with my life for things I didn't do"?
Question 23 of 50
First made famous on "Dancing with the Stars," which performer traded heels for cowboy boots?
Question 24 of 50
Which British tabloid closed in July 2011 in the wake of a phone-hacking scandal?
Question 25 of 50
In January 2011, Kathryn Gray became the youngest person to make what scientific discovery?
Question 26 of 50
In August 2011, who was quoted as saying, "Dr. King belongs to the world"?
Question 27 of 50
Pope Benedict, head of the Catholic church, gave his approval to Web sites that offer which kind of services?
Question 28 of 50
Ninety-five-year-old Bronx resident Ida Keeling set a world record for being the oldest woman to accomplish what?
Question 29 of 50
In August 2011, which member of the U.S. Congress said, "The capital looks beautiful and I am honored to be at work tonight"?
Question 30 of 50
Why did Charles Czeisler of Harvard Medical School quip that "Technology has invaded the bedroom" in March 2011?
Question 31 of 50
What does filmmaker George Lucas believe the future of cinema will be?
Question 32 of 50
On what day did scores of people leave apples, flowers and condolence letters at Apple stores across the nation?
Question 33 of 50
After performing together for more than three decades, which rock group announced their split in September 2011?
Question 34 of 50
In August 2011, which billionaire said, "My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress"?
Question 35 of 50
In July 2011, who said, "Juries aren't supposed to make decisions based on public-opinion polls"?
Question 36 of 50
In September 2011, which singing competition made its debut on American television?
Question 37 of 50
Which golfer won a U.S. Open with a record-setting 16-under-par score in June 2011?
Question 38 of 50
On May 31, 2011, who said, "You and this show have been the great love of my life. This last show … is my love letter to you."
Question 39 of 50
In December 2011, which daughter of a former President made her debut as a television journalist?
Question 40 of 50
Which celebrity funeral started 15 minutes late in accordance with the last wishes of the deceased?
Question 41 of 50
A scientific breakthrough by MIT researchers made it possible to make inexpensive solar panels out of what materials?
Question 42 of 50
Whether they were on Team Edward or Team Jacob, how much money did fans help "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part I" earn at the box office?
Question 43 of 50
Which 2011 invention is expected to be the first step in revolutionizing the way people interact with video games?
Question 44 of 50
On Dec. 13, 2011, what did the National Transportation Board recommend that drivers be banned from using?
Question 45 of 50
Which former governor of Illinois was sentenced on Dec. 7, 2011, to 14 years in federal prison for 18 felony corruption convictions?
Question 46 of 50
In 2011, the X-Prize Foundation announced it would award $30 million to the first team to accomplish which breakthrough?
Question 47 of 50
Which biography did Amazon name the best-selling book of 2011?
Question 48 of 50
Which long-awaited Broadway musical received an OSHA citation for injuries to cast members?
Question 49 of 50
In August, astronomers announced their detection of a 'planet' made of what unusual substance?
Question 50 of 50