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How Much Do You Remember About the Events of 2017?

2017 was a year that was full to the brim with groundbreaking findings and events, both positive and negative, that rocked the Earth to its very core. How much do you think your can remember about this epic year? Take our 2017 quiz, and see if you can sort the facts from the fiction...
 
solar eclipse
 
 
A total solar eclipse was experienced by many parts of the USA in 2017.
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EU flag with missing star
 
 
Britain voted to leave the European Union in 2017.
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hurricane seen from space
 
 
Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas in 2017.
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inside the Vatican
 
 
In 2017, the Catholic Church canonized popes John Paul II and John XXIII.
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flag of North Korea
 
 
Kim Jong-nam, the eldest son of former North Korean leader Kim Jong-il, was assassinated in 2017.
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Mars
 
 
In 2017, a team of US astronauts took their first steps on Mars.
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raging fire
 
 
A massive fire engulfed Grenfell Tower in London in 2017.
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US flag
 
 
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in 2017.
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Fats Domino
 
 
The New Orleans musical legend, Fats Domino, died in 2017.
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Robert Mugabe
 
 
In 2017, Robert Mugabe formally resigned as president of Zimbabwe.
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female chemist performing an experiment
 
 
In 2017, Serbian scientists managed to genetically engineer a pig that could fly.
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Swiss traditions
 
 
Switzerland joined the European Union in 2017.
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bobsled race
 
 
Russia was banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics in 2017.
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orangutan in zoo
 
 
In 2017, a new species of orangutan was identified in Indonesia.
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Jupiter
 
 
In 2017, NASA's Juno spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter.
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soldiers at dusk
 
 
In 2017, Raqqa was declared to be fully liberated from the clutches of ISIS.
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Catalonian flag
 
 
In 2017, Catalonia illegally voted for their independence.
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Special forces and helicopter
 
 
In 2017, Brazilian troops unexpectedly launched an assault on Chile.
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Emmanuel Macron
 
 
Emmanuel Macron became the president of France in 2017.
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hydrogen bomb
 
 
North Korea successfully tested a hydrogen bomb in 2017.
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You've Let Go of the Past...
solar eclipse
 
Oh dear... It looks like 2017 wasn't one of your favorite years, since there doesn't seem to be too much that you can remember about it. Unless this is because you've decided to focus on the future, instead of the past, in which case we salute your positive choice!
You Remember 2017 Pretty Well
2017 in sand
 
Good job! While you didn't manage to completely ace this quiz, you got enough right answers to prove that you were paying a lot of attention to the news throughout most of 2017. This reflects positively on your character, since if people are aware of what's going on, they'll be able to act accordingly, bettering both themselves as well as the world around them.
2017 Is A Year You'll Never Forget!
2017 fireworks
 
What an exceptional result! You're certainly no fool when it comes to filtering out fake news from real reports. You know exactly what happened at any given point of time in 2017, which clearly shows that you've got an incredible memory, as well as a keen interest in current affairs. Good on you!
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