As we look back on 2011, it's clear it was a banner year. Well, maybe not for the housing market, but at least got to watch a Royal wedding and dispell 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.)
Which company's tweet had the distinction of being the most retweeted in 2011?
In October 2011, how much did the world's oldest running steam-powered car sell for at auction?
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?
Etch A Sketch
On Dec. 12, 2011, sales of Superman socks skyrocketed because of which football player?
Robert Griffin III
What was the magnitude of the earthquake that struck Japan in March 2011?
According to Twitter, which food-related topic was the top trender in 2011?
In 2011, Tibetan Sherpas were trained in basic watch repair by which luxury timepiece maker?
During their last Christmas at Hogwarts, what were Harry and Hermione doing?
hanging out with Pavati Patil
sipping butterbeer at Hogsmeade
Which veteran TV personality made a January 2011 announcement about leaving a long-time show?
In February 2011, which man who was made infamous by a widespread Ponzi scheme gave his first publicized interview since his arrest?
Which form of books beat out traditional book sales in February 2011?
How long did the bells of Westminster Abbey toll after the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton?
In 2011, a series of tornadoes, floods, wildfires and ice storms in the U.S. caused approximately how much total damage?
Which sitcom celebrity fast tracked a divorce from his reality-star wife in order to marry a British flight attendant?
After 300 years at the bottom of the sea, an artifact was recovered that belonged to which famed pirate?
In 2011, which reality TV star wed his fifth wife -- who bore the same first name as his fourth wife?
Which British singer made Billboard history on Dec. 9, 2011?
What code did gamers crack in 2011 that had eluded scientists for years?
HIV molecule code
In which insects did researchers discover potent antibiotics?
flies and misquitoes
grasshoppers and beetles
cockroaches and locusts
In 2011, which couple may have set a celebrity record for the most expensive yet shortest marriage?
Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
Nancy Shevell and Paul McCartney
Kellie Pickler and Kyle Jacobs
Who granted "60 Minutes" an interview in which she spoke about a failed suicide attempt with her infamous husband?
In October 2011, who was quoted as saying, "I'm paying with my life for things I didn't do"?
First made famous on "Dancing with the Stars," which performer traded heels for cowboy boots?
Which British tabloid closed in July 2011 in the wake of a phone-hacking scandal?
The Daily Mirror
News of the World
In January 2011, Kathryn Gray became the youngest person to make what scientific discovery?
a rare type of beetle
the fossilized bones of a <i>T-rex</i>
In August 2011, who was quoted as saying, "Dr. King belongs to the world"?
President Barack Obama
Pope Benedict, head of the Catholic church, gave his approval to Web sites that offer which kind of services?
Ninety-five-year-old Bronx resident Ida Keeling set a world record for being the oldest woman to accomplish what?
walking 60 meters (65 yards) in 29.86 seconds
knitting 60 meters (65 yards) or yarn in 3 minutes
running 60 meters (65 yards) in 29.86 seconds
In August 2011, which member of the U.S. Congress said, "The capital looks beautiful and I am honored to be at work tonight"?
Kay Bailey Hutchinson
Why did Charles Czeisler of Harvard Medical School quip that "Technology has invaded the bedroom" in March 2011?
because of the number of televisions in bedrooms
because people wake up in the night to check e-mail
because people use electronics within one hour of going to bed
What does filmmaker George Lucas believe the future of cinema will be?
On what day did scores of people leave apples, flowers and condolence letters at Apple stores across the nation?
Sept. 15, 2011
Oct. 5, 2011
Oct. 15, 2011
After performing together for more than three decades, which rock group announced their split in September 2011?
The Rolling Stones
In August 2011, which billionaire said, "My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress"?
In July 2011, who said, "Juries aren't supposed to make decisions based on public-opinion polls"?
In September 2011, which singing competition made its debut on American television?
"The Singing Bee"
"The X Factor"
Which golfer won a U.S. Open with a record-setting 16-under-par score in June 2011?
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."
In December 2011, which daughter of a former President made her debut as a television journalist?
Which celebrity funeral started 15 minutes late in accordance with the last wishes of the deceased?
A scientific breakthrough by MIT researchers made it possible to make inexpensive solar panels out of what materials?
resin and plastic
wood and glass
paper and fabric
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?
about $350 million
about $250 million
about $150 million
Which 2011 invention is expected to be the first step in revolutionizing the way people interact with video games?
Skyrim's graphics engine
Nintendo DS Lite
On Dec. 13, 2011, what did the National Transportation Board recommend that drivers be banned from using?
Which former governor of Illinois was sentenced on Dec. 7, 2011, to 14 years in federal prison for 18 felony corruption convictions?
In 2011, the X-Prize Foundation announced it would award $30 million to the first team to accomplish which breakthrough?
discover a way to grow vegetables using one-tenth the usual amount of water
design a vehicle to operate exclusively on solar power
put a robot on the moon that would send back video of the lunar surface
Which biography did Amazon name the best-selling book of 2011?
"J.D. Salinger: A Life"
Which long-awaited Broadway musical received an OSHA citation for injuries to cast members?
"Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"
In August, astronomers announced their detection of a 'planet' made of what unusual substance?
How many holiday cards, letters and packages were expected to be delivered by the United States Postal Service during the 2011 holiday season?