From Bowie to Brexit and Castro to Trump, it has been an unbelievably mad, bad, often sad year. See if you can remember what’s gone on in the world

Analysis of Google data in 2016 revealed which country to be the most desirable destination in the world?

Cuba

Croatia

Greece

Italy

Which country is the happiest in the world, according to UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network?

Bhutan

Iceland

Brazil

Denmark

This year marked the centenary of the US National Park Service. Which was the first park?

Yellowstone

Mackinac

Yosemite

The Grand Canyon

Which country banned tourists completely from one of its most fragile islands this year?

Indonesia

Thailand

Solomon Islands

Greece

Which city this year marked the 100th anniversary of an armed insurrection?

Poznan

Dublin

Helsinki

Mexico city

Skyscanner, the travel website sold to China’s Ctrip in a £1.4bn deal last month, is based in which UK city?

Manchester

Cardiff

Bath

Edinburgh

The Rolling Stones played a historic gig to 500,000 people in which city?

Rio de Janeiro

Havana

Mexico City

Pyongyang

Mamma Mia! The Party, described as “Dinner entertainment in several acts” opened in which city this year?

Sydney

London

Athens

Stockholm

Disney remade its classic Jungle Book film this year, with the voices of Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba. In which Indian state were Rudyard Kipling’s original Mowgli stories set?

Himachal Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh

Kerala

The film A United Kingdom co-starred David Oyelowo as Prince of Bechuanaland, a UK protectorate in Africa that is today known as what?

Kenya

Gambia

Botswana

Zimbabwe

Which of these countries was not used as a location for Oscar-winning The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio?

Argentina

Chile

Canada

USA

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was partly shot in which idyllic island nation?

Maldives

Seychelles

Mauritius

Madagascar

This is a new extension to which famous London building?

Hayward Gallery

Tate Modern

V&A

Tower of London

Which iconic railway line was, surprisingly given everything that was happening at the time, opened 100 years ago this year?

Hershey Electric Railway, Cuba

The Blue Train, South Africa

The Orient Express, Europe

Trans-Siberian, Russia

The striking City of Wine museum opened in which city in June?

Beaune

Lyon

Bordeaux

Paris

Which country opened a spate of glass walkways, including this one strictly not for vertigo sufferers?

Thailand

Chile

China

New Zealand

Which area of the UK voted most overwhelmingly to remain in the EU?

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Cornwall

Gibraltar

Brexit dominated the news this year, but what was the first – and until now, only – country to leave the EU, or EEC as it was then called?

Norway

Greenland

Saint Martin

Switzerland

Which country is the newest member of the EU?

Croatia

Slovenia

Albania

Serbia

Which country is the smallest EU member, in both population and area?

Luxembourg

Malta

Estonia

Cyprus

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Source: The Guardian

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