KBL Anniversary Quiz

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You’ll Never Believe It, But We’re One Year Old!

Happy New Year, everybody, and Happy Birthday, KBL! It’s our first anniversary. And to celebrate we’ve decided to hold an Anniversary Quiz. So we’ve picked seven articles at random(-ish) from the dozens which we’ve published in the course of 2021, from each of the three sections: Kent, UK, and Global. See whether you remember any of them. It doesn’t matter if you can’t, because we’ll give you a link to the article, so that you can remind yourself, or perhaps read it for the first time.

Section #1 – Kent

  1. How did Eurostar miss a trick?
    Answer
  2. The year 2020 marked the 900th anniversary of the first mention of Sevenoaks. How did the town celebrate?
    Answer
  3. Which sleepy rural community in East Kent played an important part in ending the Cold War?
    Answer
  4. What makes swimming the English Channel so challenging?
    Answer
  5. Is it safe to go back in the water around Margate? If not, why?
    Answer
  6. Canterbury is a part of a Government local transport trial. Of what does it consist?
    Answer
  7. Where might you find these Pretty Young Things?
    Answer

Section #2 – United Kingdom

  1. Which group mixes religion and politics by design?
    Answer
  2. What programme did British students lose the right to participate in on 1 January 2021?
    Answer
  3. What were the new questions in the 2021 Census?
    Answer
  4. What is a PCN in NHS reform?
    Answer
  5. Whose dog got stolen?
    Answer
  6. What is CHIS?
    Answer
  7. Is it still legal to burn logs in your fire-place?
    Answer

Section #3 – Global

  1. Which country do most Valentine roses come from?
    Answer
  2. Which country has the best paternity leave?
    Answer
  3. Which towns in Europe got hit by flash floods in 2021?
    Answer
  4. Which country is Pest in?
    Answer
  5. Where did Amal come from?
    Answer
  6. Which multinational company will no longer sell tea?
    Answer

No Prizes!

There are no prizes for knowing the answers without looking them up. But we hope you enjoyed this stroll through the articles which Kent Bylines has produced for your information and your entertainment over the past twelve months.

Please continue to support us in the year ahead, by:

  • Reading us regularly;
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  • Recommending us to others;
  • (W)Riting for us! We’d love to receive your thoughts on a multiplicity of topics, especially if they relate to our beloved county of Kent. We’ll help you with developing ideas; we’ll help prepare the material for publication.

Happy MMXXII to all our readers from Kent Bylines!