Scene and Heard: The quiz of 2014

Test your knowledge of the year just gone with our entertainment quiz. The answers are at the bottom of the page. No peeking now!

Scene and Heard: The quiz of 2014


1.Her mother was from Dungarvan and she made a return to live concerts with a 22-night run at the Hammersmith Apollo. Who is she?

2. Name the man known as the ‘godfather of house music’ who died in March.

3. Martin Hayes and Iarla Ó Lionard are members of which Irish music supergroup?

4. Which rapper/producer earned a fortune when he sold his headphone brand to Apple for $3bn?

5. Which promoter was prevented from putting on Garth Brooks gigs at Croke Park?

6. What was the U2 album that caused so much controversy when it was given away free on iTunes?

7. Two Irish artists have been nominated for the Grammy awards in February 2015. Name them.

8. Which artist created a 24-hour online video of people dancing to his cheery hit single?

9. Who sang the summer smash ‘No Place I’d Rather Be’?

10. Which Irish town is Hozier from?


1. Name the female judges on this year’s Voice of Ireland.

2. Who plays Cass Cassidy in Fair City?

3. Name the character who shot Nidge in the final scene of Love/Hate.

4, Who was the odious king played by Cork actor Jack Gleeson who met his end in Game of Thrones?

5. Bill O’Herlihy retired after the World Cup. Who replaced him as RTÉ’s main soccer presenter?

6. Who played the role of the serial killer Spector in The Fall?

7. Name the new TV3 soap set in around a garda station?

8. What network you can watch House of Cards on?

9. Name the actor pictured here who had a big year both on TV and in movies.

10. Name the actor who plays Mick, the landlord at the Queen Vic in EastEnders.


1. Enda Walsh’s hugely successful play Ballyturk starred three main actors. Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea and ... ?

2. Tom Murphy’s sequel to 1985’s Bailegangaire was given its premiere by Druid in Galway. What is it called?

3. Which Cork-born artist passed away at the age of 97 in October? Among her well-known designs was the Cork Dry Gin logo.

4. Which author received several awards for his short story collection, Young Skins?

5. Which Irish artist won the Turner Prize in Britain?

6. Name the two princesses in the film Frozen.

7. Which Irish landmark provided a location for the filming of the latest instalment of Star Wars?

8. What film won the best picture Oscar?

9. Name the dragon in The Hobbit.

10. Who won the Man Booker Prize in 2014?


MUSIC: 1. Kate Bush; 2. Frankie Knuckles; 3. The Gloaming;. 4. Dr Dre; 5. Peter Aiken; 6. Songs of Innocence; 7. U2 and Hozier; 8. Pharrell Williams for ‘Happy’; 9. Clean Bandit; 10. Bray. TV: 1. Jamelia and Dolores O’Riordan; 2. Eamon Morrissey; 3. Patrick; 4. Joffrey; 5. Darragh Maloney; 6. Jamie Dornan; 7. Red Rock; 8. Netflix; 9. Matthew McConaughey; 10. Danny Dyer. OTHER: 1. Mikel Murfi; 2. Brigit; 3. Gladys Leach; 4. Colin Barrett; 5. Duncan Cambell; 6. Anna and Elsa; 7. Skelligs. 8. 12 Years A Slave; 9. Smaug; 10. Richard Flanagan for The Narrow Road to the Deep North

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