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NAME: ____________________________________________________ PERIOD: ____________

2017 Year in Review


Directions: Myhow quickly a year flies by! Use your Internet search skills to review
some of the major events and stories from 2017.

POP CULTURE:
1) What were the top three grossing movies at the box office in 2017 (means they made
the most money while at the theater)?
a.
b.
c.
2) What was the top selling song of 2017?

3) Name the headline performer at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2017?

4) Choose any two famous people who passed away in 2017 and explain who they were:
https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/news/2017/04/26/passages-2017-those-
weve-lost-through-the-year/100943918/
a.

b.

U.S. NEWS:
1) Review this solar eclipse clip then provide two facts from the video you found notable:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8c5-5LWXrk
a.

b.
2) Who was chosen as the Time magazine person (people) of the year and why was
he/she/they chosen?

3) Provide a brief description of any two major U.S. news stories from 2017 that were sad
in nature:
a.

b.
4) Provide a brief description of any two major U.S. news stories from 2017 that were
happy in nature:
a.

b.
U.S. POLITICS:
1) President Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the U.S. on January 20th.
Review the top moments of that day from this video and list any 2 that stood out to you:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9kdvDmKN9g
a.

b.
2) This U.S. Senator from Arizona and former Republican presidential candidate
announced he has brain cancer:

3) This Supreme Court Justice was confirmed on April 7th:

WORLD NEWS:
1) On April 4th, the United States fired 59 cruise missiles at an airbase in this country
after President Bashar al-Assad killed over 80 civilians in a nerve-gas attack?

2) The annual G20 summit of the worlds wealthiest countries was held in July this year.
Name any 3 world leaders who were present and which countries they represented.
a.
b.
c.
3) North Korea advanced its nuclear program in 2017. How many missiles did it test fire
this year?

In March, the United Nations warned that as many as 20 million people are at risk of
starvation and famine in four countries. Name any 2 of those countries:
a.

b.
4) A terrorist bombing attack at a concert in Manchester, England killed 22 people and
injured over 100 on May 22nd. Who was performing?

5) On September 19th, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck this country killing 369 people:

SPORTS:
1) Who played in the 2017 Super Bowl and what was the final score?

2) Who won the Conn Smythe trophy for the NHL playoffs this year and what is that
award given for?

3) Known as the biggest fight in combat sports history, these two men squared off at T-
Mobile Arena in Nevada on August 26th?