Test your Islington knowledge with our big, fat quiz of the year
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How well do you know Islington? Do you know your Finsbury from your Finsbury Park? Richard Watts from Catherine West? Hugh Myddelton from Charles Lamb?
If you think you’ve got what it takes, test your knowledge with 20 questions about our glorious borough.
Section One: PoliticsCaroline Russell was elected as councillor for the Green Party in May. What was the name of Islington’s last Green Party member?Islington now has no Lib Dem councillors. How many did were there before the election in May?Emily Thornberry, MP for Islington South and Finsbury, resigned as shadow attorney general in November for posting a picture on Twitter of a house draped in England flags. Where was the house?Which Islington Councillor said this: “Every wrap of dope sold in this borough has traces of pain and misery on it”?Section Two: SportWhat is Islington’s champion boxer Sherif Musah’s nickname?What is the name of the Arsenal Ladies manager, announced in August? What was the last trophy Arsenal won before this year’s FA cup triumph?Which former Angel amateur Boxing Club fighter became WBO continental middleweight champion in October?Section Three: HistoryTo the nearest thousand, how many people from Islington are thought to have died in WWI?What was the name of the communist newspaper published by Vladimir Lenin from an office in Clerkenwell Green?Which famous Islington writer penned Essays of Elia?When was Sir Hugh Myddleton’s New River completed?Section Four: Islington in the newsWhich Islington councillor wrote Kingmaker, a satirical swipe at Boris Johnson that was performed at this year’s Edinburgh fringe? How much did a tiny Barnsbury flat (188 sq ft), said to be the smallest house in the UK, sell for earlier this year? A singer from which boy band successfully won a court case against a Finsbury Park man who collects celebrity website names? What was unexpectedly found in the former Ashmount school site after squatters vacated the building? Section Five: Picture RoundName the parking vigilante who hung up his cape this year?Name this Arsenal Ladies player Name this Islington Councillor Name this ex-Arsenal player