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Quiz: How Well Do You Remember Life Before Covid?

Tell us which of these things actually happened in 2020

llustration by Hannah Good.

How well do you remember life before the pandemic? It was only ten months ago, after all. But in a year that felt like a decade, it’s understandable to imagine that things like the 2020 Iowa caucuses happened in a different century. This quiz is simpler: Just identify whether the following events actually happened in 2020.



Michael Schaffer has been editor of Washingtonian since 2014. A former editor of Washington City Paper and editorial director of The New Republic, Michael is also the author of One Nation Under Dog, a 2009 book about America’s obsession with pets. A DC native, he currently lives in Chevy Chase DC with his wife and their two daughters.