Alternative Persons of the Year

Time Magazine selected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as the 2020 Persons of the Year. But there were also many other names in the news who had a significant impact over the course of the year. Can you name these people?
Names were crowdsourced from the Jetpunk discord server
For answers which include multiple people, you only need to name any one of the names
There are probably many people who ought to be on this list, but who I've omitted purely through oversight. Please feel free to make recommendations in the comments.
Quiz by MiracleMax
Last updated: January 15, 2021
First submittedJanuary 15, 2021
Times taken15
Report this quizReport
Enter answer here
 / 25 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Longtime president of the Liberal Democratic Party who was the longest-serving Prime Minister of Japan when he announced he would step down and allow the LDP to choose his successor
Shinzo Abe
2018 Georgia Gubernatorial candidate who has championed an effort to expand voting rights, voter education, and participation in elections
Stacey Abrams
New Zealand Prime Minister whose name was invoked at a US presidential debate by Marianne Williamson, and who later was celebrated for leading one of the world's best responses to the Coronavirus
Jacinda Ardern
South Korean film director behind Snowpiercer, Okja, and Parasite, which became the first film not in English to win Best Picture
Bong Joon-Ho
American actor famous for his lead role in Black Panther who passed away in 2020
Chadwick Boseman
Scientific lead of the Coronavirus team at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases who partnered with Moderna to produce one of the first certified vaccines
Kizzmekia "Kizzy" Corbett
Governor of New York who produced regular coronavirus briefings that many Americans turned to as a source of updates on the virus
Andrew Cuomo
Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, leading figure on Trump's White House Coronavirus Task Force, and future Chief Medical Advisor for the Biden administration
Anthony Fauci
Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives personality with frosted tips who raised over 20 million dollars for restaurant workers who lost their jobs due to COVID
Guy Fieri
Minnesota man who was murdered, setting off one of the largest string of civil rights protests in US history
George Floyd
Trio of women who founded Black Lives Matter
Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi
UK Prime Minister whose country finally completed its divorce from the EU
Boris Johnson
Hong Kong entrepreneur who is one of the largest contributors to the pro-democracy movement, and whose newspaper is the largest regular pro-democracy publication in Hong Kong. He was arrested in 2020 for what appeared to be political charges.
Jimmy Lai
Chinese opthalmologist who was deemed a "whistleblower" for being one of the first to publicly raise awareness of the outbreak of COVID. He was admonished by Wuhan police for this information leak, and died of COVID in February
Li Wenliang
Centrist French President whose new pension plan was the subject of the Yellow Vest protests across France
Emmanuel Macron
US Senate Majority Leader who gained a reputation for not holding votes on many pieces of legislation
Mitch McConnell
British Army Officer who raised over 30 million pounds for COVID relief in celebration of his 100th birthday
Captain Tom Moore
American businessman who became the world's richest man, and whose SpaceX company led the first American-launched missions to the ISS since 2011
Elon Musk
Husband-Wife team who started BioNTech, which worked with Pfizer to produce an mRNA-based COVID vaccine
Ugur Sahin, Ozlem Tureci
Beloved Canadian-American game show host who died of cancer
Alex Trebek
President of Taiwan who was re-elected despite opposition from Beijing and the CCP, almost saw Taiwan made a member of the WHO, and presided over one of the world's best responses to COVID
Tsai Ing-Wen
Belarusian pro-democracy leader who ran against Alexander Lukashenko on a platform of freeing political prisoners and establishing free and fair elections
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
US President who ordered a strike on Iranian General Soleimani, was acquitted of his impeachment, and was criticized for his insufficient COVID response
Donald Trump
Trio of Hong Kong activists who were jailed for their role in organizing pro-democracy protests in 2019
Joshua Wong, Agnes Chow, and Ivan Lam
Chinese head of state, who may or may not resemble Winnie the Pooh, and who was criticized for pressuring the WHO to keep some information about COVID under wraps
Xi Jinping
Level 79
Jan 15, 2021
Nice quiz! Small typo - the NZ PM answer is missing an R.
Level 71
Jan 15, 2021
Thanks- this has been fixed