Karen Johnson, a longtime restaurant server from Lewiston, speaks during a press conference to announce a referendum campaign to increase Maine's minimum wage to $12 per hour in 2020 and index it to the consumer price index thereafter. Credit: BDN file photo

The most read and widely shared stories in Maine in 2015 include heartbreaking tragedies and uplifting triumphs. There were political controversies and extreme weather.

But over the course of 12 months, sometimes the details get hazy or blend together.

Some of the more powerful stories of the year may be almost impossible to forget. But how many cars were ultimately counted in that huge highway pileup? And why was Stephen King so angry at Gov. Paul LePage again?

Take this quiz about 20 of the biggest news stories in Maine in 2015 and see how well you remember the stories that most captured the state’s attention over the past 12 months.

(Note: There are six answer choices for each question and an explanation blurb at the top of the quiz after you answer question. Use the vertical scroll bar to the right on the quiz to see them all if it’s not displaying on your web browser.)

Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.