Specialist: 2014

From the quiz on 16/12/14.

  1. In March 2014, which country was suspended from the G8 after an emergency meeting by the other seven members? Russia

  2. In September 2014, who resigned as First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party following the Scottish referendum? Alex Salmond

  3. Which country became the 18th member of the Eurozone on New Year’s Day 2014? Latvia

  4. Which racehorse won the 2014 Grand National with odds of 25:1? Pineau de Re

  5. Which country’s flag carrier airline operated Flight 370, which disappeared over the Indian Ocean in March 2014, and Flight 17, which was shot down over Ukraine in July 2014? Malaysia

  6. In August 2014, in which city in Missouri did the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer spark widespread protests and rioting, this unrest restarting in November after it was decided that the officer would not be indicted? Ferguson

  7. In the 2014 FIFA World Cup, what was the final score of the Brazil vs Germany semi-final match in which Brazil suffered a crushing defeat — and for a bonus point, who was selected as Man of the Match? (Germany) 7–1 (Brazil); Toni Kroos

  8. In which country did the 2014 West African Ebola virus epidemic begin? Guinea

  9. In September 2014, Oscar Pistorius was found not guilty of the murder of Reeva Steenkamp but was found guilty of which related charge? Culpable homicide

  10. What is the name of the European Space Agency spacecraft and its lander module that in November 2014 achieved the first successful orbit of a comet and the first soft landing on a comet nucleus? Rosetta (orbiter); Philae (lander)

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