2014 Major Events Trivia Quiz

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Do you remember some of the stories that were making headlines in 2014? If yes, then you must try your hands on this '2014 Major Events Trivia Quiz' that is given below. There were a lot of major events that took place across the globe during the year 2014. We are certain that only an avid reader can pass this general knowledge quiz. Take it up and see if you are up for the challenge.
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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Name the popular American actor, director, and producer who died on 2nd February 2014. 

    • A.

      Donald Clarence Simpson

    • B.

      Philip Seymour Hoffman

    • C.

      Chucky Thompson

    • D.

      Harry Hains

    Correct Answer
    B. Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Explanation
    Philip Seymour Hoffman was a popular American actor, director, and producer who died on 2nd February 2014. He was known for his exceptional talent and versatility in portraying complex characters. His death was a great loss to the entertainment industry, as he had received critical acclaim and numerous awards for his performances. Hoffman's untimely demise shocked his fans and colleagues, leaving a void in the world of cinema.

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  • 2. 

    What Southern state recorded to have a severe weather task force after two inches of snow totally paralyzed its largest city?

    Correct Answer
    Georgia
    Explanation
    Georgia is the correct answer because it is the Southern state that recorded having a severe weather task force after two inches of snow completely paralyzed its largest city. This suggests that the state was unprepared for such weather conditions and had to establish a task force to handle similar situations in the future.

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  • 3. 

    Where did the 2014 Commonwealth Games take place?

    • A.

      USA

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      Scotland

    • D.

      Germany

    Correct Answer
    C. Scotland
    Explanation
    The 2014 Commonwealth Games took place in Scotland.

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  • 4. 

    A popular airline flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing got disappeared in the midway mysteriously. What was the name of that flight?  

    • A.

      Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

    • B.

      Indonesian Airlines Flight

    • C.

      Air China Flight 450

    • D.

      CHH Hainan Airlines 34A

    Correct Answer
    A. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. This flight gained worldwide attention when it disappeared on March 8, 2014, while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The disappearance of the flight remains a mystery, with extensive search efforts yielding no concrete answers.

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  • 5. 

    Which deadly virus outbroke in the major cities of West Africa? 

    • A.

      Coronavirus

    • B.

      Ebola

    • C.

      Swine Flu

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Ebola
    Explanation
    Ebola is the correct answer because it is a deadly virus that caused major outbreaks in West Africa. It is highly contagious and can lead to severe illness and even death. The Ebola virus spreads through direct contact with the bodily fluids of infected individuals, making it a significant public health concern. The outbreak in West Africa, particularly in countries like Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, resulted in thousands of deaths and highlighted the need for effective containment and treatment measures.

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  • 6. 

    With the Winter Olympics starting in Sochi this week, the Russians have some challenges. Which is NOT a problem the media have reported?          

    • A.

      The host nation is being accused of shooting stray dogs.

    • B.

      Some of the hotels are not ready.

    • C.

      Russia’s anti-gay laws have upset human rights groups.

    • D.

      All are issues the Russians are facing.

    Correct Answer
    D. All are issues the Russians are facing.
    Explanation
    All of the mentioned issues - shooting stray dogs, unprepared hotels, and Russia's anti-gay laws - have been reported as problems the Russians are facing during the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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  • 7. 

     A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week is exploring privacy in the digital age, especially related to credit cards. Name one of the two retail companies whose executives have been testifying because recent security breaches put millions of their customers at risk.

    Correct Answer
    Target, Nieman Marcus
    Explanation
    Target and Nieman Marcus are two retail companies whose executives have been testifying in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about recent security breaches. These breaches put millions of their customers at risk, highlighting the importance of privacy in the digital age, particularly in relation to credit cards.

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  • 8. 

    Which of these sporting events broke the records for the most-watched TV event in U.S. history?

    • A.

      Superbowl

    • B.

      Fifa

    • C.

      T20 World Cup

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Superbowl
    Explanation
    The Superbowl broke the records for the most-watched TV event in U.S. history.

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  • 9. 

    On 22nd September, the United States and several Arab partners started an airstrike campaign in which country? 

    • A.

      Syria

    • B.

      Pakistan

    • C.

      Afghanistan

    • D.

      Turkey

    Correct Answer
    A. Syria
    Explanation
    On 22nd September, the United States and several Arab partners initiated an airstrike campaign in Syria. This action was taken in response to the ongoing civil war in Syria and the rise of the terrorist group ISIS. The goal of the campaign was to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS's capabilities and infrastructure in Syria. The airstrikes targeted key ISIS positions, training camps, and command centers, aiming to weaken the group's ability to carry out attacks and control territory.

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  • 10. 

    Where did the Pakistani Taliban group carry out a mass shooting on 16 December?

    • A.

       Army school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

    • B.

      One World Trade Center of New York. 

    • C.

      High school in Kashmir, India. 

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A.  Army school in Peshawar, Pakistan.
    Explanation
    The Pakistani Taliban group carried out a mass shooting on 16 December at an Army school in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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