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2014: Major Events

written by: Eve
 
This quiz focuses on some of the notable events in 2014.

Question 1:


February 2014 marked the beginning of the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa. Which statement is NOT true about the Ebola virus disease?
Infection with the virus may not occur by direct contact with a recently contaminated item or surface.
The virus may be spread by semen or breast milk for several weeks to months after recovery.
Fruit bats are able to spread the virus without being affected by it.
The virus spreads by direct contact with blood or other body fluids.

Question 2:


What was the host country of the 2014 Winter Olympics?
Canada
Austria
Russia
South Korea

Question 3:


Name the President of Ukraine who was removed from office in February 2014.
Viktor Yushchenko
Yulia Tymoshenko
Viktor Yanukovych
Oleksandr Turchynov

Question 4:


What country was temporarily suspended form G8 during an emergency meeting in March 2014?
Canada
Japan
Russia
China

Question 5:


What country won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, which was held in Brazil?
Argentina
Brazil
France
Germany

Question 6:


What European monarch abdicated in favour of his/her son in June 2014?
Elizabeth II (The UK)
Albert II (Monaco)
Carl XVI Gustaf (Sweden)
Juan Carlos (Spain)

Question 7:


On April 2014, an estimated 276 girls and women were abducted and held hostage from a school in this country.
Israel
India
Syria
Nigeria

Question 8:


In September 2014, this country's government refused to issue a visa to the 14th Dalai Lama leading to several Nobel Peace laureates pulling out of the event.
China
Norway
Sweden
South Africa

Question 9:


On 22 September 2014, the United States and several Arab partners began an airstrike campaign in this country.
Saudi Arabia
Jordan
Syria
Qatar

Question 10:


What country became the first in the world to legalise euthanasia for terminally ill patients of any age?
Belgium
France
Russia
Canada

 


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