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Year 2015: Major Events

written by: Eve
 
This quiz focuses on some of the notable events that took place in the year 2015.

Question 1:


What is the meaning of the phrase "Je suis Charlie", which was adopted by supporters of free speech following the Charlie Hebdo shooting on 7 January 2015?
I stand for Charlie
I am Charlie
I support Charlie
We are Charlie

Question 2:


What country was struck by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake causing a total of 9,018 deaths on April 25 2015?
South Korea
Indonesia
Nepal
Tunisia

Question 3:


In July 2015, this country became the first advanced economy to miss a payment to the International Monetary Fund in the 71-year history of the IMF.
Spain
Portugl
Greece
Turkey

Question 4:


On July 20 2015, this country and the United States reestablished full diplomatic relations, ending a 54-year stretch of hostility between the nations.
Iraq
Cuba
Iran
Russia

Question 5:


In September 2015, NASA announced that liquid water had been found on this planet.
Venus
Saturn
Mars
Pluto

Question 6:


On 24 September 2015, a crowd collapse caused the deaths of at least 2,200 people during a pilgrimage in this country.
Israel
Egypt
Saudi Arabia
Iran

Question 7:


In April 2015, the World Health Organization declared that this disease had been eradicated from the Americas.
Diphtheria
Hepatitis A
Mumps
Rubella

Question 8:


In September 2015, what automaker was alleged to have been involved in worldwide rigging of diesel emissions tests, affecting an estimated 11 million vehicles globally?
BMW
Ford
Volkswagen
Opel

Question 9:


What two football teams were playing on 13 November 2015 at France's national sports stadium during the coordinated terrorist attacks in Paris?
France and Russia
France and Germany
France and England
France and Belgium

Question 10:


On November 24, 2015, this country became the first NATO member since the 1950s to shoot a Russian aircraft.
Turkey
Greece
Albania
Estonia

 


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