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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
We are Charlie
I support Charlie

Question 2:


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

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.
Portugl
Greece
Spain
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.
Russia
Iran
Iraq
Cuba

Question 5:


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

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
Rubella
Mumps
Hepatitis A

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?
Opel
Volkswagen
Ford
BMW

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 Germany
France and England
France and Belgium
France and Russia

Question 10:


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

 


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