February 2014 Current Events QuizFree Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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Which Russian hockey great joined former champion figure skater Irina Rodnina to light the Olympic cauldron at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic games?
a. Valery Kharlamov
b. Viacheslav Fetisov
c. Sergei Fedorov
d. Vladislav Tretiak
Vladislav Tretiak - Vladislav played as a goaltender in Russia from 1968 through 1984.
On February 7th, guarded by armed soldiers from Chad, thousands of people fled in fear of their lives from Bangui, the capital of Central African Republic. Who?
Muslims - According to Peter Bouckaert, an emergencies director for Human Rights Watch, entire Muslim neighborhoods are being destroyed and emptied.
Under a deal struck between the government and the rebels, a three-day ceasefire was reached allowing for children and other civilians to be evacuated from Homs. Where is Homs located?
Syria - Men between the ages of 15 and 55, who were considered most likely to be fighters, were not allowed to leave.
For the second time in his career, Jay Leno said good-bye to "The Tonight Show" on February 6th. Who is his replacement?
a. David Letterman
b. Jimmy Fallon
c. Conan O'Brien
d. Oprah Winfrey
Jimmy Fallon - 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' will premiere February 17, 2014 from New York.
As he revealed on Twitter, what Star Trek original cast actor has been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (lung disease)?
a. Walter Koenig
b. William Shatner
c. Leonard Nimoy
d. Nichelle Nichols
Leonard Nimoy - Considered one of the most popular sci-fi TV shows of all time, Star Trek ran for three seasons, 79 episodes.
February 7th marked the 50th anniversary of what band's arrival in North America?
a. The Rolling Stones
b. The Kinks
c. The Dave Clark Five
d. The Beatles
The Beatles - The Beatles made their first appearance that Sunday on The Ed Sullivan Show.
With well over 100,000 signatures, a "We the People" online petition at Whitehouse.gov is calling for which Canadian singer's removal from the United States?
a. Avril Lavigne
b. Brian Adams
c. Justin Bieber
d. Neil Young
Justin Bieber - Justin currently has an O-1 visa that allows individuals "of extraordinary ability in the arts" to stay in the United States.
Legislation introduced on February 7th in California would require smartphones and other mobile devices to have a new feature installed. What feature?
a. Kill Switch
b. GPS Locater
c. Government Monitoring Chip
d. Call Recorder
Kill Switch - The kill switch would be used to render devices inoperable if lost or stolen.
What Oscar-winning actor was found dead, of a possible drug overdose, at the age of 46 on February 2nd?
a. Hugh Jackman
b. Robert Downey Jr.
c. Philip Seymour Hoffman
d. Matthew Fox
Philip Seymour Hoffman - Philip won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the film Capote.
Currently sitting on the surface of Mars, a NASA rover took the first photo of Earth from Mars on February 7th. What is the name of the rover?
a. Red Rover
b. Mars One
Curiosity - This is the first time the Earth has ever been seen from Mars.
Google was praised by the Human Rights Campaign for the logo it displayed portraying Olympic athletes on February 6th. What was special about the logo?
a. It displayed US Athletes with gold medals
b. It showed athletes holding hands
c. It showed athletes feeding the hungry
d. It depicted athletes against a rainbow background
It depicted athletes against a rainbow background - The logo was in protest of a newly passed Russian law that makes pro-gay 'propaganda' that could be accessible to minors illegal.
On February 6th, Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, Bahrain's king, signed a new controversial law that made world news headlines. What was the law?
a. Unlawful to insult him publicly
b. Unlawful to have more than one child
c. Unlawful to get married
d. Unlawful to own property
Unlawful to insult him publicly - The new law stipulates a minimum sentence of one year in jail (maximum seven years) and $2,600 fine.
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