February 2015 Current Events Quiz Edition IIPrintable February 2015 Trivia Questions
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Fifty-four years after the crash, the wreckage of a plane carrying which national football team was found in February of 2015?
Chile - Mountaineers found the wreckage high in the Chilean Andes.
Captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, was imprisoned for how many years in February of 2015?
16 - Thirty-two lives were lost when the cruise ship Costa Concordia sank after striking an underwater rock.
On February 13th, 2015, Germans marked the 70th anniversary of the WWII bombing of which city where 25,000 died?
Dresden - Starting on February 13th 1945, British and US planes unleashed a massive 37-hour bombing campaign against the city completely engulfing it in flames.
The Chinese New Year beginning on February 19th, 2015 is the year of which animal?
Goat - In China, the Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival.
Released in 2015, what is the name of the chart topping new novel by Jessie Burton?
a. The Highest
b. The Smallest
c. The Miniaturist
d. The Tiny
The Miniaturist - The Miniaturist tells the story of eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman.
Which countries' government launched an investigation into Minecraft in February 2015 deeming it "too violent"?
d. North Korea
Turkey - Originally created by Markus 'Notch' Persson, Minecraft is a sandbox independent video game.
Which US State became the 37th to allow gay marriages in February of 2015?
b. New York
Alabama - The ruling took effect on February 9th.
Which song by Sam Smith won the 2015 Grammy for "Song of the Year"?
a. Down With Me
b. In With Me
c. Out With Me
d. Stay With Me
Stay With Me - Stay With Me can be found on Smith's debut studio album 'In the Lonely Hour'.
Which company issued a warning to users not to discuss private matters around its "Listening TV's"?
Samsung - Samsung's Listening TV has been compared to George Orwell's novel 1984.
John McCabe, who died in February 13th 2015, was a noted musician in which genre?
Classical - John was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1985.
It was announced in February 2015 that Andrew Garfield would no longer play the role of which Superhero?
c. Iron Man
Spider-Man - Garfield played Spider-Man in the film The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) and in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014).
Complete the title of the following 2015 movie - "_____ in Paradise"?
Snow - Snow in Paradise was directed by Andrew Hulme.
Boko Haram made their first attacks in which country in February 2015?
Chad - Boko Haram killed more than 5,000 civilians between July 2009 and June 2014.
Sculptures of the heads of the animals of the zodiac by Ai Wei Wei sold for how much at auction in February of 2015?
a. $444 million
b. $4 billion
c. $4 million
d. $44 million
$4 million - Ai Weiwei is a Chinese contemporary artist.
Jon Stewart announced his retirement from which TV show in February of 2015?
a. The Now Show
b. The Daily Show
c. The Yesterday Show
d. The Today Show
The Daily Show - Jon Stewart's birth name is Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz.
Tina Maze won the World Skiing Championship in February of 2015. She is from which country?
Slovenia - Tina won two gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Who was appointed US Secretary of Defense in February of 2015?
a. Hugo Hughes
b. Mark Rolands
c. Ashton Carter
d. Damien Sandow
Ashton Carter - Ashton is a former Harvard University professor of Science and International Affairs.
Which online site announced its purchase of "Orbitz" for $1.3 Billion in February of 2015?
Expedia - Orbitz operates a web site used to research, plan and book travel.
The Alarab News Channel was suspended by the government of which country on February 1st, 2015 due to terrorist fears?
Bahrain - Alarab was taken off air on its first day of broadcasting.
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