January 2014 Current Events QuizFree Trivia Questions - Printable Trivia
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After a neighbor complained of their property being egged, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sent 11 squad cars and a dozen detectives to execute a search warrant at which celebrity's Calabasas mansion?
a. Justin Bieber
b. Lady Gaga
c. Chris Brown
d. Lindsay Lohan
Justin Bieber - During the raid, officers confiscated some drugs and surveillance tapes.
Recently, a video showing an individual using a Geiger counter to detect abnormally high levels of radiation on a US beach went viral on YouTube. Where was the beach located that the readings were taken on?
a. Los Angeles
b. San Francisco
d. San Diego
San Francisco - The video prompted public health officials to take readings of their own whereby they discovered radiation hot spots 1400 percent the normal level.
As of January 15th 2014, the number-one song on the Billboard 100 is?
b. The Monster
c. Counting Stars
Timber - Recorded by Pitbull and Ke$ha, the song has spent two weeks in the number-one slot.
Currently, Japan and China are at odds over which of the following scenarios that many fear might lead to a Japan-China war?
a. Chinese Cyber attacks and Espionage
b. Chinese-Japanese Trade Violations
c. Disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands
d. Chinese Nuclear Build-up
Disputed Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands - After World War II ended, the United States took control of the disputed islands, until 1972 when they decided to return them to Japan.
It was announced that which Canadian band, with hits like "Let It Ride" and "Takin' Care of Business," would be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in March?
a. The Guess Who
b. April Wine
c. Bachman-Turner Overdrive
Bachman-Turner Overdrive - When interviewed the band members agreed that the release of Not Fragile was the band's highpoint.
Scheduled for February 7–23, where are the 2014 Winter Olympics being held?
a. Volgograd, Russia
b. Sochi, Russia
c. Moscow, Russia
d. Saint Petersburg, Russia
Sochi, Russia - They will be the 22nd Winter Olympics.
Thirty-four US Air Force officers in charge of launching nuclear missiles were suspended on January 15th. Why?
a. Lewd Conduct
d. Cheating on Proficiency Tests
Cheating on Proficiency Tests - The officers have had their security clearance revoked and the remaining team members responsible for overseeing missile launches will be re-tested.
Which American singer and musician died on January 3rd at the age of 74?
a. Neil Young
b. David Crosby
c. Willie Nelson
d. Phil Everly
Phil Everly - Of the Everly Brothers.
Which war-torn Middle Eastern country, that has been battling western backed rebels and Al Qaeda militants, have peace talks set for January 22nd?
Syria - The prospect of the two sides coming to an agreement is dim since each side remains firmly fixed in their position.
As of January 15th 2014, which of the following box-office hits has grossed the largest amount of money?
a. The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug
c. The Hunger Games - Catching Fire
d. Despicable Me 2
The Hunger Games - Catching Fire - To date, The Hunger Games - Catching Fire has grossed over $413 million.
Which former US defense secretary released an outrageously scathing tell-all book about President Obama and his administration?
a. Donald Rumsfeld
b. Chuck Hagel
c. Robert Gates
d. Leon Panetta
Robert Gates - Gates was particularly critical of Vice President Joe Biden, stating that he has been "wrong on nearly every major foreign-policy and national-security issue over the past four decades."
The FDA issued a warning on which widely used drug that can be obtained with or without a prescription depending on dosage?
Acetaminophen - The FDA wants health professionals to stop prescribing drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per tablet, due to the risk of possible liver damage.
According to the New York Times, the top-selling fiction book for January is?
a. Sycamore Row - John Grisham
b. Command Authority - Tom Clancy
c. The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
d. Takedown Twenty - Janet Evanovich
Sycamore Row - John Grisham - The top-selling nonfiction book is Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson.
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