January 2015 Current Events Quiz #3Printable Current Events Trivia Questions
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Led by Abubakar Shekau, the terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped 80 people in what country in January 2015?
Cameroon - It is estimated that Boko Haram has killed more than 5,000 civilians since July 2009.
Narrowly defeating Hakainde Hichilema, Edgar Lungu won the Presidential Election in what nation on January 20th, 2015?
b. South Africa
Zambia - Lungu previously served as Minister of Justice and Minister of Defense.
Heavy fighting broke out in Donetsk in January 2015. In which country is Donetsk?
Ukraine - Nicknamed "The City of a Million Roses," Donetsk has a population of just under one million.
Jeff Gordon, four-time champion, announced that 2015 will be his last year in which sport?
b. Le Mans 24
c. Drag Racing
NASCAR - Gordon became the first NASCAR driver to reach over $100 million in career winnings in 2009.
Following the death of King Abdullah, King Salman was crowned as head of which nation on January 23rd, 2015?
d. Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia - It is believed that King Salman may be suffering from dementia, possibly Alzheimer's disease.
Obama became the first US President in history to be a guest at which nation's Republic Day in January 2015?
India - The visit resulted in a pledge to step up economic engagement between the two countries.
Which country was facing droughts in January 2015 after the lowest rainfall since 1930?
Brazil - Brazil is the largest country in South America.
Which US state became the 37th state to legalise gay marriage in January 2015?
Alabama - Alabama has since appealed the ruling that overturned the same-sex marriage ban.
Written and directed by John Ridley, who is the focus of the 2015 documentary "All is by my side"?
a. Marc Bolan
b. Jimi Hendrix
c. Amy Winehouse
d. John Lennon
Jimi Hendrix - The film does not include any songs that were written by Hendrix, but does feature cover songs that he played.
Which team was investigated by NFL officials over apparently "deflating balls" in their (AFC) Championship Game in January 2015?
a. Washington Redskins
b. Green Bay Packers
c. New England Patriots
d. Dallas Cowboys
New England Patriots - The New England Patriots beat the Indianapolis Colts 45 to 7.
Which pop star was in the news in January 2015 for reuniting with their former lover John Mayer?
d. Katy Perry
Katy Perry - Mayer won the 'Best Pop Vocal Album' Grammy Award for Continuum in 2007.
Which member of the British royal family controversially attended the funeral of King Abdullah in Saudi Arabia?
a. Prince Harry
b. The Queen
c. Prince Charles
d. Prince Andrew
Prince Charles - King Abdullah died from lung cancer on January 23rd, 2015.
Which country was left in darkness after 80 percent of its electricity was cut off due to militant attacks on the national grid?
Pakistan - The power was restored approximately 24 hours later.
The Volcano "Volcan De Colima" erupted on three different occasions in what country in January 2015?
Mexico - Volcan De Colima is located about 301 miles west of Mexico City.
The son of which Olympic Gold Medal winner was convicted of drug dealing in January 2015?
a. Linford Christie
b. Colin Jackson
c. Sally Gunnell
d. John Regis
Linford Christie - Linford won a gold medal for the 100 m at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
The Syriza Group was making political headlines in which nation in January 2015?
Greece - The Greek leftists Syriza won the elections and came to power on January 25th, 2015.
Which major North American chain shut down all 133 of its Canadian branches in January 2015?
a. Cafe Nero
b. Burger King
Target - With many unpaid debts, Target filed for bankruptcy protection.
Announced in January 2015, which online company is scaling back resulting in 2400 jobs lost?
PayPal - A wholly owned subsidiary of eBay, PayPal was established in 1998.
Which singer got into trouble in January 2015 for shooting a mountain lion dead?
a. Kid Rock
b. Dave Grohl
d. Chris Martin
Kid Rock - Kid Rock's birth name is Robert James Ritchie.
Which sportsman lost a tooth after being hit in the face by a camera at a Skiing event?
a. Tiger Woods
b. Usain Bolt
c. David Beckham
d. Thierry Henry
Tiger Woods - Currently, Tiger has more career major wins than any other active golfer.
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