January 2015 Current Events QuizPrintable Trivia Questions For January 2015
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Anyone below 4 foot 9 inches and transgenders were banned from doing what in Russia?
a. Speaking in Public
d. Going to Bars
Driving - Russia began issuing driver's licences in 1900.
Edward Hermann, who passed away in January 2015, was best known for playing Richard in what long running US Show?
a. Cagney and Lacey
d. Gilmore Girls
Gilmore Girls - dward Hermann played the part of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the movie, 'Eleanor and Franklin'.
Gunmen killed 12 people at the HQ of the satirical magazine Charlie Hedbo in which European capital?
Paris - Founded in 1970, Charlie Hebdo is a weekly satirical magazine.
The 2015 African Nations Cup finals was moved from Morocco to which other nation amid Ebola fears?
c. Equatorial Guinea
Equatorial Guinea - The Africa Cup of Nations is often referred to as AFCON.
What was the name of the Italian ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea killing 11 people in January 2015?
a. Norman Atlantic
b. Frank Atlantic
c. Johnson Atlantic
d. William Atlantic
Norman Atlantic - Norman Atlantic is owned by the Italian ferry company Visemar di Navigazione.
Which country became the 19th nation to adopt the Euro as its currency in January 2015?
Lithuania - Located on the Baltic Sea, Lithuania is one of three Baltic States.
After selling his Beats headphones brand to Apple, who became the highest earning celebrity of 2014?
a. Jay Z
b. 50 Cent
c. Dr. Dre
Dr. Dre - Apple Inc. purchased Beats for $3 billion in a cash and stock deal.
The Last Ship closed on Broadway in January 2015 after running for just three months. Who wrote it?
a. Elton John
b. Paul McCartney
c. Ben Elton
Sting - Sting was the lead singer for the band The Police.
Mel Gibson celebrated what birthday in January 2015?
59 - Born in Peekskill, New York, Gibson's full name is Mel Colm-Cille Gerard Gibson.
Official figures released in January of 2015 indicate that how many people were killed in the Syrian conflict in 2014?
b. 7.6 Million
76,000 - Syria borders the Mediterranean, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq.
Residents of which nation complained en masse in January 2015 when their government blocked leading websites including Vimeo and Github?
b. North Korea
India - There are over 1.2 billion people in India.
A 2015 study showed that which smell was the favourite "food" smell of the British?
a. Fish and Chips
c. Bacon Sandwich
d. Roast Beef
Fish and Chips - The fish most often used for fish and chips is the haddock or Atlantic cod.
Archaeologists announced finding the tomb of Khentakawess III in January 2015. She was queen of what people?
Egyptians - Queen Khentakawess III lived about 2494 to 2345 BC.
Complete the title of the Emma Healey novel which won the Costa Best Novel Award in January 2015. "Elizabeth is ____"?
Missing - Emma Healey is a British novelist. She was born in 1985.
Donna Douglas, who passed away in January 2015, was famous for playing Elly May Campbell in what hit TV Series?
a. The Golden Girls
b. Three's Company
c. The Cosby Show
d. Beverley Hillbillies
Beverley Hillbillies - Donna went on to become a real estate agent and an author.
With 28 million Youtube views, what is the name of the song by Dj Aronchupa that took the world by storm in early 2015?
a. I'm an Owl
b. I'm a Big Moose
c. I'm a Little Mouse
d. I'm an Albatraoz
I'm an Albatraoz - Going double platinum in Sweden, the song was released by the Swedish artist AronChupa.
Mahinda Rajapaska failed in his attempt to win a third Presidential term in what country in January 2015?
c. Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean.
The Royal Mail celebrated 50 years of "Special stamps" in January 2015. Who appeared on the first such stamp in 1965?
a. Queen Elizabeth II
b. Bobby Charlton
c. John Lennon
d. Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill - Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill died in 1955.
What was the name of the notable hedge fund founder who was found shot dead in his New York apartment in January 2015?
a. Eddie Jenkins
b. George Tennyson
c. Mark Johnson
d. Thomas Gilbert
Thomas Gilbert - Thomas Gilbert was the founder of Wainscott Capital Partners fund.
Which BBC Sitcom came to an end on News Year's Day 2015 with the lead character marrying her dream man?
a. Mrs Browns Boys
b. The Vicar of Dibley
c. Not Going Out
Miranda - Created by Miranda Hart, Miranda debuted in 2009.
Which notable Frenchman rejected the Legion D'Honneur in January 2015?
a. Zinedine Zidane
b. Gerard Depardieu
c. Thomas Piketty
d. Eric Cantona
Thomas Piketty - The award is the highest decoration in France.
Which South American country took its seat on the UN Security council in January 2015?
Venezuela - The Security Council held its first session in January of 1946.
Who entered the top of the charts worldwide in January 2015 with the track "Wish You Were Mine"?
a. Phillip Cosby
b. George Mates
c. Mark George
d. Phillip George
Phillip George - Wish You Were Mine samples the Stevie Wonder song 'My Cherie Amour'.
Which company announced it was to release "Self-Tying" shoes in 2015 with reference to Back to the Future?
Nike - The soon to be released shoes were designed by Tinker Hatfield.
Debuting in January 2015, "Shadows in the Night," was released by which legendary singer?
a. Neil Diamond
b. Tony Bennet
c. Bob Dylan
d. Neil Young
Bob Dylan - Shadows in the Night was produced by Jack Frost.
What is the name of the 2015 Disney film starring James Corden, Meryl Steep and Emily Blunt?
a. Into the Woods
b. Into the Dark
c. Into the Forest
d. Into the Fire
Into the Woods - In to the Woods was directed by Rob Marshall.
The planes - "Lisa Marie" and "Hound Dog II" were auctioned off in January 2015. Who did they originally belong to?
a. Hank Marvin
b. Elvis Presley
d. John Lennon
Elvis Presley - Lisa Marie was named after his daughter who was born in 1968.
Billionaire Elon Musk, who was in the news in January 2015 due to his divorce from actress Tallulah Riley, founded which online company?
PayPal - Elon Reeve Musk was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1971.
How many further planets with "earth like" qualities were discovered in the "Goldilocks Zone" of space in January 2015?
8 - The Goldilocks Zone is also called the circumstellar habitable zone.
McDonald's was forced to apologise to customers in Japan in January 2015 after what was found in their food?
a. Human Teeth
b. Finger Nails
c. Eye Lashes
d. Dog Hairs
Human Teeth - McDonald’s serves about 68 million people every day.
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