2014 World events quiz January On January 9th Ivory Coast football star Yaya Touré won the African Footballer of the Year award. Which team does he play for? a) Manchester City b) Inter Milan c) Paris St Germain February On February 2nd more than 100 million people in the USA watched the Super Bowl XLVIII. Which team defeated the Denver Broncos 43–8? a) The New York Giants b) The Chicago Bears c) The Seattle Seahawks March On March 7th The Winter Paralympics officially opened. Which country hosted the games? a) Great Britain b) Russia c) Japan April April 6th was the day of the annual ‘Oxford Cambridge Boat Race’. How many Boat Races have the students from Oxford and Cambridge universities had – including this one? a) 60 b) 160 c) 260 May On May 1st Egypt opened a life-‐size replica of a tomb from the Valley of the Kings. They made it using a 3D printer. Whose tomb did they copy? a) Cleopatra b) Ramesses III c) King Tutankhamun June On June 12th millions of people watched the first game of the FIFA World Cup 2014. The hosts, Brazil won 3-‐1. Which team did they play against? a) England b) Croatia c) Ghana July On Sunday 6th July Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic won the mens’ singles at Wimbledon. Who did he beat in the final? a) Rafael Nadal b) Roger Federer c) Andy Murray August On August 15th there was a ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of a famous construction. Which construction did they commemorate? a) The Suez Canal b) The Empire State Building c) The Panama Canal September On September 18th there was an important referendum in Scotland. Voters answered "Yes" or "No" to a single question. The majority voted ‘No’. Which question did they answer? a) Should Scotland be an independent country? b) Should Scotland leave the European Union? c) Should Scotland start using the ‘euro’? October On October 9th, the novelist Patrick Modiano won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature. What nationality is Mr Modiano? a) Spanish b) Portuguese c) French November On 12th November the European Space Agency and millions of viewers around the world watched as the Rosetta space probe sent a lander module to land on a comet. The landing was successful. What was the lander module called? a) Philae b) Target Comet c) Rosetta Two December ‘Black Friday’ is the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. In the USA and other countries shops offer big price reductions and shoppers spend a lot of money! This year ‘Cyber Monday’ was born. It refers to December 1st – the first Monday after Black Friday. What did some economists predict for Cyber Monday? a) People would re-‐sell 50% of their Black Friday goods online. b) People would spend £650m on online Christmas shopping. c) 50% of Black Friday credit card payments would fail.
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