Year in Review: 2014 by RoseM2

Champion(s):

Vicun-YAH


Runner(s)-Up:

DaviesML


Quiz Description

2014 was a rough year, though it did provide plenty of headlines. This quiz asks about news and events that occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2014. Topics include everything from internet sensations, to political news, to scientific achievements, to famous passings. Medium difficulty, with some obscure questions thrown in for good measure.

Full Results:

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1 Vicun-YAH 519 99 15
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2 DaviesML 429 97 00
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6 FryedBetaKappa 381 90 00
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11 SpencerJ2 344 79 15
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19 KingJA 301 65 00
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21 MeyerS 295 62 00
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23 BeanA 280 59 00
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Questions:

On February 13, 2014, what country became the first to legalize euthanasia for terminally ill patients of any age?

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Belgium

Whose memorable (and, ultimately, financially devastating) racial tirade was contextualized by a standup comedian, who observed, “You know, despite what he said, not once in that entire time did he drop the n-word. That’s damn good for an 80-year-old white guy!”

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Donald Sterling

Hoo boy. A man on reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” board became internet famous after he discussed his life with diphallic terrata, also known as what?

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Two dicks

One of the highlights of the 2014 World Cup was the stunning performance of “Los Ticos,” or “the ticks,” the underdog team that made it all the way to the quarterfinals against all expectations. What country of only 4.8 million people do Los Ticos call home?

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Costa Rica

What singer and songwriter, who passed away in 2014, was such a fervent supporter of the Spanish republican forces that he recorded his famous 1938 compilation “Six Songs for Democracy” in a Barcelona studio while the bombs were falling on the street outside?

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Pete Seeger

What coastal West African nation was identified by the WHO as the origin point for 2014's Ebola epidemic? Although it was not the hardest hit in terms of infection or mortality rates, researchers generally agree that the index case was presented by Emile Ouamouno, a 2-year-old boy in a remote village in this country.

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Guinea

What artist, director, and character designer passed away in May of 2014? His lesser-known works include character design for the video game Dark Seed, designs for unproduced Alejandro Jodorowsky adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune, and “Work 219: Landscape XX”, a poster insert for a Dead Kennedy’s album which led to an obscenity trial.

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HR Geiger

Amazon nearly met its match in 2014, when what publishing group pulled its books from Amazon’s Kindle store over pricing disputes?

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Hachette

Charlotte Mezvinsky was born September 27, 2014. Who is her mother?

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Chelsea Clinton

On November 12, the Rosetta spacecraft landed on Comet 67P. The probe, Philae, was named after an important archaeological site that was destroyed when WHAT RIVER was dammed and flooded? Hint: the landing site was christened “Agilkia,” in honor of the island where the temples from Philae were moved prior to the dam’s construction.

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The Nile

Whose wonderfully absurd gaffe at the 2014 Oscars inspired a flood of Twitter responses, including the classic, “Thank you, Jorn Tromolto!”

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John Travolta

In August, Nueon Chea and Khieu Shamphan were found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in the genocide of what country?

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Cambodia