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Tucked between Estonia to the north and Lithuania to the south, which country officially adopted the Euro as its currency becoming the 18th member of the Eurozone on January 1st, 2014?
Latvia - Riga is the capital city of Latvia.
Which NHL hockey team won the 2014 Stanley Cup, eliminating the New York Rangers in five games?
a. Pittsburgh Penguins
b. San Jose Sharks
c. Chicago Blackhawks
d. Los Angeles Kings
Los Angeles Kings - It is the second cup won by the LA Kings in the past three years.
Starting with numerous missile strikes and then followed with a ground invasion, which country launched Operation Protective Edge on the Palestinian Gaza Strip?
Israel - In seven weeks of fighting, 2,100 Palestinians and 71 Israelis were killed.
Which of the following films is the highest-grossing superhero film of 2014?
a. Captain America - The Winter Soldier
b. X-Men - Days of Future Past
c. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
d. Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy - Guardians of the Galaxy has grossed over $771 million worldwide.
The first woman to host a late night network television talk show, which comedian died while undergoing a minor throat procedure in August of 2014?
a. Phyllis Diller
b. Kathy Griffin
c. Whoopi Goldberg
d. Joan Rivers
Joan Rivers - She was 81 years old.
On February 13 2014, which country became the first country in the world to legalise euthanasia for terminally ill patients of any age?
Belgium - Belgium is a founding member of the European Union.
With numerous works to his name, which French author won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature?
a. Pierre Le-Tan
b. Jean-Jacques Sempe
c. Patrick Modiano
d. Pascal Bruckner
Patrick Modiano - Many of Patrick's books are in the French language and have not been translated to date.
Played on February 2nd 2014, which NFL football team won Super Bowl XLVIII beating the Denver Broncos 43 to 8?
a. Seattle Seahawks
b. New England Patriots
c. Green Bay Packers
d. Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks - The halftime show featured Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
With close to 716 million views as of December 2014, which artist has the most viewed music video of 2014?
a. Taylor Swift
c. Jason Derulo
d. Katy Perry
Katy Perry - The most watched video for the year was Perry's Dark Horse video.
First airing in May of 2014, what TV sitcom, which is set in Miami, stars Gina Rodriguez as 23-year-old Jane Gloriana Villanueva?
a. Hart of Dixie
b. Chasing Life
c. Jane by Design
d. Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin - Jane the Virgin won the AFI Television Program of the Year award during its first season.
Killing at least 6,000 people, what epidemic began in West Africa in February of 2014?
b. Dengue fever
d. Ebola virus
Ebola virus - The Ebola virus causes an acute, serious illness, which is often fatal.
Held in Brazil from June 12 to July 13, which country won the 2014 FIFA World Cup?
Germany - The championship game was played in Rio de Janeiro where Germany beat Argentina 1-0.
What song won the "Best Country Song" at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards held in January of 2014?
a. Mine Would Be You
b. Mama's Broken Heart
c. Begin Again
d. Merry Go 'Round
Merry Go 'Round - Merry Go 'Round was recorded by Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves and Josh Osborne.
Which US state legalized the purchase of marijuana for recreational purposes on January 1st, 2014?
Colorado - As of December 2014, four states have legalized marijuana for recreational use.
Which theatrical work won the 2014 Tony Award for "Best Play" in June of 2014?
a. All The Way
b. The Bridges of Madison County
c. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
d. A Raisin in the Sun
All The Way - All The Way was written by Robert Schenkkan.
Which Canadian ice hockey legend, who played with the NHL's Montreal Canadiens from 1950 to 1971, died in December of 2014?
a. Yvan Cournoyer
b. Guy Lafleur
c. Henri Richard
d. Jean Beliveau
Jean Beliveau - Jean was awarded the NHL Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.
Which film, released in 2014, depicts one woman's 1,100-mile solo hike, which she undertook as a way to recover from a recent catastrophe?
c. Walk the Line
d. Into the Wild
Wild - Wild was released on December 5, 2014.
Held in Sochi, Russia from 7-23 February 2014, which country won the most medals at the XXII Olympic Winter Games?
b. United States
Russia - Russia won 13 Gold, 11 Silver and 9 bronze for a total of 33 medals.
Held in California, which video won "Best Pop Video" at the 2014 MTV Video Awards on August 24, 2014?
d. Wake Me Up
Problem - Problem was recorded by Ariana Grande (featuring Iggy Azalea).
In March of 2014, amid international condemnation, voters in Crimea voted overwhelmingly to leave which country and rejoin Russia?
Ukraine - Sevastopol is largest city in Crimea.
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