Enjoy the guilty pleasure of an online quiz and test how well you know what actually happened in 2014.

Year in Crisis 2014 Quiz

1 Where did the Ebola outbreak in West Africa most likely start?
Wrong. The Ebola outbreak most likely started in Guinea.
Correct. The Ebola outbreak most likely started in Guinea.
2 Who took over as the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy in November?
Wrong. Federica Mogherini is the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.
Correct. Federica Mogherini is the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy.
3 Where was the new president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, previously governor?
Wrong. Joko Widodo was previously governor of Jakarta.
Correct. Joko Widodo was previously governor of Jakarta.
4 What region voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum in March?
Wrong. Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia in March.
Correct. Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine and join Russia in March.
5 What head of state watched his or her country’s team win the World Cup in Brazil?
Wrong. Angela Merkel watched Germany win the World Cup in Brazil.
Correct. Angela Merkel watched Germany win the World Cup in Brazil.
6 How long did Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, last?
Wrong. Operation Protective Edge lasted 50 days.
Correct. Operation Protective Edge lasted 50 days.
7 The Hong Kong protests that started in September called for changes to elections beginning in what year?
Wrong. Hong Kong protests called for changes to elections beginning in 2017.
Correct. Hong Kong protests called for changes to elections beginning in 2017.
8 What was the name of the campaign to keep Scotland within the United Kingdom during the independence referendum?
Wrong. The campaign to keep Scotland within the UK was Better Together.
Correct. The campaign to keep Scotland within the UK was Better Together.
9 What was the flight code for the Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing in March?
Wrong. The Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing in March was MH370.
Correct. The Malaysia Airlines flight that went missing in March was MH370.
10 Who is the self-declared caliph of the Islamic State?
Wrong. The self-declared caliph of the Islamic State is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Correct. The self-declared caliph of the Islamic State is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
11 Who did Dennis Rodman organize an exhibition basketball game for in January?
Wrong. Dennis Rodman organized an exhibition basketball game for Kim Jong-un.
Correct. Dennis Rodman organized an exhibition basketball game for Kim Jong-un.
12 Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won Egypt’s presidential election with what approximate percentage of the vote?
Wrong. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won Egypt’s presidential election with 97 percent of the vote.
Correct. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi won Egypt’s presidential election with 97 percent of the vote.
13 What economy became the biggest in Africa after rebasing its GDP?
Wrong. Nigeria is now the biggest economy in Africa.
Correct. Nigeria is now the biggest economy in Africa.
14 Where was Narendra Modi’s first foreign visit as India’s prime minister?
Wrong. Narendra Modi’s first foreign visit as India’s prime minister was to Bhutan.
Correct. Narendra Modi’s first foreign visit as India’s prime minister was to Bhutan.
15 Where did a cartoon about Xi Jinping’s travel first appear in February?
Wrong. Qianlong.com published the cartoon about Xi Jinping’s travel.
Correct. Qianlong.com published the cartoon about Xi Jinping’s travel.
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