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100

Which American Presidential candidate said that Muslims should be banned from entering the US?

A. Hillary Clinton
B. Jeb Bush
C. Donald Trump
D. Bernie Sanders

C. Donald Trump

200

In which city was the COP21 Climate Conference held?

A. Paris
B. London
C. Copenhagen
D. Rio

A. Paris

300

Which party won an outright majority in the UK General Election?

A. Labour
B. The Conservatives
C. The Liberal Democrats
D. UKIP

B. The Conservatives

400

Which country did the USA restore full diplomatic relations with after more than half a century of hostilities?

A. Iran
B. Russia
C. Cuba
D. North Korea

C. Cuba

500

Which country became the first to approve gay marriage by a popular vote?

A. The USA
B. France
C. Sweden
D. Ireland

D. Ireland

100

Who sang the theme song to the James Bond movie 'Spectre'?

A. Adele
B. Sam Smith
C. Taylor Swift
D. Madonna

B. Sam Smith

200

Which group finally made their music available on popular streaming sites?

A. Coldplay
B. U2
C. Radiohead
D. The Beatles

D. The Beatles 

300

Which Netflix series stars Kevin Spacey?

A. Marco Polo
B. House of Cards
C. Narcos
D. Orange is the New Black

B. House of Cards

400

The HBO series "Game of Thrones" is adapted from which author’s novels?

A. George R.R. Martin
B. E.L. James
C. J.R.R. Tolkein
D. J.K. Rowling

A. George R.R. Martin

500

Which film won the Oscar for best movie in 2015?

A. American Sniper
B. Birdman
C. Selma
D. The Imitation Game

B. Birdman

100

Which team caused a major upset by defeating South Africa in the Rugby World Cup?

A. Samoa
B. Fiji
C. Canada
D. Japan

D. Japan

200

Which footballer won the 2015 "Ballon d'Or"?

A. Lionel Messi
B. Cristiano Ronaldo
C. Luis Suarez
D. Wayne Rooney

B. Cristiano Ronaldo

300

Which team won the 2015 Super Bowl?

A. Seattle Seahawks
B. New England Patriots
C. Denver Broncos
D. Dallas Cowboys

B. New England Patriots

400

Which sportswear company was criticised for sponsoring sprinter Justin Gatlin in 2015 despite his two doping bans?

A. Nike
B. Adidas
C. Puma
D. Reebok

A. Nike

500

Who is the heavyweight boxing champion of the world?

A. Andy Murray
B. Tyson Fury
C. LeBron James
D. Lewis Hamilton

B. Tyson Fury
 

100

What did NASA scientists find evidence of on the planet Mars?

A. Alien life forms
B. Bacteria
C. Liquid water
D. Global warming

C. Liquid water

200

The global population will grow to 11.2 billion by 2100, according to a UN report. Where will the majority of this increase take place?

A. The Indian Subcontinent
B. China
C. Latin America
D. Africa

D. Africa

300

The estimated number of trees on earth - previously thought to be around 400 billion - was revised by a new study in September. What is the new number?

A. 120 billion
B. 300 billion
C. 800 billion
D. 3 trillion

D. 3 trillion

400

What was the name of the NASA spacecraft that sent back stunning new images of Pluto?

A. Explorer
B. Rover
C. New Horizons
D. Messenger

C. New Horizons

500

Research into the causes of cancer concluded that, on the whole, it is due to ...

A. Environmental factors
B. Genetic factors
C. Viruses
D. Bad luck

A. Environmental factors

100

Who was chosen as TIME magazine's Person of the Year?

A. Donald Trump
B. Vladimir Putin
C. Angela Merkel
D. Hassan Rouhani

C. Angela Merkel

200

Legendary New Zealand rugby player Jonah Lomu died in 2015. How old was he?

A. 36
B. 40
C. 45
D. 50

B. 40

300

What is the name of the daughter born to Kate Middleton and Prince William in May of 2015?

A. Caroline
B. Claire
C. Charlene
D. Charlotte

D. Charlotte

400

International lawyer Amal Alamuddin married which famous movie star?

A. Sean Penn
B. Benedict Cumberbatch
C. George Clooney
D. Tom Cruise

C. George Clooney

500

Why did Caitlyn Jenner make the headlines in 2015?

A. She transitioned from man to woman.
B. She killed a woman in a car accident.
C. She appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair.
D. All of the above.

D. All of the above.

100

Which car company was involved in an emissions scandal in 2015?

A. Ford
B. Volkswagen
C. GM
D. Toyota

B. Volkswagen

200

Which social media company had over one billion users in a day in 2015?

A. Twitter
B. Instagram
C. Facebook
D. WhatsApp

C. Facebook

300

Apple became the most profitable company ever, with an annual profit of $53.4bn. Which country has the GDP closest to the iPad maker’s profit?

A. Costa Rica
B. Bulgaria
C. Denmark
D. Argentina

B. Bulgaria

400

What was the favoured mode of transport of Greece's former "rock star" finance minister Yanis Varoufakis?

A. Donkey
B. Motorbike
C. Bus or train, like any other man of the people
D. Any car - as long as it's not German

B. Motorbike

500

What helped UK High Street retailer WH Smith to its best sales performance in 13 years?

A. Record sales of Adele's new album
B. Christmas cards
C. Adult colouring books
D. Chocolate bars

C. Adult colouring books

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