History Quiz / In the News: April 2015

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Can you answer these questions on news and events that occurred in April 2015?

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A drought in which U. S. state prompted governor Jerry Brown to mandate water restrictions?1st
Former Zimbabwean Vice President Joice Mujuru was accused of planning a coup against who?2nd
Which website was inaccessible in Turkey as part of a governmental crack-down on social media?6th
In basketball, which team won the NCAA Men's Championship by defeating the Wisconsin Badgers 68–63?6th
Raiders emptied 300 underground vaults in the Hatton Garden jewellers' district of which capital city?7th
Which multinational oil and gas company purchased rival BG Group for around $70 billion?8th
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a guilty verdict after bombing which event on April 15, 2013?8th
For the first time since the Cuban crisis, the President of Cuba meets with which other world leader?11th
The University of Cambridge lost men's and women's rowing races against which other U.K. university?11th
Which former U.S. First Lady announced that she seeks a nomination for President in the 2016 election?12th
At 21, Jordan Spieth became the second youngest player to win which tournament after Tiger Woods?12th
In which sea did over 1,200 migrants perish in a series of shipwrecks, after attempting to flee ongoing conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East?13th, 16th, 19th, 20th
WikiLeaks published 173,132 emails resulting from the hack of which enterainment company?16th
Which network announced 'Sábado Gigante', the longest-running TV variety show, will end later this year?17th
Which member of The Beatles was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?18th
Freddie Gray died in custody of police, ultimately resulting in protests and civil unrest in which U.S. city?19th
What Prize was given to 'All the Light We Cannot See', a World War II novel written by Anthony Doerr?20th
7 people died and 100,000 homes lost power as cyclones caused flooding on which country's east coast?21st
Phil Rudd, former drummer of which rock band, pleaded guilty to drug possession and threatening to kill?21st
Which former Olympic Games athlete and current TV personality came out as a transgender person?24th
A strong 7.9 earthquake struck near the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, destroying which historic tower?25th
President Nursultan Nazarbayev wins 97.7% of the vote in a presidential election in which nation?26th
Nominees for which annual awards were announced and included 'An American in Paris' and 'Fun Home'?28th
The World Health Organization declared the Americas the first region free of what infectious disease?29th

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