History Quiz / In the News: February 2015

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

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Pro-democracy protestors returned to the streets of which city for the first time since December?1st
At the 2015 Australian Open, which tennis player defeated Andy Murray in the Men's Singles Final?1st
Copies of which document got displayed at the British Library, 800 years after its signing?2nd
Which file sharing site returned online after being shut down by Swedish authorities in December?2nd
Which author announced plans to publish 'Go Set a Watchman', a sequel to 'To Kill a Mockingbird'?3rd
A TransAsia Airways aircraft crashed into the Keelung River near which Asian capital?4th
Which Oceanic country announced that it will replace its flag, due to its colonialist symbolism?4th
A Qatari bought a painting by which French Post-Impressionist artist for close to $300 million?5th
Which American electronics retailer filed for bankruptcy, with plans to then partner with Sprint?5th
A ship carrying hazardous materials ran aground on which Ecuadorian island group?6th
Which country's officials rejected a 94.5% vote for gay marriage due to a mere 21% voter turnout?7th
Which American singer's 'Morning Phase' won Album of the Year at the 57th Grammy Awards?8th
Which US city experienced 69 inches of snow over 30 days, an all-time record?9th
Which NBC anchorman was suspended for exaggerating an underfire helicopter story from 2003?10th
Which comedian announced his departure from Comedy Central's The Daily Show?10th
Which company became the first to close with a total market value over $700 billion?10th
The US, UK and France close their embassies in which country due to continued terrorist activity?11th
Which online travel booking website announced plans to buy rival Orbitz for $1.3 billion?12th
Which sport's World Cup began with New Zealand playing Sri Lanka and Australia playing England?14th
Which American rapper and actor was arrested for burglary and grand theft in Florida?18th
Which actor took home the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Professor Stephen Hawking?22nd
British Parliament approved a bill allowing the creation of what to treat certain genetic disorders?24th
ISIS posted a video of Mosul Museum being destroyed in which country?26th
Which actor, known for his role as Spock in the 'Star Trek' franchise, passed away at age 83?27th

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