History Quiz / In the News: January 2015

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

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Which country adopted the euro as its official currency?1st
Which terrorist group carried out mass killings in the Nigerian town of Baga?3rd
Kishle prison in Jerusalem was opened to the public, and is the site where who was put on trial?5th
Ireland became the first European nation in 15 years allowed to export what to the United States?5th
The price of what commodity dropped to 48 USD per barrel, the lowest since April 2009?6th
Scientists at Oxford University began a new vaccine trial for which viral disease?6th
Who did the US Congress re-elect for his third term as Speaker?6th
Al-Qaeda gunmen attacked the Paris office of which French satirical magazine?7th
Dunkin' Donuts signed a franchise agreement to open 1,400 new cafes in which country by 2035?8th
Which city was selected to be the American bid city to host the 2024 Summer Olympics?8th
What natural disaster phenomenon has displaced over 200,000 Malawians?9th
Which association football player won the 2014 FIFA Ballon d'Or for best player of the year?12th
The World Health Organization monitored an outbreak of which viral disease in Taiwan?13th
Who arrived in Sri Lanka to begin a six-day Asian tour?13th
Giorgio Napolitano, President of which country, announced his resignation?14th
Which retailing company announced that it will close all of its 133 Canadian stores?15th
Which two teams won their respective conference championships to advance to Super Bowl XLIX?18th
Which NASCAR Cup champion announced that the 2015 season will be his last as a full-time driver?22nd
Which US state became the 37th state to legalize same-sex marriage?23rd
The Miss Universe pageant crowned Paulina Vega, a beauty contestant from which nation?25th
Alexis Tsipras led the SYRIZA party to victory and became Prime Minister of which country?25th
Libby Lane became the first woman to hold which occupation in the UK? 26th
Who defeated Maria Sharapova at the 2015 Australian Open in the Women's Singles final?31st
Lydia Ko, 17, became the youngest player of either sex to be ranked #1 in which sport?31st

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