Big Quiz of the Year 2014 - Answers

Published: Wednesday 17th December 2014
  1. Which great work of civil engineering celebrated its centenary in August 2014? The Panama Canal.
  2. Which team did Arsenal defeat to win the 2014 FA Cup? Hull City (2-1 after extra time).
  3. Which UK city hosted a two day NATO conference in September 2014? Newport, South Wales.
  4. By what score did Europe defeat the USA in this 2014's Ryder Cup? 16.5 to 11.5.
  5. Which team won the last ever Heineken Cup final in May 2014? Toulon (defeated Saracens 23-6).
  6. Which composer in 2014 returned to the top spot in the Classic FM Hall of Fame? Ralph Vaughan Williams ("The Lark Ascending").
  7. Who signed off from "Newsnight" for the last time in 2014? Jeremy Paxman.
  8. What name did Simon Cowell and his wife give to their son born on St Valentine's Day 2014? Eric.
  9. Which country hosted the 2014 Asian Games in October? South Korea.
  10. What was the name of the probe that was landed on a comet in 2014 by the European Space Agency's craft Rosetta? Philae.
  11. What was revealed as "The Force Awakens" in November 2014? The title of the new Star Wars movie.
  12. Which former Israeli Prime Minister passed away in January 2014? Ariel Sharon.
  13. Which female TV presenter was the first to win the coveted "Rear of the Year" for a second time in 2014? Carol Vorderman.
  14. Which throne did the Queen refuse to sit on in June 2014? The Iron Throne from the set of "Game of Thrones".
  15. Which country won tennis' Davis Cup for the first time in their history in 2014? Switzerland.
  16. Which nation officially adopted the Euro on January 1st 2014 to become the 18th member of the Euro Zone? Latvia.
  17. The actor, Roger Lloyd-Pack sadly passed away in January 2014, for which classic TV comedy role will he be best remembered? Trigger in "Only Fools and Horses".
  18. Which city hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics? Sochi in Russia.
  19. What was the name of the 17 year old activist for female education who was jointly awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize? Malala Yousafzai.
  20. Which veteran artist won the Best Solo Male Artist category at the Brits in February 2014? David Bowie.
  21. What was the name of the Paralympic style games launched by Prince Harry for wounded soldiers? The Invictus Games.
  22. England footballer Tom Finney died at the age of 91 in 2014, for which club did he play his entire professional career? Preston North End.
  23. What was the name given to the baby of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall born in January 2014? Mia Grace.
  24. Which team won the Super Bowl in January 2014for the first time in their history? Seattle Seahawks (They defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8).
  25. Which country had its first MacDonald's restaurant opened in February 2014? Vietnam (in Ho Chi Minh City).
  26. Which Hollywood actor made a guest appearance in the 2014 Christmas edition of "Downton Abbey"? George Clooney.
  27. What type of cheese was the winner of the 2014 World Cheese Championship? Emmental.
  28. Who won Great Britain's only gold medal in the 2014 Winter Olympics? Lizzie Yarnold (Skeleton).
  29. Which country won the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Germany.
  30. What was the name of the actor who played "The Ugly" in the 1966 classic movie "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" who sadly passed away in 2014? Eli Wallach.
  31. Which Premier League manager was banned after head-butting an opposition player in March 2014? Alan Pardew (Newcastle United).
  32. What did Microsoft retire in April 2014 after 12 years of support? Microsoft XP.
  33. Who won the US Masters in April 2014 for the second time in three years? Bubba Watson.
  34. What is the name of the World's largest cruise ship that docked in Southampton in October 2014? MS Oasis of the Seas.
  35. What part of the UK was granted minority status under European rules in April 2014? Cornwall.
  36. Who took over as interim manager of Manchester United after the sacking of David Moyes in 2014? Ryan Giggs.
  37. Who did Phillip Hammond replace as Foreign Secretary in July 2014? William Hague.
  38. Which famous musician competed for Thailand in the 2014 Winter Olympics? The violinist Vanessa Mae.
  39. The pier at which English seaside resort was extensively damaged by fire in July 2014? Eastbourne, West Sussex.
  40. Which singer made her first live appearance since 1979 in August 2014? Kate Bush.
  41. Who announced his retirement after losing the Scottish Independence vote? Alex Salmond.
  42. Which movie was awarded 3 Oscars, including the Best Picture Award, at the 86th Academy in 2014? 12 Years a Slave".
  43. Which bearded lady won the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest for Austria? Conchita Wurst (with "Rise like a Phoenix").
  44. What item from the movie "Casablanca" was sold for $3.4 million in November 2014? Rick's piano.
  45. Who left Take That in 2014 to make the boy band a trio? Jason Orange.
  46. What was the record breaking score in the Germany-Brazil semi- final game at the 2014 FIFA World Cup? Germany 7 Brazil 1.
  47. Which country singer headlined the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury 2014 on the Sunday afternoon? Dolly Parton.
  48. Which golfer won both the Open and the US PGA in 2014? Rory McIlroy.
  49. Who performed for the last time on ten nights in July 2014 at London's O2 Arena? Monty Python's Flying Circus.
  50. How many Grand Prix did Lewis Hamilton win to secure the 2014 Formula 1 Drivers Championship? Eleven.


  1. richard says:

    Ken great quizzes on the big quiz of the year 2014 Arsenal beat Hull 3-2

  2. Harold Wood says:

    Great quizzes Ken everything is here for the quizmaster,i have recommended it to my friends Thankyou.

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