Quiz: How Well Do You Know 2014’s Worst News?

By
FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 17:  Police advance while sending a volley of tear gas toward demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police shot smoke and tear gas into the crowd of several hundred as they advanced near the police command center which has been set up in a shopping mall parking lot. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

This year was the worst. It was like if garbage got thrown on top of garbage and then that garbage got eaten by a giant garbage monster and was puked out as some more garbage. How closely were you paying attention to the terrible news of 2014? Take our quiz and find out. If you click an answer and it turns green, you got it right; if it turns red, you got it wrong, and you’re lucky you didn’t spend your whole year on Twitter.

1As the polar vortex swept in, 15 cities saw record-low temperatures for January 7. What was the cold temperature recorded in New York on that day?

2Which of these is not a torture tactic used by the CIA, according to the torture report released in December 2014?

3What is the subreddit where most devotees of #Gamergate congregated?

4Which celebrity died of a drug overdose in 2014?

5Who is Chuck C. Johnson?

6Which sea surrounds Crimea, which in 2014 became the site of a dispute over sovereignty between Russia and Ukraine?

7According to CNN’s Don Lemon, what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

8In which casino did video capture former Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious?

9What is the name of the mountain where ISIS has trapped thousands of Yazidis?

10Where did 22-year-old Elliot Rodger kill six people before shooting himself?

11In which country do researchers believe the current Ebola outbreak started?

12Which of these was not a theory floated by pro-Kremlin leaders about the the MH17 flight disaster?

13What weapon did Ferguson police not deploy during protests?

2014 Bad News Quiz Results

-- / 13

Take the quiz to share your score.