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Where You ACTUALLY Paying Attention In 2015?

WERE YOU THO??

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If you have been a semi-conscious human in 2015, vaguely paying attention to things happening around you, chances are you will ace this quiz. So tell us--were you??

  1. There are two current front-runners for the Democratic Candidate for President. Can you name them?

    The Frisky
    Hillary Clinton & Bernie Sanders
    Hillary Clinton & Joe Biden
    Tell-It-Like-It-Is Business Guru Bill Gates & offspring of a former President, Chelsea Clinton
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Clinton & Sanders!

    Whether you Feel the Bern or want to Chill with Hill, these are the two most likely DNC Candidates.

    Clinton & Sanders!
    Via CNN
  2. Which pop star, born in 1989, recently concluded a world tour, where at each concert she would bring out a special musical guest, members of her "Squad," athletes, or TV personalities?

    Tumblr
    Beyonce
    Adele
    Taylor Swift
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Tay is Bae

    Yes, it was T-Sweezy who managed to continuously make headlines this year by bringing out surprise guests at nearly every show in the 1989 World Tour--ranging from country stars like Miranda Lambert to R&B artists like Mary J. Blige to TV personalities like Ellen DeGeneres.

    Tay is Bae
    Via TaylorSwift.com
  3. The wold-class tech company Apple revolutionized which of the following pieces of wearable technology in 2015?

    BGR
    Bifocals. Presenting "Apple (of my) Eye"
    What's that? A Hat? Presenting "Apple Cap" aka The Capple
    Timepiece. Presenting "Apple Watch"
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Ooh, Watch Me, Watch Me!

    Though sales figures have yet to be offcially released, analysts predict that over 7 million of these smartwatches have been sold this year.

    Ooh, Watch Me, Watch Me!
    Via Apple
  4. The Supreme Court Made a historic ruling that allowed which of the following to now be possible throughout the United States?

    MinnPost
    People can now marry animals
    People of the same sex can now marry each other
    People can now force other people to marry people of the same sex against their will
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Love Wins!

    In June of this year, The Supremes declared that states cannot keep same-sex couples from marrying and must recognize their unions.

    Love Wins!
    Via The Guardian
  5. One of the most hotly debated topics in around the world, particularly in Europe, was regarding the sudden influx of what?

    Hellenic Insider
    Syrian refugees escaping a violent civil war, collapsed infrastructure, and shattered economy.
    People making a pilgrimage to a New World to be able to have religious freedom
    Facebook friend requests
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Syrian (and Iraqi) Refugees

    There are currently 4.3 million Syrian Refugees and slightly more than 10% of refugees have traveled to Europe. An image of a 4-year old refugee named Aylan, whose body had been washed ashore, shocked people everywhere and made headlines across the world.

    Syrian (and Iraqi) Refugees
    Via The News Minute
  6. A certain Thoroughbred racehorse won the Triple Crown for the first time in 37 years. What was his name?

    Fox Sports
    Egyptian Phraraoh
    American Pharoah
    American Idol
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    America Pharoah!

    He also won the Breeders Cup Classic, making him the first horse in history to make what people are calling a "grand slam."

    America Pharoah!
  7. Teen girls' hearts were collectively broken over what event in 2015?

    Today
    Ed Sheeran announced he is taking a break from making music "for a while"
    Justin Bieber got back together with Selena Gomez after she accepted his apology in the hit song "Sorry"
    Zayn, a member of the band One Direction, decided he didn't want to go in that particular direction anymore and left the group
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Farewell, Zayn!

    Yes, tragically, Zayn Malik left the band to pursue a solo career, prompting hilariously melodramatic tweets and posts from his tween-age fans all over the world.

    Farewell, Zayn!
    Via Telegraph
  8. What lovely majestic creature named Cecil was savagely hunted and killed at the hands of an American dentist?

    KSTP
    Monkey
    Lion
    Cheetah
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Not Lyin, he was a Lion :(

    Regal Cecil, known for being unafraid of humans and a part of a study at Oxford since 1999, was lured off his sancturary and hunted by an illegal party of big game hunters. The dentist will not face charges from Zimbabwe (the lion's home).

    Not Lyin, he was a Lion :(
  9. Which new mode of transportation began to gain popularity this year, despite it's technically inaccurate name?

    Wall Street Journal
    Hoverboard
    Tesla Electric Cars
    Mars Rovers
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hoverboards it is!

    The future is now! This segway without handles became increasingly popular throughout 2015, resulting in many hilarious videos of people trying and not succeeding in making their hoverboard go.

    Hoverboards it is!
    Via Telegraph
  10. Which country was devastated by an earthquake in April which killed over 9,000 and left 23,000 injured?

    ABC
    Nepal
    Namibia
    Nicaragua
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Nepal, indeed.

    Nepal's worst natural disaster since 1927 brought forth tremendous amounts of international aid from many countries around the world.

    Nepal, indeed.
  11. Which highly-anticipated movie was released in late 2015 and proved to be a Force which shattered several box office sales records?

    Gunnison Arts Center
    Jurassic World
    Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
    Star Wars VII: A Rey of Sunshine
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    HurREY for Star Wars!

    The latest episode of Star Wars has blown through all kinds of records, such as "Biggest Opening Day," "Biggest Weekend Gross," "Quickest Film to Gross $1 Billion" (just narrowly beating Jurassic World!) and is now on track to potentially top Avatar as the Number 1 Grossing Movie of all time.

    HurREY for Star Wars!
    Via StarWars.com
  12. Which world-famous couple welcomed a second child in 2015?

    USA Today
    Prince William & Princess Kate, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge
    Kanye West & Kim Kardashian
    Both, and I honestly can't believe they're both world-famous
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Both!

    Though photos of Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's son, Saint West, have yet to be published (and are reportedly going for $2 Million), both of these couples gave birth to sweet second children. Katherine & William's daughter, Charlotte, is pictured above.

    Both!
    Via Vogue
  13. Which sports team was involved in a scandal regarding partially-inflated footballs?

    ABC News
    The Patriots, who later went on to lose the Superbowl
    The Patriots, who later went on to win the Superbowl
    The Seahawks, who later went on to win the Superbowl
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Not very Patriotic

    Known as Deflategate or Ballghazi, this resulted in the 4-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady. The Patriots won the Superbowl in 2015, much to the chagrin of some sports fans who thought they shouldn't have been there in the first place.

    Not very Patriotic
  14. Which iconic European city was the victim of a terrorist attack that killed 130 and wounded 368?

    Time
    London
    Paris
    Berlin
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    We #PrayforParis

    The horrific attack (perpetrated by ISIL) captured the world's attention resulting in an outpouring of support, sympathy, and solidarity on social media for the people of Paris.

    We #PrayforParis
    Via Time
  15. Which of these television shows did NOT air its final episode in 2015?

    Hollywood Reporter
    Mad Men
    Parks & Recreation
    Fuller House
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Mad about Parks

    Though we said farewell to much-beloved shows like Mad Men and Parks & Recreation, the hope of "Fuller House" promises to cheer us all up in 2016.

    Mad about Parks
  16. In 2015, we said hello to which British artist who released a much-ballyhooed album that shattered sales records of beloved 90s artists like Britney Spears & *NSYNC?

    Amazon
    Adele
    Sam Smith
    The Beatles
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Yaaas Kween!

    With her latest album, 25, Adele broke records previously held by *NSYNC (most records sold in a single week) and by Britney Spears (best first-week sales by a female artist) and many more.

    Yaaas Kween!
    Via Billboard
  17. In early 2015, an image of a dress surfaced this year. A dress which had the power to rip apart families and friendships. What color was this dress?

    Tumblr
    Blue & Black
    White & Gold
    People saw it both ways and that was the whole fucking point, don't you dare start this fight again.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Both, okay, both!

    The dress was seen both ways and became one of the most viral things anyone had seen all year.

    Both, okay, both!
    Via Wired

Where You ACTUALLY Paying Attention In 2015?

You Didn't Really Pay Attention in 2015

Much like this giant panda cub, were you napping for all of 2015? Well, not to worry, cheers to a fresh start for you in 2016!

You Didn't Really Pay Attention in 2015
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You Sort Of Paid Attention in 2015

You may not have paid attention to the stupid stuff in this quiz, but the actually important things, you were down with.

You Sort Of Paid Attention in 2015
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You Totally Paid Attention in 2015

Damn, you were completely informed & aware in 2015! Whether it be politics, entertainment, world events, or sports, you very much paid attention!

You Totally Paid Attention in 2015
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