1) Scholarism's Joshua Wong Chi-fung was in the headlines this year, and, to a lesser extent, so was his father, Roger Wong Wai-ming - for championing what? A) The taxi drivers' struggle to break up Occupy Central B) The rejection of laws to protect unmarried couples from discrimination C) The rejection of the incinerator planned for Shek Kwu Chau D) Nutritious school dinners for all primary-school students 2) August 27 marked the 75th anniversary of what? A) The first flight made by a jet aircraft B) The first meeting between Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin C) The first case of Ebola being discovered D) The first colour photograph being used in the SCMP 3) Who had an American celebrity sing Happy Birthday to him in January then disappeared between September 3 and October 14? 4) In January, who became the 109th mayor of New York? 5) Name the men who starred in the following films, the last of theirs that were released before the actors passed away this year: A) A Most Wanted Man B) Dearest C) Outside Bet D) World's Greatest Dad. 6) Who designed HSBC's current logo? A) Sir John Bond B) Henry Steiner C) Bay Leung D) Willie Sutton 7) Italian Francesco Schettino and Korean Lee Joon-seok were in court this year. What did they both do? 8) In August, the W Hotel was excited to announce that its guests would now be delivered to the hotel in what? A) A reconditioned rickshaw B) An Uber taxi/limousine C) A horse and carriage D) A Tesla Model S 9) Which international megastar revealed this demure fact about her sartorial habits? "If I'm wearing a top, I don't wear a bra. If I'm wearing a bra, I just wear a bra." 10) Vladimir Putin raised eyebrows in November when he gave First Lady Peng Liyuan what? A) An invitation to his private dacha B) A picture of himself, topless, on a horse C) A shawl D) All of the above 11) A "morality contract" in March banned teachers at the International Christian School in Sha Tin from what type of behaviour? A) Same-sex relationships B) Extra marital relationships C) Living with a partner outside of marriage D) All of the above 12) Name the highly regarded documentary about Edward Snowden released in October. 13) Expected next year, what is the title of the next James Bond movie? A) Wraith B) Spectre C) Ghost D) Spirit 14) Which Hongkonger had the good manners to thank taxpayers for supporting her trips to Lane Crawford? 15) Nearly 7,000 people have died from the current Ebola epidemic. In which country did the outbreak start? 16) In October, Chelsea Clinton gave birth. What is Bill and Hillary's new granddaughter called? A) Mary B) Beyoncé C) Charlotte D) Michelle 17) Cantonese rock band Beyond's 1993 hit Under a Vast Sky became the unofficial anthem of the Occupy movement in October. What was the song originally written about? A) The struggle of Nelson Mandela in South Africa B) The death of Beyond singer Wong Ka-kui C) Their desire to pursue freedom in music D) The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 18) Which game saw the most goals (excluding deciding penalties) at the Fifa World Cup in Brazil? 19) What was the Sunrise Orient that hit the headlines in February? A) A Vietnamese ice-cream company that went bust after human remains were found in its products B) A Vietnamese fishing boat that crashed into a Chinese coast-guard vessel C) A Vietnamese film that was destroyed because it contained controversial Vietnam war footage D) A Vietnamese ship that ran aground off Cheung Chau 20) 2014 was a big year for Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung Man-yuk, United States First Lady Michelle Obama, model Yasmin Le Bon and American actress Sandra Bullock. Why? 21) Legendary Wan Chai watering hole Joe Bananas closed its doors in February. In which year did it first open them? 22) In June, Claude Monet's Water Lilies sold at auction for how much? A) US$1.2 million B) US$33.88 million C) US$54 million D) US$158 million 23) Gabrielle Aghion (right), who is said to have coined the phrase "prêt a porter", died on September 27, aged 93. Which fashion house did she found? 24) Which movie won best picture at this year's Oscars? 25) Which famous sibling announced: "I can't wait to see my brother suffer more, and with any luck if it's a girl, then he'll suffer even greater. I'd love to see him try and cope with that." 26) How long after its official sell-by date could you safely eat a tin of cranberry sauce, according to a study by Baptist University? A) 7 hours B) 7 days C) 7 years D) 7 decades 27) Why were McDonald's diners swapping chicken nuggets for French fries in July? 28) The 100 or so celebs whose (mostly nude) pictures were hacked from their iClouds this summer weren't quite ready for their close-ups. What was the scandal cheekily dubbed? 29) How many types of trees are indigenous to Hong Kong? A) 9 B) 855 C) 2,902 D) 390 30) After the Nato summit that concluded in Wales in September, US President Barack Obama did a spot of sightseeing at a landmark that is older even than America's war on drugs. Where did he go? 31) He doesn't run a Shenzhen barbecue restaurant, as rumoured, but he does live in the city and have a Chinese wife and a very famous half-brother. Furthermore, this year he released the autobiography Cultures: My Odyssey of Self-discovery . Who are we talking about? 32) Which of the following were not inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year? A) Kiss B) Cat Stevens C) Nirvana D) The Spice Girls 33) With more than 75 million "fans", who is the most followed person on Sina Weibo? A) Yao Chen B) Lady Gaga C) Dee Hsu D) Xie Na 34) He once greeted visitors to Hong Kong when they flew in; now he does so when they arrive by ship. Which largely forgotten soldier, barrister and statesman, born in 1859, are we talking about? 35) Fashion house Maison Martin Margiela courted controversy in October when it appointed who as its new creative director? 36) When Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos ascended the Spanish throne in June, he became Felipe the what? 37) A 2012 offer of HK$500 million went unclaimed so, in January, it was raised to HK$1 billion. Who made the offer and to whom might the prize money go? 38) Which owl-obsessed American writer said this of China in a September Post Magazine article, "[It's full of] human turds, and people spitting and … human deformities and … rubbish." 39) Which Mexican leader of the pack, who visited Hong Kong in May, got his big break walking actress Jada Pinkett's pooches? 40) Italian businessman Nicola Giuggioli and his sister, Livia, run environmental consultancy Eco-Age. The third partner in the business is the British actor who is married to Livia. Who is h-h-h-h-he? 41) Barton Lui Pan-to (below) found himself shivering and alone in February. Where was he? 42) May 31 saw a YouTube video reach 2 billion views for the first time. What was the video of? 43) How many runs was Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes on when he was hit by the ball that killed him? 44) In August, Jaycee Chan Jo-ming (below) was arrested on drug charges in Beijing while his father, Jackie, was preparing to promote his latest film, in which he plays what? A) A Tin Shui Wai drugs councillor B) A Hong Kong detective C) A Beijing drug smuggler D) A Happy Valley junkie 45) How many Chinese people were living in Britain in 1851, according to that year's census and a Post Magazine story? A) 1,540 B) 78 C) 890 D) 2 46) England's Queen Elizabeth II sent her first tweet in October. What is her Twitter handle? A) @BritishMonarchy B) @Queen_UK C) @HRH_QueenElizabethII D) @Liz_I_Am 47) What is Google's motto? A) Don't be evil B) Think C) Move fast and break things D) Impossible is nothing 48) Name the restaurants opened by British celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Gordon Ramsay in Hong Kong this year. 49) Name these people. 50) Last week, Sony Pictures indefinitely pulled a US$44 million comedy, originally scheduled for US release on Christmas Day, about an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, after it emerged hackers from the nation were responsible for a cyber attack on the company. What is the film called? 51) What did a hirsute Conchita Wurst manage to do in May? 52) ISIL stands for Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. According to the accepted current definition, which island nation is part of the Levant? 53) Ani Choying Drolma, a Post Magazine cover personality and Nepal's rock star nun, counts Bonnie Raitt, Tracy Chapman and Tina Turner as fans. What's the title of her 2009 autobiography? A) Singing for the Dalai Lama B) Singing Do Wah Diddy C) Singing for Freedom D) Singing … because I Can 54) Hong Kong-based historian Angelo Paratico this month claimed the woman in the Mona Lisa painting was actually a Chinese slave - and Leonardo da Vinci's mother. What "evidence" does Paratico have that da Vinci was half-Chinese? A) He produced self-portraits with Chinese landscape backgrounds B) He wrote from left to right with his left hand C) He called spaghetti "noodles" D) He could write Chinese calligraphy 55) When Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin ended their marriage this year it was a holistic form of splitting up. What term did they coin to describe it? 56) Rafael Hui Si-yan, 66, dodged the limelight when his trial - Hong Kong's highest profile graft case ever - was overshadowed by the start of the Occupy protests. How many corruption-related charges was Hui up for? 57) Hong Leong Bank was blasted for racial insensitivity in June. What had the naughty lender done? 58) Which Hongkonger claimed his human rights had been violated when he had a haircut in June? 59) Who won the Chinese Grand Prix, in April? 60) Which Nepalese kingdom shares a name with a Ford automobile and was one of the most remote places on Earth until a road recently connected it to the outside world? 61) Americans Timothy Bradley and Chris Algieri both failed to do what this year? 62) On February 27, chaos erupted in Stockholm when 61,000 people all did what? A) Blocked roads in protest against bicycles B) Tried to take a selfie with a member of the royal family C) Showed up for the same job interview D) Went out in kayaks to look for a Russian submarine Quiz answers 1) B. 2) A. 3) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 4) Bill de Blasio. 5) A: Philip Seymour Hoffman. B: Ken Takakura. C: Bob Hoskins. D: Robin Williams. 6) B. 7) The captains abandoned their sinking ships, the Costa Concordia and the Sewol, respectively, while others were still on board. 8) D. 9) Rihanna. 10) C. 11) D. 12) Citizenfour. 13) B. 14) Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's daughter, Leung Chai-yan, who wrote on Facebook, "This is a beautiful necklace bought at Lane Crawford (yes - funded by HK taxpayers!!! … Thank you so much!!!!)." 15) Guinea. 16) C. 17) C (The song came to symbolise Wong for the band; A was the inspiration of an earlier hit, Glorious Years ). 18) The semi-final in which Germany beat Brazil, 7-1. 19) D. 20) They all turned 50. 21) 1986. 22) C. 23) Chloé. 24) 12 Years a Slave. 25) Britain's Prince Harry on the news that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child. 26) C. 27) The company admitted it had bought meat from Shanghai Husi Food, which was at the centre of a rotten chicken and beef scandal. 28) The Fappening. 29) D. 30) Stonehenge, in southern England, arriving in a private helicopter, no less. 31) Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo, the half-brother of US President Barack Obama. 32) D. 33) A. 34) Sir Kai Ho Kai; the "Kai" in Kai Tak. 35) John Galliano, he of the anti-Semitic rant. 36) The sixth. 37) Cecil Chao Sze-tsung; to any man who manages to marry his lesbian daughter, Gigi. 38) David Sedaris. 39) Cesar Millan. 40) Colin Firth. 41) The speedskater from Sai Wan Ho was the only Hong Kong competitor at the 2014 Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia. 42) Psy performing Gangnam Style . 43) 63. 44) B. 45) B. 46) A. 47) A. 48) Jamie's Italian and Bread Street Kitchen. 49) Chris Patten; Bruce Lee; Ray Cordeiro; Leung Chun-ying. 50) The Interview. 51) Win the Eurovision Song Contest. 52) Cyprus. 53) C. 54) B. 55) Conscious uncoupling. 56) Eight. 57) The bank produced an ad for domestic-helper insurance that saw a Chinese actress darken her face - or "brown-up" - to impersonate a Filipino maid. 58) Politician "Long hair" Leung Kwok-hung became "Short hair" after the Correctional Services Department cut off his locks during a spell in prison for criminal damage and disorderly behaviour. 59) Lewis Hamilton. 60) Mustang. 61) Beat Manny Pacquiao in the boxing ring. 62) C, although it's not clear what the job was.