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1. Who won the Wimbledon Men's Singles title 2014?
Answer :- Novak Djokovic (Serbia)

2. Who won the Women's Singles title in the 2014 Wimbledon Tennis Championship?
Answer :-  Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)

3. Who became the top goal scorer ever in FIFA World Cup?
Answer :- Miroslav Klose

4. FIFA recently suspended which country from all international football competitions?
Answer :- Nigeria 
  • The suspension was on account of the Government interference in the affairs of the Nigeria Football Federation.
5. Who won a bronze medal in the IAAF World Junior Championship held in Engene, United States of America?
Answer :- Navajeet Kaur Dhillon
  • She won bronze in Girls Discus Throw. It ended India's 12 year wait for an IAAF junior world medal since 2002.
6. Who lead England in the test Cricket Series with India?
Answer :- Alistair Cook

7. Argentina was fined by FIFA for putting up a banner, in a friendly match in the World Cup, laying claim to which island?
Answer :- Falklands
  • This island located near to Argentina, are currently occupied by Britain.
8. Which was the mascot of the 2014 Commonwelth Games?
Answer :- Clyde

9. Name the Olympic medalist shooter who led the Indian continent in the parade of nations in the Inagural ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games?
Answer :- Vijay Kumar

10.Which Srilankan cricketer who scored 33 centuries and 11506 runs from 146 tests, retired from test cricket recently?
Answer :- Mahela Jayawardhane

11. Which Srilankan off-spinner has been banned by the International Cricket Council for illegal bowling action?
Answer :- Sachitra Senanayake

12. The world's largest indoor stadium has been opened in which country?
Answer :- Philipines
  • The 'Philipine Arena', which can accommodate 55,000 people is owned by the lglesia ni Cristo(Church of Christ) sect.
13. Who resigned as the Brazilian football coach after the team failed to reach the finals of the FIFA World Cup 2014?
Answer :- Luiz Felipe Scolari

14. Who was the caption of the German Football team which won the 2014 FIFA World Cup?
Answer :- Philip Lahm
  • Germany defeated Argentina 1-0 in the final. Mario Goteze(Germany) won the Man of the Match award. The final was held the Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
15. Who became the top Scorer in the FIFA World Cup 2014?
Answer :- James Rodriguez(Colombia)
  • He scored 6  goals, thereby getting the Golden Boot award. Thomas Muller(Germany) scored 5 goals and Neymer(Brazil) reached the third spot with 4 goals.

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