The World at 2014: Events, Issues & Major Trends


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The tussle over which Eastern European country has caused a deterioration in U.S.-Russia relations?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

It may be a bit odd to consider events that occurred in the past year to be historical. But by definition, history is anything that occurs in the past, and 2014 certainly saw numerous events and issues that will impact the future for years to come. These quiz questions will go over a few of the more significant events of 2014, such as the notable military conflicts and the removal of trade barriers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • Eastern European conflicts and their relation to the U.S.
  • The cause of climate change
  • Terrorism in the Middle East
  • The removal of tariffs and trade barriers
  • Signs a developing nation's economy is growing

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check your recollection of the events and issues that occurred in 2014 and the reasons they are significant
  • Making connections - draw connections between some of the events of 2014--such as the removal of trade barriers and military conflicts--and their effects of global geopolitical relations
  • Knowledge application - go over information found in the lesson and use it to identify some of the most notable events of 2014 and their consequences

Additional Learning

To learn more about recent world history, review the corresponding lesson called The World at 2014: Events, Issues & Major trends. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of 2014
  • Conflicts in Eastern Europe
  • Economic issues
  • Terrorism
  • Climate change