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Can you spot the sore thumb? Take our Odd One Out Quiz of 2014

Time to use your powers of deduction!

SOME PEOPLE SHARED similar 2014s, while others ploughed their own furrow this year.

Who or what doesn’t belong with the others based on what happened this year?

You might need to use a little deduction to figure out what the connection is (or isn’t).

Who wasn't elected as an MEP this year?
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Which of these countries did not have passenger on board missing flight MH370?
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India
China

Canada
United Kingdom
Who does not belong based on their achievements this year?
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Malala Yousafzai
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Stephen Hawking

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Patrick Modiano
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Jean Tirole
Which of these songs shouldn't be with the rest?
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Every Breaking Wave
The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)

Moment of Surrender
Iris (Hold Me Close)
Something links three of these Love/Hate characters from Season 5. Who's the odd one out? (Hint: It's not their gender)

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Who didn't win one of these statues in 2014?
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Cate Blanchett
Jennifer Lawrence

Alfonso Cuarón
Spike Jonze
Which footballer isn't in the running for FIFA's Puskas Award?
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Cristiano Ronaldo
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Robin Van Persie

Inpho
Stephanie Roche
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James Rodriguez
Three of these characters share the same voice, one does not, which one is it?
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Genie in Aladdin
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Ramon in Happy Feet

Pixar
Hamm in Toy Story
20th Century Fox
Fender in Robots
Which Scottish area is the only one of these four to vote YES for independence?
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Edinburgh
Glasgow

Aberdeen
Fife
Who did not appear on The Late Late Show in 2014?
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Richard Dreyfuss
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Mary Lou McDonald

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Enda Kenny
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Jonah Hill
Gardagate claimed quite a few jobs in 2014. Three of these people resigned or moved jobs, one was sacked. Which one?
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Oliver Connolly
Alan Shatter

Martin Callinan
Brian Purcell
Who wasn't part of the Band Aid 30 line-up?
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Paloma Faith
Jessie Ware

Underworld
James Blake
Who was NOT convicted of a crime this year?
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Which Irish town didn't play host to a party conference?
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Enfield
Killarney

Sligo
Dublin
And finally, what did Garth Brooks NOT say after he confirmed the cancellation of his five Croke Park gigs?
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"All I see is my mother’s face and I hear her voice."
"Some day, I know we will share the experience we all so desperately wanted."

"As hard as I try, I cannot see the light on this one."
"I want to thank the Irish authorities for going the distance for all of us who wanted to share songs and dance together."
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Top of the tree!
You're the star, what everyone wants to be. Well done!
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You scored out of !
Fancy Christmas decoration
You're much better than most of those below you. Now go and glisten!
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You scored out of !
Christmas wreath
You're definitely pretty, but not enough to be hanging inside.
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You scored out of !
Tangled Christmas lights
You're part of the game alright but you definitely slow up the process.
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You scored out of !
Christmas tree stand
You bottom of the pile and one step away from being broken. Sorry!
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