People release balloons during New Year celebrations in Tokyo, Jan. 1, 2015.
Photo by Thomas Peter/Reuters

New year, new news quiz

While you were celebrating, a lot happened in the world. Were you checked out or tuned in? 

See what two big questions Steve Scalise needs to answer.

Cocker was 70 and passed away after a battle with lung cancer.

Read more about Senator Reid’s injuries.

Grimm’s resignation takes effect on Monday, Jan. 5.

Read what Cuomo’s son Andrew, the current governor of New York, had to say about his father’s passing.

Find out what the Gay Men’s Health Crisis’s response was to the FDA’s announcement.

Following Sony’s initial announcement that “The Interview” would be pulled after threats from North Korean hackers, President Obama said the corporation “made a mistake.”

Get more on the relationship between Bill de Blasio and the NYPD.

As of Jan. 2, 30 bodies from the flight had been recovered and 130 were still missing.

President Obama wrote back, “If you dare to be bold and creative, work hard every day, and care for others, I’m confident you can achieve anything you imagine … and I will be rooting for you.”

Gallup has been asking Americans to name the man and woman they most admire for almost 70 years, and Clinton has topped that list more than any other woman.

Okay, so this quiz was kind of hard. Maybe you’ll do better on the year in news quiz.

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New year, new news quiz