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Quiz about 2010s Like It Was Yesterday
Quiz about 2010s Like It Was Yesterday

2010s: Like It Was Yesterday Trivia Quiz


From the year 2010 to 2019, let us reminisce on what feels like just yesterday.

A multiple-choice quiz by Hutchhxcx. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Hutchhxcx
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
415,121
Updated
Apr 04 24
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
637
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. In February 2010, a series of winter storms blanketed the east coast in 40 inches of snow in less than a week. As what was this phenomenon referred? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In 2011, protestors took to the streets standing against corporate influence in the government, bank bailouts, and growing wealth disparity. What were these protests called? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. In 2012, what ancient civilization's calendar ended, causing a panic as people interpreted the end of it as the end of times? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. On April 15, 2013, where did the Tsarnaev Brothers detonate bombs in a domestic terrorist attack? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In 2014, what city in Michigan declared a water crisis when the water tested positive for lead and other bacteria? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court struck down all state bans on which of the following? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In 2016, what business mogul/reality television star won the presidential election? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 2017, the solar eclipse was special because it was the only one to be seen almost exclusively in the United States since the United States was founded.


Question 9 of 10
9. In 2018, Joseph DeAngelo pled guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder, all committed in the 70s and 80s, and was dubbed the Golden State Killer. What did this 74 year-old spend several years doing professionally? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In 2019, a scandal arose over a conspiracy to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at several top American universities. Over 53 people were involved, but which former television show celebrity caught a lot of attention for it? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. In February 2010, a series of winter storms blanketed the east coast in 40 inches of snow in less than a week. As what was this phenomenon referred?

Answer: Snowmageddon

The storm began on February 1, 2010, and dissipated on Feb 11, 2010, accumulating in over 38 inches at its most dense point. Coming up from Mexico, the storm traveled east before heading into the Atlantic Ocean. Snow accumulated across southern Pennsylvania, the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and South Jersey.
2. In 2011, protestors took to the streets standing against corporate influence in the government, bank bailouts, and growing wealth disparity. What were these protests called?

Answer: Occupy Wall Street

Among many of the reasons for the protest, one was corporate influence on the government which included allowing corporations to spend unlimited amounts towards candidates or policies that could play in favor of the corporation versus the citizen. The protesters started in Zuccotti Park, but were forced out on November 15, 2011. Protesters then turned their focus to occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, foreclosed homes, college and university campuses, and social media.

It is not believed that the Occupy movement was successful in achieving any legislative goals due to unclear demands.
3. In 2012, what ancient civilization's calendar ended, causing a panic as people interpreted the end of it as the end of times?

Answer: Maya

The Maya calendar "round" utilized several cycles of different counts which repeated every 18,980 days. In order to record a more accurate history, the long count calendar began to be used. The long count calendar ended roughly on December 21, 2012. Some people interpreted the end of this 5,126-year-long cycle as the end of times versus the start of a new calendar.

In countries that were part of the Maya civilization, festivities took place to celebrate the event.
4. On April 15, 2013, where did the Tsarnaev Brothers detonate bombs in a domestic terrorist attack?

Answer: Boston Marathon

Brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev planted two homemade pressure cooker bombs that detonated near the finish line of the race 14 seconds and 210 yards (190 m) apart. Three people were killed and hundreds injured, including 17 who lost limbs.

Three days later on April 18, FBI identified Tsarnaev brothers as the suspects of the bombing. The brothers immediately acquired weapons and went to MIT where they got in a struggle with a police officer who they shot to death while trying to get the officer's gun. They started traveling and stole a car and robbed the owner of the car. Cops were able to track the car via the carjacking victim's phone and car's anti-theft tracking device.

When the cops caught up early on April 19, the brothers and police engaged in a shootout. Both brothers were shot but Tamerlan was apprehended. While handcuffing him, Dzhokhar drove the car towards the officers who were arresting Tamerlan. The officers were not hit but Tamerlan was ran over and dragged under the car about 30 feet. Tamerlan died in the hospital later.

Many hours later, Dzhokhar was found in serious but stable condition in a boat parked outside someone's home. In June, Dzhokhar was indicted by a federal grand jury on 30 charges, some of them being death penalty eligible. In 2015, Dzhokhar was sentenced to death. As of March 2024, Dzhokhar awaits death by lethal injection in a prison in Florence, Colorado.
5. In 2014, what city in Michigan declared a water crisis when the water tested positive for lead and other bacteria?

Answer: Flint

On April 25, 2014, the City of Flint, Michigan changed their municipal water supply source from the Detroit-supplied Lake Huron water to the Flint River. The switch caused water distribution pipes to corrode and leach lead and other contaminants into municipal drinking water.

In 2024, Flint government officials reported that the water is safe to drink. In other news, a settlement of over $626 million has not been paid out to Flint citizens, well surpassing the payout deadline of March 2023.
6. On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court struck down all state bans on which of the following?

Answer: Same sex marriage

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that the Fourteenth Amendment requires all states to grant same-sex marriages, and recognize same-sex marriages granted in other states in the Obergefell v. Hodges case.
7. In 2016, what business mogul/reality television star won the presidential election?

Answer: Donald Trump

While Hilary Clinton won the popular vote, Donald Trump took the win with the electoral college. Trump named Mike Pence as his Vice President. Donald Trump's company was inherited from his grandmother and then father, and was passed on to his children after he won the presidential election. Prior to that, for the first 14 seasons, Donald Trump hosted a reality television show called "The Apprentice", where contestants competed for a chance to be hired into one of the organizations owned by Trump.
8. In 2017, the solar eclipse was special because it was the only one to be seen almost exclusively in the United States since the United States was founded.

Answer: True

The path of totality touched 14 states, and the rest of the U.S. had a partial eclipse. The area of the path of totality was about 16 percent of the area of the United States, with most of this area over the ocean.
9. In 2018, Joseph DeAngelo pled guilty to 13 counts of first-degree murder, all committed in the 70s and 80s, and was dubbed the Golden State Killer. What did this 74 year-old spend several years doing professionally?

Answer: Police Officer

From May 1973 to July 1979, DeAngelo was a burglary unit police officer in California. In 1979, he was arrested for shoplifting a hammer and dog repellent; he was sentenced to six months of probation and fired that October. During the process of being fired, DeAngelo threatened to kill the chief of police and allegedly stalked the chief's house.

In 2016, the FBI released more information related to the crimes including new composite sketches. Through the use of genetic genealogy, investigators identified distant relatives of DeAngelo building 25 different family trees which linked to DeAngelo. Using additional clues like age, sex, and place of residence, investigators ruled suspects out one by one until DeAngelo was the only one left. It wasn't until 2018 that DNA samples were obtained from DeAngelo that linked him to DNA found at Golden State Killer crime scenes.
10. In 2019, a scandal arose over a conspiracy to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at several top American universities. Over 53 people were involved, but which former television show celebrity caught a lot of attention for it?

Answer: Lori Loughlin

From 1988 to 1995, Loughlin was cast in the ABC sitcom "Full House" as Rebecca "Aunt Becky" Donaldson. Loughlin and her husband Giannulli were indicted by the FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office for fraud and bribery offenses on March 12, 2019. The following day, Loughlin and her husband surrendered to federal authorities in Los Angeles. On May 22, 2020, Loughlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud, and her husband pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services wire and mail fraud.
Source: Author Hutchhxcx

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