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51 2000s History quizzes and 655 2000s History trivia questions.
1.
Track the Events of the 2000s
  Track the Events of the 2000s   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
At the turn of the century (and the millennium), the people of the world faced new issues and events which would forever shape out planet. See if you can track the events as they happened year by year in the 2000s decade. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, May 04 23
Average
kyleisalive editor
May 04 23
7968 plays
2.
  World Events in 2001    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Let's see what you know about what was going on around the world in 2001!
Average, 10 Qns, sw11, Oct 12 23
Average
sw11 gold member
Oct 12 23
409 plays
3.
  Blood, Sweat & Fear   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Events of the 2000s
While many good things happen in life, it is more often the bad that makes the news. Can you match these natural disasters from the 2000s with the region of the world that was most affected?
Easier, 10 Qns, reedy, May 04 23
Easier
reedy gold member
May 04 23
276 plays
4.
The First Ten Years
  The First Ten Years    
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Questions that consist of information from 2001 to 2010.
Average, 10 Qns, pennie1478, Aug 02 14
Average
pennie1478 gold member
2101 plays
5.
  A Slice in Time: 2000s World History   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you remember about the first decade of the third millenium?
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Jun 06 23
Average
brewster76
Jun 06 23
6132 plays
6.
  Three Little Noughties   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
You have been given three historical events and all you need to do is match them up to the relevant year between 2000 and 2009, otherwise known as the noughties.
Easier, 10 Qns, Plodd, Feb 25 17
Easier
Plodd
1176 plays
7.
  2007 Anniversaries   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Many famous events are celebrating (if that is the right word) landmark anniversaries in 2007. Can you tell which anniversary each event is marking?
Tough, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jun 23 13
Tough
Snowman gold member
3520 plays
8.
  10 Question It Happened In 2002 Quiz   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much attention were you paying in 2002?
Average, 10 Qns, elizabethmc, Feb 16 06
Average
elizabethmc
6650 plays
9.
  Global Hot Spots 2002   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
25 questions about places that were in the news during the first half of 2002.
Tough, 25 Qns, chessart, Jun 21 13
Tough
chessart gold member
5393 plays
10.
  World Hot Spots, 1999-2001    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz covers areas of the world in the news during the two-year period prior to August of 2001.
Tough, 25 Qns, chessart, Jun 08 19
Tough
chessart gold member
Jun 08 19
4050 plays
trivia question Quick Question
2007 was a big year for Scouts. A special jamboree was held to commemorate how many years of the Scout movement?

From Quiz "2007 Anniversaries"




11.
  What was that last digit again?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten events from the first decade of the new millennium (well, technically, one of them precedes it). They're not the big headliners but they were still important. Do you remember in which year they occurred?
Average, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Feb 25 17
Average
WesleyCrusher editor
825 plays
12.
  Global Hot Spots 2003   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on problem areas in 2003.
Average, 10 Qns, chessart, Apr 20 10
Average
chessart gold member
3339 plays
13.
  Only Smarties Have the Answers for 2003    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
So you read the newspapers, you watch the news, you are well informed, then take this quiz and find out. The questions get progressively more difficult, be warned but have fun.
Tough, 15 Qns, Fiachra, Dec 29 11
Tough
Fiachra
3847 plays
14.
  That's News to Me (10)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Another quiz on the news as compiled in Britain. This quiz is hopefully of interest to everyone and not too difficult.
Tough, 15 Qns, rialto88, Sep 30 05
Tough
rialto88
1776 plays
15.
  Review of News from 2005    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
As 2005 draws to a close I invite you to review the months gone by and reflect on what celebrities, politicians and ordinary folk have been up to in the last twelve months.
Tough, 25 Qns, bracklaman, Jan 01 06
Tough
bracklaman
1483 plays
16.
  That's News to Me (6)    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
A look at current affairs as seen through the British media in the opening months of 2004. This will include a fairly light hearted look at life and is a quiz for everyone globally, not just the British.
Tough, 25 Qns, rialto88, Nov 13 22
Tough
rialto88
Nov 13 22
1162 plays
17.
  During, But Not About The 2008 Beijing Olympics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Beijing Olympics happened from August 8 to August 24th, 2008. Here is a quiz about events from that time span, that are not directly focused on the Olympics.
Average, 10 Qns, Not_Worthy, Jan 25 23
Average
Not_Worthy
Jan 25 23
213 plays
18.
  That's News To Me (9)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Another quiz on current events seen through the British media. A quiz with an international flavour and made in the beginning of September 2004.
Tough, 15 Qns, rialto88, Sep 19 16
Tough
rialto88
2063 plays
19.
  Fallujah: The Most Dangerous City in Iraq    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This was the most dangerous city in Iraq. Terrorists, extremists, and ex-Ba'athists were spoiling for a fight. Worse than that, there was a series of errors in leadership by the fledgling occupation.
Average, 10 Qns, beterave, Dec 23 12
Average
beterave
264 plays
20.
  That's News to Me (7)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Another quiz on current affairs as viewed from the English media and a quiz written in June 2004. Hopefully not too difficult to answer wherever you live in the world.
Tough, 15 Qns, rialto88, Mar 23 16
Tough
rialto88
1235 plays
21.
  Global Hot Spots 2004    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on world hot spots in 2004.
Tough, 10 Qns, chessart, Mar 04 05
Tough
chessart gold member
1390 plays
22.
  That's News to Me (5)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
World events from November 2003 as viewed from Britain. A quiz that is not just for those who live in Britain.
Tough, 15 Qns, rialto88, Apr 05 16
Tough
rialto88
1177 plays
23.
  That's News to Me (2)    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is a quiz on the news in the British media during August 2003. How well do you remember the news?
Tough, 20 Qns, rialto88, Nov 06 11
Tough
rialto88
1146 plays
24.
  That's News to Me (8)    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Another quiz about current affairs as seen through the British media. Compiled in July 2004. Please have a go at it wherever you live on the planet, or beyond - if you happen to be a politician!
Tough, 20 Qns, rialto88, Aug 24 09
Tough
rialto88
1092 plays
25.
  That's News to Me (3)    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
A look at the news in September 2003 from the viewpoint of the British media.
Tough, 20 Qns, rialto88, Jan 28 07
Tough
rialto88
964 plays
26.
  That's News to Me (Special)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After an incredible few days in the life of Britain this quiz is back. The author has returned from a short winter holiday to check your awareness of world affairs in January 2004.
Average, 10 Qns, rialto88, Aug 11 15
Average
rialto88
785 plays
27.
  That's News To Me (11)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Another chance to test your knowledge of current affairs. A quiz made in Britain at the end of December 2004.
Tough, 15 Qns, rialto88, Dec 19 15
Tough
rialto88
765 plays
28.
  2004    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much were you paying attention in 2004?
Tough, 10 Qns, elizabethmc, Apr 01 12
Tough
elizabethmc
1749 plays
29.
  That's News to Me (4)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How well do you remember some of the leading news of October 2003? Compiled from Britain, but not too difficult a quiz wherever you live.
Tough, 15 Qns, rialto88, Mar 22 12
Tough
rialto88
907 plays
30.
  It Happened in July 2001 #1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A news based quiz for the week of July 1st to 7th. Topics: Independence Day, presidents, medicine, President Bush, Mark Twain, China, United Nations, Beatles, space, NASA, welfare, congress.
Tough, 10 Qns, judy07470, Sep 12 13
Tough
judy07470
961 plays
31.
  That's News to Me (1)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz on the news in the British media in July 2003. How well do you remember the main news stories?
Difficult, 15 Qns, rialto88, Mar 30 13
Difficult
rialto88
1126 plays
32.
  2001 - "Not A Good Year"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
2001 was a shocking year. None of us will ever forget it. If you're interested in world events, then this quiz is for you. Good luck.
Difficult, 10 Qns, fiachra, Oct 24 03
Difficult
fiachra
4464 plays
33.
  10 It Happened in 2002 Questions    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of events from around the world in 2002.
Tough, 10 Qns, val9000, Jul 31 11
Tough
val9000
1780 plays
34.
  Events in the year Y2K (2000)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
How well do you know the events that occured in 2000? Good luck:) Recognition to: Encarta Encyclopedia
Difficult, 15 Qns, silvercoat, May 15 11
Difficult
silvercoat
4146 plays
35.
  That's News to Me (August 2005)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Back again for another close encounter with recent events viewed via the British media in August 2005. An international and sporting content is included in the questions.
Difficult, 10 Qns, rialto88, Jun 21 13
Difficult
rialto88
934 plays
36.
  The Week That Was: July 2nd-8th, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not-so- distant past.
Difficult, 10 Qns, hatfm, Jul 12 05
Difficult
hatfm
1314 plays
37.
  It Happened in June 2001: Part A    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A news based quiz for the week of June 24th to 30th. Topics: U.S. states, space, politics, criminology, federal reserve, Academy Awards, actor, Microsoft, billion, sports, AIDS.
Tough, 10 Qns, judy07470, Mar 14 06
Tough
judy07470
1120 plays
38.
  The Week That Was: June 18th-24th, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not so distant past.
Difficult, 10 Qns, hatfm, Nov 07 10
Difficult
hatfm
805 plays
39.
  The Week That Was: May 14th-20th, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not so distant past.
Difficult, 10 Qns, hatfm, Jun 04 05
Difficult
hatfm
694 plays
40.
  The Week That Was: July 9th-15th, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not-so- distant past.
Difficult, 10 Qns, hatfm, Jul 22 05
Difficult
hatfm
754 plays
41.
  The Week That Was: June 11th-17th, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not so distant past.
Tough, 10 Qns, hatfm, Jun 23 05
Tough
hatfm
628 plays
42.
  The Week That Was: July 30th-August 5th, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not-so- distant past.
Tough, 10 Qns, hatfm, Oct 22 11
Tough
hatfm
749 plays
43.
  It Happened in July 2001 #2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A news based quiz for the week of July 8th to 14th. Topics: sports, Wimbledon, GPS, seismology, Olympics, Emmy Awards, art, Michelangelo, Pamplona, running of the bulls.
Tough, 10 Qns, judy07470, Nov 25 16
Tough
judy07470
670 plays
44.
  The Week That Was: June 25th-July 1st, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not so distant past.
Difficult, 10 Qns, hatfm, Jul 04 05
Difficult
hatfm
650 plays
45.
  Sat May 28th - Fri June 3rd, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not so distant past.
Difficult, 10 Qns, hatfm, Nov 17 06
Difficult
hatfm
577 plays
46.
  The Week That Was: July 16th-22th, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not-so-distant past.
Tough, 10 Qns, hatfm, Jul 17 23
Tough
hatfm
Jul 17 23
762 plays
47.
  The Week That Was: July 23rd-29th, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not-so- distant past.
Difficult, 10 Qns, hatfm, Nov 29 10
Difficult
hatfm
662 plays
48.
  What happened in 2003?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about general history that was made in 2003. It covers areas from world events to sport to celebrities. Have fun!
Difficult, 10 Qns, c1gey, Sep 28 11
Difficult
c1gey
3251 plays
49.
  The Week That Was: June 4th-10th, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not so distant past.
Difficult, 10 Qns, hatfm, Jun 20 05
Difficult
hatfm
629 plays
50.
  The Week That Was: May 21st-28th, 2005    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Forget things as soon as you learn them? Here's a quiz aimed at testing your short term memory of newsworthy events happening in the world around you. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, cozy up to the computer and let's reminisce about the not so distant past.
Difficult, 10 Qns, hatfm, Jun 14 05
Difficult
hatfm
512 plays
51.
  Events In The Year 2000    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Do you remember the events that happened last year? A brief overview can be found here. I tried to make the quiz as global as possible, so everyone should get a decent score. Enjoy.
Very Difficult, 20 Qns, wimm, May 20 10
Very Difficult
wimm
2818 plays
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2000s History Trivia Questions

1. April 28, 2003, Fallujah was a restive hot spot in the Sunni Triangle. What one incident set the powder keg off?

From Quiz
Fallujah: The Most Dangerous City in Iraq

Answer: US soldiers engaging 'rioters'

Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne fired on 'rioters'. According to official accounts, the Rules of Engagement allowed the use of deadly force when being fired upon by armed hostiles. Despite being asked to disperse, and smoke cannisters being employed fist, deadly force was used as a last option. Seventeen Iraqis were killed and over 70 were wounded.

2. 2000: This department store was the world's first mail order company and at its peak had more than 500 retail outlets. On December 28th it announced that it was closing its doors after 128 years in business. Name it.

From Quiz A Slice in Time: 2000s World History

Answer: Montgomery Ward

Fun trivia fact: A copywriter from Montgomery Ward's advertising department created a character for a 1939 Christmas promotion which also included an illustrated poem. Thus was born "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" who was further popularized in a song by Gene Autry. F. W. Woolworth's closed the last of its US department stores in 1997 and took the name of its top performing asset, Foot Locker, Inc. Marshall Field's was purchased by Macy's in 2005. Harrods was still in operation in 2000.

3. In 2007, the classic novel "On The Road" celebrated a special anniversary. How many years previously had Jack Kerouac's novel first been published?

From Quiz 2007 Anniversaries

Answer: 50 years

The novel was written in just three weeks in 1951, but was not published until 1957. Seen by many as the iconic work of the Beat Generation, "On The Road" is narrated by Sal Paradise and tells the story of his travels across the USA and Mexico, starting from New York City in 1947 and ending back there a year later.

4. In January 2005 the UK public was gripped by the grim details of the proceedings in which Scottish juvenile murder case?

From Quiz Review of News from 2005

Answer: Jodi Jones

Teenager Luke Mitchell was found guilty of the "truly evil" murder of his girlfriend Jodi Jones. Jodi, 14, went missing after going to meet her boyfriend and hours later, her mutilated remains were found in woods close to her home in Dalkeith, Midlothian. Mitchell denied murdering the schoolgirl. Judge, Lord Nimmo Smith, told him: "You have been convicted of a truly evil murder - one of the most appalling crimes that any of us can remember - and you will rightly be regarded as wicked."

5. What was the nationality of the plane that crashed and burst into flames in Toronto in August 2005, while over 300 passengers and crew all escaped alive?

From Quiz That's News to Me (August 2005)

Answer: French

An Air France Airbus crashed on landing and all on-board escaped, some even taking photographs of the flames behind them. Described as a "miracle" in Canada. Much credit for this goes to the evacuation drill brilliantly performed by the crew. A disaster was averted by good planning and training experience.

6. Who plays Uncle Jesse in the 2005 movie "The Dukes of Hazzard"?

From Quiz The Week That Was: July 30th-August 5th, 2005

Answer: Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson reprises the role first played on the CBS television show by Denver Pyle. As Uncle Jesse, Willie Nelson lobs Molotov cocktails on a freeway and speaks random thoughts like, "Why's a divorce so expensive? Because it's worth it." Burt Reynolds plays the crooked Boss Hogg.

7. On July 26th, 2005, the United States launched its first shuttle mission in two-and-a-half years. What was the name of this shuttle?

From Quiz The Week That Was: July 23rd-29th, 2005

Answer: Discovery

The flight was the first shuttle mission since the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry from space on February 1st, 2003. The Discovery's crew was sent to resupply the International Space Station and resume station construction.

8. George Bush's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, John Roberts, once served as a clerk to which Supreme Court Justice?

From Quiz The Week That Was: July 16th-22th, 2005

Answer: William Rehnquist

Roberts served as a clerk to Rehnquist from 1980-81, before Rehnquist became chief justice. Since then, Roberts has presented 39 cases before the Supreme Court.

9. Judith Miller, a reporter from the "New York Times", was jailed for not divulging information she received during her investigation in the uncovering of what CIA operative's identity?

From Quiz The Week That Was: July 9th-15th, 2005

Answer: Valerie Plame

Miller never printed a word about the case but was jailed for refusing to testify about her sources. Testimony from "Time" magazine reportedly indicates top presidential aide Karl Rove as a potential source, which has prompted Democrats to call for his resignation.

10. What city won their bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics?

From Quiz The Week That Was: July 2nd-8th, 2005

Answer: London

London narrowly beat Paris on the fourth ballot and was awarded the 2012 Games, a day before the terrorist bombings in London.

11. Which Supreme Court justice announced his/her retirement from the bench on July 1st, 2005?

From Quiz The Week That Was: June 25th-July 1st, 2005

Answer: Sandra Day O'Connor

Justice O'Connor became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1981 after being nominated by Ronald Reagan to replace the retiring Potter Stewart. After being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate, she took her place in history as the first woman on the Supreme Court.

12. Whose epitaph reads as follows? "Departed This Earth, February 25, 1990. At Peace, March 31, 2005"

From Quiz The Week That Was: June 18th-24th, 2005

Answer: Terry Schiavo

Her husband Michael Schiavo chose the inscription listing Feb. 25, 1990 as the date his wife "Departed This Earth," the same date doctors say she collapsed into "a persistent vegetative state." The bronze grave marker also includes a dove holding an olive branch and the inscription "I Kept My Promise" referring to Michael's pledge to his wife not to keep her alive artificially.

13. The "Live 8" benefit concert set up to raise awareness for the need of increased aid to the Third World has an all star lineup including the reunion of what band that hadn't performed together since 1981?

From Quiz The Week That Was: June 11th-17th, 2005

Answer: Pink Floyd

The group joined Coldplay, Madonna, Paul McCartney and Elton John at Hyde Park in London on July 2nd, 2005, the same day concerts were performed in Paris, Rome, Berlin and Philadelphia. Pink Floyd had played concerts between 1981 and 2005; they had several large tours (Momentary Lapse of Reason, Division Bell, etc.) between those dates. It was only Roger Waters that reunited with the rest of the group for Live 8.

14. The winner of the 2005 French Open became the youngest men's Grand Slam champion since Michael Chang won the French Open in 1989. Who was this 19-year-old sensation?

From Quiz The Week That Was: June 4th-10th, 2005

Answer: Rafael Nadal

Nadal is also the first man to win the French Open on his initial try since Mats Wilander in 1982.

15. After over 30 years of well guarded secrecy, the identity of Watergate's "Deep Throat" has been uncovered. Who, according to "Vanity Fair", has reluctantly acknowledged the role?

From Quiz Sat May 28th - Fri June 3rd, 2005

Answer: Mark Felt

Felt, one of the top officials of the FBI at the time, had long been on the short list of possibilities.

16. In the animated film "Madagascar", a group of animals has a vision to explore the world outside of their captivity. What American zoo are they confined in?

From Quiz The Week That Was: May 21st-28th, 2005

Answer: Central Park Zoo

When Marty the zebra hatches a plan to visit the "wilds" of Connecticut, he incites an insurrection among the animals and, as a result, gets them shipped out of the zoo. A freak accident has their crates wash up along the shores of Madagascar.

17. Violent protests in Muslim countries resulting in numerous deaths were sparked by a news story that U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay had desecrated the Koran. What magazine that now is recanting the story first reported this?

From Quiz The Week That Was: May 14th-20th, 2005

Answer: Newsweek

"Newsweek" initially claimed the information came from a "knowledgeable government source" who alleged that interrogators had flushed a copy of the Koran down a toilet in an attempt to make detainees talk.

18. Music: Which member of Destiny's Child featured on Nelly's hit single "Dilemma"?

From Quiz It Happened In 2002

Answer: Kelly Rowland

In 2002, Kelly Rowland also released the single "Stole" and the album "Simply Deep" and Nelly (real name: Cornell Haynes Jr.) also released the single "Hot in Herre" and the album "Nellyville".

19. Music: Who did not release an album in 2004?

From Quiz 2004

Answer: Oasis

Oasis did not release an album in 2004. Before 2004, they had released 5 albums: "Definitely Maybe" (1994), "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?" (1995), "Be Here Now" (1997), "The Master Plan" (1998), "Standing on the Shoulder of Giants" (2000) and "Heathen Chemistry" (2002). N.E.R.D. released their second album, "Fly or Die". U2 released their tenth album, "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb". Franz Ferdinand released their self-titled debut album.

20. In September 2004 which former UK football club manager died of stomach cancer?

From Quiz That's News to Me (10)

Answer: Brian Clough

Arguably the most successful manager in British football Brian Clough died at the age of 69. Having won the League Championship with both Derby and Nottingham Forest, he won the European Cup in 1979 and 1980 with Nottingham Forest. His self professed title was "big head", but if that title is correct then we need more people with such belief in their own talents to improve things in this country. No doubt he will be watching over us from that soccer dug-out in the sky. Brian is someone whose talents will be sadly missed.

21. Which bird has been returned to Wiltshire in August 2004, after being absent from Britain since the 1830s?

From Quiz That's News To Me (9)

Answer: the Great Bustard

About thirty chicks have been brought over to Britain from Russia. A large bird extending over three feet long as an adult, it was last seen in Britain in the 1830s where it was hunted as a form of food.

22. In June/July 2004 which person did Home Secretary David Blunkett eventually have suspended from his job?

From Quiz That's News to Me (8)

Answer: Chief Constable of Humberside Police

In a battle that eventually went to the High Court, the Home Secretary forced the local police authority to suspend David Westwood and acted against their wishes. Humberside police were responsible for failing to alert relevant bodies when Ian Huntley applied for a job as a school caretaker at Soham, prior to the Soham murders. Some observers felt that the system was so bad that Blunkett himself should also resign, but strangely that never happened. Britain is a country known for the leaking of information. It seems difficult to believe how Humberside police believed that the Data Protection Act required them to destroy the appalling history of allegations against Huntley.

23. In May 2004 which English soccer team won the Premier Division without being beaten in a league match?

From Quiz That's News to Me (7)

Answer: Arsenal

Arsenal became the first team to go through a whole season unbeaten since Preston in 1888/89. They beat Leicester 2-1 in their final game after being a goal behind at half-time.

24. Who had a one-man show in early 2004 where tickets were selling at up to £500 each?

From Quiz That's News to Me (6)

Answer: Alastair Campbell

Alastair Campbell - the ex-adviser to Prime Minister Tont Blair at 10, Downing street - apparently went on stage. The reports are that the production was a great success. Few would doubt his ability in the theatrical area of life anyway!

25. On January 4th Mikheil Saakashvili was elected President of which country, receiving 97% of the votes cast?

From Quiz Global Hot Spots 2004

Answer: Georgia

Former President Eduard Shevardnadze had been forced out 45 days earlier. Saakashvili, who is fluent in four languages, has his work cut out for him, as Georgia is one of the poorest of the former Soviet Union countries.

26. What was the name of the space shuttle that broke up upon re-entering the earth's atmosphere?

From Quiz What happened in 2003?

Answer: Columbia

This disaster happened on 1st February 2003. The shuttle broke up into tens of thousands of pieces and all seven of the crew died.

27. In late January 2004 a senior British politician captured the media with remarks about Palestinian suicide bombers. Which political Party was she from?

From Quiz That's News to Me (Special)

Answer: Liberal Democrats

A Dr Tonge, M.P. made some incredible remarks in support, as she saw it, of the Palestinian people. She was then sacked as the Party's spokesperson for children's affairs. Her remarks are not repeated here for legal reasons (but may be found in the newspaper reports of 24th January 2004). The media reports that a group of Party activists are running a petition to have her reinstated to her front bench post. More sensible people are denouncing the remarks as outrageous and sick.

28. Why are New Yorkers unlikely to forget August 14, 2003?

From Quiz Only Smarties Have the Answers for 2003

Answer: Power outage

An imbalance between supply and demand left 50 million people without power. The price tag was $1.1 billion!

29. In November 2003 what did Ian Duncan Smith M.P. tell the media that he planned to do after leaving office as the Conservative Party Leader?

From Quiz That's News to Me (5)

Answer: write novels

Well, he will not be the first Member of Parliament to follow that vocation. It's amazing how much time M.Ps have to spare for other activities.

30. In October 2003 why did the England football team (soccer team as it is known within Funtrivia) threaten to boycott their vital European Championship game away to Turkey?

From Quiz That's News to Me (4)

Answer: An England player was alleged to have failed to attend a drugs test

Rio Ferdinand was dropped from the England squad after allegedly failing to attend a routine drugs test. The team withdrew the threat and eventually travelled and played the game without Ferdinand. Now who was thinking that the English team lacked strikers?

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