Miscellaneous 2000s Trivia Questions With Answers
The UN Security Council unanimously establishes an arms
embargo and freezes the assets of whom?
A: Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the Taliban.
The eruption of what volcano in the
Democratic Republic of
the Congo displaces an estimated 400,000 people?
A: Mount Nyiragongo.
What Wall Street Journal reporter is kidnapped in Pakistan?
A: Daniel Pearl.
Several explosions at a military dump in Lagos, Nigeria
kill more than how many people?
What happened to kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter
A: He is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
The 2002 Winter Olympics are held where?
A: In Salt Lake City, Utah.
What happened to Queen Elizabeth II's sister, Princess
Margaret, Countess of Snowdon,?
A: She dies in her sleep aged 71 after suffering a major stroke.
NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey space probe begins to do what?
A: To map the surface of Mars using its thermal emission imaging system.
A fire on a train running from Cairo to Luxor kills how
A: At least 383 and injures over 65.
The most prolific serial killer in Canadian history, Robert
William Pickton, is what?
A: Arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
A Spanish-facilitated ceasefire begins in Sri Lanka.
The ex-currencies of all euro-using nations cease to be
A: Legal tender in the European Union.
What satellite successfully reaches an orbit 800 km above
the Earth using an Ariane 5 on its 11th launch, carrying the heaviest payload to
date at 8,500 kg?
A: Envisat environmental satellite.
Space Shuttle Columbia flies what mission?
A: The Hubble Space Telescope service mission.
Operation Anaconda ends after killing how many Taliban and
A: 500, with 11 allied troop fatalities.
In Pakistan, Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh and 3 others are
charged with what?
A: The kidnapping and killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.
What happens to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother?
A: She dies aged 101 at Royal Lodge, Windsor.
A military coup d'état against leftist leader fails?
A: Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.
Four Canadian infantrymen are killed in Afghanistan by
A: Friendly fire from 2 US F-16s.
The discovery of a new what is announced?
A: insect order, Mantophasmatodea.
Pope John Paul II holds an extraordinary meeting of
American cardinals at the Vatican to discuss what?
A: The sexual abuse of children.
Who get assassinated in the Netherlands?
A: Politician and Prime Ministerial candidate Pim Fortuyn.
FBI agent Robert Hanssen is sentenced to what?
A: Life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
East Timor regains its independence after 26 years of what?
A: Occupation by Indonesia.
The US State Department releases a report naming what 7
state sponsors of terrorism?
A: Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
In Moscow, President Bush and President Putin sign what?
A: The Strategic Offensive Reductions Treaty to replace the Anti-Ballistic
Missile Treaty of 1972 and the START II Treaty of 1993.
What happens to China Airlines Flight 611?
A: It disintegrates near the Penghu Islands at Taiwan Strait, killing all 225
people on board.
What does the Mars Odyssey find on the planet
A: signs of large water ice deposits.
Who recognizes Antonio Meucci as the first
inventor of the
A: The United States Congress.
The United States Senate withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic
Missile Treaty of 1972, and in response what does the Russian State Duma do?
A: It withdraws from START II Treaty of 1993.
Near Earth Asteroid 2002 MN misses the
planet by how many
miles, about 1/3 the distance to the
A: 75,000 miles (121,000 km).
Brazil wins their 5th FIFA World Cup by defeating who 2-0
in the 2002 FIFA World Cup Final?
The Organization of African Unity is disbanded and replaced
A: The African Union.
Who joins the United Nations as the 191st member state?
The Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste is admitted to what?
A: The United Nations as the 192nd member state.
Where do the Beltway sniper attacks begin with 5 shootings?
A: In Montgomery County, Maryland.
What does Iran ban?
A: The advertising of United States products.
What does Argentina default on?
A: A US $805 million World Bank loan payment.
In Nigeria, more than 100 are killed at an attack aimed at
A: The Miss World contestants.