Year 2000 Trivia Questions
The last natural Pyrenean ibex is found dead, apparently
killed by what?
A: A falling tree.
America Online announces an agreement to purchase what
A: Time Warner for $162 billion (the largest-ever corporate merger).
What did the armed wing of the
Islamic Salvation Front do?
A: IT concluded its negotiations with the government for an amnesty and disbanded in Algeria.
What did a United Nations tribunal sentence 5 Bosnian
Croats to up to 25 years in prison for ?
A: For the 1993 killing of over 100 Bosnian Muslims in a Bosnian village.
What meteorite impacts the Earth?
A: The Tagish Lake meteorite.
What happened to Kenya Airways Flight 431?
A: It crashed off the coast of Côte d'Ivoire into the Atlantic
Who was found guilty of murdering 15 patients between 1995
and 1998 and sentenced to life in prison?
A: Dr. Harold Shipman.
What German extortionist is jailed for life for attempted
murder and extortion?
A: Klaus-Peter Sabotta.
Who is elected the first female president of Finland?
A: Tarja Halonen.
Who is is elected president of Croatia?
A: Stipe Mesić.
Torrential rains in Africa lead to the worst flooding in
Mozambique in how long?
A: 50 years, it kills 800 people.
The final original Peanuts comic strip is published, after
A: The death of, Charles M. Schulz.
Jorge Batlle, is sworn in as President of what country?
The PlayStation 2 is released in what country?
The NASDAQ Composite Index reaches an all-time high of
Pope John Paul II apologizes for the wrongdoings by whom
throughout the ages?
A: members of the Roman Catholic Church.
What becomes the official currency of Ecuador?
A: The United States dollar, replacing the Ecuadorian sucre.
Pope John Paul II begins the first official visit by a
Roman Catholic pontiff to what country?
Who is elected President of Russia?
A: Vladimir Putin.
What happened to the Seattle Kingdome?
A: It was demolished by implosion.
April 22 – In a predawn raid, federal agents seize whom
from his relatives' home in Miami?
A: 6-year-old Elián González.
Where is Elián taken?
A: To his Cuban father in Washington, D.C.
After originating in the Philippines, what spreads quickly
throughout the world?
A: the ILOVEYOU computer virus.
What hits Banggai, Indonesia, leaving 54 dead?
A: An earthquake.
In what country was the one billionth living person born?
A: in India is.
The Grand National Assembly of Turkey elects whom as the
tenth President of Turkey?
A: Ahmet Necdet Sezer.
Israel withdraws IDF forces from southern Lebanon after how
A: After 22 years.
What hits Bengkulu, Indonesia, leaving 94 dead?
A: An earthquake.
Section 28, a law preventing the promotion of what, is
repealed by the Scottish Parliament?
Elián González returns to Cuba with his father, Juan Miguel González, ending what?
A: A protracted custody battle.
France defeats Italy 2-1 after extra time in the final of
the European Championships, becoming what?
A: The first team to win the World Cup and European Championships consecutively.
Who is elected President of Mexico?
A: Vicente Fox.
Bashar al-Assad is confirmed as Syria's leader in a
national referendum following what?
A: The death of his father, Hafez al-Assad.
What happened to Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde
A: It crashed into a hotel just after takeoff from Paris, killing all 109 aboard and 4 in the hotel.
Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez is reelected with what
percentage of the vote?
What Confederate submarine is raised to the surface after
136 years on the ocean floor?
A: H. L. Hunley.
What happened to the Russian submarine Kursk?
A: It sank in the Barents Sea resulting in the deaths of all 118 men on board.
What Nickelodeon show debuts?
A: Dora the Explorer.
Albania officially joins the what?
A: The World Trade Organization.
Where are the 2000 Summer Olympics held?
A: In Sydney, Australia.
President Slobodan Milošević does what?
A: He leaves office after widespread demonstrations throughout Serbia.
Jim Wallace becomes what?
A: Acting First Minister of Scotland.
Madeleine Albright holds talks with whom?
A: North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il.
Serbia is admitted to what?
A: The United Nations as the 190th member.
Hillary Rodham Clinton is elected to the United States
Senate, becoming what?
A: The first First Lady of the United States to win public office.
Bill Clinton becomes the first sitting U.S. President to do
A: To visit Vietnam since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
The U.S. Supreme Court stops the Florida presidential
recount, effectively giving the state, and the Presidency, to whom?
A: George W. Bush.
The third and final reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power
Plant is what?
A: Shut down and the station is shut down completely.