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Trivia Questions From the 2000s - Quiz Questions from the Year 2000

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Trivia Questions From the 2000s - Quiz Questions from the Year 2000

Israel and Syria hold what?
A: Inconclusive peace talks.

The last natural Pyrenean ibex is found dead, apparently killed by what?
A: A falling tree.

America Online announces an agreement to purchase what company?
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

 
Ocean, killing 169 people.

What happened to Alaska Airlines Flight 261?
A: It crashed off the California coast into the Pacific Ocean, killing 88 people.

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 what?
A: The death of, Charles M. Schulz.

 

Jorge Batlle, is sworn in as President of what country?
A: Uruguay.

The PlayStation 2 is released in what country?
A: Japan.

The NASDAQ Composite Index reaches an all-time high of what?
A: 5,048.

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?
A: Israel.

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.

Millennium Force opens at Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky, Ohio as the world's what?
A: Tallest and fastest roller coaster.

 

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 long?
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?
A: Homosexuality.

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 aircraft?
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?
A: 59%.

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 what?
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.