Trivia Questions From the 2000s - Quiz Questions from the Year 2001
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission approved the merger of
what two companies?
A: America Online and Time Warner to form AOL Time Warner.
An earthquake of what magnitude hits El Salvador, killing
over 800 people?
What happened in Tiananmen Square?
A: The self-immolation incident.
An earthquake hits where, killing almost 20,000?
A: Gujarat, India.
What happened to the submarine USS Greeneville?
A: It accidentally strikes and sinks the Japanese fishing vessel Ehime-Maru near Hawaii.
The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft touches down in the "saddle"
region of 433 Eros, becoming the what?
A: First spacecraft to land on an asteroid.
A 6.6 magnitude earthquake hits what country, killing at
A: El Salvador.
Who is arrested and charged with spying for Russia for 25
A: FBI agent Robert Hanssen.
What crisis begins in the UK?
A: The 2001 UK foot-and-mouth crisis.
The U.S. crew is detained for how long?
A: 10 days .
What former Yugoslavia President surrenders to police
special forces, to be tried on charges of war crimes?
A: Slobodan Milošević.
Soyuz TM-32 lifts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, with
the first what on board?
A: Space tourist, American Dennis Tito.
Who wins the general election and becomes Prime Minister of
Italy for the second time?
A: Silvio Berlusconi.
Sherpa Temba Tsheri, at age 16, becomes the youngest person
A: Summit Mount Everest.
In the Nepalese royal massacre, Crown Prince Dipendra of
Nepal kills his father, the king, his mother and then does what?
A: Shoots himself.
George W. Bush signs what act?
A: The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001, the first tax cut of a series now known as the Bush tax cuts.
In Terre Haute, Indiana, who is executed for the Oklahoma
A: Timothy McVeigh.
What does Andrea Yates do?
A: She drowns all 5 of her young children in Houston, as a way to save them from Satan.
The world's first what is implanted in Robert Tools?
A: Self-contained artificial heart.
In Baltimore, a 60-car train derailment occurs in a tunnel,
sparking a fire that what?
A: Lasts days and virtually shuts down downtown Baltimore.
Tamil Tigers attack what in Sri Lanka, causing an
estimated $500 million of damages?
A: Bandaranaika International Airport.
What Restaurant in Jerusalem is attacked by a Palestinian
militant, who kills 15 civilians and wounds 130?
Microsoft launches what?
A: Windows XP.
Letters containing anthrax spores are mailed from
Princeton, New Jersey to whom?
A: ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, the New York Post, and the National Enquirer. 22 in total are exposed; 5 of them die.
The sixth Star Trek TV series Enterprise premieres on what?
U.S. President George W. Bush announces the establishment
A: The Office of Homeland Security.
NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles (180 km)
A: Jupiter's moon Io.
What did the Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern
A: Commenced disarmament after peace talks.
What device is first introduced by Apple?
A: The iPod.
U.S. President George W. Bush signs what into law?
A: the Patriot Act.
The People's Republic of China is admitted to what?
A: The World Trade Organization after 15 years of negotiations.
Australian Prime Minister John Howard is elected to what?
A: A third term.
What happened to American
Airlines Flight 587, headed to
the Dominican Republic?
A: It crashed in Queens minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board.
President Bush signs an executive order allowing what?
A: Military tribunals against any foreigners suspected of having connections to terrorist acts or planned acts against the United States.
What happened to Gary Ridgway, a.k.a The Green River
A: He is arrested outside of the truck factory where he had worked in Renton, Washington.
His arrest marked the end of one of the what?
A: Longest running homicide investigations in US history.
President George W. Bush announces the US withdrawal from
A: The 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
A Paris to Miami flight is diverted to Boston after
passenger Richard Reid does what?
A: He attempts set off his shoe bomb.
The People's Republic of China is granted what?
A: Permanent normal trade status with the USA.