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Trivia Questions From the 2000s - Quiz Questions from the Year 2001

2000s trivia questions with answers from the year 2001.


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?
A: 7.6.

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 least 400?
A: El Salvador.


Who is arrested and charged with spying for Russia for 25 years?
A: FBI agent Robert Hanssen.

What crisis begins in the UK?
A: The 2001 UK foot-and-mouth crisis.

A Chinese fighter jet bumps into a U.S. EP-3E surveillance aircraft, which is forced to what?
A: Make an emergency landing in Hainan, China.

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 to what?
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 City bombing?
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?
A: Sbarro.

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 of what?
A: The Office of Homeland Security.

NASA's Galileo spacecraft passes within 112 miles (180 km) of what?
A: Jupiter's moon Io.


What did the Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland  do?
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 Killer?
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 what?
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.