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Miscellaneous 2000s Trivia Questions With Answers

Free miscellaneous 2000s trivia quiz questions with answers.

 

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?
A: 1,000.

What happened to kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl?
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 many people?
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 what?
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 Al-Qaeda fighters?
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 what?
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 Mars?
A: signs of large water ice deposits.

Who recognizes Antonio Meucci as the first inventor of the telephone?
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 moon?
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?
A: Germany.

The Organization of African Unity is disbanded and replaced by what?
A: The African Union.

Who joins the United Nations as the 191st member state?
A: Switzerland.

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 whom?
A: The Miss World contestants.