2002 Trivia Quiz 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.
What Wall Street Journal reporter is kidnapped in
A: Daniel Pearl.
What happened to kidnapped Wall Street Journal reporter
A: He is murdered in Karachi, Pakistan.
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
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
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
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'?at against leftist leader fails?
A: Venezuelan President Hugo Ch?ez.
Four Canadian infantrymen are killed in Afghanistan by
A: Friendly fire from 2 US F-16s.
The discovery of a new what is announced?
A: insect order, Mantophasmatodea.
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.
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.
Who recognizes Antonio Meucci as the first
inventor of the
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.
The Organization of African Unity is disbanded and replaced
A: The African Union.
Who joins the United Nations as the 191st member state?
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
A: The Miss World contestants.