2003 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

2003 Trivia questions with Answers from the 2000s.

 

2003 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Who gets elected President of Brazil?
A: Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

What happened to US Airways Express Flight 5481?
A: It crashes at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in Charlotte, North Carolina, killing all 21 people aboard.

Space Shuttle Columbia is launched on what?
A: Its last flight.

The last signal is received from NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft, some how many miles miles from Earth?
A: 7.5 billion.

Belgium legally recognizes what?
A: Same-sex marriage.

At the conclusion of the STS-107 mission, what happens to the Space Shuttle Columbia?
A: It disintegrates during reentry over Texas, killing all 7 astronauts on board.

What war begins?
A: The War in Darfur.

 

The Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, Rhode Island, claims how many lives?
A: 100 people.

Who is sentenced by the U.N. tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, to 11 years in prison?
A: Former Bosnian Serb leader Biljana Plavšić.

Who is arrested by CIA and ISI officials at a home in Rawalpindi, Pakistan?
A: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the September 11 Attacks.

In a referendum, Malta approves doing what?
A: Joining the European Union.

Who is assassinated in Belgrade?
A: Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Đinđić.

The WHO issues a global alert on what disease?
A: SARS.

The Iraq War begins with what?
A: The invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and allied forces.

 

In a referendum, Slovenia approves doing what?
A: Joining the European Union and NATO.

U.S. forces seize control of Baghdad, ending the regime of whom?
A: Saddam Hussein.

In a referendum, what does Hungary do?
A: It approves joining the European Union.

The Human Genome Project is completed, with what?
A: 99% of the human genome sequenced to 99.99% accuracy.

What does Lithuania do?
A: It approves joining the European Union.

An earthquake in what region of northern Algeria kills 2,200?
A: The Boumerdès region.

Dewey, the first deer to be "what" by scientists at Texas A&M University, is born?
A: Cloned.

 

The Czech Republic approves doing what?
A: Joining the European Union in a referendum.

What does the Supreme Court of the United States uphold?
A: Affirmative action in university admissions.

The U.S. Supreme Court declares sodomy laws what?
A: Unconstitutional.

Washington Post columnist Robert Novak publishes what?
A: The name of Valerie Plame, blowing her cover as a CIA operative.

The Convention on the Future of Europe finishes its work and proposes the first European Constitution.

The Second Congo War concludes with how many deaths since 1998?
A: 2–5 million.

The United Nations authorizes an international peacekeeping force for what country?
A:  Liberia.

The Northeast blackout of 2003 cuts power to an estimated 10 million people in Ontario, Canada, and how many people in eight U.S. states?
A: 45 million.

 

Mars makes its closest approach to Earth in over how long?
A:  50,000 years.

Europe's busiest shopping centre, the Bullring in Birmingham, is officially what?
A: Opened by Sir Albert Bore.

In a referendum, Estonia approves doing what?
A: Joining the European Union.

What did Latvia do?
A: It approved joining the European Union in a referendum.

Smart 1, a "what" , is launched from French Guiana?
A: European Space Agency satellite.

China launches Shenzhou 5, their first what?
A: Manned space mission.

The Concorde makes its what?
A: Last commercial flight, bringing the era of airliner supersonic travel to a close.

 

Saddam Hussein, former President of Iraq, is what?
A: Captured in Tikrit by the U.S. 4th Infantry Division.

Libya admits to what?
A: Building a nuclear bomb.

A massive what devastates southeastern Iran?
A: Earthquake; over 40,000 people are reported killed in the city of Bam.