2004 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What happened to Flash Airlines Flight 604?
A: It crashed into the Red Sea off the coast of Egypt, killing all 148 aboard.
Who is shot dead by unidentified gunman in Phnom Penh?
A: Chea Vichea, Cambodian labor leader.
January 24 – NASA's Opportunity does what?
A: It lands on Mars at 05:05 UTC.
A hajj stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia, kills how many
What internet social media website launches?
Scientists in South Korea announce the cloning of what?
A: 30 human embryos.
The United States lifts a 1981 travel ban upon what
How is Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski killed?
A: In a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Over 1 million Taiwanese participating in the 228
Hand-in-Hand Rally form a what?
A: 500-kilometre (310 mi) long human chain to commemorate the 228 Incident in 1947.
NASA announces that the Mars rover Opportunity has
confirmed that its landing area was once what?
A: Drenched in water.
Terrorists execute simultaneous attacks, with bombs in 4
rush-hour trains in what city?
A: Madrid, killing 191 people.
The first ever reported South Atlantic hurricane makes
A: In southern Brazil in the state of Santa Catarina.
The Republic of Ireland bans what in all enclosed work
places, including restaurants, pubs and bars?
The largest expansion of NATO to date takes place, allowing
what countries to join?
A: Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia into the organization.
Israeli helicopters fire missiles at a convoy of vehicles
in the Gaza Strip, killing whom?
A: The Gaza leader of Hamas, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi.
Two trains carrying explosives and fuel collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, killing how many people?
A: 161 people.
The largest expansion to date of the European Union takes
place, extending the Union by what 10 member-states?
A: Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Malta and Cyprus.
Chechen president Akhmad Kadyrov is killed by a landmine
placed under a VIP stage during a what?
A: World War II memorial parade in Grozny.
An American civilian contractor in Iraq, Nick Berg, is
shown being what?
A: Decapitated by a group allegedly linked to al-Qaeda on a web-distributed video.
Who did Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark, marry?
A: Australian Mary Donaldson in Copenhagen.
Massachusetts legalizes what?
A: Same-sex marriage.
Who pleads guilty in a court-martial in connection with
alleged abuse of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad?
A: Jeremy Sivits.
North Korea bans what?
A: Mobile phones.
Terry Nichols is convicted by an
Oklahoma state court on
A: Murder charges stemming from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
What strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand, causing
serious damage but no injuries?
A: A 1.3 kg chondrite type meteorite.
In Mojave, California, Space Ship One becomes the first
A: Privately funded space plane to achieve spaceflight.
Preliminary hearings begin in Iraq in the trial of whom for
war crimes and crimes against humanity?
A: Former president Saddam Hussein.
What arrives at Saturn?
A: The Cassini–Huygens spacecraft.
Vatican City gains full membership rights in what?
A: The United Nations (except voting).
Groundbreaking for the what begins at Ground Zero in
A: Freedom Tower.
The Statue of Liberty reopens after what?
A: Security improvements.
Where are the 2004 Summer Olympics held?
A: In Athens, Greece.
The United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 1559,
calling for what?
A: The removal of all foreign troops from Lebanon.
The 2004 Summer Paralympics commence where?
A: In Athens, Greece.
Mexico and Japan finish 2-year-long negotiations and sign a
A: A Free Trade Agreement in Mexico City.
Suicide bombers detonate 2 bombs at what Red Sea resort?
A: Taba, Egypt, killing 34 people, mainly Israeli tourists and Egyptian workers.
Who is chosen as the new king of Cambodia?
A: Prince Norodom Sihamoni.
What does Brazil successfully do?
A: It launches its first rocket into space.
The Cassini probe passes within 1,200 km of what?
Republican incumbent President George W. Bush is declared
the winner over whom?
A: His Democratic challenger, U.S. Senator John F. Kerry.
After six days of intense battles, the Iraqi town of
Fallujah is fully occupied by what?
A: U.S. forces.
NASA's hypersonic Scramjet breaks a record by reaching what
A: About 7,000 mph in an unmanned experimental flight.
What happens to Dimebag Darrell, former guitarist for the
heavy metal band Pantera?
A: He is murdered on stage by a deranged fan while performing with his new band Damageplan.
Where does New Zealand ban smoking?
A: In all public places, including bars.
A fire in a Buenos Aires night club kills how many
The Russian Federation stops recognizing "what" as
A: Soviet Union passports.