2005 Trivia Questions With Answers
Gunmen assassinate whom?
A: The Governor of Baghdad, Ali al-Haidari.
Eris, the largest known dwarf planet in the Solar System,
is identified by a team led by Michael E. Brown using what?
A: Images originally taken on October 21, 2003, at the Palomar Observatory.
Mahmoud Abbas is elected to succeed Yasser Arafat as what?
A: President of the Palestinian National Authority.
What probe lands on Titan, the largest moon of
A: The Huygens probe.
What takes place in Iraq for the first time since 1958?
A: The first free Parliamentary elections.
North Korea announces that it possesses what?
A: Nuclear weapons as a protection against the hostility it feels from the
Saudi Arabia holds its first ever what?
A: Municipal elections, in which only male citizens are allowed to vote.
What new video sharing website, is founded?
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak asks Parliament to amend
the constitution to allow what?
A: Multi-candidate presidential elections before September 2005.
Tabaré Vázquez is sworn in as the first President of what
Steve Fossett breaks a world record by completing what?
A: The fastest non-stop, non-refueled, solo flight around the world in the
Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer.
The car of released Italian hostage Giuliana Sgrena is
fired on by whom?
A: U.S. soldiers in Iraq, causing the death of 1 passenger and injuring 2 more.
The People's Republic of China ratifies an anti-secession
law, aimed at preventing what?
A: Taiwan from declaring independence.
The Taiwanese government asks 1 million Taiwanese to
demonstrate in Taipei, in opposition to what?
A: The Anti-Secession Law of the People's Republic of China.
What happens to Pope John Paul II?
A: He dies.
How many people travel to the Vatican to mourn him?
A: Over 4 million people.
The Prince of Wales marries whom in a civil ceremony at
Windsor's Guild hall?
A: Camilla Parker Bowles.
Twelve holidaymakers are killed in southern Switzerland
when a bus carrying 27 people does what?
A: Plunges 656 feet (200 m) into a ravine.
Who succeeds Pope John Paul II, becoming the 265th pope?
A: Pope Benedict XVI.
A passenger train derails in Amagasaki, Hyōgo Prefecture,
Japan, killing how many people?
A: 107 people and injuring another 562.
Syria withdraws the last of its 14,000 troop
garrison in Lebanon, ending its what?
A: 29-year military domination of that country.
Kuwaiti women are re-granted the right to what?
Kingda Ka opens at Six Flags Great Adventure amusement park
in Jackson, New Jersey as the world's what?
A: Tallest and (at the time) fastest
Deep Throat's identity is revealed by Vanity Fair to be
A: Former FBI Associate Director Mark Felt .
NASA's "Copper bullet" from the Deep Impact spacecraft hits
A: Comet Tempel 1, creating a crater for scientific studies.
The International Olympic Committee awards the 2012 Summer
Olympics to what city?
Four terror attacks rock the transport network in what
A: London, killing 52 and injuring over 700.
The Provisional IRA issues a statement formally ordering
A: An end to the armed campaign it has pursued since 1969, and ordering all its
units to dump their arms.
What happens to West Caribbean Airways Flight 708?
A: It crashes into a mountain in Venezuela, killing 152 passengers.
North Korea agrees to stop building what in exchange for
aid and cooperation?
A: Nuclear weapons.
Whose trial begins?
A: Saddam Hussein.
Who assumes office as the first female Chancellor of
A: Angela Merkel.
The United Nations Climate Change conference is held where?
A: In Montreal.
Surgeons in France carry out the first human what?
A: Face transplant.
The Shakidor Dam fails in Pakistan due to what?
A: Heavy rain.
Chad declares war on Sudan, following a December 18 attack
A: Adre, which left about 100 people dead.