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2005 Trivia Questions With Answers

2005 trivia questions with answers about things that happened in 2005.

 

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 Saturn?
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 USA.

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?
A: YouTube.

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 country?
A: Uruguay.

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 military garrison in Lebanon, ending its what?
A:  29-year military domination of that country.

 

Kuwaiti women are re-granted the right to what?
A: Vote.

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 roller coaster.

Deep Throat's identity is revealed by Vanity Fair to be whom?
A: Former FBI Associate Director Mark Felt .

NASA's "Copper bullet" from the Deep Impact spacecraft hits what?
A: Comet Tempel 1, creating a crater for scientific studies.

The International Olympic Committee awards the 2012 Summer Olympics to what city?
A: London.

Four terror attacks rock the transport network in what city?
A: London, killing 52 and injuring over 700.

The Provisional IRA issues a statement formally ordering what?
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 Germany?
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 on what?
A: Adre, which left about 100 people dead.