2006 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Russia cuts the shipment of what to Ukraine over a price
A: Natural gas.
Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel, suffers a what?
A: A severe stroke and cerebral hemorrhage.
A hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, collapses, killing how many
pilgrims visiting to perform Hajj?
A: 76 pilgrims.
NASA's Stardust mission successfully ends, the first to
A: Dust from a comet.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf assumes office as President of
Liberia, becoming what?
A: The first female elected head of state in Africa.
NASA launches the first space mission to what planet as a
rocket hurls the New Horizons spacecraft on a 9-year journey?
Where are the 2006 Winter Olympics held?
A: In Turin, Italy.
Where do sixty-five miners die after becoming trapped
underground, following an explosion?
A: In Nueva Rosita, Mexico.
NASA's Cassini–Huygens spacecraft discovers geysers of a
liquid substance shooting from where?
A: Saturn's moon Enceladus, signaling a possible presence of water.
NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter does what?
A: It enters orbit around Mars.
What type of jet engine, designed to fly at 7 times the
speed of sound, is successfully tested at Woomera, South Australia?
A: A scramjet jet engine.
What happens to the European Space Agency's
A: It enters Venus' orbit.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes central Java in
Indonesia, killing more than how many people?
How is the world's biggest mud
A: By the blowout of a natural gas well being drilled in the subdistrict of Porong, Sidoarjo in East Java, Indonesia.
The 2006 FIFA World Cup begins in what country?
What former Beatle turns 64 after writing "When I'm
Sixty-Four" at age 16?
A: Paul McCartney.
The United States Armed Forces withdraws its forces in what
A: Iceland, thereby disbanding the Iceland Defense Force.
The Nathu La pass between what two countries re-opens for
trade after 44 years.?
A: India and China.
What does Italy win?
A: Its fourth FIFA World Cup title.
What social media site is launched?
A resolution to end the 2006 Lebanon War is unanimously
accepted by what?
A: The United Nations Security Council.
What happened to Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612?
A: It crashes near the Russian border in Ukraine, killing 171 people, including 45 children.
North Korea claims to have conducted its what?
A: First-ever nuclear test.
Who is elected as the new Secretary-General of the United
A: South Korean Ban Ki-moon.
The population of the USA exceeds how many
A: 300 million.
What happened to ADC Airlines Flight 53?
A: It crashes shortly after takeoff in Nigeria, killing 96 people.
Former President of Iraq Saddam Hussein is sentenced to
A: Death by hanging by the Iraqi Special Tribunal.
What does Al Jazeera launch?
A: Its English-language news channel, Al Jazeera English.
What explodes in Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos,
killing at least 200 people?
A: An oil pipeline.