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2006 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Trivia questions with answers from the year 2006.

 

2006 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Russia cuts the shipment of what to Ukraine over a price dispute?
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 return what?
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?
A: Pluto.

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 Venus Express space probe?
A: It enters Venus' orbit.

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake strikes central Java in Indonesia, killing more than how many people?
A: 6,000.

How is the world's biggest mud volcano created?
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?
A: Germany.

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 country?
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: Twitter.

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 Nations?
A: South Korean Ban Ki-moon.

The population of the USA exceeds how many people?
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 what?
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.