2008 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What two countries adopt the euro?
A: Cyprus and Malta.
The price of petroleum hits what for the first time?
A: $100 per barrel.
An attempted assassination of Maldivian president Maumoon
Abdul Gayoom is thwarted by whom?
A: A Boy Scout who grabbed the attacker's knife.
Thousands of Palestinians cross into Egypt, when what
A: The border wall with Gaza in Rafah is blown up by militants.
Iran opens its first space center and does what?
A: Launches a rocket into space.
Where does a tornado outbreak kill 58 people?
A: In the Southern United States.
Space Shuttle Atlantis launches to deliver what to the
International Space Station?
A: European-built Columbus science laboratory.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia delivers a formal
apology to whom?
A: The Stolen Generations.
Kosovo formally declares what?
A: Independence from Serbia.
What leader announces his resignation as President?
A: Fidel Castro of Cuba, effective February 24.
No survivors are found after a rescue helicopter discovers
the wreckage of what plane?
A: Santa Bárbara Airlines Flight 518.
Who is unanimously elected as President of
Cuba by the
A: Raúl Castro.
Where are at least 52 Palestinians and 2
killed in the most intense Israeli air strikes since 2005?
A: In Gaza Strip
The first European Space Agency Automated Transfer Vehicle,
a cargo spacecraft for the International Space Station, launches from where?
A: Guiana Space Centre in French Guiana.
An exploding star halfway across the visible universe
A: The farthest known object ever visible to the naked eye.
What country holds its first-ever general
Surgeons at London's Moorfields Eye Hospital perform the
first operations using what?
A: Bionic eyes, implanting them into 2 blind patients.
India sets a world record by sending how many satellites
into orbit in a single launch?
An earthquake in Sichuan, China, kills how many people?
A: Nearly 80,000.
Who takes office as President of Russia, replacing Vladimir
A: Dmitry Medvedev.
Where does a series of bomb blasts kill at least 63 people?
A: In Jaipur, India.
NASA's Phoenix spacecraft becomes the first to land where?
A: On the northern polar region of Mars.
What space telescope is launched?
A: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope.
Who is reelected with 85.5 per cent of the vote in the
second round of the controversial presidential election?
A: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.
After three decades as the Chairman of Microsoft
Corporation, whom steps down from daily duties to concentrate on philanthropy?
A: Bill Gates.
Íngrid Betancourt and 14 other hostages are what?
A: Rescued from FARC by Colombian security forces.
Who is sworn in as the first President of Nepal?
A: Ram Baran Yadav.
Who is crowned as the new King of Tonga?
A: George Tupou V.
Where do the 2008 Summer Olympics take place?
A: In Beijing, China.
How many gold medals did Michael Phelps win to surpasses
Mark Spitz at a single Olympics?
Who survives an assassination attempt near Islamabad, while
on his way to meet British Leader of the Opposition David Cameron?
A: Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani of Pakistan.
A proton beam is circulated for the first time in the what?
A: Large Hadron Collider, the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator.
What happened to Aeroflot Flight 821?
A: It crashes near the city of Perm, Russia, killing all 88 on board.
Who files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, laying the
catalyst for the Global financial crisis?
A: Lehman Brothers.
The International Astronomical Union classifies Haumea as
A: 5th dwarf planet in the Solar System.
China becomes the third country ever to conduct a what?
SpaceX Falcon 1 becomes the world's first privately
developed space launch vehicle to what?
A: Successfully make orbit.