2009 Trivia Questions And Answers

 

What countries assume their seats on the United Nations Security Council?
A: Austria, Japan, Mexico, Turkey, and Uganda.

What does Slovakia adopt as its national currency, replacing the Slovak koruna?
A: The euro.

Israel launches a ground invasion of what?
A: The Gaza Strip.

Russia shuts off what?
A: All gas supplies to Europe through Ukraine.

Who publicly endorses the move and urges greater international involvement in the energy dispute?
A: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Israel completes its withdrawal from the what?
A: The Gaza Strip.

Who is appointed the new Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the world's first openly lesbian head of government?
A: Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir.

The Taliban releases a video of what?
A:  Polish geologist Piotr Stańczak being beheaded.

A Russian and an American satellite collide over Siberia, creating a what?
A: A large amount of space debris.

Who is sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Zimbabwe?
A: Morgan Tsvangirai .

What former Serbian president is acquitted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia?
A: Milan Milutinović.

Who is assassinated during an armed attack on his residence in Bissau?
A: The President of Guinea-Bissau, João Bernardo Vieira.

What two countries are admitted to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)?
A: Albania and Croatia.

Where does a 6.3 magnitude earthquake strike, killing nearly 300 and injuring more than 1,500?
A: Near L'Aquila, Italy.

What former Peruvian President is sentenced to 25 years in prison for ordering killings and kidnappings by security forces?
A: Alberto Fujimori.

The cargo ship MV Maersk Alabama is captured by who?
A: Somali pirates.

The U.S. Navy rescues Captain Richard Phillips from Somali pirates, killing how many pirates?
A: Three, and capturing a fourth.

The World Health Organization expresses concern at the spread of what?
A: Influenza from Mexico and the United States to other countries.

After a quarter-century of fighting, the Sri Lankan Civil War ends with what?
A: The total military defeat of the LTTE.[41][42]

Who, under investigation for alleged bribery during his presidential term, commits suicide?
A: Former President of South Korea Roh Moo-hyun.

North Korea announces that it has conducted a second  what?
A: Successful nuclear test.

What happened to Air France Flight 447, en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris?
A: It crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 on board.

The General Assembly of the Organization of American States votes to do what?
A: To lift the 1962 suspension of Cuba from the organization.

The outbreak of the H1N1 influenza strain, also called "swine flu", is deemed a what?
A:  A global pandemic.

What happened to American entertainer Michael Jackson?
A: He died.

The Organization of American States suspends what country due to the country's recent political crisis after its refusal to reinstate President Zelaya?
A: Honduras.

The longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century, lasting up to 6 minutes and 38.8 seconds, occurs where?
A: Over parts of Asia and the Pacific Ocean.

Bolivia becomes the first South American country to declare what?
A: The right of indigenous people to govern themselves.

An 8.3-magnitude earthquake triggers a tsunami near what islands?
A: The Samoan Islands.

How many people died when a 7.6-magnitude earthquake strikes just off the coast of Sumatra?
A: Around 1,000 in Indonesia.

Paleontologists announce the discovery of an Ardipithecus ramidus fossil skeleton, deeming it the what?
A: The oldest remains of a human ancestor yet found.

The International Olympic Committee awards the 2016 Summer Olympics to what city?
A: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Czech Republic becomes the final member-state of the European Union to sign what?
A: The Treaty of Lisbon, thereby permitting that document's initiation into European law.

Who is installed as Bishop of Stockholm (Church of Sweden), the world's first openly lesbian bishop?
A: Eva Brunne.

CERN restarts the "what" in Geneva, Switzerland?
A: Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator.

Where is the UNFCCC's United Nations Climate Change Conference 2009 conference held?
A: In Copenhagen, Denmark.

Astronomers discover GJ1214b, the first-known exoplanet on which what?
A: Water could exist.


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