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2006: A Look Back! The Last 6 Months

written by: Phreekshow
 
We are all one year older and the soldiers of time keep marching on! Here is a quiz on the latter half of 2006!

Question 1:


Former Enron executive Kenneth Lay died of a heart attack at the age of 66 on July 5, 2006.
False
True

Question 2:


On what day in July did the Space Shuttle Discovery touch down on Earth after a 13-day trip to the International Space Station?
July 12, 2006
July 17, 2006
July 11, 2006
July 10, 2006

Question 3:


Name the founding member of the rock band Pink Floyd who died on July 7, 2006?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 4:


On what date in August did the Israeli and Hezbolah conflict end with a ceasefire?
August 14, 2006
August 20, 2006
August 8, 2006
August 2, 2006

Question 5:


In August 2006, this famous actor/director was arrested for drunk driving and accused of using anti-semitic remarks towards the officers who took him into custody?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


On what date in September of 2006 did Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter die due to a stingray attack?
September 8
September 2
September 6
September 4

Question 7:


Who was arrested in Bankok, Thailand on August 16, 2006 for the 1996 murder of Jon Benet Ramsey.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


This bagged vegetable was recalled on September 16, 2006 after E. coli affected people in 19 U. S. states.
Spinach
Lettuce
Celery
Carrots

Question 9:


On September 29, 2006 this U.S. representative stepped down amidst allegations of e-mails and instant messages sent to a former page.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


On October 9, 2006, this Internet company announced its purchase of the popular YouTube site?
Google
Ebay
Yahoo
Amazon

Question 11:


Name the former New York Yankees' pitcher who died in a small plane crash in New York on October 11, 2006.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 12:


On October 19, 2006 Nissan Motor Company recalled 80,000 cars in U.S. due to what defects?
in the door locks
in the air bags
in the seatbelts
in the ignition key

Question 13:


This veteran actor of stage and screen, famous for his role in City Slickers, died on November 10, 2006.


Question 14:


On November 16, 2006 after the Democrats took back the House and Senate, this lady became the U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives.


Question 15:


Who was chosen to be the 2006 Time Magazine's Person of the Year?
You
The Democrats
Me
George W. Bush

Question 16:


Name the actor of Everybody Loves Raymond who died on December 12, 2006.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


 


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