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2011 - Year In Review

written by: Eve
 
This quiz highlights some of the major world events of 2011.

Question 1:


On January 24, 2011 an international airport in this European capital became the focus of a suicide bomber attack.
London
Moscow
Oslo
Paris

Question 2:


In February 2011, the president of this country resigned after widespread protests calling for his departure and transferred authority to the Armed Forces.
Egypt
Libya
Thailand
Sudan

Question 3:


On March 11, 2011, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit this country, killing 15,822 and leaving another 3,926 missing.
Brazil
India
Japan
Indonesia

Question 4:


An estimated two billion people watched the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, which took place on 29 April, 2011 at this venue in London.
Hampton Court Palace
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey
St. James's Palace

Question 5:


In May, 2011, American President Barack Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed during an American military operation in this country.
Iran
Lybia
Cambodia
Pakistan

Question 6:


What is the name of the first solar-powered spacecraft on a mission to Jupiter that was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in August 2011?
Zeus
Juno
Hera
Horizon

Question 7:


In July 2011, this media magnate faced allegations that his companies had been regularly hacking the phones of celebrities, royalty and public citizens.
Rupert Murdoch
Roy Thomson
Robert Maxwell
Ted Turner

Question 8:


An uprising which started in February 2011 led to a civil war in this Arab country.
Afghanistan
Libya
Pakistan
Lebanon

Question 9:


The Adbusturs activist group, which initiated the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) series of demonstrations, is based in this country.
Australia
Canada
Mexico
the USA

Question 10:


What European country's government buildings were bombed in July 2011 by a terrorist, named Anders Breivik?
Germany
Switzerland
France
Norway

 


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