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2012 In Review - Major Events

written by: Eve
 
This quiz highlights some of the major world events of 2012.

Question 1:


On January 23 2012, the European Union adopted an oil embargo against this country.
Egypt
Afghanistan
Iran
Libya

Question 2:


In what month of 2012 was the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II celebrated?
April
July
June
September

Question 3:


The last transit across the sun in the 21st century of this planet occurred on 5 and 6 June 2012.
Mars
Uranus
Jupiter
Venus

Question 4:


On August 6, 2012, the Curiosity rover, which is part of a NASA mission, successfully landed on this planet.
Venus
Mars
Neptune
Mercury

Question 5:


Which of these was NOT reelected president of his country in 2012?
All of them were reelected.
Vladimir Putin
Barack Obama
Nicolas Sarkozy

Question 6:


What natural disaster killed over 200 people in seven countries in October, 2012?
Typhoon Vicente
Hurricane Sandy
Typhoon Pablo
Hurricane Isaac

Question 7:


What nationality is Felix Baumgartner, the first person to break the sound barrier without any machine assistance?
Swiss
Austrian
Belgian
British

Question 8:


What country launched operation Pillar of Defense on 14 November 2012?
Egypt
Israel
Iran
Lebanon

Question 9:


In what sport was the largest number of records set at the 2012 Summer Olympics?
cycling
swimming
athletics
weightlifting

Question 10:


In August 2012, this corporation became the most valuable public company of all time with a stock market value of around $623.52 billion.
Google
Microsoft
Apple Inc.
General Motors

 


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