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2013: Major Events

written by: Eve
 
This quiz highlights some of the major world events of 2013.

Question 1:


On February 15, 2013, a meteor exploded in this country, injuring 1,491 people and damaging over 4,300 buildings.
Argentina
Turkey
Russia
Sweden

Question 2:


On February 28, Benedict XVI resigned as pope and was succeeded by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina. What papal name did Bergoglio take?
Clement
Gregory
Leo
Francis

Question 3:


Which statement is NOT true about the 2013 Boston Marathon?
The bombs killed 10 people.
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were suspected of perpetrating the Boston Marathon bombings.
It was disrupted by two consecutive explosions.
The bombs exploded near the finish line on Boylston Street.

Question 4:


In June 2013, former CIA employee and former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden disclosed up to 200,000 classified documents to the press and fled the US. What country granted him temporary asylum?
Cuba
China
Iceland
Russia

Question 5:


What is the name of the first-born son of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, who was born on 22 July 2013?
Charles Alexander Louis
Alexander Louis George
George Alexander Louis
Philip Alexander Louis

Question 6:


What company acquired the microblogging platform and social networking website tumblr. in May 2013?
Yahoo
Facebook
None of these
Google

Question 7:


In December 2013, a spacecraft from this country became the first spacecraft to "soft"-land on the Moon since 1976 and the third ever robotic rover to do so.
Japan
USA
Russia
China

Question 8:


What were the demands of the militants during the Algeria Hostage Crisis of January 2013?
the withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan
None of these
the release of imprisoned allies
an end to French military operations against Islamists in northern Mali

Question 9:


What country did Typhoon Haiyan devastate in early November 2013?
Japan
the Philippines
Australia
India

Question 10:


In May 2013, researchers from this university describe the first creation of human embryonic stem cells by cloning.
University of Oxford
University of Toronto
California Institute of Technology
Oregon Health & Science University

 


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