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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.
Sweden
Argentina
Russia
Turkey

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?
Gregory
Francis
Leo
Clement

Question 3:


Which statement is NOT true about the 2013 Boston Marathon?
It was disrupted by two consecutive explosions.
Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were suspected of perpetrating the Boston Marathon bombings.
The bombs killed 10 people.
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?
Russia
Iceland
Cuba
China

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?
George Alexander Louis
Philip Alexander Louis
Charles Alexander Louis
Alexander Louis George

Question 6:


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

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.
Russia
China
Japan
USA

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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