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Major Events of 2010

written by: Eve
 
Play this quiz and take a look back at the year 2010.

Question 1:


In January, 2010 a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated the capital of this country and caused the death of 230,000 people.
Jamaica
Cuba
Haiti
Chile

Question 2:


What country won the most gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics, held in Vancouver, Canada?
Germany
Russia
The USA
Canada

Question 3:


In April, 2010 the President of this European country was killed in an airplane crash in western Russia.
France
Turkey
The Czech Republic
Poland

Question 4:


The 2010 eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, located in this country, caused extensive air travel disruption.
Italy
Malta
Iceland
Greece

Question 5:


What painting by Pablo Picasso sold for US$106.5 million in 2010, setting a new world record for the most expensive work of art sold at auction?
Dora Maar au Chat
Massacre of the Innocents
Portrait of Dr. Gachet
Nude, Green Leaves and Bust

Question 6:


What do Richard F. Heck, Mario Vargas Llosa, Liu Xiaobo and Robert G. Edwards have in common?
They were all imprisoned in 2010.
They were all awarded a Nobel Prize in 2010.
They all died in 2010.
None of these

Question 7:


In July, 2010, the international non-profit organisation, known as WikiLeaks, released over 90,000 internal reports about the United States-led involvement in this war.
Iraq War
Israel-Palestinian War
War in Afghanistan
Chechen War

Question 8:


What pandemic was officially declared over in August 2010?
the atypical pneumonia pandemic
the Whooping Cough pandemic
the "bird flu" pandemic
the H1N1 influenza pandemic

Question 9:


This sports official, who served as the seventh President of the International Olympic Committee, died in April 2010.
Jacques Rogge
Pierre de Coubertin
Michael Morris
Juan Antonio Samaranch

Question 10:


What country won the 2010 FIFA World Cup, held in South Africa?
The Netherlands
Argentina
Spain
Brazil

 


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