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The First Decade of the 21st Century

written by: Eve
 
Let's have a look at some of the major events and figures of the 2000s.

Question 1:


Who do the following words belong to: "We will rebuild. We're going to come out of this stronger than before, politically stronger, economically stronger. The skyline will be made whole again"?
Barack Obama
Sarah Palin
George W. Bush
Rudy Giuliani

Question 2:


What invasion did Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the UN, refer to when saying, "I have indicated it was not in conformity with the UN Charter. From our point of view, from the Charter point of view, it was illegal."?
the Afghanistan War
the Chechen War
the 2003 Invasion of Iraq
the U.S. Special Forces Attack on al-Qaida in Somalia

Question 3:


Who did Barak Obama defeat in the 2008 general election to become the first African American President?
Hilary Clinton
George W. Bush
John McCain
none of these

Question 4:


What country conducted nuclear tests in 2006 and 2009, triggering widespread international condemnation?
Iraq
Russia
North Korea
China

Question 5:


What war was launched in 2001 as 'Operation Enduring Freedom'?
the War in Iraq
the Bosnian War
the War in Afghanistan
the War in Somalia

Question 6:


Which of the following was declassified as a planet in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union?
Pluto
Uranus
Mercury
Neptune

Question 7:


In 2001, this engineer and multimillionaire became the first "fee-paying" space tourist when he visited the International Space Station (ISS) for seven days.
Charles Bolden
Mark Shuttleworth
Denis Tito
Gregory Olsen

Question 8:


Who succeeded Fidel Castro when he resigned from office in February 2008?
Hugo Chavez
his spouse Mirta Diaz-Balart
his brother Raul Castro
his son Alejandro Castro

Question 9:


At the time of its release in 2009, this movie, directed by James Cameron, became the highest-grossing movie of all time.
300
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
The Matrix
Avatar

Question 10:


Which of the following is not among the founders of Facebook, the leading social networking site of the 2000s?
Sean Parker
Eduardo Saverin
Dustin Moskovitz
Mark Zuckerberg

 


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