The Naughty Noughties

The Naughty Noughties

Jul 30, 2022

The Noughties (2000-2010)
The War on Terror, the boom of tech and social media…and the launch of Harry Potter, but how much can you remember of the headlines from this decade?

QUESTIONS

1. In which year did an Allied coalition invade and occupy Iraq in a bid to find reported weapons of mass destruction?

2. The role of mayor of London, created in 2000, was the first directly elected mayor in the UK, but who was the first mayor of London from May 2000 until May 2008?

3. On April 1 2001 which European country became the first in the world to legalise same-sex marriages?

4. The 2009 H1N1 Virus affected more than 241 countries and there were over 18,000 deaths. What was the more common name given to the virus due to its possible origins?

5. The Taj Palace and Tower Hotel was one of a series of public places attacked by terrorists in 2008 which saw 175 people killed. In which city did this attack take place?

6. Which country dominated the economic forecasts during the 2000s with double digit growth and a surge in exports which saw it rise to the third largest economy in the World?

7. ‘Spirit’ was one of two Mars Exploration Rovers produced by JPL for NASA which landed on the Red Planet in 2004; what does JPL stand for?

8. Fahrenheit 9/11 was the highest grossing documentary of all time, directed and written by Michael Moore, but which US President did it examine in detail?

9. Which Microsoft Operating System was released in 2001 to replace the Windows 2000 OS which was then nearly two years old?

10. In 2003, Paul Martin replaced Jean Chretien as Prime Minister of which country?

 

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ANSWERS

1. In which year did an Allied coalition invade and occupy Iraq in a bid to find reported weapons of mass destruction?
2003

2. The role of mayor of London, created in 2000, was the first directly elected mayor in the UK, but who was the first mayor of London from May 2000 until May 2008?
KEN LIVINGSTONE

3. On April 1 2001 which European country became the first in the world to legalise same-sex marriages?
THE NETHERLANDS

4. The 2009 H1N1 Virus affected more than 241 countries and there were over 18,000 deaths. What was the more common name given to the virus due to its possible origins?
SWINE FLU

5. The Taj Palace and Tower Hotel was one of a series of public places attacked by terrorists in 2008 which saw 175 people killed. In which city did this attack take place?
MUMBAI

6. Which country dominated the economic forecasts during the 2000s with double digit growth and a surge in exports which saw it rise to the third largest economy in the World?
CHINA

7. ‘Spirit’ was one of two Mars Exploration Rovers produced by JPL for NASA which landed on the Red Planet in 2004; what does JPL stand for?
JET PROPULSION LABORATORIES

8. Fahrenheit 9/11 was the highest grossing documentary of all time, directed and written by Michael Moore, but which US President did it examine in detail?
GEORGE W. BUSH

9. Which Microsoft Operating System was released in 2001 to replace the Windows 2000 OS which was then nearly two years old?
WINDOWS XP

10. In 2003, Paul Martin replaced Jean Chretien as Prime Minister of which country?
CANADA

 

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