Noughties

Quiz 110 – Round 2 – The Noughties

Ten events from the noughties – one from each year, 2000 – 2009. Which event was in which year?

1. Dr. Harold Shipman was sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering fifteen patients in the Greater Manchester area.

2000

2. The Summer Olympic Games were held in Athens, Greece.

2004

3. TV personality Jade Goody passed away from cervical cancer.

2009

4. The ‘Foot and Mouth’ crisis began in the United Kingdom.

2001

5. David Cameron was elected as leader of the Conservative Party.

2005

6. The newly rebuilt Wembley Stadium opened its doors to the public for the first time.

2007

7. Princess Margaret died after suffering a stroke at the age of 71.

2002

8. ‘Top Gear’ presenter Richard Hammond suffered a serious brain injury after crashing a jet-powered car during filming.

2006

9. Northern Rock was nationalised by the British government.

2008

10. The M6 Toll motorway opened.

2003

 

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Quiz 17 – Round 3 – The 2000s

1. What is J.K. Rowling’s first name?

Joanne (She has no middle name – see comments below)

2. Who won the first series of ‘Pop Idol’ in 2002?

Will Young

3. Which 2008 Danny Boyle film tells the story of Jamal Malik?

Slumdog Millionaire

4. Which country’s football team won  Euro 2008?

Spain

5. In which year was Barack Obama inaugurated as American President?

2009 (He won the election in 2008, presidents are not inaugurated until January)

6. Which U.S. rapper shot to fame with the single ‘Because I Got High’ in 2000?

Afroman

7. Which iconic gadget was first released on November 10th 2001?

The iPod

8. Which 2001 Steven Spielberg film saw Haley Joel Osment playing a robotic boy trying to earn the love of his human mother?

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

9. On August 21st 2002 police confirmed that they had found the bodies of murdered schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman; in which Cambridgeshire town?

Soham

10. After years of declining health, Pope John Paul II died on 2nd April… in which year?

2005

 

 

 

 

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