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2000's Modern History Fun Quiz

This Quiz covers the 2000s questions include Michael Jackson, George W. Bush, Hurricane Katrina, Harry Potter, World Cup and many more

  • Question 1

    1. In what year was the Department of Homeland Security created by the Bush administration?


    Question 2

    2. In what year was Terry Schiavo's feeding tube removed after 8 years of legal battles?


    Question 3

    3. Which two countries adopted the Euro as their currency in 2008?


    Question 4

    4. Nancy Pelosi was elected the first female Speaker of the House in the US in what year?


    Question 5

    5. In what year did the "King of Pop" Michael Jackson die?


    Question 6

    6. Which space shuttle disintegrated over Texas in 2003 upon reentry and killed all seven astronauts who were onboard?


    Question 7

    7. In what year was former first lady, Hillary Clinton, first elected to the US Senate representing New York?


  • Question 8

    8. George W. Bush beat which Democratic hopeful in the 2004 presidential election?


    Question 9

    9. In what year did North Korea declare that it had successfully tested its first nuclear weapon?


    Question 10

    10. In 2009, the "Swine Flu" was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization what was its other name?


    Question 11

    11. In 2001, the US invaded what country after the September 11th terrorist attacks?


    Question 12

    12. In what year was Timothy McVeigh executed for the Oklahoma City Bombing?


    Question 13

    13. In 2005, Pope John Paul II died and Pope Benedict XVI replaced him, what was Pope Benedict XVI's name before he became the pope?


    Question 14

    14. In what year did Fidel Castro step down as the President of Cuba?


    Question 15

    15. In what year did Hurricane Katrina devastate the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coastal regions, and flood approximately 80% of the city of New Orleans?


    Question 16

    16. In what year did Apple Computers release the first iPod?


  • Question 17

    17. In 2003, Arnold Schwarzenegger was elected Governor of California after the recall election of what former California governor?


    Question 18

    18. Who became the British Prime Minister in 2007?


    Question 19

    19. In 2006, Pluto was downgraded from a planet to what by the International Astronomical Union?


    Question 20

    20. Who was elected president of Mexico in 2000?


    Question 21

    21. In what year was Saddam Hussein captured by US forces after the US invasion of Iraq?


    Question 22

    22. In what year was the final Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", published?


    Question 23

    23. In 2004, CBS uncovered the systematic torture of Iraqi prisoners by US troops at what prison?


  • Question 24

    24. The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened in 2001 after how many years of being closed for repairs?


    Question 25

    25. Where were the 2008 Summer Olympics held?


    Question 26

    26. In 2004, Colin Powell announced his resignation as the Secretary of State, who replaced him?


    Question 27

    27. In 2009, Greenland, an autonomous country within which kingdom, gained control over its own law enforcement, judicial affairs, and natural resources?


    Question 28

    28. In 2000, the US state of Vermont passed HB847, which legalized what?


    Question 29

    29. What country won the 2006 World Cup after defeating France?


    Question 30

    30. Which former President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia began his trial for war crimes at the Hague in 2002?



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From our 1957 Toys Page

Toy Coca-Cola Dispenser From The 1950s Toy Coca-Cola Dispenser
Price: $2.84
Invite the gang over for a Coke party! Dispenser holds standard bottle, liquid pours out when handle is pulled down. Includes four small plastic glasses. Bottle is easily inserted and it was designed so cleanliness is assured. Made of bright red and white plastic.

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Origins of Sports from our Sports History Page

Baseball, from its origins in 1840s in northeastern United States to the institution of the National, and later American Leagues, making up what is today known as Major League Baseball includes the Origins, Growth, Records and


Basketball, the brainchild of Dr. James Naismith, created in the 1890s, it developed as much through colleges as it did through professional teams and leagues, with the modern National Basketball Association emerging around 1950. includes the Birth, Growth, Records and


American Football, which existed in various forms mostly across the college ranks in the 1800s before Walter Camp, at Yale University, began to help establish rules that made the game appear much as it does today. Football's evolution primarily took place in college, as college football was far more popular than its professional counterpart until the late 1950's when the National Football League became the dominant force in American football. Covers the Origins, Growth, Records and