General Events Quest: Quiz!

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Here is an amazing "General Events Quest: Quiz" which is actually a test based around the year 2010 events. Search your mind to find the answers to these general events questions. Let us see how much you can answer these questions on general events. Try to give the correct answer to all the questions. The test will also make you even more aware of various events and facts. Best of luck with this quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What was the name of the company that owned the oil rig that blew up in the Gulf of Mexico?

    • A.

      Transocean Ltd.

    • B.

      Halliburton Inc.

    • C.

      Oceanic Explorers Unlimited

    • D.

      Petroleum Discovery Inc.

    • E.

      OPEC

    Correct Answer
    A. Transocean Ltd.
    Explanation
    Transocean Ltd. is the correct answer because it was the company that owned the oil rig that blew up in the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion occurred on the Deepwater Horizon rig, which was owned and operated by Transocean Ltd. This incident, known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, resulted in one of the largest environmental disasters in history, causing extensive damage to marine life and coastal areas.

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  • 2. 

    What was the name of the oil rig that blew up in the Gulf of Mexico in April?

    • A.

      British Petroleum

    • B.

      Deepwater Horizon

    • C.

      Port Fourchon

    • D.

      Sunrise Outpost

    • E.

      Grandstand Oceanic

    Correct Answer
    B. Deepwater Horizon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Deepwater Horizon. Deepwater Horizon was the name of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April. This incident resulted in one of the largest oil spills in history, causing significant environmental and economic damage to the region.

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  • 3. 

    For what crime was former Illinois governor Blagojevich being tried?

    • A.

      Blagojevich attempted to pay someone to accept construction contracts from his brother.

    • B.

      Blagojevich accepted bribes from contractors.

    • C.

      Blagojevich attempted to use his influence to get his family jobs.

    • D.

      Blagojevich attempted to sell the former Senate seat of President Obama.

    Correct Answer
    D. Blagojevich attempted to sell the former Senate seat of President Obama.
    Explanation
    Blagojevich was being tried for attempting to sell the former Senate seat of President Obama. This means that he tried to exchange the seat for personal gain or benefit, which is a corrupt and illegal act.

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  • 4. 

    What was the LA Laker's regular-season Win-Loss record for the year?

    • A.

      61-21

    • B.

      59-23

    • C.

      57-25

    • D.

      54-28

    Correct Answer
    C. 57-25
    Explanation
    The LA Lakers had a regular-season Win-Loss record of 57-25 for the year.

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  • 5. 

    What was the Boston Celtic's regular-season Win-Loss record for the year?

    • A.

      50-32

    • B.

      61-21

    • C.

      53-29

    • D.

      57-25

    Correct Answer
    A. 50-32
    Explanation
    The Boston Celtics' regular-season Win-Loss record for the year was 50-32.

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  • 6. 

    What country was hosting the Soccer World Cup this year (2010)?

    • A.

      Brazil

    • B.

      Argentina

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      South Africa

    • E.

      South Korea

    Correct Answer
    D. South Africa
    Explanation
    In 2010, the Soccer World Cup was hosted by South Africa.

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  • 7. 

    When was Memorial Day created as a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service?

    • A.

      After the Revolutionary War

    • B.

      After the Civil War

    • C.

      After WWI

    • D.

      After WWII

    Correct Answer
    B. After the Civil War
    Explanation
    Memorial Day was created as a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service after the Civil War. This war resulted in a significant number of casualties, and the nation wanted to honor and remember the sacrifices made by these soldiers. As a result, Memorial Day was established as a way to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers and to ensure that their memory lives on.

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  • 8. 

    What are your "Miranda" rights?

    • A.

      Your right to be told what you are being arrested for and your right to humane treatment while in custody

    • B.

      Your right to be told what you are being arrested for, and your right to a phone call.

    • C.

      Your right to remain silent while being arrested, and your right to an attorney.

    • D.

      Your right to remain silent while being arrested, and your right to be told what you are being arrested for.

    Correct Answer
    C. Your right to remain silent while being arrested, and your right to an attorney.
    Explanation
    The "Miranda" rights refer to the right to remain silent while being arrested and the right to have an attorney present during questioning. These rights were established by the Supreme Court in the Miranda v. Arizona case to protect individuals from self-incrimination and ensure fair treatment during the criminal justice process.

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  • 9. 

    Which two people are running for President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat?

    • A.

      Roland Burris

    • B.

      Mark Kirk

    • C.

      Alexi Giannoulias

    • D.

      Jan Schakowsky

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Mark Kirk
    C. Alexi Giannoulias
    Explanation
    Mark Kirk and Alexi Giannoulias are the two people running for President Obama's former U.S. Senate seat.

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  • 10. 

    What is it called when homeowners cannot pay for their home loan, and the bank takes ownership?

    • A.

      Foreclosure

    • B.

      Mortgage

    • C.

      Loan Modification

    • D.

      Bankruptcy

    Correct Answer
    A. Foreclosure
    Explanation
    Foreclosure is the correct answer because it refers to the process in which homeowners are unable to make their mortgage payments, leading the bank to take ownership of the property. This occurs when the homeowner defaults on their loan, and the bank exercises their right to seize the property as collateral. Foreclosure allows the bank to sell the property in order to recover the outstanding loan amount.

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  • 11. 

    Approximately how many users does Facebook have worldwide?

    • A.

      100 million

    • B.

      200 million

    • C.

      250 million

    • D.

      400 million

    Correct Answer
    D. 400 million
    Explanation
    Facebook has approximately 400 million users worldwide. This suggests that the number of users on the platform is quite large and indicates the widespread popularity and reach of Facebook as a social media platform.

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  • 12. 

    What is the meaning of a boycott?

    • A.

      It means speaking out against a company or organization.

    • B.

      It means picketing and marching against a company or organization.

    • C.

      It means refusing to do business with a company or organization.

    • D.

      It means actively protesting a company or organization.

    Correct Answer
    C. It means refusing to do business with a company or organization.
    Explanation
    A boycott refers to the act of refusing to do business with a company or organization. This typically involves individuals or groups abstaining from purchasing or supporting the products, services, or events associated with the boycotted entity. Boycotts are often used as a form of protest or demonstration to express discontent or disagreement with the actions, policies, or values of the targeted company or organization. By refusing to engage in economic transactions, boycotters aim to exert pressure and bring about change or concessions from the boycotted entity.

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  • 13. 

    Why did some people talk about "boycotting" Arizona?

    • A.

      Because of its controversial governor

    • B.

      Because of its new immigration law

    • C.

      Because of its new gun control law

    • D.

      Because of its new hate-crimes law

    Correct Answer
    B. Because of its new immigration law
    Explanation
    Some people talked about "boycotting" Arizona because of its new immigration law. This law was considered controversial and sparked a lot of debate and criticism. The law was seen by some as discriminatory and targeting immigrants, leading to calls for a boycott as a form of protest against the state's policies.

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  • 14. 

    A tropical storm recently hit which Central American country?

    • A.

      Costa Rica

    • B.

      Honduras

    • C.

      El Salvador

    • D.

      Guatemala

    Correct Answer
    D. Guatemala
    Explanation
    The question asks about a Central American country that recently experienced a tropical storm. Among the given options, Guatemala is the correct answer.

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  • 15. 

    Which movie was #1 over the Memorial Day weekend?

    • A.

      Shrek Forever After

    • B.

      Iron Man 2

    • C.

      Prince of Persia

    • D.

      Robin Hood

    Correct Answer
    A. Shrek Forever After
    Explanation
    Shrek Forever After was the #1 movie over the Memorial Day weekend. This can be inferred from the question, which asks for the movie that held the top position during that specific weekend. The other movies listed (Iron Man 2, Prince of Persia, and Robin Hood) are not mentioned as being #1, so they can be eliminated as potential answers.

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