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Get ready for the "Global General Events QuestionsTrivia Quiz" based around the year 2010. A lot of decisions are made across the world that not only affects one country but many either directly or indirectly. That being said, it is essential to know when some significant things are happening or has happened around us. Have you been keeping up with these events? Reading newspapers and watching the news about what is happening in the world? Test your knowledge here about events in news in 2010!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which famous actress went to jail for 13 days?

    • A.

      Angelina Jolie

    • B.

      Gwyneth Paltrow

    • C.

      Lindsay Lohan

    • D.

      Mary Kate Olsen

    Correct Answer
    C. Lindsay Lohan
    Explanation
    Lindsay Lohan is the correct answer because she is a famous actress who went to jail for 13 days.

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  • 2. 

    Who was named to the Supreme Court by President Obama to replace Justice John Paul Stevens?

    • A.

      Elena Kagan

    • B.

      Ruth Ginsburg

    • C.

      Sandra Day O'Connor

    • D.

      Susan Rothberg

    Correct Answer
    A. Elena Kagan
    Explanation
    Elena Kagan was named to the Supreme Court by President Obama to replace Justice John Paul Stevens.

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  • 3. 

    The BP oil spill leaked approximately 60,000 barrels a day.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the BP oil spill, also known as the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, was one of the largest environmental disasters in history. It occurred in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico and resulted in the release of an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil. This equates to approximately 60,000 barrels per day over the course of the 87-day spill. The spill had devastating effects on marine life, ecosystems, and the livelihoods of those who depended on the Gulf for their income.

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  • 4. 

    In what country recently had monsoon rains that caused flooding and displaced over 20 million people as well as killing over 1500 people?

    • A.

      Iran

    • B.

      Kuwait

    • C.

      Saudi Arabia

    • D.

      Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    D. Pakistan
    Explanation
    Pakistan recently experienced monsoon rains that caused flooding and resulted in the displacement of over 20 million people. These heavy rains also led to the unfortunate loss of over 1500 lives.

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  • 5. 

    The Miss Universe pageant was on Monday, August 23 that year; who was crowned to be the Miss Universe?

    • A.

      Miss Australia

    • B.

      Miss Mexico

    • C.

      Miss USA

    • D.

      Miss Philippines

    Correct Answer
    B. Miss Mexico
    Explanation
    Miss Mexico was crowned as Miss Universe on Monday, August 23 that year.

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  • 6. 

    How did the angry JetBlue flight attendant escape his job?

    • A.

      Emergency exit door

    • B.

      Yellow emergency exit chute slide

    • C.

      Window

    • D.

      Door

    Correct Answer
    B. Yellow emergency exit chute slide
    Explanation
    The angry JetBlue flight attendant escaped his job by using the yellow emergency exit chute slide.

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  • 7. 

    The new movie, out to theaters on October 1, The Social Network, is based on the founders of what social media website?

    • A.

      MySpace

    • B.

      Twitter

    • C.

      Ringo

    • D.

      Facebook

    Correct Answer
    D. Facebook
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Facebook because the question asks about the social media website that the movie "The Social Network" is based on. Since the movie is about the founders of Facebook, it can be concluded that Facebook is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    In what city was a $578 million public school unveiled?

    • A.

      Los Angeles

    • B.

      Washington DC

    • C.

      Chicago

    • D.

      New York City

    Correct Answer
    A. Los Angeles
    Explanation
    A $578 million public school was unveiled in Los Angeles.

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  • 9. 

    Which city is facing serious problems with traffic jams... the kinds that leave cars on highways for as long as ten days? 

    • A.

      Tokyo

    • B.

      Moscow

    • C.

      Beijing

    • D.

      Mexico City

    Correct Answer
    C. Beijing
    Explanation
    Beijing is facing serious problems with traffic jams, to the extent that cars are stuck on highways for as long as ten days. This indicates that the city is experiencing severe congestion and gridlock, causing significant delays and inconvenience for commuters and travelers.

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  • 10. 

    Which athlete just got a divorce after almost a year since his affairs were exposed?

    • A.

      Michael Jordan

    • B.

      Lance Armstrong

    • C.

      Tiger Woods

    • D.

      Peyton Manning

    Correct Answer
    C. Tiger Woods
    Explanation
    Tiger Woods is the correct answer because he is a well-known athlete who went through a highly publicized divorce after his extramarital affairs were exposed. This event occurred almost a year before the question was asked.

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