2010 Year In Review Quiz

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A MONTH BY MONTH, EDUCATIONAL YET FUN QUIZ WITH A SOMETIMES HUMOROUS SLANT ABOUT THE EVENTS OF 2010.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
                               January: 5 Questions.     The world’s tallest structure opens up. It is about 2,717 feet tall, is located in____________ and is called ___________:
    • A. 

      Indonesia; The al-Haj-roc-mah.

    • B. 

      Los Angeles; The Walt Disney, Mouse Tower of the Future.

    • C. 

      Dubai, United Arab Emirates; The Burj Khalifa.

    • D. 

      New York; The New World Trade Center.

    • E. 

      Taiwan; The Taipei 101.

  • 2. 
        This year's BCS National Championship (college football) was won by _________ who defeated the Texas Longhorns, 37-21.
    • A. 

      The Oklahoma Sooners.

    • B. 

      The Florida Gatorades.

    • C. 

      The UCLA Bruisers.

    • D. 

      The Fighting Irish of Notre Dame.

    • E. 

      The Crimson Tide of Alabama.

  • 3. 
        Haiti is devastated by a huge earthquake; the capital of Haiti is:
    • A. 

      Santiago.

    • B. 

      Santo Domingo.

    • C. 

      Port-de-Paix.

    • D. 

      Port-au-Prince.

    • E. 

      Port-a-Potti.

  • 4. 
         The auto maker who had a big recall due to problems with its gas pedal sometimes causing its cars to accelerate out of control, is:
    • A. 

      Toyota.

    • B. 

      Honda.

    • C. 

      General Motors.

    • D. 

      General B. & E. Ltd. (i.e., Breakdown & Expense).

    • E. 

      Tata Motors.

  • 5. 
         This European Union member sends ripples of fear of another world wide financial crisis, when serious questions about its sovereign debt, once again comes to light:
    • A. 

      Spain.

    • B. 

      Luxembourg.

    • C. 

      Italy.

    • D. 

      Monaco.

    • E. 

      Greece.

  • 6. 
                            February: 7 questions.    The 2010 Winter Olympics were held in the city of:
    • A. 

      Chicago, USA.

    • B. 

      Vancouver, Canada.

    • C. 

      Key West, Florida.

    • D. 

      St. Petersburg, Russia.

    • E. 

      Panama City, Panama.

  • 7. 
          Superbowl XLIV is won by the ______________ who defeat the ______________ by the score of_________.
    • A. 

      St. Louis Rams; Kansas City Chiefs; 48-13.

    • B. 

      New Orleans Saints; Indianapolis Colts; 31-17.

    • C. 

      Green Bay Packers; Minnesota Vikings; 21-14.

    • D. 

      Minnesota Vikings; NY Jets; 24-23.

    • E. 

      Alabama Crimson Tide; Carolina Panthers; 108-13.

  • 8. 
          In the 2010 Winter Olypics, the USA sets an Olympic record by winning the most medals ever by a single nation, 37; how many gold medals did the USA win?
    • A. 

      3.

    • B. 

      13.

    • C. 

      9.

    • D. 

      18.

    • E. 

      36.

  • 9. 
         President Obama signs a bill upping the US debt by about $1,900,000,000,000.00 ($1.9 Trillion). The total debt of the US is presently estimated to be approaching:
    • A. 

      $97,500,000,000.00 ($97.5 Billion)

    • B. 

      $170,000,000,000.00 ($170.0 Billion)

    • C. 

      $11,000,000,000,000.00 ($11.0 Trillion)

    • D. 

      $10,000,000,000,000.00 ($10.0 Trillion)

    • E. 

      $14,000,000,000,000.00 ($14.0 Trillion)

  • 10. 
         Just prior to the start of this year’s XXl Winter Olympics, an athlete is accidently killed during the practice of this event:
    • A. 

      Downhill skiing.

    • B. 

      Ski Jumping.

    • C. 

      “Snow Bunny” Watching. (i.e., he was drunk and fell from a balcony).

    • D. 

      The Luge.

    • E. 

      The Snowplow Pull.

  • 11. 
         China, a top holder of US debt, becomes very upset when this national leader visits the US:
    • A. 

      Tibetan leader: the Dalai Lama.

    • B. 

      South Korea President: Lee Myung-Bak.

    • C. 

      Taiwan President: Ma Ying-jeou.

    • D. 

      Mongolian Prime Minister: Janlavyn Narantsatsralt

    • E. 

      North Korean leader: Kim Mintali-il.

  • 12. 
         An 8.8-magnitude earthquake, one of the strongest ever measured in the world, strikes off the coast of this country:
    • A. 

      Brazil.

    • B. 

      Cuba.

    • C. 

      Malawi.

    • D. 

      Benelux.

    • E. 

      Chile.

  • 13. 
                                          March: 6 Questions.     After 37 years, it is reported Carly Simon allegedly whispers (i.e. if played backwards?) a clue on her new CD as to who her 1973 hit, You're So Vain, actually refers to:
    • A. 

      Warren Beatty.

    • B. 

      Kris Kristofferson.

    • C. 

      Kanye West

    • D. 

      Mick Jagger,

    • E. 

      David Geffen.

  • 14. 
         In those annoyingly ubiquitous Progressive TV commercials, the name of the character of the gal appearing in them is:
    • A. 

      Flo.

    • B. 

      Lilly.

    • C. 

      Linda.

    • D. 

      Francine.

    • E. 

      Ms. Prudential

  • 15. 
        At the 82nd Academy Awards, for the first time a woman viz., Kathryn Bigelow, wins the Oscar for Best Director. The film she directed is:
    • A. 

      Glitter.

    • B. 

      Precious.

    • C. 

      The Hurt Locker.

    • D. 

      The Blind Side.

    • E. 

      This Is It.

  • 16. 
         What does Jesse James have in common with: Tiger Woods, Robert "Mutt" Lange, Kevin Federline and Charlie Sheen?
    • A. 

      They are all very rich.

    • B. 

      They are all infamously famous.

    • C. 

      They all have come to appreciate even more so, the virtue of, "forgiveness".

    • D. 

      They all have, ah, er, um, at least had, a Hot wife!

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 17. 
         The 2010 Iditarod, Alaska’s famous dog sled race from Anchorage to Nome, is won by Lance Mackey and was originally:
    • A. 

      Just an event in the Alaskan state fair for recreational mushers.

    • B. 

      Created as commemoration of a serum run for an incipient diphtheria epidemic.

    • C. 

      A grudge match between two Inuit men for the privilege of sharing the igloo of a very hot Eskimo woman!

    • D. 

      A Mahlemuit sled dog breeders creation to prove his dogs were the best.

    • E. 

      An emergency New Years Eve booze run delivering prime Canadian whiskey.

  • 18. 
         The USA and the Soviet Union reach a nuclear disarmament agreement, which if ratified, basically is an agreement to:
    • A. 

      Destroy warhead count to 15% lower than limit set by Moscow Treaty of 2002.

    • B. 

      Equally share nucear bomb technology with the nations of Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen in order to insure an eqaulity and balance of power, hence peace in the world.

    • C. 

      Destroy warhead count to 30% lower than limit set by Moscow Treaty of 2002.

    • D. 

      Destroy only long range, multiple warhead ICBMs aimed at each other.

    • E. 

      Destroy only nuclear missiles dangerously antiquated and which hence, pose a danger to their host country.

  • 19. 
                                    April: 7 Questions.The winner of the NCAA March Madness (college basketball) this year is:
    • A. 

      Michigan State or Duke.

    • B. 

      The Washington Huskies.

    • C. 

      Either, Butler or West Virginia.

    • D. 

      Kansas.

    • E. 

      The New Jersey Nets.

  • 20. 
         Tiger Woods returns to golf, playing in the Masters at Augusta, Georgia. He:
    • A. 

      Wins by 34 strokes.

    • B. 

      Ties for 4th place, 5 strokes behind Phil Mickelson.

    • C. 

      Finishes 3rd, 3 stokes behind Lee Westwood.

    • D. 

      He misses his tee off time cuz he was very preoccupied in the club house with his estranged, teed off wife Elin, trying to buy, ah, persuade her back with a rock about the size of the Hope Diamond.

    • E. 

      Does not finish because he had another hot date!

  • 21. 
         In the worst coal mine accident in the US in 25 years, 29 miners lose their life; it occurs in the state of:
    • A. 

      Chaos.

    • B. 

      North Carolina.

    • C. 

      Virginia.

    • D. 

      West Virginia.

    • E. 

      Franklin.

  • 22. 
         90 year old liberal Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, announces his retirement. He was a justice for:
    • A. 

      35 years.

    • B. 

      39 years.

    • C. 

      30 years.

    • D. 

      6 months.

    • E. 

      Since Woodrow Wilson was president.

  • 23. 
         78 year old, Oscar winning actress Elizabeth Taylor, allegedly marries 49 year old Jason Winters. If true it is her:
    • A. 

      15th marriage.

    • B. 

      24h marriage.

    • C. 

      7th marriage.

    • D. 

      9th marriage.

    • E. 

      Does not really matter. It was just one of those things on her bucket list; that is, she just wanted to experience what it was really like, to be a bona fide cougar.

  • 24. 
         An airplane crash in Russia takes the life of the president of this eastern European nation:
    • A. 

      Andorra.

    • B. 

      Chad.

    • C. 

      Romania.

    • D. 

      Lithuania.

    • E. 

      Poland.

  • 25. 
         A volcanic eruption under the Ejfjallajokull glacier in __________, spews a plume of ash 7 miles high and for days and days, causes cancellation of European flights.
    • A. 

      Finland.

    • B. 

      Swaziland.

    • C. 

      Switzerland.

    • D. 

      Greenland.

    • E. 

      Iceland.

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