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Review of the year quiz - how well do you remember the year 2003?

Questions about the year 2003 in no particular order.

Click on the globe at the end for the answers. Clearly some questions will be more relevant to certain nationalities - choose to suit. Use the opportunity to delve into the topics in more detail & give more speaking practice, maybe preparing how you might do this for when you discuss the answers.

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1. Which famous virus swept Asia in July?
2. Which month featured the UN negotiations?
3. Which famous statesman celebrated his 85th birthday?
4. Which prince become embroiled in a sordid sex scandal?

5. Who did it for the fifth time in France?
6. A revolution in November - where was it?
7. Where were the big fires in October?
8. Which European country suffered more than most from forest fires during the summer?
9. The biggest dam so far - where & when?
10. One earthquake among many - this time in May - when? And the one in late December?
11. A scientist committed suicide in July in the UK - who & why?
12. England excelled at a sport for the first time in many a year. What is the sport?

13. The Iraq war began in which month?
14. Flash mobbing became relatively popular - what is it?
15. The biggest demonstrations ever took place in London in February. What was the demonstration about?
16. Which famous plane made its last flight?
17. Which mad disease was found at the end of the year in the US?
18. Terminator wins - who & where?

Quiz 2002 answers

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