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Review of the year
quiz - how well do you
remember the year
2009?
Globes

Questions about the year 2009 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. When did Gaza come under attack?
Gaza

2. Who was sworn in on January 20th & continued to be in the limelight the whole of the year, & along the way picked up a Nobel Prize?Obama

3. A plane went missing on May 31st with all 228 people missing. Where was it travelling from & to?
Air France plane

4. In June which Middle Eastern country had unprecedented riots in the street to demonstrate against the fixed election, & finshed the year with the same?
Iranian demos

5. On June 25th the King of what died?
Michael Jackson

6. On June 11th the World Health Organisation raised what to the highest level?
Swine flu

7. Which doll became 50 this year?
Barbie

8. The G20 meeting in April, amid street protests, was in which city?
G20 demos in London

9. Who suggested in April that earthquake survivors should treat the experience like a camping weekend?
Italian earthquake

10. Which Kung Fu star died in June?
David Carradine

11. Who became the most expensive player in the world on his transfer to Real Madrid?
Ronaldo

12. Which golfer ran into marital problems in late November?
Tiger Woods

13. Which new book by Dan Brown took the bland bookshelves by storm?
Dan Brown books

14. Which South American country suffered a right-wing coup, with the previous leader moving into the Brazilian embassy in the same country?
Honduras demos

15. Two social networking websites dominated 2009 - which are they?
Facebook & Twitter

16. Which gadget dominated the news?
iPhone

17. The focus on war in the Middle East moved from Iran to which country?
Afghanistan

18. In December China sabotaged what great opportunity?
Copenhagen talks

19. Who was voted in as the first President of Europe in November?
Herman Van Rompuy

20. Which Indian-based film swept up the Oscars?
Slumdog Millionaire

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