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Review of the year quiz - how well do you remember the year 2004?

Questions about the year 2004 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.What do you think was the scientific breakthrough of 2004 according to the US journal, Science?

2. Who claimed Gold in the men's 100m freestyle at the Athens Olympics?

3. Which means of internet communication really came of age in 2004?

4. One lost the election & the other became Time's Person of the Year? Who?

5. Which country, among many, was considered to be the humanitarian disaster area of 2004?

6. Lance Armstrong set a record by winning the Tour de France yet again this year. How many times has he won it in total?

7. What is the infamous date, 11th March 2004 known for?

8. Which natural disaster struck the Haitian town of Gonaives in the autumn, killing 2000 with 1000 missing, presumed dead?

9. 'Last Tango in Paris' & 'The Godfather' were two of the films this deceased actor was in?

10. Where were 300 people killed in September by Chechen rebels?

11. Which big computer-based companies made peace?

12. Who was allowed out of his house to die in Paris?

13. Edvard Munch's iconic depiction of alienation and despair, was stolen from an Oslo gallery in August. What's the name of the painting?

14. How many new countries joined the European community on May 1st? And how many are there now?

15. What did Mizuki Noguchi achieve this year?

16. In which country was there the startling discovery of the bones of a small species of human, Homo floresiensis, that stalked the island of Flores 18,000 years ago.
17. Which country had controversial elections at the end of the year?
18. What was the tragic end to 2004?

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