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Review of the year quiz - how well do you remember the year 2005?

Questions about the year 2005 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. Who won the Nobel prize for literature?

2. August 31st proved to be catastrophic - what was the name given to the huricane? Katrina

3. Which European capital had unprecedented riots? Paris

4. On the 8th March Aslán Masjádov was killed. Which group did he lead?
Aslán Masjádov

5. Who knocked out Dionigi Tettamanzi to win one of this year's most coveted titles?

6. How many times had Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France before he retired this summer?
Lance Armstrong

7. What was the biggest that was presented on 19th January? AirBus

8. Which country had elections on 30th January & 15th December?Iraqui elections

9. Who was the youngest Formula 1 winner?
Fernando Alonso

10. What's the name of the 'campesino' who became president of Bolivia?

11. Which were the two computer machines to hit the shelves?

12. In October, in which part of the world did bird flu arrive.

13. Which European armed group announced a givving up of arms on July 29th?

14. What happened on 7th July in London?

15. In October, which country suffered a huge earthquake.
Pakistan earthquake

16. What did an archaeological dig near Darlington reveal Roman troops wore with their sandals?
17. Of which country did Jacques Chirac say: "You can't trust people who cook as badly as that"?

18. Which popular puzzle takes a number from 1 to 9 in each cell of a 9×9 grid made up of 3×3 subgrids.

19. Which city did London beat to win the 2012 Olympic Games?

20. In what field was Hwang Woo-suk, the South Korean professor who admitted to errors and resigned, a world leader?

Quiz 2005 answers

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