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Review of the year quiz - how well do you remember the year 2006?

Questions about the year 2006 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 came clean & said: "We lied morning, evening and night"?

2. Which Russian journalist was murdered?
Anna Politkovskaya

3. In which country were the Muhammad cartoons originally published?
Muhammad cartoon protests

4. Which economist died in November?

5. Where did the 20th Winter Olympic Games take place?

6. Who won the formula 1 for the second time in a row & who retired from Formula 1?

7. How were British spies allegedly eavesdropping on Russian authorities in Moscow?

8. Which leader just had to step down?
Fidel Castro

9. Nintendo bounced back with which product?

10. Which country decided to resume commercial whaling this year?

11. Which country was taken over by the armed forces in September?
Thailand coup

12. What did Nasa scientists claim to have found after looking at pictures from Mars?

13. More bombs, this time in India, which city?

14. 2006 was the 250th anniversary of the birth of which renowned musician?

15. 6000 people died in an earthquake in May in which country?

16. Who won the World Cup & what was the disappointing highlight of the final? Zidane headbutt
17. Who announced that he will leave his company after 30 years in 2008 to dedicate himself to charitable works?

18. More carnage & destruction - which country ended up in ruins?

19. At least two dictators died & one was sentenced to death & hanged- who were they?
20. Which film was supposed to flop but proved a great success?
James bond

21. Which planet was relegated to the status of 'dwarf planet'?

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