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History by the Decades Quiz: The 2000s

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In America, the Presidential Election of the year 2000 was widely disputed because of what types of election ballots which were not punched correctly?
Shallow Sams
Hanging Chads
Wild Roberts
Undecided Alberts

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The American Presidential Election of 2000 resulted in an official victory for what candidate by its end?
George W. Bush
Bill Clinton
Donald Trump
Jimmy Carter

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What politician won the popular vote during the Election of 2000 even though it was decided that he lost the electoral vote for that election?
Joe Biden
Dick Cheney
John McCain
Al Gore

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In 2003, Thomas Anderson launched what website which became one of the first hugely successful social networks?
Myspace
Talker
Friends+
WebHome

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In February of 2002, what nation's government agreed to a ceasefire with the militant organization the Tamil Tigers who led a violent separatist movement?
Pakistan
India
Indonesia
Sri Lanka

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What is the name of the city which is the seat of government of the Netherlands where, in the year 2000, one of the world's first major global warming conferences fell apart due to claims that no deal to protect the environment was possible?
Haarlem
Leiden
The Hague
Utrecht

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In 2001, millionaire Dennis Ito became the first tourist to visit space after he paid money to travel to what space station?
The Galileo Space Station
The Kevash Orbiter
The International Space Station
The Baltic 1

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In 2003, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger shocked the world when he became the governor of what American state?
California
New Hampshire
New York
Texas

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In January 2002, the conviction of former holy man John Geoghan exposed to the world the operations of what faith to hide sexual abuse within its clergy?
The Lutheran Church
The Presbyterian Church
The Eastern Orthodox Church
The Catholic Church

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In 2003, what American space shuttle was destroyed in its final flight killing all seven astronauts aboard?
Hermes
Strongheart
Columbia
Liberty

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In the year 2000, Vladimir Putin was elected to the presidency of what nation?
Albania
Russia
Turkey
Kazakhstan

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In 2001, terrorists hijacked planes to crash into American landmarks on what infamous day?
September 11th
April 27th
January 1st
March 7th

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During 9/11, terrorists flew a plane into which of the following American landmarks?
The Supreme Court
The Capitol Building
The Pentagon
The White House

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What is the name of the terrorist organization that took credit for the 9/11 terror attacks?
History by the Decades Quiz: The 2000s
Al Qaeda
Hezbollah
Mer-Sal
ISIS

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What founder of Al Qaeda was the subject of a global manhunt following 9/11 until he was killed in 2011?
Muammar Ghaddafi
Meral Rashid
Yasser Arafat
Osama bin Laden

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What is the name of the fundamentalist Muslim organization that ruled over Afghanistan and supported Al Qaeda in their efforts to commit terror attacks against the West?
The Rola-Sheid
The Ayatollah
The Khmer Rouge
The Taliban

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In the February of 2000, the U.K. temporarily offered home-rule to the nation of Northern Ireland on the condition that what infamous Irish terrorist organization disarm itself?
The People's Liberation Front of Ireland
The Burning Way
The Belfast Men's Club
The Irish Republican Army

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In 2003, scientists announced that they successfully mapped out what concept which charted the pairs of genes that made up all of human D.N.A.?
The human genome
The biological ozone
The Penumbra Sequence
The Geneva Catalogue

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In 2001, the election of what far-right Israeli Prime Minister caused Israeli and Palestinian activists to violently clash in a renewed flare of tensions?
Shimon Peres
Ariel Sharon
Moshe Sharett
Levi Eshkol

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The American Supreme Court case Rasul v. Bush established that prisoners held at what infamous site still deserved human rights?
Area 51
Guantanamo Bay
Alcatraz
The Bay of Pigs

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In 2002, the American government arrested what infamous terrorist who was working to build a "dirty" nuclear bomb within the country's borders?
Jose Padilla
Michael Sanders
Tyrell Oleimann
Oskar Hughes

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In response to the 9/11 terror attacks, the United States government created what cabinet department which was originally headed by Thomas Ridge?
The Department of Foreign Threats
The Department of Homeland Security
The Department of Strategic Protection
The Department of Counter-Terrorism

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American President George W. Bush claimed in the early 2000s that there was a new Axis of Evil that was embodied by three countries. Which of the following was NOT one of these nations Bush said made up the new Axis of Evil?
North Korea
Russia
Iraq
Iran

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In 2003, America went to war against the regime of Saddam Hussein that controlled what country?
Cuba
Iraq
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia

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What is the name of the Palestinian leader who cut ties with Israel in 2001 as the two nations began to boil over again?
Ayatollah Khomeini
Miser-Kahl
Yasser Arafat
Osama bin Laden

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In April 2002, Hugo Chavez was ousted from a coup and then reinstated over the course of two days. Chaves was the President of what country?
Venezuela
Mexico
Brazil
Chile

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Part of the reason why America went to war with Iraq was a mistaken report which claimed Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. This report was infamously delivered to the nation by what Secretary of State?
John Kerry
Colin Powell
Howard McGillis
Carson Fields

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In 2004, Israel tried to soothe tensions with Palestine by fully retreating from what area which borders Egypt?
The Saharan Respite
The Nile Fields
The Bay of Cartha
The Gaza Strip

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At the end of 2001, Hamid Karzai was sworn-in to lead a new era for what country which had previously been ruled over by the Taliban?
Afghanistan
Pakistan
Algeria
India

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In 2001, politicians and media personalities were terrorized by mailed samples of what highly dangerous type of poison?
Anthrax
Cyanide
Nightshade
Bellam

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