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People in the News, 2005

Do you remember who was making headlines in 2005? Take this quiz and find out!

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Do you remember who was making headlines in 2005? Take this quiz and find out!

1. Which U.S. Senator championed this year's most infamous example of pork barrel spending, the so-called bridge to nowhere?

  • Sen. Patrick Leahy.
  • Sen. Ted Stevens.
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein.

2. Which of these fabulously wealthy executives has donated almost $5 billion to developing nations to fight AIDS and malaria?

  • Bill Gates.
  • L. Dennis Kozlowski.
  • Bernard Ebbers.

3. Which of these women was not elected leader of her country in 2005?

  • Angela Merkel of Germany.
  • Helen Clark of New Zealand.
  • Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson of Liberia.

4. Who was the Russian oil tycoon convicted and imprisoned on a variety of charges, which many believe may have been trumped up by Vladimir Putin?

  • Islam Karimov.
  • Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
  • Victor Yushchenko.

5. Which of these Bush administration officials was not revealed to be a source in the Valerie Plame-CIA leak affair?

  • Karl Rove.
  • Scooter Libby.
  • Alberto Gonzales.

6. Who was tried and convicted on manslaughter in June by a Mississippi jury in the 1964 murder of three young civil rights workers?

  • Charles Graner.
  • Edgar Ray Killen.
  • Eric Robert Rudolph

7. Which of these government employees raised serious questions about a $7 billion no-bid Halliburton contract and found herself rewarded with a demotion?

  • Bunnatine Greenhouse.
  • Margaret Spellings.
  • Elaine Chao.

8. Which of these Middle Eastern leaders made shockingly poisonous remarks this year that identified him as a mortal enemy of Israel?

  • Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  • Ibrahim Jaafari

9. Which of these journalist was paid by the government to plant favorable stories about the Bush administration?

  • W. Mark Felt.
  • James Guckert.
  • Armstrong Williams.

10. Who stood up to the IRA in 2005 and turned even many staunch Catholic sympathizers against their organizations philosophy of violence?

  • The McCartney sisters.
  • Mo Mowlam.
  • Ellen MacArthur.

1. Which U.S. Senator championed this year's most infamous example of pork barrel spending, the so-called bridge to nowhere?
Sen. Ted Stevens.

2. Which of these fabulously wealthy executives has donated almost $5 billion to developing nations to fight AIDS and malaria?
Bill Gates.

3. Which of these women was not elected leader of her country in 2005?
Helen Clark of New Zealand.

4. Who was the Russian oil tycoon convicted and imprisoned on a variety of charges, which many believe may have been trumped up by Vladimir Putin?
Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

5. Which of these Bush administration officials was not revealed to be a source in the Valerie Plame-CIA leak affair?
Alberto Gonzales.

6. Who was tried and convicted on manslaughter in June by a Mississippi jury in the 1964 murder of three young civil rights workers?
Edgar Ray Killen.

7. Which of these government employees raised serious questions about a $7 billion no-bid Halliburton contract and found herself rewarded with a demotion?
Bunnatine Greenhouse.

8. Which of these Middle Eastern leaders made shockingly poisonous remarks this year that identified him as a mortal enemy of Israel?
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

9. Which of these journalist was paid by the government to plant favorable stories about the Bush administration?
Armstrong Williams.

10. Who stood up to the IRA in 2005 and turned even many staunch Catholic sympathizers against their organizations philosophy of violence?
The McCartney sisters.

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