People in the News, 2006

Do you remember who was making headlines in 2006? Take this quiz and find out!

Quiz

Do you remember who was making headlines in 2006? Take this quiz and find out!

1. What billionaire gave nearly 85% of his enormous fortune to charity this year?

  • Warren E. Buffett.
  • Rupert Murdoch.
  • Bono.

2. Which of these dictators, all of whom died in 2006, had an aftershave and a meteor named after him, as well as the month of January?

  • Slobodan Milosevic.
  • Saparmurat Niyazov.
  • Augusto Pinochet.

3. Which of these towering athletes was NOT the subject of scandal this year?

  • Zinedine Zidane.
  • Shaun White.
  • Floyd Landis.

4. Which person was the victim of a famous accidental shooting during 2006?

  • Harry Whittington.
  • Michael Brown.
  • Joshua Bolten.

5. Which infamous terrorist was killed in 2006?

  • Zacarias Moussaoui.
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri.
  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

6. Who was the former KGB spy who was mysteriously poisoned in London in November?

  • Alexander Litvinenko.
  • Alexander Lukashenko.
  • Shamil Basayev.

7. This year, the birth of a certain child had far-reaching political consequences. Who is the mother of this child?

  • Princess Kiko of Japan.
  • Segolene Royal.
  • Katie Holmes.

8. Which of the following was NOT elected leader of a South American country in 2006?

  • Michelle Bachelet.
  • Evo Morales.
  • Felipe Calderón.

9. Which U.S. business leader resigned after a scandal that involved spying on the company's board of directors?

  • Jeffrey Skilling.
  • Patricia Dunn.
  • Donald Trump.

10. Which of the following best-selling authors fabricated parts of his searing memoir, leading to a heated controversy about what is an acceptable blurring of fact and fiction?

  • Kaavya Viswanathan.
  • James Frey.
  • JT Leroy.

Your Results:

1. What billionaire gave nearly 85% of his enormous fortune to charity this year?
Warren E. Buffett.

2. Which of these dictators, all of whom died in 2006, had an aftershave and a meteor named after him, as well as the month of January?
Saparmurat Niyazov.

3. Which of these towering athletes was NOT the subject of scandal this year?
Shaun White.

4. Which person was the victim of a famous accidental shooting during 2006?
Harry Whittington.

5. Which infamous terrorist was killed in 2006?
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

6. Who was the former KGB spy who was mysteriously poisoned in London in November?
Alexander Litvinenko.

7. This year, the birth of a certain child had far-reaching political consequences. Who is the mother of this child?
Princess Kiko of Japan.

8. Which of the following was NOT elected leader of a South American country in 2006?
Felipe Calderón.

9. Which U.S. business leader resigned after a scandal that involved spying on the company's board of directors?
Patricia Dunn.

10. Which of the following best-selling authors fabricated parts of his searing memoir, leading to a heated controversy about what is an acceptable blurring of fact and fiction?
James Frey.

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