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Places in the News, 2000

See how much you knew of what was on the news in the year 2000 with this quiz.

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See how much you knew of what was on the news in the year 2000 with this quiz.

1. The U.S. destroyer Cole was bombed while docking at the Yemeni port of Aden, which is located

2. The terrorist Osama bin Laden is believed to be residing in

3. Basque separatists are waging a terrorist campaign against the government of which country?

4. In 1997, the British returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule. In Dec. 1999, Macao was returned to Chinese rule as well. What country gave up its territorial rights to Macao?

5. The disputed region of Kashmir, which has been the ongoing source of conflict between India and Pakistan, is also occupied by a third country. What country is it?

6. In addition to the Northwest Territory and the Yukon Territory, Canada created a third territory in 1999, which is governed by the native Inuit peoples. What is the name of the new territory?

7. The U.N. peacekeeping force now in East Timor is primarily made up of soldiers from East Timor's closest neighbor. Who is it?

8. In the aftermath of the Kosovo conflict, what remaining region of Yugoslavia has made at least a few secessionist rumblings of its own?

9. The Kurds are a people without a homeland. They currently share an uneasy coexistence with the following:

10. The next big oil boom is expected to take place in:

1. The U.S. destroyer Cole was bombed while docking at the Yemeni port of Aden, which is located
at the entrance of the Red Sea

2. The terrorist Osama bin Laden is believed to be residing in
Afghanistan

3. Basque separatists are waging a terrorist campaign against the government of which country?
Spain

4. In 1997, the British returned Hong Kong to Chinese rule. In Dec. 1999, Macao was returned to Chinese rule as well. What country gave up its territorial rights to Macao?
Portugal

5. The disputed region of Kashmir, which has been the ongoing source of conflict between India and Pakistan, is also occupied by a third country. What country is it?
China

6. In addition to the Northwest Territory and the Yukon Territory, Canada created a third territory in 1999, which is governed by the native Inuit peoples. What is the name of the new territory?
Nunavut

7. The U.N. peacekeeping force now in East Timor is primarily made up of soldiers from East Timor's closest neighbor. Who is it?
Australia

8. In the aftermath of the Kosovo conflict, what remaining region of Yugoslavia has made at least a few secessionist rumblings of its own?
Montenegro

9. The Kurds are a people without a homeland. They currently share an uneasy coexistence with the following:
Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and Iran

10. The next big oil boom is expected to take place in:
The Caspian region

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