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Current Events, Fall 2002

Do you know what was going on in the news in the fall of 2002? Take this quiz and find out!

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Do you know what was going on in the news in the fall of 2002? Take this quiz and find out!

1. The first world leader to support U.S. president George W. Bush in his campaign against Iraq was:

  • Germany's Gerhard Schröder.
  • England's Tony Blair.
  • Italy's Silvio Berlusconi.

2. President Bush invoked this Act of Congress, ending an eleven-day lockout of dock workers at West Coast ports:

  • Sherman.
  • Clayton.
  • Taft-Hartley.

3. This country's president survived an assassination attempt in September 2002.

  • Argentina.
  • Algeria.
  • Afghanistan.

4. Much to the dismay of many Internet users, what search engine was blocked by the Chinese government for a few weeks in September?

  • Google.com.
  • Yahoo.com.
  • Lycos.com.

5. In 2002 East Timor, the world's newest country, became a United Nations member state. What other country joined the UN in 2002?

  • Switzerland.
  • Comoros.
  • Tuvalu.

6. What country has just returned more than 50,000 square miles of land to its indigenous peoples?

7. Internal divisions between southern Christians and northern Muslims in September led to civil unrest in what West African country?

  • Burkino Faso.
  • Sierra Leone.
  • Cote D'Ivoire.

8. The North Korean government revealed it kidnapped 13 civilians from what country in the 1970s and 1980s?

  • China.
  • South Korea.
  • Japan.

9. In October Mozambique celebrated ten years of peace. The 1992 peace accords ended a sixteen-year civil war, which followed its gaining of independence from what country?

  • South Africa.
  • France.
  • Portugal.

10. In September six Americans of Yemeni descent were arrested for their alleged ties to al-Qaeda. What is their hometown?

  • Seattle, WA.
  • Lackawanna, NY.
  • Burlington, VT.

1. The first world leader to support U.S. president George W. Bush in his campaign against Iraq was:
England's Tony Blair.

2. President Bush invoked this Act of Congress, ending an eleven-day lockout of dock workers at West Coast ports:
Taft-Hartley.

3. This country's president survived an assassination attempt in September 2002.
Afghanistan.

4. Much to the dismay of many Internet users, what search engine was blocked by the Chinese government for a few weeks in September?
Google.com.

5. In 2002 East Timor, the world's newest country, became a United Nations member state. What other country joined the UN in 2002?
Switzerland.

6. What country has just returned more than 50,000 square miles of land to its indigenous peoples?
Australia.

7. Internal divisions between southern Christians and northern Muslims in September led to civil unrest in what West African country?
Cote D'Ivoire.

8. The North Korean government revealed it kidnapped 13 civilians from what country in the 1970s and 1980s?
Japan.

9. In October Mozambique celebrated ten years of peace. The 1992 peace accords ended a sixteen-year civil war, which followed its gaining of independence from what country?
Portugal.

10. In September six Americans of Yemeni descent were arrested for their alleged ties to al-Qaeda. What is their hometown?
Lackawanna, NY.

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