Places in the News, 2003

Do you remember what was making headlines in the news in 2003? Take this quiz and find out!

Quiz

Do you remember what was making headlines in the news in 2003? Take this quiz and find out!

1. The world's Kurdish population is located primarily in:

  • Southern Iraq.
  • Turkey, Iran, and Iraq.
  • Kuwait and Turkey.

2. SARS is a disease that is believed to have originated in:

  • Singapore.
  • Vietnam.
  • China.

3. Who is the new Palestinian prime minister?

  • Mahmoud Abbas.
  • Yasir Arafat.
  • Ahmed Qurei.

4. Which West African country finally ousted its kleptomaniac leader—but not before he succeeded in bankrupting his own country?

  • Mauritania.
  • Cote D'Ivoire.
  • Liberia.

5. Which tiny island country off the west coast of Africa underwent a coup in July, only to have its president restored to power a week later because of international pressure?

  • Madagascar.
  • São Tomé and Principe.
  • Sierra Leone.

6. After the war against Iraq, the United States threatened which country with the possibility of military action?

  • Lebanon.
  • Syria.
  • France.

7. Australia recently sent peacekeeping troops to stem the violence and lawlessness in which South Pacific island country?

  • Fiji.
  • Solomon Islands.
  • Tahiti.

8. Which country has announced that it possesses nuclear weapons?

  • Iraq.
  • Iran.
  • North Korea.

9. In April 2003, the United States announced that it would withdraw troops stationed in:

  • Iraq.
  • Saudi Arabia.
  • Afghanistan.

10. Which country changed its name in 2003?

  • Yugoslavia.
  • East Timor.
  • Micronesia.

Your Results:

1. The world's Kurdish population is located primarily in:
Turkey, Iran, and Iraq.

2. SARS is a disease that is believed to have originated in:
China.

3. Who is the new Palestinian prime minister?
Ahmed Qurei.

4. Which West African country finally ousted its kleptomaniac leader—but not before he succeeded in bankrupting his own country?
Liberia.

5. Which tiny island country off the west coast of Africa underwent a coup in July, only to have its president restored to power a week later because of international pressure?
São Tomé and Principe.

6. After the war against Iraq, the United States threatened which country with the possibility of military action?
Syria.

7. Australia recently sent peacekeeping troops to stem the violence and lawlessness in which South Pacific island country?
Solomon Islands.

8. Which country has announced that it possesses nuclear weapons?
North Korea.

9. In April 2003, the United States announced that it would withdraw troops stationed in:
Saudi Arabia.

10. Which country changed its name in 2003?
Yugoslavia.

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