Places in the News, 2005

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

Quiz

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

1. In Jan 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice identified six countries as "outposts of tyranny." Which of the following was not one of them?

  • Cuba.
  • Iran.
  • Sudan.

2. Which central Asian country underwent a coup in March/April?

  • Kyrgyzstan.
  • Myanmar.
  • Uzbekistan.

3. Which region suffered the most destruction from the Southeast Asian tsunami?

4. Until April 2005, which country had foreign troops occupying it for the past 29 years?

  • Lebanon.
  • Sudan.
  • Jordan.

5. Which Himalayan country has been plagued with a civil war provoked by Maoist rebels?

  • Nepal.
  • Bhutan.
  • Pakistan.

6. In August, Israel withdrew from which of these territories?

  • Golan Heights.
  • West Bank.
  • Gaza Strip.

7. Which of these countries was elected in April to the UN Human Rights Commission, much to the outrage of many countries and rights' groups, given this country's own egregious human rights record?

  • Sudan.
  • Zimbabwe.
  • North Korea.

8. Bus service between which two divided places began in April?

  • North and South Korea.
  • Indian Kashmir and Pakistani Kashmir.
  • Turkish Cyprus and Greek Cyprus.

9. The prince of which monarchy recently succeeded his father on the throne?

  • The Netherlands.
  • Brunei.
  • Monaco.

10. Which country allowed its people to vote for the first time?

  • Saudi Arabia.
  • Pakistan.
  • Nigeria.

Your Results:

1. In Jan 2005, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice identified six countries as "outposts of tyranny." Which of the following was not one of them?
Sudan.

2. Which central Asian country underwent a coup in March/April?
Kyrgyzstan.

3. Which region suffered the most destruction from the Southeast Asian tsunami?
Aceh, Indonesia.

4. Until April 2005, which country had foreign troops occupying it for the past 29 years?
Lebanon.

5. Which Himalayan country has been plagued with a civil war provoked by Maoist rebels?
Nepal.

6. In August, Israel withdrew from which of these territories?
Gaza Strip.

7. Which of these countries was elected in April to the UN Human Rights Commission, much to the outrage of many countries and rights' groups, given this country's own egregious human rights record?
Zimbabwe.

8. Bus service between which two divided places began in April?
Indian Kashmir and Pakistani Kashmir.

9. The prince of which monarchy recently succeeded his father on the throne?
Monaco.

10. Which country allowed its people to vote for the first time?
Saudi Arabia.

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