Places in the News, 2006

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

Quiz

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

1. In February controversy erupted over a foreign shipping company, Dubai Ports World, taking over the control of several American ports. What IS Dubai?

  • A country in the Middle East.
  • One of the emirates making up the United Arab Emirates.
  • A city in Kuwait, formerly called the Sultanate of Muscat.

2. Angry demonstrations took place throughout the Muslim world over political cartoons that depicted the prophet Muhammed in a negative light. In what country did these cartoons originate?

  • Norway.
  • France.
  • Denmark.

3. Which is the world's newest country?

  • Macedonia.
  • Montenegro.
  • East Timor.

4. In 2006, which country's illegal opium harvest reached record levels, representing 92% of the world's opium supply?

  • Colombia.
  • Afghanistan.
  • Turkey.

5. What mountain range was used for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics?

6. In March, former Liberian president Charles Taylor was turned over to a United Nations–backed court to face crimes against humanity for fomenting civil war in which neighboring country?

  • Nigeria.
  • Congo.
  • Sierra Leone.

7. Which country faces what the U.N. has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis?

  • The Darfur region of Sudan.
  • Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
  • Waziristan, Pakistan.

8. In April, enormous protests forced the king of which country to give up absolute power?

  • Brunei.
  • Nepal.
  • Kuwait.

9. Former coca grower and Indian activist Evo Morales became president of which South American country in 2006?

10. Which country had a massive earthquake in May 2006, which killed nearly 6,000 people?

  • Indonesia.
  • Iran.
  • Pakistan.

Your Results:

1. In February controversy erupted over a foreign shipping company, Dubai Ports World, taking over the control of several American ports. What IS Dubai?
One of the emirates making up the United Arab Emirates.

2. Angry demonstrations took place throughout the Muslim world over political cartoons that depicted the prophet Muhammed in a negative light. In what country did these cartoons originate?
Denmark.

3. Which is the world's newest country?
Montenegro.

4. In 2006, which country's illegal opium harvest reached record levels, representing 92% of the world's opium supply?
Afghanistan.

5. What mountain range was used for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics?
The Alps.

6. In March, former Liberian president Charles Taylor was turned over to a United Nations–backed court to face crimes against humanity for fomenting civil war in which neighboring country?
Sierra Leone.

7. Which country faces what the U.N. has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis?
The Darfur region of Sudan.

8. In April, enormous protests forced the king of which country to give up absolute power?
Nepal.

9. Former coca grower and Indian activist Evo Morales became president of which South American country in 2006?
Bolivia.

10. Which country had a massive earthquake in May 2006, which killed nearly 6,000 people?
Indonesia.

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