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What was going on in the news in the fall of 2001? Take this quiz and find out!

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What was going on in the news in the fall of 2001? Take this quiz and find out!

1. American Airlines Flight 587 was headed to what country when it crashed in New York shortly after take off on Nov. 12?

  • Mexico.
  • Jamaica.
  • Dominican Republic.

2. On November 16, 2001, Gerhard Schroeder's coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament after agreeing to commit troops to the U.S. effort in Afghanistan. Schroeder is chancellor of what country?

3. What country previously hostile to the United States offered limited support during the 2001 war against the Taliban in Afghanistan?

  • Iran.
  • Turkey.
  • Iraq.

4. Which world leader visited President Bush at his Texas ranch before Thanksgiving 2001?

  • Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan.
  • Vladimir Putin of Russia.
  • Megawati Sukarnoputri of Indonesia.

5. Political leaders of this country announced in November 2001 that they have no plans to change the law to allow a woman to become the monarch.

  • Brunei.
  • Turkey.
  • Japan.

6. The Taliban draws most of its support from Afghanistan's ethnic Pashtun tribe. What other country is also home to large numbers of ethnic Pashtun?

  • Russia.
  • Pakistan.
  • Saudi Arabia.

7. In mid-November 2001, several hundred people died in severe flooding in what country?

  • Algeria.
  • Bangladesh.
  • Honduras.

8. Which world leader has been called "America's Ambassador to Europe" for his strong support of the fight against terrorism?

  • Nelson Mandela.
  • Vladimir Putin.
  • Tony Blair.

9. In November 2001, what nation adopted a new constitution giving more rights to its ethnic Albanian minority?

  • Greece.
  • Macedonia.
  • Bosnia.

10. In a move hailed as a possible end to years of violence, which group began disarming in October 2001?

  • Irish Republican Army.
  • Hamas.
  • The Rwandan interahamwe.

1. American Airlines Flight 587 was headed to what country when it crashed in New York shortly after take off on Nov. 12?
Dominican Republic.

2. On November 16, 2001, Gerhard Schroeder's coalition government survived a no-confidence vote in parliament after agreeing to commit troops to the U.S. effort in Afghanistan. Schroeder is chancellor of what country?
Germany

3. What country previously hostile to the United States offered limited support during the 2001 war against the Taliban in Afghanistan?
Iran.

4. Which world leader visited President Bush at his Texas ranch before Thanksgiving 2001?
Vladimir Putin of Russia.

5. Political leaders of this country announced in November 2001 that they have no plans to change the law to allow a woman to become the monarch.
Japan.

6. The Taliban draws most of its support from Afghanistan's ethnic Pashtun tribe. What other country is also home to large numbers of ethnic Pashtun?
Pakistan.

7. In mid-November 2001, several hundred people died in severe flooding in what country?
Algeria.

8. Which world leader has been called "America's Ambassador to Europe" for his strong support of the fight against terrorism?
Tony Blair.

9. In November 2001, what nation adopted a new constitution giving more rights to its ethnic Albanian minority?
Macedonia.

10. In a move hailed as a possible end to years of violence, which group began disarming in October 2001?
Irish Republican Army.

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