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

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

1. The early part of 2002 was one of the quietest years on record for tornadoes in the U.S. But when they do occur, most tornadoes hit "tornado alley." Where is this?

  • Northern Alaska.
  • Great Plains.
  • Gulf Coast.

2. In April 2002, Tiger Woods won the Masters golf tournament, which is held in:

  • Palm Springs, California.
  • Palm Beach, Florida.
  • Augusta, Georgia.

3. Which U.S. state celebrated its status as the third-largest gold producer in the world in April 2002?

  • California.
  • Nevada.
  • Alaska.

4. Chinese officials recently announced that cracks have been discovered in Three Gorges Dam, now under construction. The dam is being built across what river?

  • Brahmaputra.
  • Mekong.
  • Yangtze.

5. Idaho elementary school teacher Barbara Morgan has made headlines about her future trip to what destination?

  • North Pole.
  • International Space Station.
  • Amazonian rain forest.

6. In early 2002 peace talks between the warring factions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were held where?

  • UN headquarters in New York.
  • Sun City, South Africa.
  • Nairobi, Kenya.

7. Film director Ram Gopal Varma recently denied that organized crime dominates the "Bollywood" film industry. To what city does "Bollywood" refer?

  • Mumbai (Bombay).
  • Berlin.
  • Bangkok.

8. The president of what nation was deposed in a coup in April 2002, and placed under house arrest for two days before returning to power?

  • Venezuela.
  • Nigeria.
  • Uzbekistan.

9. The al-Jazeera satellite TV station has received a lot of attention for its coverage of the war in Afghanistan and other international events. The station is based in what country?

  • Qatar.
  • Yemen.
  • India.

10. Environmentalists are protesting an oil pipeline now under construction in the Mindo Nambillo cloud forest, which is located where

  • Norway.
  • Ecuador.
  • Nigeria.

1. The early part of 2002 was one of the quietest years on record for tornadoes in the U.S. But when they do occur, most tornadoes hit "tornado alley." Where is this?
Great Plains.

2. In April 2002, Tiger Woods won the Masters golf tournament, which is held in:
Augusta, Georgia.

3. Which U.S. state celebrated its status as the third-largest gold producer in the world in April 2002?
Nevada.

4. Chinese officials recently announced that cracks have been discovered in Three Gorges Dam, now under construction. The dam is being built across what river?
Yangtze.

5. Idaho elementary school teacher Barbara Morgan has made headlines about her future trip to what destination?
International Space Station.

6. In early 2002 peace talks between the warring factions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were held where?
Sun City, South Africa.

7. Film director Ram Gopal Varma recently denied that organized crime dominates the "Bollywood" film industry. To what city does "Bollywood" refer?
Mumbai (Bombay).

8. The president of what nation was deposed in a coup in April 2002, and placed under house arrest for two days before returning to power?
Venezuela.

9. The al-Jazeera satellite TV station has received a lot of attention for its coverage of the war in Afghanistan and other international events. The station is based in what country?
Qatar.

10. Environmentalists are protesting an oil pipeline now under construction in the Mindo Nambillo cloud forest, which is located where
Ecuador.

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