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

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

1. During June 2002, Japan co-hosted the World Cup soccer championship with what other nation?

  • South Korea.
  • North Korea.
  • China.

2. A part-time employee of the National Forest Service was charged with starting a major fire that forced thousands of people to leave their homes in what state?

  • California.
  • Idaho.
  • Colorado.

3. In June 2002, Helmut Kohl addressed a political gathering for the first time in several years. He is the former leader of what country?

  • Sweden.
  • Switzerland.
  • Germany.

4. The center-right coalition scored a big political win in parliamentary elections in June 2002. In the presidential vote earlier, an extreme right-wing nationalist stunned the political establishment by beating the socialists to come in second behind the moderately conservative incumbent. In what country did this take place?

  • Australia.
  • France.
  • Russia.

5. Residents of this town are mourning the loss of a 460-year-old white oak tree that toppled over in a storm June 6, 2002. The tree was believed to have been the oldest white oak in the country. It was located in:

  • Redwood City, Calif.
  • Wye Mills, Md.
  • Williamsburg, Va.

6. The U.S. Department of Energy wants to move 6 ½ tons of plutonium from the Rocky Flats facility in Colorado to what state for processing into nuclear reactor fuel?

  • Pennsylvania.
  • South Carolina.
  • Colorado.

7. In June 2002, U.S. authorities said they were especially concerned about terrorists from what nation?

  • United States.
  • Pakistan.
  • France.

8. In June 2002, 16 people went on trial for negligence in connection with a train fire that killed 155 people in 2000. The train was going to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, which is in what country?

  • Chile.
  • Norway.
  • Austria.

9. Former members of paramilitary groups blocked roads around the Mayan ruins at Tikal in June 2002 demanding that the government pay them for their help during the long civil war. In what country is Tikal located?

  • Mexico.
  • Guatemala.
  • Bosnia.

10. Veteran politician Armando Guebuza was chosen in June 2002 to lead the largest political party in what former Portuguese colony?

  • Brazil.
  • The Bahamas.
  • Mozambique.

1. During June 2002, Japan co-hosted the World Cup soccer championship with what other nation?
South Korea.

2. A part-time employee of the National Forest Service was charged with starting a major fire that forced thousands of people to leave their homes in what state?
Colorado.

3. In June 2002, Helmut Kohl addressed a political gathering for the first time in several years. He is the former leader of what country?
Germany.

4. The center-right coalition scored a big political win in parliamentary elections in June 2002. In the presidential vote earlier, an extreme right-wing nationalist stunned the political establishment by beating the socialists to come in second behind the moderately conservative incumbent. In what country did this take place?
France.

5. Residents of this town are mourning the loss of a 460-year-old white oak tree that toppled over in a storm June 6, 2002. The tree was believed to have been the oldest white oak in the country. It was located in:
Wye Mills, Md.

6. The U.S. Department of Energy wants to move 6 ½ tons of plutonium from the Rocky Flats facility in Colorado to what state for processing into nuclear reactor fuel?
South Carolina.

7. In June 2002, U.S. authorities said they were especially concerned about terrorists from what nation?
United States.

8. In June 2002, 16 people went on trial for negligence in connection with a train fire that killed 155 people in 2000. The train was going to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, which is in what country?
Austria.

9. Former members of paramilitary groups blocked roads around the Mayan ruins at Tikal in June 2002 demanding that the government pay them for their help during the long civil war. In what country is Tikal located?
Guatemala.

10. Veteran politician Armando Guebuza was chosen in June 2002 to lead the largest political party in what former Portuguese colony?
Mozambique.

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