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

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

1. Leaders of what nation signed a cease-fire with rebels in April 2002, six weeks after the death of a prominent rebel leader?

  • Colombia.
  • Angola.
  • Sri Lanka.

2. In what nation did a former movie star become the chief minister of a state government in March 2002?

  • Germany.
  • Paraguay.
  • India.

3. Economic crisis pushed which nation to the verge collapse in early 2002?

  • Argentina.
  • Brazil.
  • Ecuador.

4. A major volcanic eruption devastated part of what country in January 2002?

  • Philippines.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • El Salvador.

5. What affected Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the winter of 2002?

  • Fire.
  • A heat wave.
  • A dengue fever epidemic.

6. A drive-through McDonald's Restaurant for snowmobile riders opened in February 2002 in what country?

  • Sweden.
  • U.S..
  • Canada.

7. Economic indicators in the winter of 2002 indicated that Europe's largest economy officially remained in recession. That country is:

  • France.
  • Great Britain.
  • Germany.

8. In February 2002, which former national leader was on trial in The Hague for war crimes?

  • Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia.
  • Radovan Karadzic of the Bosnian Serb Republic
  • Jean Kambanda of Rwanda.

9. The kidnapping of a presidential candidate in 2002 sparked outrage in what country?

  • Brazil.
  • Colombia.
  • Pakistan.

10. In February 2002, U.S. president George Bush made a three-nation trip, visiting:

  • Iran, Pakistan, and India.
  • Japan, South Korea, and China.
  • Jamaica, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic.

1. Leaders of what nation signed a cease-fire with rebels in April 2002, six weeks after the death of a prominent rebel leader?
Angola.

2. In what nation did a former movie star become the chief minister of a state government in March 2002?
India.

3. Economic crisis pushed which nation to the verge collapse in early 2002?
Argentina.

4. A major volcanic eruption devastated part of what country in January 2002?
Democratic Republic of the Congo.

5. What affected Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in the winter of 2002?
A dengue fever epidemic.

6. A drive-through McDonald's Restaurant for snowmobile riders opened in February 2002 in what country?
Sweden.

7. Economic indicators in the winter of 2002 indicated that Europe's largest economy officially remained in recession. That country is:
Germany.

8. In February 2002, which former national leader was on trial in The Hague for war crimes?
Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia.

9. The kidnapping of a presidential candidate in 2002 sparked outrage in what country?
Colombia.

10. In February 2002, U.S. president George Bush made a three-nation trip, visiting:
Japan, South Korea, and China.

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