Places in the News Quiz, 2007

Do you remember what places were making headlines in 2007? Take this quiz and find out!

Quiz

Do you remember what places were making headlines in 2007? Take this quiz and find out!

1. Monks led widespread anti-government protests in what country in September?

  • Myanmar.
  • Kiribati.
  • Nepal.
  • India.

2. A court in what country arrested Gillian Gibbons, a British teacher working abroad, for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad?

  • Afghanistan.
  • Pakistan.
  • Sudan.
  • Canada.

3. In August, a bridge collapsed and fell into the Mississippi River, killing several people. Where did the disaster occur?

  • New York City.
  • San Francisco.
  • Minneapolis.
  • Baltimore.

4. In July, what country's capital city witnessed its first snowfall in 89 years?

  • Argentina.
  • Greece.
  • New Zealand.
  • Chile.

5. The U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee in October passed a resolution labeling as genocide the murder of some 1.5 million Armenians during World War I. What country was responsible for the murders?

  • Somalia.
  • Morocco.
  • Turkey.
  • Afghanistan.

6. In November, a man took three hostages at one of Hillary Clinton's campaign field offices. In what state did the incident occur?

  • Iowa.
  • South Carolina.
  • New Hampshire.
  • California.

7. In July, what city was named to host the Winter Olympics in 2014?

  • St. Moritz, Switzerland.
  • Sochi, Russia.
  • Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Chamonix, France.

8. Cyclone Sidr, with winds over 100 miles per hour, killed 3,500 people in what country in November?

  • Bangladesh.
  • Ethiopia.
  • Laos.
  • Iran.

9. The Askariya Shrine, a revered Shiite mosque, was bombed in June for the second time in 16 months. In what Iraqi city is the shrine located?

  • Samarra.
  • Baghdad.
  • Dujail.
  • Jazeera.

10. In July, prosecutors issued their first indictment of a Khmer Rouge leader, on charges of crimes against humanity. The Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, massacred between 1 million and 2 million people in what country in the 1970s?

  • Thailand.
  • North Korea.
  • Cambodia.
  • Indonesia.

Your Results:

1. Monks led widespread anti-government protests in what country in September?
Myanmar.

2. A court in what country arrested Gillian Gibbons, a British teacher working abroad, for allowing her students to name a teddy bear Muhammad?
Sudan.

3. In August, a bridge collapsed and fell into the Mississippi River, killing several people. Where did the disaster occur?
Minneapolis.

4. In July, what country's capital city witnessed its first snowfall in 89 years?
Argentina.

5. The U.S. House Foreign Relations Committee in October passed a resolution labeling as genocide the murder of some 1.5 million Armenians during World War I. What country was responsible for the murders?
Turkey.

6. In November, a man took three hostages at one of Hillary Clinton's campaign field offices. In what state did the incident occur?
New Hampshire.

7. In July, what city was named to host the Winter Olympics in 2014?
Sochi, Russia.

8. Cyclone Sidr, with winds over 100 miles per hour, killed 3,500 people in what country in November?
Bangladesh.

9. The Askariya Shrine, a revered Shiite mosque, was bombed in June for the second time in 16 months. In what Iraqi city is the shrine located?
Samarra.

10. In July, prosecutors issued their first indictment of a Khmer Rouge leader, on charges of crimes against humanity. The Khmer Rouge, led by Pol Pot, massacred between 1 million and 2 million people in what country in the 1970s?
Cambodia.

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