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Crocs - Crocs were originally designed to be a spa shoe.What kind of footwear became a fashion trend in the 2000s?

       a. Flip-flops
       b. Ballet flat
       c. Crocs
       d. Sling backs

The Road - This novel was written by Cormac McCarthy. It has been made into a major motion picture starring Viggo Mortensen as the father.This era saw an increase in reading. What novel won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2007?

       a. The Road
       b. Rabbit at Rest
       c. Waiting
       d. Independence Day

Taipei 101 - This title did not last long. The record was reset in 2010 when The Burj Khalifa opened. In 2004, a new structure claimed the title of the world's tallest building. What is the name of this building?

       a. Petronas Tower
       b. Taipei 101
       c. Jim Jao Tower
       d. Bank of America Tower

The Big Bang Theory - The Big Bang Theory debuted in 2007. It stars Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco.There was a decline in the popularity of the sitcom. However, a few became huge hits. Of the following, which of these shows has a hit during the 2000s?

       a. Ally McBeal
       b. Friends
       c. The Big Bang Theory
       d. Home Improvement

Beyonce - Westlife was deemed the biggest selling band of the decade.Which female was awarded the title of Top Radio Songs Artist of the 2000s decade by billboard Magazine in 2009?

       a. Lady Gaga
       b. Madonna
       c. Beyonce
       d. Paula Abdul

Barack Obama - Barack became the 44th President and the first African American.Which US President was elected in 2009?

       a. Barack Obama
       b. Joe Biden
       c. George Bush
       d. Bill Clinton

An earthquake - The earthquake registered a 9.9. Centered in the Indian Ocean the resulting tsunami killed thousands of people. The death toll from the 26th, stands at approximately 230,000.What natural disaster occurred on the 26th of December 2004 killing many thousands of people?

       a. An earthquake
       b. A cyclone
       c. A volcano erupted
       d. A hurricane

Swine flu - The H1N1 (swine flu) spread across the world. More than 16, 931 people died from this disease.In 2009, a pandemic caused the US President to declare a national emergency. What was this pandemic called?

       a. Swine flu
       b. TB
       c. Aids
       d. Rubella

Submarine - The Russian submarine K-141 sunk killing all 118 on board. The sub was in the Barents Sea.What kind vehicle disaster occurred on Aug 8th 2000?

       a. Space shuttle
       b. Train
       c. Submarine
       d. Airplane

Dennis Tito - Dennis paid over 20 million dollars to spend a week on the space station.In 2004, who officially became the first space tourist?

       a. Dennis Young
       b. Dennis Tito
       c. Bill Gates
       d. Vladimir Sprock

The Netherlands - By the end of 2010, more than 10 countries recognized same-sex unions. In the 2000s, which nation became the first to recognize same-sex marriages?

       a. Australia
       b. France
       c. The Netherlands
       d. The United States

Seung-Hui Cho - Cho killed 32 people and injured 17 others. He then committed suicide.In 2007, there was a shooting at Virginia Tech. Who committed this terrible crime?

       a. Leung Ying
       b. Andrew Phillip Kehoe
       c. Seung-Hui Cho
       d. Jiverly Antares Wong

Harry Potter movies - The Lord of the Rings was ranked number two. Which films claimed the title of highest grossing film series in the 2000s decade?

       a. Harry Potter movies
       b. The Batman films
       c. The Matrix films
       d. The Da Vinci Code movies

Nicolas Sarkozy - Nicolas held this position until the 15th of May 2012. In 2012, he was defeated by Francois Hollande. Who was elected President of France in 2007?

       a. Jean Chretien
       b. Nicolas Sarkozy
       c. Phillip Mitterrand
       d. Alain Juppe

PlayStation 2 - This system was released in 2000. It was created by Sony.What was the number one selling game system in the 2000s?

       a. PlayStation 2
       b. PlayStation 3
       c. Wii
       d. Xbox 360

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