2005 Trivia QuizHistory Trivia Questions - Printable History
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Which Middle Eastern Leader, elected in 2005, is sometimes
called Abu Mazen?
a. Mahmoud Abbas
b. Ahmad Qurei
c. Salam Fayyad
d. Ismail Haniyeh
Mahmoud Abbas - Abbas became the President of the Palestinian Authority in 2005.
Who became Pope on the 24th of April 2005?
a. Pope John Paul II
b. Pope Paul
c. Pope John
d. Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI - Pope Benedict became Pope after the death of Pope John Paul II.
Who became the Prime minister of Great Britain in 2005?
a. Margaret Thatcher
b. David Cameron
c. Gordon Brown
d. Tony Blair
Tony Blair - Tony Blair was born in 1953. He was the leader of the Labour Party.
According to Canada, the year 2005 was the official year of
a. The Child
b. The of Exploration
c. The Veteran
d. The Volunteer
The Veteran - The year was designated the Year of the Volunteer by the UK.
In 2005, scientists discover Eris. What was Eris?
a. A dwarf planet
b. A comet
c. A fossilized Neanderthal
d. An Egyptian mummy
A dwarf planet - Eris is the largest dwarf planet in the solar system.
In 2005, which country gave women the right to vote?
Kuwait - This historic event occurred on the 17th of May.
On the 31st of May 2005, Deep Throat's Identity was revealed.
Who was Deep Throat?
a. Mark Felt
b. Carl Bernstein
c. Edgar Hoover
d. Bob Woodward
Mark Felt - Mark Felt was responsible for giving the information that eventually led to the Watergate
Scandal and President Nixon's resignation.
Which monarch passed away on the 1st of August, 2005?
a. Queen Beatrix
b. King Juan Carlos
c. King Charles
d. King Fahd
King Fahd - The King died in hospital after suffering a high fever and pneumonia.
On November the 13th, a man was reported to have been cured of
HIV. Who was this man?
a. Andrew Stimpson
b. Brent Thornhill
c. John Simpson
d. Mark Talbot
Andrew Stimpson - Andrew had three tests done which were all positive, but the fourth one was negative.
Researchers and scientists were uncertain as to what caused this change.
The 43rd Mersenne Prime was discovered. What is this?
a. A planet
b. A virus
c. A mathematical number
d. A vaccination
A mathematical number - A Mersenne Prime is a prime number. These numbers were named after the French
Monk who studied them.
According to Billboard Magazine, what was the top song of 2005?
a. Let Me Love You
b. We Belong Together
c. Since U Have Been Gone
d. Hollaback Girl
We Belong Together - Recorded by Mariah Carey, We Belong Together can be found on her tenth studio
album, The Emancipation of Mimi.
What was the top grossing movie of 2005?
a. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
b. King Kong
c. War of the Worlds
d. Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire grossed over $895 million
According to Nielsen BookScan, what was the top selling book of
a. A Million Little Pieces
b. The Time Traveler's Wife
c. The Da Vinci Code
d. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was written by J.K.
Rowling, the first author ever to make over a billion dollars writing.
Who was inaugurated in Washington, D.C. for a second term as
President of the United States on January 20th 2005?
a. Barack Obama
b. Dick Cheney
c. George W. Bush
d. Bill Clinton
George W. Bush - Bush was the 43rd President of the United States from 2001 to 2009.
What popular video sharing website was founded in February of
YouTube - YouTube was created by three former PayPal employees.
An important figure in the 2011 Egyptian revolution, who won
the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005?
a. Mohamed ElBaradei
b. Martti Ahtisaari
c. Wangari Maathai
d. Al Gore
Mohamed ElBaradei - The IAEA was a joint recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for the year of 2005.
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