2008 Trivia QuizHistory Trivia Questions - Printable
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In 2008, an art theft of paintings by Monet, Van Gogh, Degas
and Cezanne occurred. Where were these paintings on display?
a. E.G. Burle Foundation Museum
b. The Vatican Museum
c. The Louvre
d. The Guggenheim
E.G. Burle Foundation Museum - The paintings were worth approximately $163 million.
In 2008, which dictator stepped down after forty-nine years in
a. Fidel Castro
b. Omar As-Bashir
c. Kim Jong-il
d. U Thein Sein
Fidel Castro - Fidel turned power over to his younger brother Raul Castro.
On the 10th of March, 400 monks were engaged in a protest that
resulted in a hundred people being killed. Where was this protest?
Tibet - The monks were protesting against China's occupation of Tibet.
Which ruler was told that he would have to step down after the
newly elected government decided to dissolve the monarchy in May of 2008?
a. King Carlos
b. King Albert II
c. King Gyanendra
d. King Harald
King Gyanendra - The king was told he would have to step down in fifteen days.
In July of 2008, the politician and anti-corruption activist
Ingrid Betancourt was rescued. Where was she held captive?
Columbia - Ingrid was freed along with fourteen others. She had been a captive since 2002.
On June 16th, 2008, which state legalized same sex marriages?
California - The same sex issue went all the way to the Supreme Court.
In 2008, a reporter threw his shoes at President Bush. Where
did this incident occur?
a. Tel Aviv
Bagdad - The reporter worked for Al Baghdadia, a Cairo based station.
In 2008, who won the Super Bowl?
Giants - The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots.
On the 28th of November 2008, India suffered a number of
attacks. Which group claimed responsibility for these incidents?
a. Deendar Anjuman
c. Egyptian Islamic Jihad
d. Deccan Mujahedeen
Deccan Mujahedeen - These attacks took place at various locations in Mumbai, India.
What was the top grossing film of 2008?
b. Iron Man
c. The Dark Knight
d. Kung Fu Panda
The Dark Knight - The Dark Knight made approximately $1,004,558,444 worldwide.
Over 133,000 were killed by Cyclone Nargis in May of 2008.
Where did this disaster occur?
b. Hong Kong
Burma - Damage was estimated at over US$10 billion.
According to Billboard, what was the top song of 2008?
c. No One
d. Bleeding Love
Low - Low was recorded by Flo Rida and featured T-Pain.
A United States presidential election occurred in 2008. Who was
a. George W. Bush
b. Hillary Clinton
c. Barack Obama
d. Joe Biden
Barack Obama - Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States.
Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008?
a. Martti Ahtisaari
b. Barack Obama
c. Liu Xiaobo
d. Al Gore
Martti Ahtisaari - Martti Ahtisaari was the tenth President of Finland.
Where did the 2008 Summer Olympics take place?
a. Beijing, China
b. London, United Kingdom
c. Athens, Greece
d. Sydney, Australia
Beijing, China - China became the 22nd nation to host the Olympic Games and the 18th to hold a Summer
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