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E.G. Burle Foundation Museum - The paintings were worth approximately $163 million.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

Fidel Castro - Fidel turned power over to his younger brother Raul Castro.In 2008, which dictator stepped down after forty-nine years in power?

a. Fidel Castro
b. Omar As-Bashir
c. Kim Jong-il
d. U Thein Sein

Tibet - The monks were protesting against China's occupation of Tibet.On the 10th of March, 400 monks were engaged in a protest that resulted in a hundred people being killed. Where was this protest?

a. China
b. Tibet
c. Nepal
d. Kashmire

King Gyanendra - The king was told he would have to step down in fifteen days.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

Columbia - Ingrid was freed along with fourteen others. She had been a captive since 2002. In July of 2008, the politician and anti-corruption activist Ingrid Betancourt was rescued. Where was she held captive?

a. Columbia
b. Iran
c. Peru
d. China

California - The same sex issue went all the way to the Supreme Court.On June 16th, 2008, which state legalized same sex marriages?

a. Missouri
b. Texas
c. California
d. Florida

Bagdad - The reporter worked for Al Baghdadia, a Cairo based station.In 2008, a reporter threw his shoes at President Bush. Where did this incident occur?

a. Tel Aviv
b. Bagdad
c. Istanbul
d. Damascus

Giants - The New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots.In 2008, who won the Super Bowl?

a. Broncos
b. Redskins
c. Giants
d. Steelers

Deccan Mujahedeen - These attacks took place at various locations in Mumbai, India. On the 28th of November 2008, India suffered a number of attacks. Which group claimed responsibility for these incidents?

a. Deendar Anjuman
b. Hamas
c. Egyptian Islamic Jihad
d. Deccan Mujahedeen

The Dark Knight - The Dark Knight made approximately $1,004,558,444 worldwide.What was the top grossing film of 2008?

a. Hancock
b. Iron Man
c. The Dark Knight
d. Kung Fu Panda

Burma - Damage was estimated at over US$10 billion.Over 133,000 were killed by Cyclone Nargis in May of 2008. Where did this disaster occur?

a. India
b. Hong Kong
c. China
d. Burma

Low - Low was recorded by Flo Rida and featured T-Pain.According to Billboard, what was the top song of 2008?

a. Low
b. Lollipop
c. No One
d. Bleeding Love

Barack Obama - Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States.A United States presidential election occurred in 2008. Who was elected?

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

Martti Ahtisaari - Martti Ahtisaari was the tenth President of Finland.Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2008?

a. Martti Ahtisaari
b. Barack Obama
c. Liu Xiaobo
d. Al Gore

Beijing, China - China became the 22nd nation to host the Olympic Games and the 18th to hold a Summer Olympic Games.Where did the 2008 Summer Olympics take place?

a. Beijing, China
b. London, United Kingdom
c. Athens, Greece
d. Sydney, Australia

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