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Dubai - With forty-five floors, the building is both a residence and an office building.In 2009, which city claimed the honor of having the world's tallest building?

a. Tokyo
b. Berlin
c. San Francisco
d. Dubai

Australia - The fires destroyed more than 900 homes, and killed 181 people in the province of Victoria.In 2009, wildfires killed 181 people. Where did these terrible fires occur?

a. Canada
b. Brazil
c. America
d. Australia

Avatar - Avatar grossed over $749 million.What was the top grossing movie of 2009?

a. Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen
b. The Twilight Saga - New Moon
c. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
d. Avatar

Carol Ann Duffy - Carol is the first woman and the first Scot to hold this prestigious position.On May 1st, 2009, a woman was named poet laureate of the United Kingdom. Who was this woman?

a. Alice Entwhistle
b. Laura Severin
c. Jane Dowson
d. Carol Ann Duffy

Air France - Air France flight 447 was scheduled between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Charles de Gaulle International Airport in France. On June 9th 2009, an airplane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean, killing everyone on board. What company owned the airplane?

a. Air Canada
b. Delta airlines
c. Air France
d. British Airways

The Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow - 'Boom Boom Pow' was The Black Eyed Peas first U.S. number one single.According to Billboard magazine, what was the number one song for the year 2009?

a. Lady Gaga - Poker Face
b. The Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
c. The Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
d. Lady Gaga - Just Dance

Michael Jackson - Michael was fifty at the time of his death.Which music superstar passed away on the 25th of June 2009?

a. Michael Jackson
b. Maurice Gibb
c. John Denver
d. Johnny Cash

Fort Hood - This tragic event saw thirteen people killed and thirty injured.On the 5th of November 2009, which military base was the site of a mass murder?

a. Fort Leonard
b. Fort Greely
c. Fort Hood
d. Fort William

Mine That Bird - Mine That Bird was ridden to victory by C. Borel.In 2009, who won the Kentucky Derby?

a. Mine That Bird
b. Funny Cide
c. Big Brown
d. Animal Kingdom

Ida - The primate is believed to 47 million years old and the forefather of humans.On the 19th of June 2009, scientists unveiled a fossilized primate. What was the nickname of this primate?

a. Jenny
b. Lucy
c. Eve
d. Ida

Water - The water was discovered during the Lcross mission.What did scientists discover on the moon in November 2009?

a. Quartz
b. Mold
c. Lava
d. Water

Pakistan - Six policemen and two civilians were killed during the incident. In 2009, the cricket team from Sri Lanka was attacked by men from which country?

a. Iraq
b. Iran
c. Jordan
d. Pakistan

Pittsburgh Penguins - The series went the full seven games.Who win the Stanley Cup against the Detroit Red Wings in 2009?

a. Boston Bruins
b. Toronto Maple Leafs
c. Ottawa Senators
d. Pittsburgh Penguins

Astronomy - The Year was declared by the 62nd General Assembly of the United Nations.The year 2009 was designated the international year of ...?

a. Astronomy
b. World Peace
c. Space Travel
d. Worldwide Sport

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