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Quiz on the Year 2002

It happened 20 years ago. Can you guess these facts about the year 2002?
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Last updated: August 18, 2022
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Major currency used for the first time in physical form
Euro
Pop star who broke up with Britney Spears
Justin Timberlake
Horror movie about a video tape which killed those who watched it
The Ring
Venezuelan leader who was briefly overthrown during a coup
Hugo Chávez
Reclusive European country which finally joined the United Nations
Switzerland
City where Chechen rebels took a theater hostage, leading to 170 deaths
Moscow
Brazilian player who scored two goals in the FIFA World Cup final
Ronaldo
Coronavirus epidemic which started in China
SARS
British territory that voted NOT to become a part of Spain
Gibraltar
U.S. city which hosted the Winter Olympics
Salt Lake City
Steve Fossett became the first person to perform a solo, non-stop flight
around the world in a _____
Balloon
Former U.S. President who won the Nobel Peace Prize
Jimmy Carter
Pop star who dangled a baby over a balcony
Michael Jackson
Chinese river where river dolphins were seen for the last time
Yangtze
Small, Portuguese-speaking country that gained independence from Indonesia
East Timor
Rapper whose song "Lose Yourself" topped the U.S music charts
Eminem
Term that George W. Bush used to refer to Iran, Iraq, and North Korea
Axis of Evil
Palestinian leader who was trapped in his compound, and would
spend nearly all his remaining life there
Yasser Arafat
First country in the world to allow assisted suicide, just one year after
becoming the first to allow gay marriage
Netherlands
Space launch company founded by Elon Musk
SpaceX
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Level 72
Aug 19, 2022
First! I was sure that theatre attack was in Russia, but it’s not accepting it. Well what countries are near the Chechen area of Russia? None of the work? Hmm… re-read question and it said city. And that’s why we should actually fully read the question!
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Level 88
Sep 7, 2022
Did the same thing. Tried Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus skipped it and when i reread it I slapped my forehead.
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Level 68
Aug 21, 2022
In Russia, you can't kill hostages if the Russian government kills the hostages first.
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Level 75
Aug 27, 2022
Arafat spent the last two weeks of his life in a French hospital, on the outskirts of Paris.
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Level ∞
Aug 27, 2022
Okay fixed
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Level 43
Sep 4, 2022
Ronald is from Portugal
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Level 39
Sep 4, 2022
The original Ronaldo is from Brazil
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Level 57
Sep 4, 2022
Ronaldo is from Brazil.

Christiano Ronaldo is from Portugal.

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Level 50
Sep 4, 2022
An interesting quiz, though it would be even better had not included any of the entertainment industry related questions!
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Level 74
Sep 5, 2022
Why not?
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Level 83
Dec 5, 2022
There will always be people who try to compensate for their own lack of culture by claiming cultural matters aren't really important. This is one of the reasons arts funding is so important.
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Level 38
Sep 27, 2022
No. Entertainment industry questions are good. Balances out the geography, politics, science etc. questions.
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Level 61
Sep 4, 2022
Maybe accept r9 for Ronaldo Nazario
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Level 55
Oct 19, 2022
I had no idea SpaceX was 20 years old.