Re: Best and Worst of 2001

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Posted by Calgarian on December 30, 2001 at 20:21:47:

In Reply to: Best and Worst of 2001 posted by Jean on December 28, 2001 at 13:14:43:

In 2001, for the first time, travellers entering Canada from Europe were required to do what, in an attempt to contain the spread of foot-and-mouth disease?
sign affidavits stating they had not visited farms in the U.K.
walk across mats soaked in disinfectant
submit to a scrubbing by registered nurses
empty their pockets to prove they carried no food of any kind
Canada slipped to number three in the annual UN report comparing quality of life among 174 countries. Who were number one and two?
Sweden and Sierra Leone
the United States and New Zealand
Norway and Australia
Japan and Ireland
Following September 11, U.S. President Bush created the new position of Director of Homeland Security. Who got the job?
Colin Powell
Condoleezza Rice
Tony Blair
Tom Ridge
In February, what newly-elected leader called upon enemies of his state to "cast off the path of violence and return to the path of dialogue"?
Ariel Sharon, Prime Minister of Israel
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams
Xanana Gusmao of East Timor
President of the United States George W. Bush
Which previously-unknown film director, a Canadian, won the Cannes Golden Camera award for a first-time director for his movie Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner)?
Rick Mercer
Atom Egoyan
Zacharias Kunuk
Hal Niedzviecki
In June, comic strip legend Hank Ketcham died at 81. Who was his best-known character?
Dennis the Menace
Rex Morgan, MD
In March, the government of what country admitted it had just destroyed two ancient statues of Buddha?
"If the state is to survive, no one can be untouchable." Who said this, last spring, and in what circumstances?
former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid, immediately before his ouster
Yugoslav President Vojislav Kostunica, just before the arrest of Slobodan Milosevic
Margaret Thatcher, calling for the ouster of Tony Blair
Loi Estrada, calling for the arrest of her husband, former Philippines president Joseph Estrada
Timothy McVeigh was executed by lethal injection in Terre Haute, Indiana. What poem did he issue as his final statement?
"The Unknown Citizen," by W.H. Auden
"Invictus," by William Ernest Henley
"The Hanging Man," by Sylvia Plath
"The Waste Land," by T.S. Eliot
Last year it was announced that global sales of recorded music were down, with the biggest decline in Canada. Who or what did the industry blame?
Alanis Morissette, for delaying the release of her fourth album
Sam the Record Man, for shutting down his flagship store
Napster, for allowing people to download music for free
the CRTC, for reducing Canadian-content requirements
Nepal declared the former Prince Gyanendra its new king following a bizarre tragedy. What happened?
nine members of the royal family were shot in what was apparently a murder-suicide carried out by the Crown Prince
the entire royal family was killed in an earthquake
Maoist rebels blew up a military barracks, killing the king
a British commercial expedition, which included the king and his wife, attempted to climb Mount Everest, but everyone froze to death before reaching the south summit
Following the attacks on the World Trade Center, this New Yorker's popularity soared. Who is he?
George Pataki
Michael Bloomberg
Rudy Giuliani
Ed Koch
Venus Williams said this: "This means a lot more to me this year because I hadn't played as well in the other Grand Slams as I would have liked. I really wanted it." What had she just won?
the World Cup short-track event in Sofia, Bulgaria
the Heisman Trophy
the Wimbledon championship
the World Cup for long track speed skating
After the anthrax scares, sales of what skyrocketed in Tijuana, Mexico?
smallpox vaccine
Compound 19
sarin gas

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