2000s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 2000s?
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What internet service introduced #hashtags?
Twitter
Who was, by far, the best-selling author of the decade?
J. K. Rowling
What economic downturn started in 2007?
Great Recession
What country suffered the most deaths from the 2004 tsunami?
Indonesia
What rapper was the best-selling musical artist of the decade?
Eminem
What British graffiti artist gained worldwide fame?
Banksy
What terror group was led by Mullah Mohammad Omar?
The Taliban
Who died from a sting ray attack in 2006?
Steve Irwin
Who died in 2005 after twenty six years as pope, the third-longest reign of all-time?
John Paul II
What did the Netherlands legalize in 2001 - becoming the first country to do so?
Same-sex marriage
What was the nickname of the Guantánamo Bay prison?
Gitmo
Who won 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics?
Michael Phelps
What region of Russia was the site of a bloody war?
Chechnya
What country did Russia invade in 2008?
Georgia
What 2009 James Cameron film became the highest-grossing of all-time?
Avatar
What Houston energy company went bankrupt due to massive accounting fraud?
Enron
What British company made vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, and bladeless fans?
Dyson
What East Asian city had the world's tallest building from 2004 until 2010?
Taipei
What hurricane struck New Orleans in 2005?
Hurricane Katrina
What city elected its first mayor, Ken Livingstone, in the year 2000?
London
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Level 44
Mar 26, 2015
The 'great recession' is better known as the GFC or global financial crisis.
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Level 60
Dec 20, 2016
Agree. Always known as the GFC.
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Level 82
Mar 12, 2020
Disagree. I always heard it called the Great Recession.
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Level 78
Feb 8, 2018
Unfortunately, no one saying "global financial crisis" indicates their location. As Jetpunkers know, vocabulary and terminology can vary town-to-town, let alone country to country. The term "Great Recession" was popular in the US (here in the eastern US at least), as a play on the term "Great Depression," which refers to the disastrous US economy of the 1930s.
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Level 34
May 25, 2018
Yep. I've never heard it called anything else here in Texas, and global financial crisis usually refers to the Great Depression where I live.
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Level 70
Mar 12, 2020
Here in New Zealand it is known as the 'Global Financial Crisis'
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2020
Netherlands; have only heard of great recession, never of gfc/global financial crisis. Well in english. In my own language besides recession, krediet-crisis = credit crisis, was used aswell, (recessie=recession was used more in official, indepth and professional instances and credit crisis was a more everyday term)
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Level 77
Jan 2, 2020
It's was referred to as the 'credit crunch' here in England, God knows why.
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Level 72
Jan 2, 2020
"The crisis" in most of the rest of Europe.
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Level 70
Mar 12, 2020
Not heard it called that in the UK in years. Always hear it called the "banking crisis" or "global financial crisis" on the news.
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Level 68
Jan 6, 2020
Genuinely never heard the term "Great recession" before and I work in investing and finance. UK based. GFC and a few other equivalents could probably be added as type ins to solve the problem.
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Level 63
Mar 12, 2020
I have heard both numerous times. But being from Canada, it's likely another one of those things where we use both British and American terms interchangeably (leaning towards the American words usually unless we want to try to be all smug for some reason).
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Level 38
Mar 12, 2020
Poor question. If it’s not universally accepted, remove the word “Great” and accept multiple answers.
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Level 44
Jun 3, 2019
Took me a while to get Georgia. Listed almost every country nearby.
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Level 55
Mar 13, 2020
I typed Armenia and Azerbaijan but missed Georgia, so yeah.
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Level 79
Jan 1, 2020
Is the Avatar clue still correct?
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Level ∞
Jan 3, 2020
The question is correct as written. However, in 2019, Avatar was passed by Endgame.
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Level 72
Jan 2, 2020
I know this comes up in every quiz in which it's an answer, but could you please accept Chechenya?
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Level 61
Feb 27, 2020
Calm down, it's only a game.
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Level 55
Mar 13, 2020
I typed Czechia...
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Level 62
Mar 12, 2020
same-sex mariage - gay wedding .. couldn't it be accepted? for Mullah Omar, can't Al-Qaeda be a good answer?
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Level 31
Mar 12, 2020
Taliban =/= Al-Qaeda
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Level 44
Mar 12, 2020
Chechenya should be accepted for Chechnya.
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Level 55
Mar 12, 2020
"What country did Russia invade in 2008? Georgia" You mean whaaaat? Georgia was the one who attacked Russia just to stick to the truth....
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Level ∞
Mar 12, 2020
No.
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Level 38
Mar 12, 2020
As usual, 40% of global events of the 2000s apparently happened in/by/to Americans.
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Level 82
Mar 12, 2020
As usual, 40% of JetPunk users have something to complain about when it comes to America.
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Level 60
Mar 13, 2020
As usual, 40% of non-american JetPunk users should think about starting their own quiz site with whatever nationalistic or cultural influence they choose in order to achieve the perceived equity they desire.
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Level 63
May 21, 2020
Other than questions that relate to the whole world, there's only two or three US-specific questions but about things that were international news.
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Level 63
May 21, 2020
That said, I don't like the Gitmo question, as that nickname is specific to Americans. I recognise it from American TV shows, but I don't know that anyone else in the world calls it that. It's (currently) the least-guessed answer for that reason.
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Level 41
Mar 13, 2020
Mujahideen should be accepted as alternative to Taliban
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Level 74
Mar 13, 2020
Nit-picking, but London has had a [Lord] Mayor (different position) for centuries. I know it says elected, but should maybe say "its first elected mayor", not "elected its first mayor"
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Level 59
Mar 17, 2020
You are right. Nit-picking.
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Level 76
Mar 16, 2020
The US Naval base at Guantanamo Bay has been called Gitmo long before they put terrorists in prison there. I was in the Navy in the 80's and we called it Gitmo then.