Quiz on the Year 2001

Can you answer these questions about things that happened in the year 2001?
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Last updated: November 24, 2020
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Question
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What city changed its name to Kolkata?
Calcutta
What website, sometimes referred to as the "Quizmaster's Bible" was
launched by Jimmy Wales?
Wikipedia
What Islamist group destroyed two giant statues of Buddha in Afghanistan?
Taliban
What buildings were attacked by the 9/11 attackers?
World Trade Center
Pentagon
What terrorist group was responsible for those attacks?
Al Qaeda
Who was the leader of that group?
Osama Bin Laden
Who wore a dress that looked like a swan to the 2001 Academy Awards?
Björk
What MP3 player was released by Apple?
iPod
What country became the first in the world to legalize same-sex marriage?
Netherlands
Where did Dennis Tito become the first tourist to visit, paying
$20 million for the privilege?
Space
In what country did general Pervez Musharraf appoint himself President?
Pakistan
Where did Richard Reid hide a bomb that he snuck onto an airplane, inconveniencing
billions of travelers over the following decades?
His Shoe
What filesharing service was shuttered after lawsuits by record companies?
Napster
What car racing movie, released in 2001, would spawn numerous
blockbuster sequels over the ensuing decades?
The Fast and
the Furious
In what country did Crown Prince Dipendra kill the king, queen, and other royal
family members with an assault rifle?
(The monarchy would be abolished in 2008)
Nepal
What did the province of Newfoundland change its name to?
Newfoundland and
Labrador
Who divorced Tom Cruise?
Nicole Kidman
What now-hated band relased their number #1 hit "How You Remind Me"?
Nickelback
Which two tennis stars married each other?
Andre Agassi /
Steffi Graf
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Level 66
Nov 24, 2020
I can't tell you how many times i've needed to know that Bjork wore that dress. And I still cant remember it :/
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Level 65
Nov 25, 2020
Including this quiz, that makes a grand total of one for me.
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Level 68
Nov 27, 2020
I was a huge fan of Björk back then, so that was an easy one for me.
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Level 54
Nov 24, 2020
Weird that someone wearing a dress makes it to a quiz.

Also can you accept ISS for Space?

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Level 80
Nov 25, 2020
Since that IS where he went. You ought to accept ISS.
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2020
I also tried ISS fist.
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Level 89
Nov 29, 2020
Likewise
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Level 60
Jan 4, 2021
I tried ISS, International Space Station, Soyuz, Mir (though I was pretty sure he went in the ISS and Mir had already been decommissioned)…

Space is obviously not wrong, but being more accurate shouldn't be handicap!

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Level 43
Jan 4, 2021
I missed that question, typed every variation for ISS I could think of then facepalmed when it was just "space"
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Level 71
Jan 4, 2021
I also tried ISS and International Space Station.
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Level 44
Jan 4, 2021
Yes, where else in space would you go?
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Level 83
Nov 25, 2020
I never understood the mandatory fad of hating Nickelback. They sound like every other '90s heroin voice band.
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Level 48
Jan 4, 2021
I'd never heard of it. Any particular reason why?
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Level 71
Jan 4, 2021
Me too?
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2021
Because their music is to alternative rock what Olive Garden is to Italian food. It's all the same ingredients, but it's been watered down and sanitized for mass consumption. People love bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam because they feel organic. You sense that it was a happy accident they became as popular as they did, and that they did so only because their songs are great. It feels like Nickelback was made in a lab by record executives. Their songs follow a formula of structure, tempo, and production designed to make them as accessible as possible. Consider, this is five of their songs sewn together: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHPj5YokEOY&ab_channel=SoaringMoon Having said all that, I don't particularly mind them because hating on music is generally a dumb and childish thing to do. I'm sure they're perfectly nice guys. But the reason I gave is the consensus reason they are so hated.
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Level ∞
Jan 4, 2021
Although, as it turns out, Nickleback wasn't created in a lab. They actually started as a local band and built their reputation with live shows before being discovered.

I agree that most of their songs sound the same, but that's true of a lot of bands.

In my opinion, hating Nickleback is a good example of social signaling, much like high waisted jeans used to be considered lame but now are cool.

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Level 64
Jan 4, 2021
I actually like Nickelback. I am beginning to think I am in a minority.
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Level 65
Jan 6, 2021
I didn't mean to suggest Nickelback *was* created by record executives, only that it *sounds like* they were. And whatever their origins, the music they've been releasing is clearly managed to be as marketable as possible. But I return to my last point: good for them, and for the people that like them. I agree that vocally ripping on them is usually social signaling. There are plenty of bands that are worse. Either way, I'm reminded of Corey Taylor from Slipknot's response when asked what his favorite "guilty pleasure" song is: "I don't have one. I don't feel guilty about anything I listen to."
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Level 84
Nov 25, 2020
I got stuck on the movie...kept thinking Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Driven, Gone in 60 seconds.....took the whole last minute to get it finally.
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Level 80
Nov 25, 2020
Steffi Graf should be listed first. 22 slams > 8 slams
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Level ∞
Nov 25, 2020
Why would you think the order has anything to do with anything?
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Level 82
Nov 26, 2020
It should be necessary to name them both, though.
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Level 66
Nov 25, 2020
It's actually nickELback, not nickleback.
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Level ∞
Nov 25, 2020
Fixed
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Level 79
Nov 25, 2020
Bjork's dress was one of the memorable events of 2001? I don't think I was aware of it at the time. It certainly wasn't worth remembering for 19 years.
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Level 50
Nov 26, 2020
Surprised that so few little people guessed Nepal.
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Level 68
Nov 27, 2020
I can't believe it's not even 20 years ago since the Country legalized same sex marriage. Not it's a matter of course, at least where I'm from. But we've had civil union since 1989, so everyone here just see it as just as natural as marriage between a man and a woman.. (Well there are those few religious people who oppose).
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Level 69
Nov 29, 2020
Interesting quiz. A few took a bit of thinking. I had no idea on the Swan dress question, but that would probably have been just as true in 2001.
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Level 62
Dec 1, 2020
Technically, "person" is not wrong for Richard Reid, and could be avoided by re-phrasing of the question from "Where" to "Within what"...or rephrasing to request his nickname as ____ bomber.
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Level 40
Jan 4, 2021
Never heard of that event in Nepal
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2021
Me neither! Such a shocking event that's very surprising. I only got it because I remembered Nepal abolished its monarchy and the prince's name seemed like it was from that area.
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Level 55
Jan 4, 2021
Got a bit frustrated with the 9/11 question - I knew the answer but my non US spelling of centre was not recognised.
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Level 72
Jan 4, 2021
Just WTC would have worked. No need to bother about the spelling then. :)
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Level 48
Jan 4, 2021
I am so chuffed with myself for remembering Napster. I don't think I've even given them a thought since about 2002.
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2021
Odd. For some reason, this quiz doesn't include my birthday, even though it's clearly one of the most important things to have happened in 2001 (if not the 21st century in general).
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Level 71
Jan 4, 2021
Are you really that notable?
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Level 44
Jan 4, 2021
No, but I am
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Level 71
Jan 4, 2021
Got 16/20. Not bad for my birth year (which, incidentally, is the year in which I was born!).
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Level 44
Jan 4, 2021
2021 is truly a unique year because if you take the year you were born and add your age, you get 2021.
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2021
Cool, a 2001 buddy :)
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Level 65
Jan 4, 2021
Dammit, sports questions :(
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Level 57
Jan 4, 2021
I have never heard anybody refer to Wikipedia as the "Quizmaster's bible". Googling that phrase only yields resuts about Bible quizzes, and Wikipedia's own history of Wikipedia page doesn't mention the name.
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Level 72
Jan 4, 2021
My guess is that the quiz maker of this quiz was referring to how the quiz makers here at Jet Punk refer to Wikipedia as the final arbiter of what's right & what's not...& perhaps also because there's a wealth of little-known information in Wikipedia to be mined for Jet Punk quizzes.
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Level 34
Jan 10, 2021
Me neither, but guessed it. Been writing pub quizzes, two a week, for 13 or 14 yrs now, and while Wiki is great for lists, Cup Final winners, Oscar's, Popes, highest waterfalls etc that's about it. Got to get "beyond Wiki" for answers. Not a quiz bible, maybe a quiz writers index page.
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Level 61
Jan 4, 2021
Could not come up with any of the terrorists. Sorry not sorry - they wanted headlines and notoriety, but apparently in my mind they don't deserve even a footnote. Remember the victims and their families - but terrorists are forgotten. Seems like justice to me.
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Level 64
Jan 25, 2021
Technically "Kolkata" is a correct answer for the first question as currently worded.