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48 2000’s Trivia Questions

The 2000s were a whirlwind of pop culture, political events, and technological advancements. Whether you’re a 2000s kid or just feeling nostalgic, we’ve prepared a fun trivia quiz to test your knowledge of this exciting decade. 

Grab a friend or challenge yourself to see how well you remember the decade. 

Let’s begin. 

2000’s Trivia Questions

  1. What was the name of the NASA Space Shuttle that disintegrated upon re-entering the Earth’s atmosphere in 2003, leading to the tragic loss of all seven astronauts aboard?

  2. Which social media platform, founded by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates, was launched in 2004?

  3. Who won the Best Director Academy Award in 2003 for the film “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”?

  4. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the United States, severely affecting which city?

  5. What was the title of the first video ever uploaded to YouTube in April 2005?

  6. Who performed the halftime show at the 2004 Super Bowl, resulting in the infamous “wardrobe malfunction”?

  7. In 2008, which financial institution filed for bankruptcy, marking the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history at the time and contributing to the global financial crisis?

  8. Which country was awarded the 2008 Summer Olympics, hosting the games in its capital city?

  9. In 2009, who was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the office?

  10. Which animated film, released in 2009, became famous for its story about an elderly widower who attaches thousands of balloons to his house to fly to South America?

  11. What was the name of the virus, often referred to as “swine flu,” that caused a global pandemic in 2009?

  12. In 2007, which product did Apple Inc. introduce, significantly impacting the smartphone market?

  13. Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 and for what reason?

  14. Which fantasy television series, based on novels by George R.R. Martin, premiered in 2010, eventually becoming one of the most popular and critically acclaimed TV shows of the decade?

  15. Which 2000 film, directed by Ridley Scott, won the Academy Award for Best Picture?

  16. What is the name of the international treaty on climate change that was adopted in 1997 but only came into force in 2005?

  17. Who was the female artist behind the hit single “Hips Don’t Lie” which became one of the best-selling singles of the 21st century?

  18. In 2002, which European country adopted the euro as its official currency, replacing the Deutsche Mark?

  19. What was the name of the reality TV show that debuted in 2000, pitting contestants against each other in remote locations around the world?

  20. Who authored the “Harry Potterbook series, the final installment of which was published in July 2007?

  21. In 2007, which mobile operating system was launched by Google, becoming a major competitor to Apple’s iOS?

  22. Which video game, released in 2004, became one of the most popular and enduring MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games)?

  23. What was the name of the powerful and destructive tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean in December 2004, causing massive loss of life and devastation in several countries?

  24. Who became the first female Speaker of the United States House of Representatives in 2007?

  25. What was the name of the controversial website founded by Julian Assange in 2006, known for publishing secret information and news leaks?

  26. Which British singer-songwriter released the critically acclaimed album “Back to Black” in 2006?

  27. In 2008, which superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan is considered one of the greatest superhero movies of all time?

  28. What groundbreaking international scientific project, completed in 2003, mapped the human genome?

  29. Which country experienced a severe nuclear accident in 2011, following a massive earthquake and tsunami?

  30. In 2000, who won the U.S. presidential election, becoming the 43rd president of the United States after a highly contested and closely watched Florida vote recount?

  31. Who was the male tennis player that won the Wimbledon singles title five consecutive times from 2003 to 2007?

  32. What was the name of the operation launched by the United States in 2001 in response to the September 11 attacks?

  33. In what year did the Concorde, the supersonic passenger airliner, make its last commercial flight?

  34. Who was the author of “The Da Vinci Code,” a mystery thriller novel published in 2003 that became a global bestseller?

  35. What was the name of the popular TV show that started in 2004, featuring a group of plane crash survivors stranded on a mysterious island?

  36. In 2006, which country’s national soccer team won the FIFA World Cup held in Germany?

  37. What was the name of the protocol, signed in 2001, that aimed to prosecute and bring to justice those responsible for the worst crimes known to humankind, including genocide and war crimes?

  38. Which American television series, featuring a chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine manufacturing drug dealer, premiered in 2008?

  39. What is the name of the spacecraft that was deliberately crashed into a comet in 2005 as part of NASA’s Deep Impact mission?

  40. Who was the female tennis player that won the Australian Open singles title in 2005, her first Grand Slam championship?

  41. In what year did the social networking service Twitter launch?

  42. What was the name of the powerful hurricane that hit the eastern United States in August 2011, causing widespread damage and flooding?

  43. Who directed the 2009 science fiction film “Avatar,” which became the highest-grossing film of its time?

  44. Which country was struck by a devastating earthquake in January 2010, leading to a significant international humanitarian response?

  45. What was the name of the first privately developed spacecraft to successfully return from low-Earth orbit, launched by SpaceX in 2010?

  46. In 2003, which country was invaded by a coalition led by the United States, marking the start of a conflict that would last for years?

  47. What was the name of the music file sharing service that was shut down in 2001 after a series of legal battles over copyright infringement?

  48. Who became the United Nations Secretary-General in 2007, succeeding Kofi Annan?

Answers

  1. Space Shuttle Columbia.

  2. Facebook.

  3. Peter Jackson.

  4. New Orleans.

  5. “Me at the zoo.”

  6. Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake.

  7. Lehman Brothers.

  8. China (Beijing).

  9. Barack Obama.

  10. “Up.”

  11. H1N1 Influenza Virus.

  12. iPhone.

  13. Barack Obama, for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”

  14. Game of Thrones.”

  15. “Gladiator.”

  16. The Kyoto Protocol.

  17. Shakira.

  18. Germany.

  19. “Survivor.”

  20. J.K. Rowling.

  21. Android.

  22. “World of Warcraft.”

  23. The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.

  24. Nancy Pelosi.

  25. WikiLeaks.

  26. Amy Winehouse.

  27. “The Dark Knight.”

  28. The Human Genome Project.

  29. Japan (Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster).

  30. George W. Bush.

  31. Roger Federer.

  32. Operation Enduring Freedom

  33. 2003

  34. Dan Brown.

  35. “Lost.”

  36. Italy.

  37. The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

  38. Breaking Bad.”

  39. Deep Impact.

  40. Serena Williams.

  41. 2006

  42. Hurricane Irene.

  43. James Cameron.

  44. Haiti.

  45. Dragon.

  46. Iraq.

  47. Napster.

  48. Ban Ki-moon.
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