Barkham Village Residents Association

…...well, not quite, but as we’re now in 2020 the topic for this edition’s quiz if the first 20 years of this millennium – years 2000-2019.  One question for each year, in date order!

  1. Q. Which band had a hit with “Disco 2000”, albeit in 1995?
  2. Q. Who directed “2001: A Space Odyssey”, albeit in 1968?
  3. Q. On which Indonesian island was there a terrorist attack killing 202 people in October 2002?
  4. Q. Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees died in 2003 at the sadly young age of 53.  Of his 3 brothers, which is the only one alive today?
  5. Q. Whom did George W Bush defeat to win the 2004 Presidential Election?
  6. Q. Who was the Leader of the Conservative Party who lost the 2005 general election to Tony Blair?
  7. Q. The 2006 FIFA World Cup (men) was held in Germany, but who were the winners? (Clue:  It wasn’t England!)
  8. Q. Which iconic communications device was first sold in June 2007?
  9. Q. 2008 saw the Summer Olympics in China.  What was the Beijing National Stadium more colloquially (and famously) known as?
  10. Q. Which 2 countries were admitted to NATO on 1 April 2009?
  11. Q. What was Eyjafjallajökull’s claim to fame in April 2010?
  12. Q. The former singer of punk band X-Ray Spex died in 2011.  Who was she?
  13. Q. 4 August 2012 was “Super Saturday” at the London Olympics.  Britain won 6 golds, including 3 athletic golds in under an hour.  Which 3 athletes won these golds? 
  14. Q. Andy Murray won the men’s singles at Wimbledon in 2013, but how many Grand Slams has he won in total (to date!)
  15. Q. In September 2014 the result of a vote was 44.7% in favour.  What was the subject of the vote?
  16. Q. What record did the Queen break on 11 September 2015? 
  17. Q. The MP for Batley and Spen was murdered on 16 June 2016.  What was her name?
  18. Q. Which long standing African leader lost power is November 2017?
  19. Q. What was the name of the nerve agent used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on 4 March 2018 in Salisbury?
  20. Q. England beat New Zealand to win the 2019 Cricket World Cup Final (men), but how was the match decided when the teams finished tied after the Super Over?

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