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How Much Do You Know About the Decade of 2000–2009?

How much do you still recall from the year 2000? This test will reveal if you truly represent the millennial generation in terms of pop culture and current affairs.

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Which singer debuted this Versace dress which has its own Wikipedia entry on the red carpet of the 2000 Grammy Awards?

Beyonce

Jennifer Lopez

Alicia Keys

Shakira

Jennifer Lopez
at the 2019 CFDA Awards, to Receive the Fashion Icon Award. The musician follows in the footsteps of Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Naomi Campbell. Jennifer Lopez has always had the ability to turn attention on stage and on the red carpet, whether it was in that legendary Versace dress or one of her several sparkly bodysuits.

Who did the Vatican choose as the pope in 2005?

Pope Benedict XVI

Pope John Paul

Paul IV

Robert

Pope Benedict XVI
On Tuesday, April 19, 2005, in Rome, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany was selected as the next pope. Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, 78, is the 265th leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

What hurricane destroyed the Southeast coast in 2005, causing over 1,800 deaths and $125 billion in damages?

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Andrew

 Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Katrina
was a powerful and deadly Category 5 Atlantic storm that struck in late August 2005, mainly in the city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas, resulting in over 1,800 fatalities and $125 billion in damage.

Which of these boybands had the most successful year of the 2000s, selling over 130 million records?

NSync

One Direction

BTS

Backstreet Boys

One Direction
largest boy bands from the late 1990s to the early 2000s, and with over 130 million albums sold, Backstreet Boys went on to become the best-selling boy band in history.

Which of the following didn’t get the title of “Time Person of the Year” during the 2000s?

Rudy Giuliani

Vladimir Putin

Bill & Melinda Gates

Angela Merkel

Bill & Melinda Gates
Time’s annual issue titled “Person of the Year” highlights a person, group, concept, or item that “for better or worse… has done the most to impact the events of the year.”

 Which of these reality TV programs debuted in the 2000s LAST?

The Real Housewives of Orange County

The Bachelor

 The Simple Life

The Osbournes

The Osbournes
focuses on the daily activities of Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne, his manager-wife Sharon, and their two children, the erratic Jack and the pink-haired Kelly. Rob, a friend of Jack and Kelly’s, was “adopted” by the family throughout the duration of the program. The Osbournes are obviously not your typical family.

Subway Diet

Atkins Diet

Paleo Diet

The Coconut Diet

Subway Diet
which consisted of two Subway sandwiches a day minus cheese and mayo, and instituted a daily walking regimen.

Need a ride? What ridesharing application debuted in 2009?

Grab

Lalamove

Lyft

Gett

Lyft
provides mobility as a service, ride-hailing, automobiles for hire, motorized scooters, a bicycle sharing system, rental cars, and food delivery in several Canadian cities and the United States cities.

Which digital money for peer-to-peer transactions first appeared in 2008?

Ethereum

Bitcoin

XRP

Tether

Ethereum
is an open-source, decentralized blockchain that supports smart contracts. The platform’s native cryptocurrency is ethereum. In terms of market capitalization, Ether is the only cryptocurrency after Bitcoin. 2013 saw the creation of Ethereum by programmer Vitalik Buterin.

Who among the celebrities was imprisoned in 2004 for insider trading?

Ellen Degeneres

Wesley Snipes

Martha Stewart

Ja Rule

Martha Stewart
and Peter Bacanovic, her former Merrill Lynch stockbroker, was tried for securities fraud and obstructing justice in the U.S. District Court in New York City.

When he repeatedly leaped up and down on Oprah’s couch in 2005, which star astonished the audience?

Tom Cruise

Shia LaBeouf

Mel Gibson

Kanye West

Tom Cruise
He stunned everyone in 2005 by jumping onto a couch during The Oprah Winfrey Show. One of the most recognizable scenes from Cruise’s interviews is the sofa leap on The Oprah Winfrey Show in May 2005. The actor was discussing his new relationship with Katie Holmes, whom he later married a year later, with Oprah.

Which of the following performers received a posthumous acting Oscar in 2008 after dying before the Academy Awards?

Heath Ledger

Chadwick Boseman

Sidney Poitier

Paul Walker

Heath Ledger
Warner Bros.’s “The Dark Knight” starring Ledger On January 22, 2008, after ingesting a fatal cocktail of narcotics, Ledger passed away. Age-wise, he was 28. At the 81st Oscars, Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in 2008’s “The Dark Knight” earned him the posthumous Academy Award.

In the 2000s, social networks were the craze. Which website among the following officially launched first?

Facebook

MySpace

YouTube

Friendster

MySpace
made its first appearance in 2003, followed by Facebook launching in 2004. Youtube was launched in 2005 and gave users a new way to communicate: creating, viewing, and sharing videos

On MySpace, you could always find friends. On the website, who was everyone’s first friend?

Payton

Whoever you chose

Fred

Tom

Tom
is a successful technology entrepreneur from the United States who co-founded Myspace with Chris DeWolfe in 2003. Later, he served as Myspace’s president and chief executive officer.

Who represented the terrorist assaults on September 11th as the Taliban’s leader?

Al-Zawahri

Mullah Ahmad Shah

Haibatullah Akhundzada

Osama Bin Laden

Osama Bin Laden
Based on the evidence, authorities in the United States quickly asserted that Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaeda organization were solely responsible for the attacks, and other suspects were ruled out.

In the 2000s, people continued to view films in theaters. Which of the following blockbusters debuted first in the new millennium?

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Avatar

Casino Royale

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
is an epic fantasy adventure movie from 2001, directed by Peter Jackson, based on the 1954 J.R.R. Tolkien book The Fellowship of the Ring, the first installment in The Lord of the Rings. Tolkien, R. R.

In the 2000s, several wonderful terms entered the English language. Which of these terms did NOT come into existence during the decade?

Selfie

Humblebrag

GOAT

Hashtag

GOAT

Listicles

Livestreaming

Podcasts

Vlogging

Podcasts
is a collection or series of digital audio files that are made available for downloading or listening via the Internet

Which of these movies didn’t win Best Picture at the Oscars in the 2000s?

Slumdog Millionaire

Gladiator

Moonlight

Crash

Slumdog Millionaire
is a 2008 British musical drama movie that serves as a loose adaptation of Indian novelist Vikas Swarup’s 2005 book Q & A. It tells the tale of Jamal Malik, an 18-year-old from Mumbai’s Juhu slums.

 Which 2001 “scandal” had assets totaling $63.4 billion at the time, making it the biggest corporate bankruptcy in American history?

Enron

ABSCAM

Wilbur Mills

Iran-Contra

Enron
Few individuals actually wish to commemorate this important date. Enron Corporation, a pioneer in the energy sector and a favorite of Wall Street investors with assets of $63.4 billion, filed for bankruptcy at the beginning of December 2001. It was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history

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