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Newsquiz: 2005 - Year in Pictures

SPECIAL REPORT

• Interactive: Who's who in Iraq
• Interactive: Sectarian divide

(CNN Student News) -- December 16, 2005

Answer the following questions about this year's featured news stories. Write your answers in the space provided.

1. Nations in what area of the world were devastated by massive tsunamis, which were triggered by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake?

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2. According to the report, what were some of the key historical and political events that took place in Iraq in 2005?

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3. What former Lebanese prime minister was assassinated in February?

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4. Who was the 41-year-old woman who died in March after a lengthy court battle over the removal of her feeding tube?

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5. Who was elected to replace Pope John Paul II after he died in April? What name did the new pontiff take?

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6. In what European city did bombs tear through three subway trains and a double-decker bus on July 7, 2005?

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7. From what territories were Israeli settlers evacuated in August?

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8. What major Louisiana city was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in September? What were some of the other named storms mentioned in the report? How many named storms were there during the official 2005 Atlantic hurricane season?

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9. What Supreme Court chief justice died in September? Who took his place to become the third youngest chief justice in history?

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10. What female civil rights icon died in October?

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