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QUIZ # 278

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    1) Saad Ahmad, Patna
    2) S. Tripathi, New Delhi
    3) Sourish Biswas, New Delhi

    This is a special quiz to mark the end of a decade. There are 10 questions, one for each year. Here goes:

  1. On January 3, 2001, BBC News reported the appearance of a "black, steel monolith" in Magnuson Park, Seattle. What popular work did the "unmarked sculpture" refer to?

  2. 28 December 1932 — 6 July 2002. Describes someone's lifetime. Who?

  3. The year 2003 marked the end of something, whose name originates from the word that means 'agreement' or 'harmony'. What's it?

  4. It's 2004, and you see a chief executive taking part in a government's antitrust trial. Which chief executive is being depicted in this artist interpretation of what happened? (pic 1)

  5. Andrew (1992), Ike (2008), Wilma (2005) and Charley (2004) are said to be No. 2, 3, 4 and 5 with respect to what they cost the US economy. What's No. 1?

  6. This intellectual died in April 2006. Who? (pic 2)

  7. The American Dialect Society voted this word over words such as Facebook, water-boarding and Googleganger as the 2007 word of the year. Which is it?

  8. In the largest single drop in a single day since 9/11, Dow Jones closed over 500 points on a September day, 2008. What was the trigger?

    Unscramble the above for a twoword name of the advisor to John F. Kennedy who died in 2009.

  10. The man who drew a lot of ?ak in 2010. Who? (pic 3)

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