New Year Quiz 2021

I’ve been looking back at all the years of this millenium/century.  I know that purists will insist that 2000 was in the previous century but lets just stay with the common concensus and start the century with 2000.  I won’t ask a question about 2021 either.  This has turned into a much bigger project that I had realised so I’ll do 10 questions today and 11 tomorrow.

Some clues are in the images and as usual the answers are in the first comment below.

clues for quiz questions including Bejing stadium, donkey in shrek, Steves Redgrave and Jobx.
Some Steves and others.
  1. Steve Redgrave is an Olympic rower won gold in the 2000 Olympics.  How many gold medals did he have with this one?  
  2. in 2001 Shrek, the large green ogre voiced by Mike Myers first appeared in the cinema. Who voiced the donkey?  
  3. 2002 saw an ex-president of the United States win a Nobel Prize for Peace.  Who was it? 
  4. In 2003 the Human Genome project was completed. It mapped the DNA sequence for humans and advanced the field of science and medicine immeasurably.  What does DNA stand for?  
  5. In 2004 Mark Zuckerberg and others created the online social media platform, Facebook. Students from which higher education institution were initially the only ones allowed to join? 
  6. In 2005 Pope John Paul II died.  What was his nationality? 
  7. In 2006 the  International Astronomical Union redefined a planet, resulting in Pluto being ‘demoted’ to what status now? 
  8. In 2007 the iPhone was first introduced by the CEO of Apple.  What was his name? 
  9. The summer Olympics of 2008 started on the 8 August in Bejing in China.  Why was this date chosen? 
  10. January 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 was hit by a flock of birds after take off and the pilot successfully guided the plane to a ‘ditching’ onto the Hudson River, in which city? 

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