Well, we've reached the end of the first decade of the 21st century, and no one has figured out a nickname for it yet. Time magazine has declared it the "Decade from Hell," so maybe we'll just go with that. What else would you call a decade that started off with the deadliest terrorist attack in history and ended with global economic collapse? Take our quiz and find out how well you remember the events of the past 10 years.
Question 1 of 50
The merger of these two companies in 2000 was the first of the decade's many major corporate mergers and buyouts.
Question 2 of 50
What was the final price of the massive U.S. stimulus program approved by Congress in 2009?
Question 3 of 50
The epicenter of the earthquake that caused the Dec. 26, 2004, tsunami was off the coast of which island in the Indian Ocean?
Question 4 of 50
Who won the 2008 Iowa Republican caucus?
Question 5 of 50
What's the name of the pilot who successfully landed US Airways flight 1549 on the Hudson River in January 2009?
Question 6 of 50
What were the names of Saddam Hussein's sons who were killed by U.S. troops in July 2003?
Question 7 of 50
From which airline was the first airplane to hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001?
Question 8 of 50
Nancy Pelosi, the first female Speaker of the House, is from what state?
Question 9 of 50
The U.S. military perhaps came closest to capturing Osama bin Laden in late 2001, when he was reportedly hiding in caves in this Afghan region.
Question 10 of 50
Sarah Palin was the mayor of which Alaskan town?
Question 11 of 50
In President Bush's State of the Union address in 2003, he claimed that Iraq had bought this type of uranium from Niger in an effort to make weapons of mass destruction.
Question 12 of 50
Which of these companies went bankrupt over the course of the decade?
Question 13 of 50
Where did United Airlines flight 93 crash on Sept. 11, 2001?
Question 14 of 50
Which presidential candidate effectively ruined his political career by yelling during a concession speech in 2004?
Question 15 of 50
What song was playing during the final scene of "The Sopranos"?
Question 16 of 50
What investment bank's declaration of bankruptcy is considered to be the start of the global economic collapse of 2008?
Question 17 of 50
The first major American military campaign against the Taliban was called Operation _______.
Question 18 of 50
How many bombs were detonated in the July 7, 2005, attack on the London public transportation system?
Question 19 of 50
The U.S. government has labeled the widespread killing in this African region genocide, but the United Nations hasn't gone that far.
Question 20 of 50
In May 2003, Paul Bremer III, the White House envoy to Iraq, signed the second Coalition Provisional Authority order. What did it do?
Question 21 of 50
What category was Hurricane Katrina when it made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005?
Question 22 of 50
Who was the CEO of Enron during its dramatic downfall?
Question 23 of 50
In what year did Ronald Reagan die?
Question 24 of 50
In what year did Gerald R. Ford die?
Question 25 of 50
When did Pope John Paul II die?
Question 26 of 50
For which movie did Halle Berry win the Best Actress Oscar in 2003?
Question 27 of 50
A suicide bomb detonated in a Balinese nightclub on Oct. 12, 2002. What was the club's name?
Question 28 of 50
Ukrainian opposition leader and presidential candidate Viktor Yuschenko became disfigured in 2004, apparently by what type of poisoning?
Question 29 of 50
What was the magnitude of the earthquake that killed more than 70,000 people in the Sichuan region of China on May 12, 2008?
Question 30 of 50
How long after the 2000 presidential election was George W. Bush officially declared the winner?
Question 31 of 50
How many crew members were killed when the space shuttle Columbia was destroyed upon reentry on Feb. 1, 2003?
Question 32 of 50
Who was the first American woman to die in the Iraq war?
Question 33 of 50
Which birthday did Elian Gonzalez celebrate in 2009?
Question 34 of 50
What's the full title of the first Harry Potter movie, released on Nov. 16, 2001?
Question 35 of 50
What was the name of the hotel in Mumbai where hostages were held during the terrorist attacks of Nov. 2008?
Question 36 of 50
Who played Jesus in Mel Gibson's "The Passion of the Christ"?
Question 37 of 50
How many people died in the anthrax-letter attacks of late 2001?
Question 38 of 50
In which state was the first legal gay marriage in the United States performed?
Question 39 of 50
How many people died in the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech in April 2007?
Question 40 of 50
How many months did Martha Stewart spend in prison?
Question 41 of 50
Approximately how many American troops have served in Iraq and Afghanistan in this decade?
Question 42 of 50
Terri Schiavo died on March 31, 2005. How long had she been on life support?
Question 43 of 50
Where was American Airlines flight 587 headed on Nov. 12, 2001, when it crashed shortly after takeoff in Queens, N.Y.?
Question 44 of 50
On March 11, 2004, 191 people were killed by train bombs in what city?
Question 45 of 50
Michael Phelps beat Serbia's Milo Cavic by one one-thousandth of a second in what event to win his seventh gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games?
Question 46 of 50
The biggest blackout in U.S. history struck in 2003. How many states were affected?
Question 47 of 50
As of the end of 2009, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have how many biological children and how many adopted children?
Question 48 of 50
Who was Florida's secretary of state during the 2000 presidential election?
Question 49 of 50
The 2004 Super Bowl became famous because of a wardrobe malfunction. What teams played in that game?
Question 50 of 50