Test your news knowledge: 2011 End of Year Quiz

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  • Have you been paying attention to the news this year?
  • Take this quiz to test your knowledge of some headlines from 2011
How much do you know about the stories that made news in 2011? Answer these questions and find out.
1. Which shuttle landed on July 21, marking the end of the U.S. space shuttle program?
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2. Where did Britain's Prince William marry Catherine Middleton on April 29?
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3. Where was Osama bin Laden when he was shot and killed by a U.S. special ops team?
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4. What month did a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a massive tsunami strike Japan?
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5. What was the only Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States in 2011?
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6. Which African country split into two on July 9 to form the world's newest nation?
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7. Silvio Berlusconi stepped down in November as the leader of what European country?
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8. U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords was seriously wounded by gunfire while meeting with her constituents at a public forum. In what state is her district?
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9. What agency downgraded the U.S. credit rating in August after it said Congress failed to do enough to stabilize the country's debt situation?
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10. What country is considered the birthplace of the uprisings that became known as the Arab Spring?
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