How Much Do You Know About Year 2009?

2009 was pretty recent...but how much information about that year has YOUR brain retained? Take our quiz to find out!
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Which legendary TV anchor died in 2009?
Walter Kronkite
Peter Jennings
Brian Williams
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Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009?
Stephen Hawking
Maya Angelou
Barack Obama
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What broke out in Mexico in 2009, killing more than one hundred people?
H1N1
Anthrax
Bird flu
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Who visited North Korea and convinced Kim Jong-il to release two American journalists?
Bill Clinton
Dennis Rodman
George W. Bush
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Who won the NBA Championship in 2009?
Boston Celtics
Miami Heat
Los Angeles Lakers
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Which country won a bid in 2009 to host the 2016 Olympics?
Japan
Argentina
Brazil
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What U.S. senator died in August 2009?
Robert Byrd
Ted Kennedy
Mark Hatfield
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Who won Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" award in 2009?
George Clooney
Barack Obama
Ben Bernanke
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What film won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 2009?
The King's Speech
The Hurt Locker
Argo
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Microsoft debuted what search engine in 2009?
Ask Jeeves
Bing
Google
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What film, released in 2009, still holds the record for the highest-grossing film worldwide?
Star Wars: Episode III
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A U.S. Airlines crashed into a river in 2009, and every single person on board survived. What river did it land in?
Hudson River
Mississippi River
Colorado River
Result
It's said that some people have the tendency to forget things that happened more than a few years ago, and that seems to be proven with your score on this quiz. Don't beat yourself up too much though - you're not alone. And a lot of the stuff in this quiz wasn't world-shattering stuff. Just try to commit some important events to memory from now on!

C+, Hindered Historian

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You prove that not everyone forgets stuff that happened more than five years ago - though you did miss a few of the tougher ones in this quiz. Overall, great job, but you have some room for improvement if you want to be a perfectionist!

B+, Headstrong Historian

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2009 was only a few years back, but many people are prone to forget information such as the bits contained in this quiz very quickly. However, you suffer from no such memory drops! You even got some of the really tough ones contained here - great work!

A+, History Buff

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1
Which legendary TV anchor died in 2009?
Walter Kronkite
Peter Jennings
Brian Williams
2
Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009?
Stephen Hawking
Maya Angelou
Barack Obama
3
What broke out in Mexico in 2009, killing more than one hundred people?
H1N1
Anthrax
Bird flu
4
Who visited North Korea and convinced Kim Jong-il to release two American journalists?
Bill Clinton
Dennis Rodman
George W. Bush
5
Who won the NBA Championship in 2009?
Boston Celtics
Miami Heat
Los Angeles Lakers
6
Which country won a bid in 2009 to host the 2016 Olympics?
Japan
Argentina
Brazil
7
What U.S. senator died in August 2009?
Robert Byrd
Ted Kennedy
Mark Hatfield
8
Who won Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" award in 2009?
George Clooney
Barack Obama
Ben Bernanke
9
What film won Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 2009?
The King's Speech
The Hurt Locker
Argo
10
Microsoft debuted what search engine in 2009?
Ask Jeeves
Bing
Google
11
What film, released in 2009, still holds the record for the highest-grossing film worldwide?
Star Wars: Episode III
Up
Avatar
12
A U.S. Airlines crashed into a river in 2009, and every single person on board survived. What river did it land in?
Hudson River
Mississippi River
Colorado River