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How much do you know about the year 2012?

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The European Union embargoed which country for its uranium enrichment program? 
What was the name of the event held to celebrate the 60th year of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II? 
Which Arabian country's president resigned amidst protests as part of the popular movement known as Arab Spring? 
250 people were killed by explosions of munitions in what city, the capital of the Republic of the Congo? 
What popular encyclopedia discontinued its print edition after 244 years of continuous publication? 
Name one of the two West African nations that had their presidents ousted in coups d'etat. 
A pastel version of what famous painting by Norweigian painter Edvard Munch sold for $120 million? 
The largest freestanding tower in the world (634 meters), opened in what major city? 
The last solar transition of what planet occurred on June 5-6, the last time it will do so until 2117? 
What country became the third in history to successfully launch a spacecraft and dock it with an orbiting space station? 
What major European city hosted the Summer Olympics? 
What country suffered one of the most devastating blackouts in history on July 30-31? 
A terror attack took place in what Libyan city that took the life of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens? 
What major hurricane took 209 lives when it hit the Caribbean, Bahamas, and the East Coast of the U.S. in October? 
The military chief of what major political/terror organization was killed in the Israeli operation Pillar of Defense? 
What Mesoamerican civilization's calendar had calculated that 2012 would be the year the world would end? 
British singer-songwriter/actor, famous as lead singer of The Monkees (b. 1945) 
American journalist/actor, most famous for being a correspondent/host of CBS's 60 Minutes from its inception in 1968 to 2006 (b. 1918) 
American novelist, most famous for Fahrenheit 451 in 1953 (b. 1920) 
7th Prime Minister of Israel, 1986-1992 (b. 1915) 
American actor/writer/producer, famous for his eponymous sitcom and for his role as Matlock (b. 1926) 
American film and TV actor, famous for his 60 year career which included a Best Actor Oscar in 1955 for Marty (b. 1917) 
American astronaut, famous for being the first American woman in space in 1978 (b. 1951) 
American astronaut, famous for being the first human to set foot on the Moon in 1969 (b. 1930) 
British film director, famous for directing Top Gun (1986), Enemy of the State (1998), and Man on Fire (2004) (b. 1944) 
American general, famous for being commander of the Coalition forces during the First Gulf War of 1991 (b. 1934) 
Academy Award for Best Picture 
Academy Award for Best Actor/Actress 
Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series 
Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series 
Tony Award for Best Musical 
Tony Award for Best Play 
Grammy Award for Best Album (Artist) 
NHL Champion 
NFL Champion 
MLB Champion 
NBA Champion 
2012 Summer Olympics, Most Gold Medals (Nation) 
2012 Summer Olympics Men's Football Champion 

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