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Quiz: How well do you remember 2009?

Do you recall these events from ten years ago?

REMEMBER THE GAS mask bra? What about dog snuggies? No?

Thankfully, a lot more happened in 2009 than the invention of these forgettable items. But do you recall that year’s events?

US Airways Flight 1549 ditched in the Hudson River in New York in an event that became known as the 'Miracle on the Hudson'. What caused it to do so?
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It lost cabin pressure
The pilot lost consciousness after take-off

A broken altimeter
It hit a flock of geese
Workers at which Waterford factory staged a sit-in between January and March 2009?
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Waterford Crystal

Talk Talk
Dawn Meats
Items belonging to which celebrity went on view at Newbridge Silverware this year?
Michael Jackson
Naomi Campbell

Michael Flatley
Olivia Newton John
Which film won Best Picture at the Oscars?
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No Country for Old Men
Slumdog Millionaire

There Will Be Blood
The Hurt Locker
Which former Taoiseach was the subject of the so-called 'nude portraits controversy' in March?
Charles Haughey
John Bruton

Bertie Ahern
Brian Cowen
Recently retired Speaker John Bercow was elected as the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons in June. What was notable about his appointment?
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He was the first Speaker elected unopposed
He had the lowest-ever votes for an elected Speaker

He was first-ever non-party Speaker
He was the first Jewish Speaker
Which Leaving Certificate exam was postponed for two days after it emerged that students in one test centre saw the exam paper early?
English Paper 1
English Paper 2

Maths Paper 1
Maths Paper 2
The H1N1 virus broke out, becoming a global pandemic this year. What was it better known as?
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Bird flu
Blue flu

Swine flu
Spanish flu
Which EU referendum did Ireland vote in this year?
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The Nice Treaty (for the first time)
The Nice Treaty (for the second time)

The Lisbon Treaty (for the first time)
The Lisbon Treaty (for the second time)
French footballer Thierry Henry committed his infamous handball against Ireland during a World Cup qualifier in November. But who scored the goal that followed it?
Nicolas Anelka
William Gallas

Patrice Evra
Karim Benzema
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
Turtley awful
Shell of a bad effort
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You scored out of !
What are ewe doing?
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You scored out of !
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You scored out of !
Clever cat
Almost purr-fect
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You scored out of !
Top dog
Paws-itively perfect
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