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BIG 2000s Quiz: 50 Questions & Answers (+ Picture Round!)

Was the 2000s the decade for you? See how high you can score in the BIG England 00s quiz…

Hard to believe the 00s were over a decade ago now. Has life got any better, or is that when the world peaked? It’s easy to look back with rose-tinted glasses and forget about the negatives… which is exactly what we’re going to do with this FUN 00s quiz.

Quiz about the 00s

England in the 00s was exciting, we’d just got the internet in the mainstream and that dial up shrill was a whole mood. You just have to hear that sound and you’re taken back to a simpler time. If you want to stick your head in the 00s for the next ten-20 minutes then THIS is the England 00s quiz for you. Great if you’re looking for unusual 00s quiz questions!

Welcome to my 50 England in the 2000s quiz questions! 

You can either do this England 00s quiz yourself, or you could use this quiz about the 00s in England to play against (or with) friends.

This England Noughties Quiz has five rounds of 10 questions, and a final 00s bonus question to finish.

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We’ve put the answers to the England 00s quiz at the end of the post. Don’t scroll down too far if you don’t want to see them!

Enjoy…


England 00s Quiz Questions

How well do you know England in the 00s?

Round 1 England 00s Quiz: TV and Film

How well were you paying attention to TV in the 00s? No social media to distract us back then!

1. Which English comedian and actor starred in the title role in the TV series House?

2. In which English town was The Office set?

3. Between 2002 and 2008, English actor Dominic West starred as Detective Jimmy
McNulty in which American series?

4. Which series of movies that started in the 00s features characters Will Turner and
Elizabeth Swan, both played by English actors?

5. Which very well-known film role was taken over by Michael Gambon in 2004, after
the original actor who played it died?

6. Who played the Prime Minister of the UK in Love Actually?

7. The 2006 romantic comedy the Holiday features two out of four romantic leads
are played by English actors. Who were they?

8. What was the name of the character played by Robert Pattinson in the Twilight
films?

9. Released in 2004, the Edge of Reason was the subtitle of the second film following
which character?

10. What’s the name of the first TV Series featuring Bear Grylls, which ran from 2006
to 2011?

Round 2 England 00s Quiz: 00s Music 

England in the noughties had some great music, but how well do you know it?

11. Which English singer songwriter’s debut album, released in 2004, is titled Back to
Bedlam?

12. What song was originally performed by the English band the Zutons, and soon
afterwards covered by Amy Winehouse?

13. Which band had a hit in 2001 with a cover of Diana Ross’s Chain Reaction?

14. Although they were based in England and first made it big in the UK charts in 2002,
what country were the Cheeky Girls originally from?

15. In 2004, English singer Steve Brookstein became the first person in the world to
win what? (14 other people have done it since in the UK, and it’s been done by
many other people in many other countries)

16 .Which boyband had a big comeback with a song called Patience?

17. Which English band has singer and guitarist Matthew Bellamy?

18. Which single by Busted was released in 2003 and which references the film Back
to the Future?

19. Which girl band features Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh?

20. Which Indie Rock band get their name from a South African football team?

Round 3: Name the noughties toys, gadgets & websites

Next round is all about 00s toys and websites – how many can you name?

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Round 4 England 00s Quiz: Sport in the 00s

How well do you know your 00s sport?

31. In 2001, the England men’s football team took on their first non-British manager,
Sven Göran-Eriksson. What nationality was he?

32. In what year did Roger Federer win his first major grand slam title at Wimbledon?

33. In 2005, the England Cricket team won which tournament for the first time since
1987?

34. The England football team were knocked out of the 2004 UEFA Euros and the FIFA
2006 World Cup, both times losing on penalties to the same country. Which
country?

35. The England football team had a huge victory over Germany in a friendly in 2001.
What was the final score?

36. In the 2008 Olympics, Nicole Cooke, Rebecca Romero, Chris Hoy and Bradley
Wiggins all won gold medals in which sport?

37. In 2003, England won the Rugby World Cup. Which English player scored the four
penalties and a drop-goal to win the match?

38. In 2007, Lewis Hamilton began his career in Formula 1 racing for which team?

39. In the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Great Britain put in their best performance in a
century. In what position did they end up on the medals table?

40. In 2007, a survey of female sports fans gave which England football player the
unenviable title of the ugliest sportsman of all time?

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Round 5: News in the 2000s

Were you keeping up with the news in the 00s?

41. How many Prime Ministers in the UK in the 00s?

42. What position, which had just been created, did Ken Livingstone hold between
2000 and 2008?

43. In 2003, who locked himself in a glass box above the Thames for 44 days?

44. In 2001, Charles Ingram became famous for cheating on which TV show?

45. In 2009, Carol Ann Duffy became the first woman hold which important position?

46. In January 2009, which well-known British high street chain of stores closed its
doors for the last time?

47. In 2008, which English celebrity chef started a campaign to ban unhealthy food in
school canteens?

48. On 19th July 2007, people formed queues overnight around bookshops in London.
They were waiting for the first copies of which book?

49. Which chef, entrepreneur and reggae artist released a brand of food called Reggae
Reggae Foods in 2007?

50. In what year of the 2000s did the Queen celebrate her Diamond Jubilee?

Bonus question!

The big question in this noughties quiz is…

Three English-born actors won Oscars for Best Actor or Best Actress categories for films
released between 2000 and 2010. Who are they? (One of them has Irish as well as British
citizenship but was born in England).


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Answers to the England 00s quiz

Round 1 England 00s Quiz: TV and Film

How well were you paying attention to TV in the 00s? No social media to distract us back then!

1. Which English comedian and actor starred in the title role in the TV series House?
Hugh Laurie

2. In which English town was The Office set?
Slough

3. Between 2002 and 2008, English actor Dominic West starred as Detective Jimmy
McNulty in which American series?
The Wire

4. Which series of movies that started in the 00s features characters Will Turner and
Elizabeth Swan, both played by English actors?
Pirates of the Caribbean

5. Which very well-known film role was taken over by Michael Gambon in 2004, after
the original actor who played it died?
Professor Dumbledore

6. Who played the Prime Minister of the UK in Love Actually?
Hugh Grant

7. The 2006 romantic comedy the Holiday features two out of four romantic leads
are played by English actors. Who were they?
Jude Law and Kate Winslet

8. What was the name of the character played by Robert Pattinson in the Twilight
films?
Edward Cullen

9. Released in 2004, the Edge of Reason was the subtitle of the second film following
which character?
Bridget Jones

10. What’s the name of the first TV Series featuring Bear Grylls, which ran from 2006
to 2011?
Man vs. Wild

Round 2 England 00s Quiz: 00s Music 

England in the noughties had some great music, but how well do you know it?

11. Which English singer songwriter’s debut album, released in 2004, is titled Back to
Bedlam?
James Blunt

12. What song was originally performed by the English band the Zutons, and soon
afterwards covered by Amy Winehouse?
Valerie

13. Which band had a hit in 2001 with a cover of Diana Ross’s Chain Reaction?
Steps

14. Although they were based in England and first made it big in the UK charts in 2002,
what country were the Cheeky Girls originally from?
Romania

15. In 2004, English singer Steve Brookstein became the first person in the world to
win what? (14 other people have done it since in the UK, and it’s been done by
many other people in many other countries)
The X-Factor

16 .Which boyband had a big comeback with a song called Patience?
Take That

17. Which English band has singer and guitarist Matthew Bellamy?
Muse

18. Which single by Busted was released in 2003 and which references the film Back
to the Future?
Year 3000

19. Which girl band features Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh?
Girls Aloud

20. Which Indie Rock band get their name from a South African football team?
Kaiser Chiefs

Round 3: Name the noughties toys, gadgets & websites

Next round is all about 00s toys and websites – how many can you name?

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21. Silly Bandz

22. Nintendo Wii

23. Webkinz

24. Blackberry

25. Amazon Kindle

26. Myspace

27. Friends Reunited

28. Yahoo

29. Match.com

30. Million Dollar Homepage


Round 4 England 00s Quiz: Sport in the 00s

How well do you know your 00s sport?

31. In 2001, the England men’s football team took on their first non-British manager,
Sven Göran-Eriksson. What nationality was he?
Swedish

32. In what year did Roger Federer win his first major grand slam title at Wimbledon?
2003

33. In 2005, the England Cricket team won which tournament for the first time since
1987?
The Ashes

34. The England football team were knocked out of the 2004 UEFA Euros and the FIFA
2006 World Cup, both times losing on penalties to the same country. Which
country?
Portugal

35. The England football team had a huge victory over Germany in a friendly in 2001.
What was the final score?
5-1

36. In the 2008 Olympics, Nicole Cooke, Rebecca Romero, Chris Hoy and Bradley
Wiggins all won gold medals in which sport?
Cycling

37. In 2003, England won the Rugby World Cup. Which English player scored the four
penalties and a drop-goal to win the match?
Johnny Wilkinson

38. In 2007, Lewis Hamilton began his career in Formula 1 racing for which team?
McLaren

39. In the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Great Britain put in their best performance in a
century. In what position did they end up on the medals table?
4th

40. In 2007, a survey of female sports fans gave which England football player the
unenviable title of the ugliest sportsman of all time?
Wayne Rooney

Round 5: News in the 2000s

Were you keeping up with the news in the 00s?

41. How many Prime Ministers in the UK in the 00s?
3

42. What position, which had just been created, did Ken Livingstone hold between
2000 and 2008?
Mayor of London

43. In 2003, who locked himself in a glass box above the Thames for 44 days?
David Blaine

44. In 2001, Charles Ingram became famous for cheating on which TV show?
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

45. In 2009, Carol Ann Duffy became the first woman hold which important position?
Poet Laureate

46. In January 2009, which well-known British high street chain of stores closed its
doors for the last time?
Woolworths

47. In 2008, which English celebrity chef started a campaign to ban unhealthy food in
school canteens?
Jamie Oliver

48. On 19th July 2007, people formed queues overnight around bookshops in London.
They were waiting for the first copies of which book?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

49. Which chef, entrepreneur and reggae artist released a brand of food called Reggae
Reggae Foods in 2007?
Levi Roots

50. In what year of the 2000s did the Queen celebrate her Diamond Jubilee?
2002

Bonus question!

The big question in this noughties quiz is…

Three English-born actors won Oscars for Best Actor or Best Actress categories for films
released between 2000 and 2010. Who are they? (One of them has Irish as well as British
citizenship but was born in England).
Helen Mirren (for The Queen, released in 2006)
Daniel Day-Lewis (for There Will Be Blood, released in 2007)
Kate Winslet (for The Reader, released in 2008)

I miss the 90s!

Hope you’ve enjoyed doing this England nineties quiz. It was a lot of fun to put together.

How many points did you get then?

Let me know in the comments below…


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