The original quiz.
Answers: k, j, f, i, g, d, c, h, b, l, e, a
January: Corey Worthington was an Australian kid who threw a large party at his parents' house for hundreds of people--while his parents were away. He then made the YouTube circuit with his unapologetic TV interview.
February: Uno (aka Ch. K-Run's Park Me In First) was the first beagle to win Best In Show at Westminster.
March: Ashley Alexandra Dupre was the call girl at the center of the Eliot Spitzer scandal.
April: Mark Penn resigned as chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's 2008 presidential campaign amid a lobbying controversy.
May: Controversial pastor John Hagee had ties with John McCain, but McCain publicly broke those ties with him on 5/16/08.
June: Da' Tara beat Big Brown at the Belmont Stakes in an upset. Big Brown, favored to win the Triple Crown, came in last.
July: Ingrid Betancourt was the hostage freed from FARC after being in the Colombian jungle for 6 years.
August: 9-year-old Lin Miaoke drew controversy by lip-synching to another girl's performance at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremonies. The other girl, 7-year-old Yang Peiyi, was originally supposed to perform the song live, but was removed when Lin was chosen for her expression and image.
September: Taro Aso became the new prime minister of Japan.
October: Joe Wurzelbacher was referenced multiple times in the third Presidential Debate as "Joe the Plumber."
November: General Ann E. Dunwoody became the first female 4-star U.S. general.
December: Muntadhar al Zaidi was the journalist who threw his shoes at President Bush.