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Britain in the 1990's Quiz

A quiz about news, music, entertainment and sport during the 1990s in the UK. 30 Questions.

 
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Which controversial tax sparked riots in 1990?

  • Council and Communities Tax
  • Community Charge
  • Corporation Tax
  • Housing Income Charge

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In January 1995 Eric Cantona performed a Kung Fu style attack against a supporter of which club?

  • Charlton Athletic
  • West Ham
  • Crystal Palace
  • Wimbledon

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Members of which band famously burnt a million pounds and filmed it in 1994?

  • Happy Mondays
  • Pulp
  • The KLF
  • Stone Roses

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Which manager led Blackburn Rovers to the Premier League title in 1995?

  • Graham Souness
  • Kenny Dalglish
  • Kevin Keegan
  • Alan Hansen

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In 1992 the Labour Party unexpectedly failed to win the General Election. Who was their leader at the time?

  • Tony Blair
  • Neil Kinnock
  • John Smith
  • Michael Foot

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In what year did Princess Diana die in a car accident in Paris?

  • 1995
  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998

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Which 90s 'sex symbol' appeared in the famous "Hello Boys" advertising campaign for Wonderbra in 1994?

  • Melinda Messenger
  • Kate Moss
  • Eva Herzigova
  • Samantha Janus

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For which Formula One constructor did both Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill drive for in the 1990s?

  • McLaren
  • Williams
  • Lotus
  • Ferrari

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Which comedy programme featured the characters Ted & Ralph, Ed Winchester and 'unlucky Alf'? (please use full title)

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Who interupted Michael Jacksons performance during the Brit Awards in 1996 by running on stage and showing their bottom?

  • Liam Gallagher
  • Jarvis Cocker
  • Damon Albarn
  • Jas Mann

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In what year did the Church of England vote to allow women to become Priests?

  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1992
  • 1993

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Linford Christie won Olympic Gold for Britain in which event at the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992?

  • 100 Metres Sprint
  • 200 Metres Sprint
  • Long Jump
  • 400 Metres Hurdles

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The Manchester music scene was big in the 1990s. Which of the following bands was NOT from Manchester?

  • New Order
  • Lightning Seeds
  • James
  • Simply Red

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Which newspaper did Jonathan Aitken MP attempt to sue over claims that the paper had made against him in 1995?

  • The Times
  • The Guardian
  • News of the World
  • Daily Mail

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Who scored Englands only goal against Germany in the Semi-Finals of Euro 96?

  • Paul Gascoigne
  • Teddy Sherringham
  • Alan Shearer
  • David Platt

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What is the name of the satirical programme that used puppets to poke fun at political figures in 1990s?

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Who was the British commander-in-chief during the Gulf War in 1990 and 1991?

  • Mike Jackson
  • Peter de la Billiere
  • Richard Dannat
  • John Major

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Which TV soap ran a storyline that provoked a real life campaign to 'Free the Weatherfield One'?

  • Eastenders
  • Coronation Street
  • Brookside
  • Emmerdale

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Which of the Spice Girls was also known as Scary Spice?

  • Victoria Adams
  • Melanie Brown
  • Melanie Chisholm
  • Emma Bunton

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Rugby player Jason Robinson played for which rugby league team in the 1990s?

  • St Helens
  • Bradford
  • Wigan
  • Leeds

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Who directed the hit British film 'Trainspotting' which was released in1996?

  • Irvine Welsh
  • Mike Leigh
  • Danny Boyle
  • Mike Newell

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On what date did the UK witness a solar eclipse the 1990s?

  • 11th August 1999
  • 3rd June 1999
  • 18th May 1997
  • 12th September 1999

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Which band released the song 'Things Can Only Get Better' in 1993, which four years later became the theme song of the Labour Partys successful General Election campaign?

  • Blur
  • D:Ream
  • M People
  • Pulp

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In which town or city was James Bulger abducted by Robert Thompson and Jon Venables in a shopping centre in 1993?

  • Salford
  • Bootle
  • Warrington
  • St Helens

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What is the name of the hit 90s sitcom starring Neil Morrissey and Martin Clunes which poked fun at British 'lad culture'?

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Who did Manchester United beat in a dramatic Champions League final in 1999?

  • Barcelona
  • Benfica
  • Bayern Munich
  • Borussia Dortmund

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At the 1996 Brit Awards ceremony which Blur song did members of Oasis mockingly perform whilst collecting the award for Best British Band?

  • Girls and Boys
  • Parklife
  • Charmless Man
  • Country House

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Can you match these events from the mid-nineties to the month and year in which they happened?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • Channel Tunnel opened
  • First National Lottery draw
  • Dunblane school massacre
  • Manchester Arndale Centre bombed by IRA

Right

  • May 1994
  • June 1996
  • March 1996
  • November 1994

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Which comedy actor played Father Gerald in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' which was released in 1994?

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Which of these Take That songs is also the name of the their second album released in 1993?

  • Relight My Fire
  • Pray
  • Everything Changes
  • Back For Good

 

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