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The 1990's

Questions on the 90's. 18 Questions.

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1990 began with the closure of which historical structure following safety concerns?

  • the Coliseum in Rome
  • the Great Wall of China
  • the Leaning Tower of Pisa


In July 1990, over 1400 people were killed in a single tragic incident. What happened?

  • A Jumbo Jet hit the terminal building in Galle Airport , Sri Lanka
  • There was a stampede in a pedestrian tunnel in Mecca
  • A crowded ferry sank in Quezon, Philippines


By Sept 1991, much of the Soviet Union had collapsed. What happened to Leningrad on 6th Sept 91?

  • It was renamed St Petersburg
  • It was handed back to Poland
  • It became an independent autonomous region


Nov 1991 saw the death of one of the greatest entertainers of his era. Who died only one day after announcing that he was ill?

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Freddie Mercury
  • Cary Grant


In April 1992, Betty Boothroyd became the first lady to .........?

  • be elected as Speaker in the House of Commons
  • score a maximum 147 break in snooker.
  • referee a men's professional football match


Where were the 1992 Summer Olympics held?

  • Seoul
  • Atlanta
  • Barcelona


The 1993 Best Picture Oscar went to which film?

  • In the Name of the Father
  • Schindlers List
  • The Fugitive


Something quite valuable was stolen in Feb 1994. What was it?

  • Shergar, the racehorse
  • Edvard Munch's famous painting, "The Scream".
  • The Elgin Marbles


Irishman Seamus Heaney won the 1995 Nobel Prize for what area of expertise?

  • Literature
  • Economics
  • Peace


The World's population is set to break the 7billion mark sometime next year. What was the World population back in 1995?

  • 4.2 billion
  • 5.7 billion
  • 6.8 billion


1996 saw Britpop at its peak when over 250000 watched which band play at Knebworth?

  • Pulp
  • Oasis
  • Blur


If, in 1996, the US President met the British Prime Minister, who would be meeting who?

  • Reagan and Thatcher
  • Clinton and Major
  • Blair and Bush (snr)


1997 was the year Lady Diana died. Do you recall the date that the tragedy occurred?

  • April 9th
  • May 30th
  • August 31st


What did Chelsea's Roberto di Matteo do in the 1997 FA Cup Final?

  • He scored two own goals
  • He scored the quickest ever FA Cup Final goal
  • He came on a substitute and scored the winner


Following revelations made in 1998, which name will forever be linked to Monica Lewinsky?

  • Stephen Hawking
  • Bill Clinton
  • Bobby Davro


Which was the biggest hit single of 1999?

  • Lou Bega - "Mambo no.5"
  • Christina Aguilera - "Genie in a Bottle"
  • Britney Spears - "Hit Me baby One More Time"


Within 3 days of each other in March 1999, two British entertainers lost their lives. Which two?

  • Rod Hull and Ernie Wise
  • Max Bygraves and Dick Emery
  • Dusty Springfield and Joe Strummer


As the 90's ended, so did the species of Pyrenean Ibex, which was similar to a goat. The last of the species died on 6th January 2000, What happened?

  • There was a fire in the enclosure at Zagreb Zoo
  • It escaped and was hit by a Croatian no 6 bus.
  • An old tree fell on the Ibex as it slept,