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Random 1988 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Miscellaneous random trivia quiz questions with answers from the year 1988.

 

Random 1988 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is established, creating what?
A: The largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.

Michigan State won the Rose Bowl over who?
A: Southern California.

Taiwan President Chiang Ching-kuo dies in Taipei, and who  becomes Vice-President?
A: Lee Teng-hui.

In Jerusalem, Israeli police and Palestinian protestors clash where?
A: At the Dome of the Rock.

What longest running Broadway play ever, opens?
A: The Phantom of the Opera.

The House of Representatives rejects President Reagan's request for $36.25 million to support what?
A: The Nicaraguan Contras.

Who is appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States?
A: Anthony Kennedy.

 

Where are the 1988 Winter Olympics held?
A: In Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The Supreme Court of the United States sides with Hustler magazine by overturning a lower court decision to do what?
A: Award Jerry Falwell $200,000 for defamation.

Two U.S. Army helicopters collide in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, killing how many servicemen?
A: 17.

Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Vice Admiral John Poindexter are what?
A: Indicted on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

What happened to a Colombian Boeing 727 jetliner, Avianca Flight 410?
A: It crashes into the side of the mountains near the Venezuelan border, killing 143.

The first McDonald's restaurant in a country run by a "what"  opens in Belgrade, Yugoslavia?
A: Communist party.

The Candle Demonstration in Bratislava, Slovakia is the first what?
A: Mass demonstration of the 1980s against the socialist government in Czechoslovakia.

 

Presidential candidate Jesse Jackson defeats whom in the Michigan Democratic caucuses?
A: Michael Dukakis.

What happened to Governor Evan Mecham of Arizona?
A: He was convicted in his impeachment trial and removed from office.

Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis wins the what?
A: The Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary.

Disneyland closes what attraction permanently in Anaheim, California?
A: America Sings Attraction.

What comic strip makes its first appearance in US newspapers?
A: FoxTrot.

The Last Emperor (directed by Bernardo Bertolucci) wins how many Oscars?
A: Nine.

Former pop singer Sonny Bono is elected what?
A: Mayor of Palm Springs, California.

 

What happened to Aloha Airlines Flight 243?
A: It loses several yards of its upper fuselage while in flight, killing 1 person.

Where does the World Expo 88 open?
A: In Brisbane Queensland, Australia.

Who wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi"?
A: Celine Dion.

After more than 8 years of fighting, the Soviet Army begins what?
A: Withdrawing from Afghanistan.

The U.S. Supreme Court rules that police do not need a search warrant to search through what?
A: Discarded garbage.

U.S. President Ronald Reagan addresses 600 Moscow State University students, during his what?
A: Visit to the Soviet Union.

NASA scientist James Hansen testifies to the Senate that what has begun?
A: Man-made global warming.

 

Iran Air Flight 655 is accidentally shot down by a missile launched from what ship?
A: The USS Vincennes.

Al-Qaeda is formed by whom?
A: Osama bin Laden.

Tom Browning of the Cincinnati Reds pitches the 12th perfect game in baseball history against what team?
A: The Los Angeles Dodgers at Riverfront Stadium.

Where are the 1988 Summer Olympics held?
A: In Seoul, South Korea.

NASA resumes Space Shuttle flights, grounded after what?
A: The Challenger disaster.

Why does Ronald Reagan decide to tear down the new U.S. Embassy in Moscow?
A: Because of Soviet listening devices in the building structure.

George H. W. Bush is elected over whom?
A: Michael Dukakis.

 

Who takes office as President of Mexico?
A: Carlos Salinas de Gortari.

Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to what?
A: Head the government of an Islam-dominated state.

What famous American vocalist dies of a heart attack in Hendersonville, Tennessee?
A: Roy Orbison.

Perennial U.S. presidential candidate Lyndon LaRouche is convicted of what?
A: Mail fraud.

What happens to Pan Am Flight 103?
A: It's is blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing a total of 270 people.

Brazilian union and environmental activist Chico Mendes is what?
A: Assassinated.

What invasive species are found in the Great Lakes?
A: Zebra mussels.