1990 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
Poland becomes the first country in Eastern
Europe to do
A: To begin abolishing its state socialist economy.
Poland also withdraws from the what?
A: Warsaw Pact.
General Manuel Noriega, the deposed "strongman of Panama",
surrenders to who?
A: To American forces.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is what?
A: Closed to the public because of safety concerns.
The National Assembly of Bulgaria votes to end what?
A: One party rule by the Bulgarian Communist Party.
Thousands storm the Stasi headquarters in East Berlin in an
attempt to view what?
A: Their government records.
Where do clashes break out between Indian troops and Muslim
A: In Kashmir.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto gives birth to a
girl, becoming what?
A: The first modern head of government to bear a child while in office.
Pope John Paul II begins an eight-day tour of what?
A: Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Chad.
Whose trial begins in Anchorage, Alaska?
A: Joseph Hazelwood, former skipper of the Exxon Valdez.
President Bush gives his first State of the Union address
and proposes that the U.S. and the Soviet Union make what?
A: Deep cuts to their military forces in Europe.
Smoking is banned on all what?
A: Cross-country flights in the United States.
Who is released from Victor Verster Prison, near Cape Town,
South Africa, after 27 years behind bars?
A: Nelson Mandela.
The United Kingdom and Argentina restore diplomatic
relations after how long?
A: 8 years.
Who is sworn in as the first democratically elected Chilean
president since 1970?
A: Patricio Aylwin.
Who is elected as the first executive president of the
A: Mikhail Gorbachev.
The Soviet Union announces what?
A: That Lithuania's declaration of independence is invalid.
East Germany holds its first what?
A: Free elections.
Who goes on trial for bribery, embezzlement, and
A: Imelda Marcos.
At the 62nd Academy Awards, what film won Best Picture?
A: Driving Miss Daisy.
The longest prison riot in Britain's history begins at
Strangeways Prison in Manchester, and continues for how long?
A: 3 weeks and 3 days.
The Ultimate Warrior defeats whom to win the WWF
Championship in a Title for Title, winner takes all match at WrestleMania VI in
front of nearly 68,000 people at the SkyDome in Toronto, Ontario?
A: Hulk Hogan.
What comet, the brightest comet visible from Earth since
1975, makes its closest approach to the sun?
A: Comet Austin.
What space telescope is launched aboard Space Shuttle
A: Hubble Space Telescope.
Latvia declares independence from whom?
A: The Soviet Union.
What country does Pope John Paul II visit?
Who assumes office as President of Costa Rica?
A: Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier.
The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from
A: List of diseases.
The US and the USSR agree to end what?
A: Production of chemical weapons and to destroy most of their stockpiles of chemical weapons.
What does Nelson Mandela do?
A: He tours North America, visiting 3 Canadian and 8 U.S. cities.
Checkpoint Charlie is what?
A stampede in a pedestrian tunnel leading to Mecca kills
how many people?
A U.S. District Court acquits Imelda Marcos on what
A: Racketeering and fraud.
West Germany defeats who 1–0 to win the 1990 FIFA World
President Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act,
designed to protect what?
A: Disabled Americans from discrimination.
The first Walmart in California and on the West Coast opens
in what city?
Where is the first ban of smoking in bars in the US passed?
A: In San Luis Obispo, California.