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1990 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

 

Poland becomes the first country in Eastern Europe to do what?
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 separatists?
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.

The International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition completes the first what?
A: Dog sled crossing of Antarctica.

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 Soviet Union?
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 racketeering?
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 Discovery?
A: Hubble Space Telescope.

Latvia declares independence from whom?
A: The Soviet Union.

What country does Pope John Paul II visit?
A:  Mexico.

Who assumes office as President of Costa Rica?
A: Rafael Ángel Calderón Fournier.

The World Health Organization removes homosexuality from its what?
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: Dismantled.

A stampede in a pedestrian tunnel leading to Mecca kills how many people?
A: 1,426.

A U.S. District Court acquits Imelda Marcos on what charges?
A: Racketeering and fraud.

West Germany defeats who 1–0 to win the 1990 FIFA World Cup?
A: Argentina.

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?
A:  Lancaster.

Iraq invades what country?
A: Kuwait.

Where is the first ban of smoking in bars in the US passed?
A: In San Luis Obispo, California.




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