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1991 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

1991 trivia questions about stuff that happened in the 90s.


1991 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

The first anti-stalking law, passed in 1990, goes into effect in what state?
A: California.

Dublin begins its year as the what?
A: European Capital of Culture.

In eastern El Salvador, Salvadoran rebels shoot down a United States Army helicopter and do what?
A: Execute the 2 surviving members of its 3-man crew.

The United Nations Security Council votes unanimously to do what?
A: To condemn Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.

The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing what?
A: The use of military force to liberate Kuwait.

Soviet forces storm Vilnius to stop what?
A: Lithuanian independence.

Operation Desert Storm begins with what?
A: Air strikes against Iraq.


What volcano erupts on Iceland?
A: Hekla.

A Scud attack on Tel Aviv injures how many people?
A: 15.

Who formally takes the throne as King of Norway, succeeding his father?
A: Harald V.

Where does a deadly earthquake kill at least 1,200 people?
A: In Pakistan and Afghanistan.

A Michigan court bars Dr. Jack Kevorkian from doing what?
A: Assisting in suicides.

Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Kuwait, thus starting the what?
A: The ground phase of the war.

On Baghdad radio, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces what?
A: The withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait.


An amateur video captures the beating of whom?
A: Motorist Rodney King by Los Angeles police officers.

The United States Department of Justice announces what?
A: That Exxon has agreed to pay $1 billion for the clean-up of the Exxon Valdez oil spill in Alaska.

What treaty is signed between the American and Canadian governments?
A: The Acid Rain Treaty of 1991.

President of Poland Lech Wałęsa becomes the first what?
A: Polish president to ever visit the USA

What is launched on cable television in its current format?
A: Comedy Central.

What senator and 6 other people are killed when a helicopter collides with their plane over Merion, Pennsylvania?
A: John Heinz of Pennsylvania.

The Supreme Council of the Republic of Georgia declares what?
A: Independence from the Soviet Union.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above "what" for the first time ever?
A: 3000.


At the age of 36, who becomes the youngest-ever Prime Minister of Finland?
A: Esko Aho.

The first Starbucks Coffee outlet is opened in what state?
A: California.

Nepal holds its first multiparty legislative election since what year?
A: 1959.

Winnie Mandela is convicted of what?
A: kidnapping. On May 14, she is sentenced to 6 years in prison.

Space Shuttle Columbia carries what into orbit?
A: The Spacelab.

Who is elected President of Russia, the largest and most populous of the 15 Soviet republics?
A: Boris Yeltsin.

Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupts in the second largest terrestrial eruption of the what?
A: 20th century; the final death toll tops 800.

President Zachary Taylor is exhumed to discover whether or not his death was caused by what?
A: Arsenic poisoning, instead of acute gastrointestinal illness; no trace of arsenic is found.


The first Sonic the Hedgehog game is published by whom?
A: Sega.

Clarence Thomas is nominated to replace whom as the Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court?
A: Thurgood Marshall.

Graf and Michael Stich win the what?
A: Wimbledon Tennis Championships.

In response to the end of apartheid, what does the International Olympic Committee do?
A: Readmits South Africa to the Olympics.

In Israel, a judge investigating a 1990 incident outside a mosque in Jerusalem in which at least 17 Palestinians were killed rules what?
A: That Israeli police provoked the incident.

Ian Baker-Finch wins the 1991 what?
A:  Open Championship.

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested after what is found in his Milwaukee, Wisconsin, apartment?
A: The remains of 11 men and boys.

The United States and the Soviet Union sign the START I treaty limiting what?
A: Strategic nuclear weapons.

Sergey Bubka breaks the world record for men's what?
A: Pole vault.

Estonia declares its independence from what?
A: The Soviet Union.

Boris Yeltsin bans and dissolves what?
A: The Communist Party of the Soviet Union.


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