1991 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
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
A: To condemn Israel's treatment of the Palestinians.
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 Scud attack on Tel Aviv injures how many people?
Who formally takes the throne as
King of Norway, succeeding
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
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
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,
A: John Heinz of Pennsylvania.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above "what" for
the first time ever?
At the age of 36, who becomes the youngest-ever Prime
Minister of Finland?
A: Esko Aho.
Nepal holds its first multiparty legislative
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.
The first Sonic the Hedgehog game is published by whom?
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.
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.