Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers about 1994
What trade agreement is established?
A: The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Who begins their war in Chiapas, Mexico?
A: The Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
Nancy Kerrigan is clubbed on the right leg by an assailant,
under orders from who?
A: Figure skating rival Tonya Harding's ex-husband.
The Irish government announces the end of a 15-year
broadcasting ban on what?
A: The Provisional Irish Republican Army.
President Bill Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin
A: The Kremlin accords, which stop the preprogrammed aiming of nuclear missiles toward each country's targets.
Where does 1994 Northridge
earthquake, magnitude 6.7, take
A: The San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles at 4:31 a.m., killing 72 and leaving 26,029 homeless.
The coldest temperature ever measured in
history, −36 °F (−38 °C), is recorded where?
A: In New Whiteland, Indiana.
Who becomes the first female cadet to attend The Citadel?
A: Shannon Faulkner.
Punk rock band Green Day releases what album?
A: Dookie, which will eventually sell over 20 million copies worldwide.
Who is sworn in as the United States Secretary of Defense?
A: William J. Perry.
What Edvard Munch painting is stolen in Oslo?
A: "The Scream" .
Where do the 1994 Winter Olympics begin?
A: In Lillehammer.
Who are charged with spying for the Soviet Union by the
United States Department of Justice?
A: Aldrich Ames and his wife.
Who begins her term of office as Treasurer of the United
A: Mary Ellen Withrow.
The Church of England ordains its first what?
A: Female priests.
Who are assassinated in Somalia?
A: Italian journalist Ilaria Alpi and TV cameraman Miran Hrovatin
Who hosted the 66th Academy Awards?
A: Whoopi Goldberg.
Who won Best Picture at the 66th Academy Awards?
A: Schindler's List.
How do Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundi
President Cyprien Ntaryamira die?
A: A missile shoots down their jet near Kigali, Rwanda.
The Rwandan Genocide begins where?
A: In Kigali, Rwanda.
What happened to Kurt Cobain, songwriter and front man for
the band Nirvana?
A: He committed suicide.
A Los Angeles jury awards how much money to Rodney King for
violation of his civil rights?
A: $3.8 million.
Richard Nixon dies where?
A: I New York City, nearly 20 years after he resigned in 1974.
China Airlines Flight 140, an Airbus A300, crashes while
A: Nagoya, Japan, killing 264 people.
South Africa holds its first fully multiracial
marking the final end of what?
In what race is three-time Formula One world champion Ayrton Senna killed?
A: San Marino Grand Prix in Imola, Italy.
Nelson Mandela is inaugurated as South Africa's first what?
A: Black president.
Illinois executes what
A: John Wayne Gacy.
Where are Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman
A: Outside the Simpson home in Los Angeles.
The New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup, in 7 games over
A: The Vancouver Canucks.
The 1994 FIFA World Cup starts where?
A: In the USA.
Who releases The Lion King, the highest grossing ever,
hand-drawn animated feature?
A: Walt Disney Pictures.
Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult execute the first what?
A: Sarin gas attack at Matsumoto, Japan, killing 8 and injuring 200.
Brown spots mark impact sites of what on
A: Shoemaker-Levy Comet.
Brazil wins the 1994 FIFA World Cup, defeating who by 3–2
in penalties (full-time 0–0)?
In Buenos Aires, a terrorist attack destroys a building
A: Several Jewish organizations, killing 85 and injuring many more.
Israel and Jordan sign what?
A: The Israel-Jordan Treaty of Peace, which ends the war that has existed between them since 1948.
What Irish mobster is assassinated in Dublin?
A: Martin Cahill.