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Trivia Quiz Questions about the Year 1996

1996 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers.

 

Trivia Quiz Questions about the Year 1996

King Fahd of Saudi Arabia temporarily gives power to whom?
A: Crown Prince Abdullah, his legal successor, due to illness.

Hamas operative Yahya Ayyash is assassinated by what?
A: An Israeli Shabak-planted, bomb-laden cell phone.

One of the worst blizzards in American history hits the eastern states, killing how many people?
A: More than 150 people.

Where does serious fighting break out between Russian soldiers and rebel fighters?
A: In Chechnya.

Who becomes Prime Minister of Japan?
A: Ryutaro Hashimoto, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Who is elected president of Portugal?
A: Jorge Sampaio.

Yasser Arafat is re-elected president of the what?
A: Palestinian Authority.

 

France tests the last what?
A: Atomic bomb.

What element is discovered?
A: Copernicium.

Chess computer "Deep Blue" defeats who for the first time?
A: world chess champion Garry Kasparov.

King Fahd of Saudi Arabia announces his medical recovery in the national press and assumes power again from whom?
A: His brother, Crown Prince Abdullah.

The Bosnian government declares the end of what?
A: The Siege of Sarajevo.

Where do Chechen rebels attack the Russian government headquarters?
A: In Grozny.

Who is the new Portuguese president?
A: Jorge Sampaio.

 

Who is sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Australia?
A: John Howard.

What does the British Government announce?
A: Bovine spongiform encephalopathy has been likely transmitted to people.

The Republic of China (Taiwan) holds its first direct elections for what?
A: President.

At the 68th Academy Awards what movie won Best Picture?
A: Braveheart.

Where is suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski arrested?
A: At his Montana cabin.

At the urging of Yasser Arafat, what does the Palestine Liberation Organization drop?
A: Its clause calling for the removal of Israel.

What telescope is dedicated in Hawaii?
A: The Keck II telescope.

 

The Australian government introduces a nationwide ban on the private possession of what?
A: Both automatic and semi-automatic rifles, in response to the Port Arthur massacre.

The Likud Party, led by whom, wins a narrow victory in the Israeli general election?
A: Benjamin Netanyahu.

Steffi Graf defeats who in the longest ever women's final at the French Open, to win her 19th Grand Slam Tennis title?
A: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario.

Boris Yeltsin emerges as the winner in Russia's first round of what?
A: Presidential elections.

Where did thousands of Megawati Sukarnoputri supporters clash with police?
A: In Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Nintendo 64 video game system is released where?
A: In Japan.

What Journalist is shot and killed in her car just outside Dublin?
A: Veronica Guerin.

 

An explosion in a firecrackers factory in Sichuan Province, China kills  how many people?
A: At least 36 and injures another 52.

Lyle and Erik Menendez are sentenced to what?
A: Life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Who is reelected as President of Russia after the second round of elections?
A: Boris Yeltsin..

Dolly the sheep is the first mammal to be what?
A: Successfully cloned from an adult cell, and is born at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland.

Paris and Rome-bound TWA Flight 800 (Boeing 747) does what?
A: Explodes off the coast of Long Island, New York, killing all 230 on board.

Where were the 1996 Summer Olympics held?
A: In Atlanta, United States.

Data sent back by the Galileo space probe indicates there may be water where?
A: On one of Jupiter's moons.

 

Bob Dole was nominated for what?
A: President of the United States.

Who is killed during a gun battle with police?
A: Murtaza Bhutto.

President Bill Clinton signs what?
A: The Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

The former prime minister of Bulgaria, Andrey Lukanov, is what?
A: Assassinated.

News Corporation launches what?
A: The Fox News Channel as a 24-hour news channel to compete against CNN

The New York Yankees win the 1996 World Series, beating what team 3-2 in game 6 for their first world championship in 18 years?
A: Atlanta Braves.

NASA launches what?
A: The Mars Global Surveyor.

 

Mother Teresa receives what?
A: Honorary U.S. citizenship.

A bomb explosion in Kaspiysk, Russia, kills 32 people.

Who is elected president of Romania?
A: Emil Constantinescu?

The Republic of Angola officially joins what?
A: The World Trade Organization, as Angola.

President Bill Clinton signs what?
A: The Electronic Freedom of Information Act Amendments.

Proposed budget cuts by Benjamin Netanyahu spark protests from how many workers, who shut down services across Israel?
A: 250,000.