1997 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What type of rocket carrying a
military GPS payload
explodes, shortly after liftoff from Cape Canaveral?
A: A Delta II rocket.
Yasser Arafat returns to Hebron after more than 30 years,
and joins celebrations over what?
A: The handover of the last Israeli-controlled West Bank city.
President Bill Clinton is inaugurated for his what?
A: His second term.
Madeleine Albright becomes the first female what?
A: Secretary of State, after confirmation by the United States Senate.
The so-called "Big Three" banks in Switzerland announce the
creation of a $71 million fund to aid what?
A: Holocaust survivors and their families.
Morgan Stanley and Dean Witter Reynolds investment banks
announce a what?
A: A $10 billion merger.
Tune-up and repair work on the
Hubble Space Telescope is
started by astronauts from which Space Shuttle?
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above what for the
A: 7,000, gaining 60.81 to 7,022.44.
A small fire occurs on what?
A: The Russian space station Mir.
India's Missionaries of Charity chooses whom to succeed
Mother Teresa as its leader?
A: Tête de Femme.
What does the Comet Hale-Bopp do?
A: It makes its closest approach to Earth.
At the 69th Academy Awards, what film wins Best Picture?
A: The English Patient.
Strom Thurmond becomes the longest-serving member in the
history of what?
A: The United States Senate (41 years and 10 months).
Who wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia?
A: Hugo Banzer.
What new bill does the United States Department of the
A: A new $50 bill, meant to be more difficult to counterfeit.
A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to "what" for his part in
the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing?
The United Kingdom hands sovereignty of "what" to the
People's Republic of China?
A: Hong Kong.
NASA's Pathfinder space probe lands on what?
A: The surface of Mars.
What retail company closes after 117 years in business?
A: The F. W. Woolworth Company.
On her 200th birthday, the fully restored USS Constitution
(aka "Old Ironsides") sets sail for the first time in how many years?
A: 116 years.
What happened to Korean Air Flight 801?
A: It crashed west of Guam International Airport, resulting in the deaths of 228 people.
Be Here Now, the third album from English rock band Oasis,
A: The fastest selling album in UK history.
The International Olympic Committee picks what city to be
the host city for the 2004 Summer Olympics?
A: Athens, Greece.
What does the F-22 Raptor do?
A: It makes its first test flight.
The first color photograph appears on the front page of
A: The New York Times.
In Luxor, Egypt, 62 people are killed by whom?
A: 6 Islamic militants outside the Temple of Hatshepsut.
Bobbi McCaughey gives birth to septuplets in the second
known case where all 7 babies are what?
A: Born alive, and the first in which all survive infancy.
Hong Kong begins to kill all the "what" within its
territory (1.25 million) to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza