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Good Miscellaneous 90s Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Miscellaneous trivia quiz questions with answers from the year of 1997.

 

Good Miscellaneous 90s 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?
A:  Discovery.

 

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above what for the first time?
A: 7,000, gaining 60.81 to 7,022.44.

A small fire occurs on what?
A: The Russian space station Mir.

Where does divorce become legal?
A: In the Republic of Ireland.

What Pablo Picasso painting is stolen from a London gallery?
A: TĂȘte de Femm (recovered a week later).

India's Missionaries of Charity chooses whom to succeed Mother Teresa as its leader?
A: TĂȘte de Femme.

Who, at age 14, becomes the youngest women's world figure skating champion?
A: Tara Lipinski.

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.

In San Diego, California,  what do 39 Heaven's Gate cultists do?
A: They commit mass suicide at their compound.

Who wins the 1997 Iranian presidential election and becomes the first Iranian Reformist president?
A: Mohammad Khatami.

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 Treasury unveil?
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?
A: Death.

 

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, becomes what?
A: The fastest selling album in UK history.

What happened to Diana, Princess of Wales?
A: She died in a car crash in Paris.

 

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 what?
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 strain?
A: Chickens.