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1997 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

Trivia quiz questions about 1997 with answers.


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?
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: Tête de Femm (recovered a week later).

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

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