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News of the 1990's
"Test your short-term memory with this newsy quiz. One question for each year of the 1990's."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The so-called Gulf War began on August 2, 1990, with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. The conflict ended when Iraq accepted a cease-fire on March 3, 1991. The ground war began on February 23, 1991. How long did it last?
In November 1991, a swordfishing boat out of Gloucester was reported missing off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. It had encountered 'The Perfect Storm.' What was the name of the vessel?
In April 1992, Los Angeles was the site of three days of rioting and violence triggered by the acquittal of four Los Angeles Police Department officers of charges resulting from the video-taped beating of Rodney King. Who was the mayor of Los Angeles a the time?
Vincent Price, who died in 1993, made 100 feature films. His horror film career began in 1953, with the release of the first 3-D film ever released by a major motion picture studio. What was the name of the film?
'House on Haunted Hill'
'While the City Sleeps'
'House of Wax'
From July 16-22, 1994, pieces of an object designated as Comet P-Shoemaker-Levy 9 collided with what planet?
He was the 'Speaker' who had a 'Contract' and was 'Time' Magazine's Man Of The Year in 1995.
In the Presidential election of 1996, who was Republican Bob Dole's Vice-Presidential running mate?
In Massachusetts in 1997, a trial was held involving an English au- pair who was charged with second degree murder in the death of eight and a half month old Matthew Eappen. What was the au-pair's name?
All of these people died in 1998, except which one?
George C. Scott
On May 7, 1999, U.S. warplanes bombed what country's embassy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia?
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