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Quiz Like it's 1999

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Fun Trivia : Quizzes : 1990s History
Quiz Like its 1999 game quiz
"People were saying goodbye to the 20th Century (a year early) and preparing for the 21st. What do you know about 1999, besides the Prince song?"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  

1. He was a rarity in the Arab world - a supporter of the West and of Israel. He was one of the longest reigning kings in the region until his death February 7, 1999. Who was he?
    Akhtar Hameed Khan
    Yehudi Menuhin
    Hussein I bin Talal
    Lord Killanin

2. One of television's biggest game shows debuted in the U.S. on August 16, 1999, hosted by perennial host Regis Philbin. What was the show?
    'It's A Knockout'
    'America's Got Talent'
    'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?'
    'The Neighbors'

3. 1999 was the final year this hockey legend, dubbed 'The Great One' took to the ice in an active role. Who is he?
    Bobby Orr
    Wayne Gretzky
    Patrick Roy
    Mario Lemieux

4. What made its debut in Europe on January 1, 1999?
    The League of Nations
    Disneyland Resort Paris ('EuroDisney')
    The Euro

5. On February 11, 1999, this 'dwarf planet' moved outside the orbit of Neptune, making it one of the most remote distant natural bodies in the solar system' . What is it?

6. Starting in March of 1999, this little bug became a major headache to Internet E-mailers around the world. What was this little pest called?
    Melissa Virus
    Blaster Worm
    Witty Worm
    The Ghostball

7. On March 21, 1999, Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones become the first to circumnavigate the Earth riding in what?
    A hot-air balloon
    A WWII vintage aircraft
    A yacht
    A Stanley Steamer

8. On May 3, 1999, the second-strongest tornado in U.S. history struck what state?

9. What famous (or infamous) file-sharing service debuted June 1, 1999?

10. Back in 1969, this was the epitome of peace and love, mainstays of the hippie/counterculture movement. When it was revived in July 1999, it became a mass of looting, riots and bonfires. What was this event called?
    Lilith Fair
    The US festival

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