Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Trivia Quiz #59 - News Items and Stories

Trivia Quiz questions about Old News Items from around the world.

  1. Which Scottish border town was the scene of a jumbo jet disaster?
  2. Solidarity was the mass movement of the people in which country?
  3. Which golfer Sandy triumphed at the US Masters?
  4. Where was the American venue of the Live Aid concert?
  5. Which country, capital Beirut, did Israel invade?
  6. Who became the world's youngest ever boxing heavyweight champion?
  7. What was the world's first reusable spacecraft called?
  8. Addressing the Republican convention in 1988, how did Ronald Reagan
    misquote John Adams saying "Facts are stubborn things?"
  9. What was Patricia Highsmith's first novel?
  10. In which war was cowboy star Tom MIx shot in the mouth?
  11. How many years did the Holocaust last?
  12. Which soap had people asking. "Who shot JR?"
  13. Which tennis ace completed his fifth successive Wimbledon singles
  14. Which was the longest moon landing?
  15. Who replaced Erich Honecker as GDR head of state?
  16. Off which pitcher did Babe Ruth smash his 714th and final Major
    League home run?
  17. What does the Palestinian name Intifada mean?
  18. Who had the most expensive presidential inauguration ceremony of the
    20th century?
  19. Which US President was linked with the 'Star Wars' policy?
  20. Where in the Ukraine was there a nuclear explosion in 1986?
  21. Anwar Sadat was President of which country when he died in 1981?
  22. Who released an album called Thriller in 1982?
  23. Which 80s leader had a wife called Raisa?
  24. In what month in 1990 did Iraq invade Kuwait?
  25. Who became Israel's head of state in 1993?
  26. Who was the founder of Japan's first political party?
  27. In what months of 1945 did the battle of Iwo Jima take place?
  28. Who won the ladies singles most times at Wimbledon in the 80s?
  29. Which island was the home of Bob Marley, who died in 1981?
  30. Which John portrayed The Elephant Man on film?
  31. Which city was devastated by an earthquake in 1985 and then hosted
    the World Cup in 1986?
  32. In WWII, who was the head of the Nazi party's security service?
  33. Hahnium was so named by US scientists in honor of Otto Hahn; what was
    its original name?
  34. Which movement was thought to be responsible for the kidnapping of
    Western hostages in  Lebanon in the 890s?
  35. Who was Franklin ?D Roosevelt's secretary of state from 1933 to 1944?
  36. Which future US President was secretary of commerce from 1921 to
  37. Which Prime Minister resigned as a result of the Recruit scandal of
  38. The increasing scarcity of elephants and rhinos led ot a 1989 ban on
    which substance?
  39. Sarah Ferguson became Duchess of where?
  40. Which President of the Philippines was deposed in 1986?
  41. Tiananmen Square was a scene of conflict in which country?
  42. Which hospital was Princess Diana taken to after her tragic car
  43. Who became head of state in Guyana in 1992?
  44. Elected in 1913, how long was Pedro Mascurain president of Mexico?
  45. Who was NATO commander between 1974 and 1979?
  46. What kind of disaster claimed some 100,000 lives in Armenia in 1988?
  47. Which disks replaced cassettes and ordinary records?
Answers to Quiz #58 - General Knowledge Trivia Quiz Answers

  1. Lockerbie.
  2. Poland.
  3. Lyle.
  4. Philadelphia.
  5. Lebanon.
  6. Mike Tyson.
  7. Space Shuttle.
  8. Facts are stupid things.
  9. Strangers On A Train.
  10. Spanish American War.
  11. 12
  12. Dallas.
  13. Bjorn Borg.
  14. Apollo 17.
  15. Egon Krenz.
  16. Guy Bush.
  17. Resurgence, throwing off.
  18. George W. Bush.
  19. Reagan.
  20. Chernobyl.
  21. Egypt.
  22. Michael Jackson.
  23. Mikhail Gorbachev.
  24. August.
  25. Ezer Weizman.
  26. Taisuke Itagaki.
  27. February and March.
  28. Martina Navratilova.
  29. Jamaica.
  30. Hurt.
  31. Mexico.
  32. Reinhard Heidrich.
  33. Unnilpentium.
  34. Hezbollah.
  35. Cordell Hull.
  36. Herbert Hoover.
  37. Norboru Takeshita of Japan.
  38. Ivory.
  39. York.
  40. Marcos.
  41. China.
  42. La Pitie-Salpetriere.
  43. Cheddi Jagan.
  44. One hour.
  45. Alexander Haig.
  46. Earthquake.
  47. Compact disks.