Headline News of the 1990s

Headline News of the 1990s

Jul 28, 2022

The 90’s
The theme continues for this week with a quiz of headline news from the 1990s.

QUESTIONS

1. In 1994 which country saw 100 days of bloodshed as many Tutsi and Hutu political moderates were killed in a terrible case of genocide?

2. Riots swept Los Angeles in 1992 after the beating of which person by four police officers was caught on camera?

3. Which UK Sovereign Territory was handed back to China on 1 July 1997?

4. Who became the first democratically elected President of South Africa in 1994?

5. What was the name of the intern with which President Bill Clinton was found to have had inappropriate relations with in 1997?

6. In 1996 Proposition 215 was passed in California which legalised which substance for medicinal purposes?

7. Which politician challenged Margaret Thatcher for leadership of the Conservative Party in 1990 that ultimately led to her resignation on 22 November as Prime Minister?

8. In what year of the 1990s did the first Gulf War start after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait?

9. What was the name given to the document that formed the European Union in 1992?

10. Which person replaced Mikhail Gorbachev as Premier of the Russian Federation in 1991?

 

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ANSWERS

1. In 1994 which country saw 100 days of bloodshed as many Tutsi and Hutu political moderates were killed in a terrible case of genocide?
RWANDA

2. Riots swept Los Angeles in 1992 after the beating of which person by four police officers was caught on camera?
RODNEY KING

3. Which UK Sovereign Territory was handed back to China on 1 July 1997?
HONG KONG

4. Who became the first democratically elected President of South Africa in 1994?
NELSON MANDELA

5. What was the name of the intern with which President Bill Clinton was found to have had inappropriate relations with in 1997?
MONICA LEWINSKY

6. In 1996 Proposition 215 was passed in California which legalised which substance for medicinal purposes?
CANNABIS

7. Which politician challenged Margaret Thatcher for leadership of the Conservative Party in 1990 that ultimately led to her resignation on 22 November as Prime Minister?
MICHAEL HESELTINE (John Major went on to win the Conservative Party’s membership vote to become PM)

8. In what year of the 1990s did the first Gulf War start after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait?
1990

9. What was the name given to the document that formed the European Union in 1992?
MAASTRICHT TREATY

10. Which person replaced Mikhail Gorbachev as Premier of the Russian Federation in 1991?
BORIS YELTSIN

 

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