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Decade Quiz: 1990s

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the final decade of the 20th century.

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See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the final decade of the 20th century.

1. Which African nation elected a former political prisoner the country's first black president in its first interracial election on April 29, 1994?

2. No woman in history sold as many copies of a solo album as this Canadian singer, whose 1995 CD "Jagged Little Pill" has already surpassed the 16 million mark. Who is the musician?

  • Whitney Houston
  • Paula Cole
  • Alanis Morissette

3. The most complex and sensitive telescope ever constructed was placed into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery in April 1990. Which astronomer is the device named after?

4. In September 1992 the U.S. Navy turned over the Subic Bay naval base to this country off the southeast coast of Asia, ending nearly a century of U.S. military presence there.

  • Vietnam
  • Indonesia
  • The Philippines

5. On Sept. 20, 1998 this Baltimore Orioles infielder set a Major League Baseball record by missing his first game in more than 16 years.

6. In a clear sign of communism's impending doom in the Soviet Union, city officials in Leningrad, a city named in honor of V. I. Lenin in 1924, was changed back to this—its original name—in September 1991.

  • Kiev
  • St. Petersburg
  • Moscow

7. An estimated 76 million television viewers tuned in to watch the final episode of this NBC sitcom about "nothing" in May 1998.

  • Seinfeld
  • NYPD Blue
  • Home Improvement

8. Exactly two years after a fire killed 72 Branch Davidian cult members in Waco, Texas, scores of people were killed when a terrorist's car bomb blew up a block-long federal building on April 19, 1995. The disaster happened in what U.S. city?

  • West Paducah, Ky.
  • Littleton, Colo.
  • Oklahoma City, Okla.

9. Dr. Ian Wilmut and his team of scientists announced in February 1997 that they had cloned the world's first sheep from adult cells. What is this infamous sheep's name?

  • Dolly
  • Molly
  • Holly

10. The tenuous road to peace in the Middle East was damaged further on Nov. 4, 1995 when this prime minister of Israel was assassinated by a Jewish extremist.

1. Which African nation elected a former political prisoner the country's first black president in its first interracial election on April 29, 1994?
South Africa

2. No woman in history sold as many copies of a solo album as this Canadian singer, whose 1995 CD "Jagged Little Pill" has already surpassed the 16 million mark. Who is the musician?
Alanis Morissette

3. The most complex and sensitive telescope ever constructed was placed into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery in April 1990. Which astronomer is the device named after?
Edwin Hubble

4. In September 1992 the U.S. Navy turned over the Subic Bay naval base to this country off the southeast coast of Asia, ending nearly a century of U.S. military presence there.
The Philippines

5. On Sept. 20, 1998 this Baltimore Orioles infielder set a Major League Baseball record by missing his first game in more than 16 years.
Cal Ripken Jr.

6. In a clear sign of communism's impending doom in the Soviet Union, city officials in Leningrad, a city named in honor of V. I. Lenin in 1924, was changed back to this—its original name—in September 1991.
St. Petersburg

7. An estimated 76 million television viewers tuned in to watch the final episode of this NBC sitcom about "nothing" in May 1998.
Seinfeld

8. Exactly two years after a fire killed 72 Branch Davidian cult members in Waco, Texas, scores of people were killed when a terrorist's car bomb blew up a block-long federal building on April 19, 1995. The disaster happened in what U.S. city?
Oklahoma City, Okla.

9. Dr. Ian Wilmut and his team of scientists announced in February 1997 that they had cloned the world's first sheep from adult cells. What is this infamous sheep's name?
Dolly

10. The tenuous road to peace in the Middle East was damaged further on Nov. 4, 1995 when this prime minister of Israel was assassinated by a Jewish extremist.
Yitzhak Rabin

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