Weekly Quiz No.10

All historical events below occured in January, but in which year?: |
Which year? |

1. Jim Carrey was born on January 17th. |
a.1958 b.1960 c.1962 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

2. The Union of Socialist Soviet Republics (USSR) was established |
a.1917 b.1923 c.1933 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

3. Alaska becomes the 49th US State after it is bought from the USSR. |
a.1919 b.1939 c.1959 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

4. Galileo discovers the moons of Jupiter with his newly invented telescope. |
a.1610 b.1630 c.1650 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

5. Challenger Space Shuttle explodes 53 seconds after liftoff.. |
a.1986 b.1989 c.1992 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

6. John Baird gives the first public demonstration of the television set. |
a.1920 b.1926 c.1932 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

7. Operation 'Desert Storm' begins against Iraq, for its invasion of Kuwait. |
a.1989 b.1991 c.1993 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

8. Captain Cook discovers what is now called the Hawiian Islands. |
a.1778 b.1788 c.1798 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

9. The USS Nautilus, the world's 1st nuclear powered submarine, is launched |
a.1944 b.1954 c.1964 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

10. The 1st. modern Winter Olympic Games are held in the French Alps. |
a.1924 b.1928 c.1932 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

**© Compiled by Tony McDermott 2004**