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?   _______________  
   

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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2004