Weekly Quiz No.15

All historical events below occured in February, but in which year?:

Which year?


1. James Dean was born on February 8th.

a.1928 b.1931 c.1934

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
2. Religious leader Ayatollah Khomeini makes a triumphant return to Iran after 14 years in exile.

a.1975 b.1979 c.1983

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
3. Nelson Mandela is freed after being imprisoned for 27 years.

a.1984 b.1987 c.1990

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
4. Rock 'n' roll star Buddy Holly dies in an aeroplane crash.

a.1953 b.1956 c.1959

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
5. New Delhi becomes the capital city of India

a.1931 b.1939 c.1947

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
6. 7 gangsters are killed in "The St Valentines Day Massacre", in Chicago.

a.1929 b.1932 c.1935

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
7. Pluto is discovered by American astronomer Clyde W. Tombaugh.

a.1870 b.1900 c.1930

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
8. Controversial black leader Malcolm X is assassinated.

a.1961 b.1965 c.1969

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
9. The first edition of the 'Readers Digest' appears on the shelves.

a.1912 b.1922 c.1932

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
10. Great Britain changes its currency to the decimal system.

a.1968 b.1971 c.1974

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   

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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2004