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? _______________ | |

**© Compiled by Tony McDermott 2004**