Weekly Quiz No.19

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

Which year?


1. Bruce Willis was born on March 19th.

a.1952 b.1955 c.1958

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
2. Alcatraz, a maximum security prison in San Francisco Bay, closes after 29 years.

a.1923 b.1943 c.1963

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
3. Mikhail Gorbachev becomes leader of the Soviet Union.

a.1981 b.1985 c.1989

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
4. A radiation leak occurs at Three Mile Island nuclear plant in the US.

a.1959 b.1969 c.1979

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
5. US President Ronald Reagan wounded in an assassination attempt.

a.1981 b.1983 c.1985

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
6. The Eiffel Tower in Paris, was officially opened.

a.1849 b.1869 c.1889

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
7. Ian Smith declares Rhodesia a republic, cutting its last link with the UK.

a.1965 b.1970 c.1975

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
8. Golda Meir was been elected as the first female prime minister of Israel.

a.1961 b.1965 c.1969

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
9. The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama, escapes to India.

a.1959 b.1964 c.1969

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   
10. Alaska is purchased from Russia for 7.2 million dollars, by the US.

a.1867 b.1897 c.1927

   
Correct year?   _______________  
   

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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005