Weekly Quiz No.27

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

1. Clint Eastwood was born on May 31st. |
a.1927 b.1930 c.1933 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

2. Gary Powers, in a U2 spy plane, shot down and captured by the USSR. |
a.1960 b.1963 c.1966 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

3. US President Nixon denies all knowledge of the Watergate affair. |
a.1970 b.1973 c.1976 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

4. Nelson Mandela is sworn in as the president of South Africa. |
a.1990 b.1994 c.1998 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

5. Israel becomes a member of the United Nations. |
a.1929 b.1939 c.1949 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

6. Pope John Paul II is shot and wounded in Rome. |
a.1981 b.1985 c.1989 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

7. Tim Berners-Lee announces the official launch of the first website. |
a.1981 b.1986 c.1991 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

8. The Spanish Civil breaks out. |
a.1930 b.1933 c.1936 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

9. Argentinian ship The General Belgrano is sunk by the Royal Navy. |
a.1982 b.1985 c.1988 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

10. Margaret Thatcher becomes Britain's first woman Prime Minister. |
a.1976 b.1979 c.1982 |

Correct year? _______________ | |

**© Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005**