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?   _______________  
   

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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2005