Decade Quiz 1990s
No woman in history sold as many copies of a solo album as this Canadian singer, whose 1995 CD "Jagged Little Pill" has already surpassed the 16 million mark. Who is the musician?
- All of this from the former cast member of Nickelodeon's You Can't Do That on Television.
Dr. Ian Wilmut and his team of scientists announced in February 1997 that they had cloned the world's first sheep from adult cells. What is this infamous sheep's name?
- Dolly stunned Wilmut's contemporaries and sent the ethical discussions about cloning into the mainstream.
The most complex and sensitive telescope ever constructed was placed into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery in April 1990. Which astronomer is the device named after?
- The $2 billion Edwin P. Hubble Space Telescope is roughly the size of a New York City bus. It was the key instrument scientists used to determine the age of the universe in 1999.
Exactly two years after a fire killed 72 Branch Davidian cult members in Waco, Texas, scores of people were killed when a terrorist's car bomb blew up a block-long federal building on April 19, 1995. The disaster happened in what U.S. city?
- Timothy McVeigh was sentenced to death for his role in the bombing in 1997, while his friend and co-conspiritor Terry Nichols was given a sentence of life in prison in 1998.
The tenuous road to peace in the Middle East was damaged further on Nov. 4, 1995 when this prime minister of Israel was assassinated by a Jewish extremist.
- Jordan's King Hussein, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and U.S. President Bill Clinton were just three of the dozens of world leaders who traveled to Israel for Rabin's funeral service.
Which African nation elected a former political prisoner the country's first black president in its first interracial election on April 29, 1994?
- Nelson Mandela handed over the reigns of the country to Thabo Mbeki, the son of one of Mandela's anti-apartheid brethren, who was elected president in 1999.
An estimated 76 million television viewers tuned in to watch the final episode of this NBC sitcom about "nothing" in May 1998.
- Yadda, yadda, yadda. A half-hour Seinfeld script often approached 70 pages, about 20 pages longer than the normal hour-long show.
In a clear sign of communism's impending doom in the Soviet Union, city officials in Leningrad, a city named in honor of V. I. Lenin in 1924, was changed back to thisits original namein September 1991.
- Three months later the Soviet Union was dissolved. Russia and other former Soviet republics became independent nations.
- In May 1998, the people of The Philippines elected 61-year-old former action film star Joseph Estrada president, succeeding Fidel Ramos, who declined to contest elections.
On Sept. 20, 1998 this Baltimore Orioles infielder set a Major League Baseball record by missing his first game in more than 16 years.
- Ripken Jr. played in 2,632 consecutive games, breaking Lou Gehrig's record by more than 500 games.