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  • 1. 

    The official demolition of the Berlin wall began on 13th June 1990.  A concert was held on 21st July 1990 to celebrate the falling of the wall.  David Hasselhoff famously sang on the wall during this event.  What did he sing?

    • A.

      Jump in my car

    • B.

      Looking for freedom

    • C.

      Pingo Dance

    Correct Answer
    B. Looking for freedom
    Explanation
    David Hasselhoff famously sang "Looking for freedom" during the concert held on 21st July 1990 to celebrate the falling of the Berlin Wall.

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  • 2. 

    Which film won the Oscar for best picture in 1990?

    • A.

      Misery

    • B.

      The Godfather, Part III

    • C.

      Ghost

    • D.

      Goodfellas

    • E.

      Dances with wolves

    Correct Answer
    E. Dances with wolves
    Explanation
    "Dances with Wolves" won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1990. This film, directed by Kevin Costner, tells the story of a Union Army lieutenant who befriends a Native American tribe during the Civil War. It was praised for its sweeping cinematography, compelling storytelling, and portrayal of Native American culture. The film received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, making it a deserving winner of the Best Picture award.

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  • 3. 

    With which song did Cliff Richard have the Christmas singles chart number one in 1990? 

    • A.

      Mistletoe and Wine

    • B.

      Saviour's Day

    • C.

      The Millennium Prayer

    Correct Answer
    B. Saviour's Day
    Explanation
    Cliff Richard had the Christmas singles chart number one in 1990 with the song "Saviour's Day."

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  • 4. 

    Which country won the 1990 FIFA World Cup?

    • A.

      France

    • B.

      Spain

    • C.

      West Germany

    • D.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    C. West Germany
    Explanation
    West Germany won the 1990 FIFA World Cup.

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  • 5. 

    Nelson Mandela was freed from prison on 11th February 1990.  How many years had he spent in prison?

    • A.

      19 years

    • B.

      23 years

    • C.

      27 years

    • D.

      32 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 27 years
    Explanation
    Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years before being freed on 11th February 1990. This lengthy period of imprisonment is a testament to his commitment and sacrifice in the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Mandela's imprisonment became a symbol of resistance and his release marked a significant milestone in the country's history, leading to the eventual dismantling of apartheid and Mandela's election as the first black President of South Africa.

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  • 6. 

    Which popular website launched in 1990?

    • A.

      Google

    • B.

      Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

    • C.

      Facebook

    Correct Answer
    B. Internet Movie Database (IMDb)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Internet Movie Database (IMDb) because IMDb was launched in 1990 and is a popular website that provides information about movies, TV shows, actors, and other related content. Google was launched in 1998, and Facebook was launched in 2004, making them incorrect choices for websites launched in 1990.

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  • 7. 

    The American actress Ava Gardner died on 25th January 1990.  She had three husbands during her life.  Which of the following was not married to Ava Gardner?

    • A.

      Mickey Rooney

    • B.

      Frank Sinatra

    • C.

      Clark Gable

    • D.

      Artie Shaw

    Correct Answer
    C. Clark Gable
    Explanation
    Clark Gable was not married to Ava Gardner. While Ava Gardner had three husbands during her life, Clark Gable was not one of them. The correct answer is Clark Gable.

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  • 8. 

    Which song was number one in the singles chart on 1st January 1990?

    • A.

      "Hangin' Tough" by New Kids on the Block

    • B.

      "Dub Be Good To Me" by Beats International

    • C.

      "The Power" by Snap

    Correct Answer
    A. "Hangin' Tough" by New Kids on the Block
    Explanation
    "Hangin' Tough" by New Kids on the Block was the number one song in the singles chart on 1st January 1990.

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  • 9. 

    What was removed from the World Health Organisation's (WHO) list of diseases in 1990?

    • A.

      Obesity!

    • B.

      Being ginger!

    • C.

      Homosexuality!

    • D.

      Tardiness!

    Correct Answer
    C. Homosexuality!
    Explanation
    Until 1990 homosexuality was listed as a mental disorder by the WHO.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these topical comedy TV shows was NOT created in 1990?

    • A.

      Drop the Dead Donkey

    • B.

      Have I Got News For You?

    • C.

      The Mark Thomas Comedy Product

    • D.

      The Mary Whitehouse Experience

    Correct Answer
    C. The Mark Thomas Comedy Product
    Explanation
    The Mark Thomas Comedy Product was aired in 1996.

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  • 11. 

    Who won the 1990 Wimbledon Ladies Single Championship?

    • A.

      Martina Hingis

    • B.

      Martina Navratilova

    • C.

      Monica Seles

    Correct Answer
    B. Martina Navratilova
    Explanation
    This was Martina Navratilova's record 9th win of the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Championships.

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  • 12. 

    Imelda Marcos went on trial in 1990.  What quirky fact was she famous for?

    • A.

      She owned over 3,000 pairs of shoes.

    • B.

      She owned over 3,000 garden gnomes.

    • C.

      She owned over 3,000 elephants.

    Correct Answer
    A. She owned over 3,000 pairs of shoes.
    Explanation
    Imelda Marcos, the wife of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, was famous for her massive shoe collection. She owned over 3,000 pairs of shoes, which became a symbol of her extravagant lifestyle and excessive spending. Her shoe collection became a symbol of her wealth and extravagance, and it was often cited as an example of the Marcos family's corruption and abuse of power during their time in office.

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  • 13. 

    Which country won the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest?

    • A.

      Spain

    • B.

      England

    • C.

      Ireland

    • D.

      Italy

    • E.

      Sweden

    Correct Answer
    D. Italy
    Explanation
    Italy won with it's sone "Insieme: 1992" (Together: 1992) which celebrated the 1992 scheduled start of the European Union.

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  • 14. 

    Who won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1990?

    • A.

      Stephen Hendry

    • B.

      Paul Gascoigne

    • C.

      Graham Gooch

    Correct Answer
    B. Paul Gascoigne
    Explanation
    Paul Gascoigne won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1990. This award is given to the individual who has made the most outstanding contribution to British sport during the year. Gascoigne, a talented footballer, had a remarkable year in 1990, playing a key role in England's journey to the semi-finals of the FIFA World Cup. His skill, passion, and memorable performances endeared him to fans and earned him this prestigious recognition.

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  • 15. 

    What was the cost of the average UK house in 1990? 

    • A.

      £35,000

    • B.

      £60,000

    • C.

      £85,000

    • D.

      £98,000

    Correct Answer
    B. £60,000
    Explanation
    In 1990, the cost of the average UK house was £60,000.

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