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  • 1. 

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  • 2. 

    How much was the cost of a US stamp in 1994?

    • A.

      $0.29

    • B.

      $0.20

    • C.

      $0.10

    • D.

      $0.37

    Correct Answer
    A. $0.29
    Explanation
    In 1994, the cost of a US stamp was $0.29.

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  • 3. 

    Who was Time Magazine’s Man of the Year?

    • A.

      Tom Hanks

    • B.

      Nelson Mandela

    • C.

      Pope John Paul II

    • D.

      Bill Clinton

    Correct Answer
    C. Pope John Paul II
    Explanation
    Pope John Paul II was chosen as Time Magazine's Man of the Year because of his significant influence and impact on the world during his time as the Pope. He was known for his efforts in promoting peace and unity, his role in the fall of communism in Eastern Europe, and his strong stance on social justice issues. He was widely respected and admired for his leadership and his efforts to bridge gaps between different religions and cultures.

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  • 4. 

    Who won the men’s 1994 World Cup?

    • A.

      Sweden

    • B.

      United States

    • C.

      Italy

    • D.

      Brazil

    Correct Answer
    D. Brazil
    Explanation
    Brazil won the men's 1994 World Cup.

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  • 5. 

    What was the color of the vehicle used by O.J. Simpson as he led the police on a low-speed chase through Los Angeles freeways?

    • A.

      White

    • B.

      Black

    • C.

      Red

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    A. White
    Explanation
    During the infamous low-speed chase involving O.J. Simpson, the color of the vehicle he used was white.

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  • 6. 

    Which popular American musician and lead singer of the band Nirvana died via suicide on April 5, 1994?

    • A.

      Rob Pilatus

    • B.

      Bradley Nowell

    • C.

      Stevie Ray Vaughn

    • D.

      Kurt Cobain

    Correct Answer
    D. Kurt Cobain
    Explanation
    Kurt Cobain was a popular American musician and the lead singer of the band Nirvana. He tragically died via suicide on April 5, 1994. Cobain's death had a significant impact on the music industry and his legacy as a talented musician continues to be remembered.

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  • 7. 

    Which of the following US sports leagues was on strike in 1994?

    Correct Answer
    A.
    Explanation
    In 1994, the Major League Baseball (MLB) was on strike. This strike is commonly known as the 1994-95 MLB strike or the baseball strike of 1994. It was a labor dispute between the MLB players' union (MLBPA) and the team owners, resulting in the cancellation of the 1994 World Series and the delay of the start of the 1995 season. The players were demanding changes to the salary structure and revenue sharing, leading to a shutdown of the league for several months.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following movies was the Best Film winner at the Oscars in 1994?Hint: "My momma always said that life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get"

    • A.

      Forrest Gump

    • B.

      Shawshank Redemption

    • C.

      Pulp Fiction

    • D.

      The Lion King

    • E.

      True Lies

    Correct Answer
    A. Forrest Gump
    Explanation
    Forrest Gump was the Best Film winner at the Oscars in 1994. This movie, directed by Robert Zemeckis, tells the story of a man named Forrest Gump, played by Tom Hanks, who experiences various historical events and encounters throughout his life. The film received critical acclaim for its storytelling, performances, and visual effects, ultimately winning six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Its iconic quotes and memorable characters have made Forrest Gump a beloved film that continues to resonate with audiences.

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  • 9. 

    Where were the 1994 Winter Olympic Games held?

    • A.

      Lillehammer, Norway

    • B.

      Albertville, France

    • C.

      Nagano, Japan

    • D.

      Calgary, Canada

    Correct Answer
    A. Lillehammer, Norway
    Explanation
    The 1994 Winter Olympic Games were held in Lillehammer, Norway.

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  • 10. 

    Which female Silver medalist figure skater was attacked by her U.S. rival prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics?

    • A.

      Tonya Harding

    • B.

      Oksana Baiul

    • C.

      Chen Lu

    • D.

      Nancy Kerrigan

    Correct Answer
    D. Nancy Kerrigan
    Explanation
    Nancy Kerrigan was the female Silver medalist figure skater who was attacked by her U.S. rival prior to the 1994 Winter Olympics. This incident became widely known as the "Nancy Kerrigan attack" and involved an assailant hired by Tonya Harding's ex-husband who struck Kerrigan's knee with a baton. The attack caused Kerrigan to withdraw from the U.S. Championships but she was able to recover in time for the Olympics, where she won the Silver medal. The incident created a significant media frenzy and controversy within the figure skating community.

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  • 11. 

    Which popular television shows both debuted on NBC to establish the dominance of the Thursday-night lineup?

    • A.

      NYPD Blue and Mad About You

    • B.

      Seinfeld and Home Improvement

    • C.

      E.R. and Friends

    • D.

      Rosanne and Murder, She Wrote

    Correct Answer
    C. E.R. and Friends
    Explanation
    E.R. and Friends both debuted on NBC to establish the dominance of the Thursday-night lineup. These two shows became incredibly popular and helped solidify NBC's Thursday night as a prime time slot for viewers. The success of E.R. and Friends contributed to the network's overall ratings and viewership, making Thursday nights a must-watch for many television viewers.

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  • 12. 

    BONUS Question: Which full-service, mid-sized CRO with a large global footprint began operations in 1994?

    • A.
    • B.

      Joe and Mary's CRO

    • C.

      XYZ CRO

    • D.

      Fly By Night CRO

    Correct Answer
    A.
    Explanation
    XYZ CRO is the correct answer because it is a full-service, mid-sized CRO that started its operations in 1994 and has a large global footprint. Joe and Mary's CRO and Fly By Night CRO are not mentioned as having these characteristics.

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