Can You Guess The Year?

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  • 1. 

    In this year, Four Weddings And A Funeral was released, giving which artist a long-lasting number one?

    • A.

      Bryan Adams

    • B.

      Genesis

    • C.

      Simply Red

    • D.

      Wet Wet Wet

    Correct Answer
    D. Wet Wet Wet
    Explanation
    A cover of The Troggs' Love Is All Around, the song stayed at number one for 15 weeks.

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  • 2. 

    Europe's first inverted roller coaster opened in the UK in this year - what was it called?

    • A.

      Air

    • B.

      Nemesis

    • C.

      Oblivion

    • D.

      The Big One

    Correct Answer
    B. Nemesis
    Explanation
    With its distinctive roar, and with passengers hanging legs free beneath the track, Nemesis remains the UK's most popular rollercoaster some years later.

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  • 3. 

    In this year, the National Lottery launched in the UK. Operated by Camelot, who presented the first show, before being joined by Anthea Turner as co-presenter for later shows?

    • A.

      Alan Dedicoat

    • B.

      Bob Monkhouse

    • C.

      Gordon Kennedy

    • D.

      Noel Edmonds

    Correct Answer
    D. Noel Edmonds
    Explanation
    Gordon Kennedy and Bob Monkhouse presented later shows.
    Alan Dedicoat is the long-running smooth-voiced number caller.

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  • 4. 

    In this year, John Smith, then Leader of Her Majesty's Opposition and the Labour Party, died of a heart attack. Tony Blair then made a deal with which Labour politician to allow him to become leader and subsequently Prime Minister?

    • A.

      Gordon Brown

    • B.

      Jack Straw

    • C.

      John Prescott

    • D.

      Robin Cook

    Correct Answer
    A. Gordon Brown
    Explanation
    The alleged deal was arrived at over dinner at Granita restaurant in Islington.
    One presumes John Prescott is the kind of person to settle such disputes with a fist-fight in the car park rather than over mussels and white wine.
    On the day of John Smith's death, the BBC1 9 O'clock News was extended to an hour, meaning the following programme due to air at 9.30 and coincidentally entitled Cardiac Arrest was postponed.

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  • 5. 

    What's the year? You have: Four Weddings And A Funeral released at cinemas, Europe's first inverted rollercoaster opens, National Lottery launched, John Smith dies, Tony Blair becomes leader of the Labour Party, TV shows launch:

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1991

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      1993

    • E.

      1994

    • F.

      1995

    • G.

      1996

    • H.

      1997

    • I.

      1998

    • J.

      1999

    • K.

      2000

    Correct Answer
    E. 1994
    Explanation
    In 1994, several significant events took place. The film "Four Weddings And A Funeral" was released in cinemas, marking a successful romantic comedy. Europe's first inverted rollercoaster also opened, introducing a new thrilling experience for amusement park visitors. The National Lottery was launched, providing a new form of gambling and the opportunity to win large sums of money. John Smith, a prominent political figure, passed away, leading to Tony Blair becoming the leader of the Labour Party. This year also saw the launch of various TV shows, indicating a vibrant entertainment industry.

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  • 6. 

    England's Northern Bank was nationalised in early of this year:

    • A.

      2004

    • B.

      2008

    • C.

      2010

    • D.

      2012

    Correct Answer
    B. 2008
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2008. In 2008, England's Northern Bank was nationalized. This means that the government took control and ownership of the bank. Nationalization often occurs when a bank is facing financial difficulties or is deemed to be of national importance. By nationalizing the bank, the government can provide financial support and stability to ensure the bank's continued operation and protect the interests of depositors and the overall economy.

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