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History By The Decades Quiz: The 1990s

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In 1990, as a result of the ending Cold War, what European nation was reformed after it had previously been split into its East and West portions?
History by the Decades Quiz: The 1990s
Italy
Poland
France
Germany

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In 1990, what famous scientific instrument was launched into space to gather data on the cosmos?
The Hubble Telescope
The International Space Station
The Solaris Sensor
The Galileo Lunagraph

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The early 1990s were dominated by what conflict in Iraq where U.N. forces tried to topple an aggressive imperialist regime?
The Falklands War
The Kuwait War
The War on Terror
The Persian Gulf War

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The Persian Gulf War is also widely known by what operational name?
Operation Overlord
Operation Barbarossa
Operation Kingmaker
Operation Desert Storm

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The Persian Gulf War was launched against the regime of what Iraqi dictator?
Yasser Arafat
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Saddam Hussein
Rouhani Kathol

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The Persian Gulf War began when Hussein's Iraq invaded what other nation of the Middle East?
Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Iran
Kuwait

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The 1990s were filled with the ramifications of what final Soviet Premier whose policies of Glasnost and Perestroika paved the way for the end of the Soviet Union?
Joseph Stalin
Mikhail Gorbachev
Nikita Khrushchev
Yuri Andropov

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In 1991, the repeal of Apartheid advanced racial equality in what African nation?
South Africa
Kenya
Republic of Congo
Tanzania

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Due to the end of Apartheid, what famed South African revolutionary became President of the nation in 1994?
Desmond Tutu
Damon Dzabedzi
Reynard Koletan
Nelson Mandela

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In 1990, thieves managed to perpetrate the largest art heist in history at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. In what American city is this museum located?
Philadelphia
Memphis
Boston
Cincinnati

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In March, 1993, what radical nation of Asia announced its intent to build nuclear weapons without U.N. approval?
Laos
North Korea
Taiwan
Cambodia

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In the West, the 1990s were known for how they birthed many aggressive counterculture movements. At the head of the Grunge movement in music was what band led by front man Kurt Cobain?
Stone Temple Pilots
Nirvana
Avenged Sevenfold
System of a Down

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What European nation in the 1990s elected its first ever President in the form of Lech Walesa?
France
Germany
Russia
Poland

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The final death rattle of the radical Communist Party of Soviet Russia came during what infamous failed coup in 1991?
The January Coup
The August Coup
The October Coup
The December Coup

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In 1991, what man was elected the first President of Russia?
Yuri Andropov
Leonid Brezhnev
Vladimir Putin
Boris Yeltsin

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In 1993, terrorists detonated a truck-bomb to kill six people at what American landmark?
The St. Louis Arch
Willis Tower
The Statue of Liberty
The World Trade Center

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The year 1993 began with a tragic and bloody siege against the compound of what radical cult based in Texas?
The Church of the Scion
The Bloodless Faith
The Arborough Sect
The Branch Davidian

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The Siege of Branch Davidian occurred in what now-infamous town in Texas?
Oscar's Reach
Barson
Ironjaw
Waco

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What is the name of this figure who led the cult at Waco, Texas and who was killed in the resulting siege that took place there?
David Koresh
Jim Jones
Antony Kaprice
Donald Badshaw

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In 1992, what genocidal war began in eastern Europe?
The Serbian War
The Bosnian War
The Austrian War
The Romanian War

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In 1991, a revolution began to wind down that sought to provide independence to the Baltic states from the Soviet Union. What is the common name given to this revolution?
The Singing Revolution
The Dancing Revolution
The Painting Revolution
The Reading Revolution

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What liberal politician was elected the 42nd President of the United States in 1992 to end the era of Reagan-inspired Neo-Conservatism in the country?
George W. Bush
Jimmy Carter
Bill Clinton
Gerald Ford

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Bill Clinton won the presidency thanks in part to his appeal to young American voters. His most famous bit of campaigning came when he played the saxophone with the band on what late show?
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Late Show with Conan O'Brien
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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In 1992, a jury in Miami convicted what feared Panamanian dictator for his role in supporting the Colombian cartels who flooded the U.S. with illegal drugs?
Manuel Noriega
Rafael Trujillo
Anastasio Samoza Garcia
Augusto Pinochet

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In 1992, what Pope released the book The Catechism of the Catholic Church to fully codify the beliefs of the faith to the public?
Innocent XII
Sixtus V
John Paul II
Benedict XV

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1994 marked the tragic beginning of what nation's infamous genocide perpetrated against its Tutsi people?
Chad
Liberia
South Africa
Rwanda

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The Rwandan Genocide began when what political figure was murdered while he tried to establish peace between the races?
Gregoire Kayibanda
Juvenal Habyarimana
Cyprien Nitaryamira
Theodore Sindikubwabo

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By its end, around how many lives would the Rwandan Genocide claim?
Just under 100,000
Around 200,000
Around 500,00
Just over 1,00,000

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In 1992, there was a large amount of civil unrest in America after the arrest and beating of what Black man by police officers?
David Holden
Albert Coughlin
Titus Miller
Rodney King

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After the four officers in the Rodney King case were released without any guilty verdicts in spite of the evidence, riots blazed across what major American city whose police department these men were members of?
Chicago
Cleveland
Miami
Los Angeles

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