Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Here are the answers to the trivia questions from yesterday!

  1. Over which country did Pan Am flight 103 crash in December 88?
    A: Scotland.
  2. Which 1980s US president survived an assassination attempt?
    A: Ronald Reagan.
  3. The 1980 Olympics were boycotted because of the USSR's invasion of which country?
    A: Afghanistan.
  4. Where were the 1980 Olympics held which were boycotted by American athletes?
    A: Moscow.
  5. Who beat Carl Lewis in 1988 in Seoul but was later disqualified?
    A: Ben Johnson
  6. Which volcano in Washington state erupted in 1980?
    A: Mount St. Helens.
  7. Which 80s leader had a wife called Raisa?
    A: Mikhail Gorbachev.
  8. Which city was devastated by an earthquake in 1985 and then hosted the World Cup in 1986?
    A: Mexico.
  9. The increasing scarcity of elephants and rhinos led to a 1989 ban on which substance?
    A: Ivory.
  10. Who attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan in 1981?
    A: John Hinckley.
  11. Whose 70th birthday concert did Whitney Houston sing at in London in 1988?
    A: Nelson Mandela
  12. In 1988 which city had the highest murder rate of any in the US?
    A: Washington.
  13. Which hospital was Ronald Reagan taken to after the 1981 attempt on his life?
    A: George Washington Hospital.
  14. Which spacecraft exploded on take-off in January 1986?
    A: Challenger.
  15. In the 80s Afghanistan was occupied by troops from which country?
    A: USSR.