Saturday 26 June

Ahhhh, the weekend has arrived!

Whether you are working, retired or any other employment status (there were too many when I started to list more), I hope you have a great weekend. Enjoy the football, if you like football; enjoy the first match of the Lion’s tour, if you like rugby, or perhaps the Styrian Grand Prix if you’re that way inclined.
Anyway, here is a little quiz for you before the excitement of the big games ahead...especially if you are Welsh!

 

QUESTIONS

1. In which city did the 1972 Olympic Games take place, made infamous due to 11 Israeli athletes being murdered by Arab gunmen?

2. Which 1982 film was the first to star the young Drew Barrymore in a major acting role as a sister to Elliot, who makes a new friend?

3. What was the name of the hurricane that caused the levees to break in 2005, flooding over 80% of the city of New Orleans?

4. Which website was first published by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005, and was purchased by Google just 12 months later for $1.65 billion?

5. What was the year? Alcatraz Prison closes, the Profumo Scandal hit the UK, Martin Luther King,Jr. Delivers his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, and to top it all off JFK is assassinated?

6. How many aircraft were hijacked during the 9/11 attacks?

7. Where did Dennis Tito travel to in 2001 after paying $20 million for the privilege on a trip which lasted six days?

8. With which sport is Dale Earnhardt most associated and was the holder of seven championship trophies?

9. Who conducted the famous interview which saw Lance Armstrong admit to taking drugs during his cycling career?

10. Concorde aircraft were grounded after a crash killing all 109 on board and five people on the ground shortly after take-off from an airport in which city? For a bonus point, what was the year?

 

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ANSWERS

1. In which city did the 1972 Olympic Games take place, made infamous due to 11 Israeli athletes being murdered by Arab gunmen?
MUNICH

2. Which 1982 film was the first to star the young Drew Barrymore in a major acting role as a sister to Elliot, who makes a new friend?
ET

3. What was the name of the hurricane that caused the levees to break in 2005, flooding over 80% of the city of New Orleans?
KATRINA

4. Which website was first published by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim in 2005, and was purchased by Google just 12 months later for $1.65 billion?
YOUTUBE

5. What was the year? Alcatraz Prison closes, the Profumo Scandal hit the UK, Martin Luther King,Jr. Delivers his ‘I Have A Dream’ speech, and to top it all off JFK is assassinated?
1963

6. How many aircraft were hijacked during the 9/11 attacks?
FOUR (Two hit the World Trade Center buildings, one targeted the Pentagon and one was overpowered by passengers before crashing in Pennsylvania)

7. Where did Dennis Tito travel to in 2001 after paying $20 million for the privilege on a trip which lasted six days?
INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (He is regarded as the ‘first Space Tourist’)

8. With which sport is Dale Earnhardt most associated and was the holder of seven championship trophies?
NASCAR (Motor Racing also acceptable as an answer)

9. Who conducted the famous interview which saw Lance Armstrong admit to taking drugs during his cycling career?
OPRAH WINFREY

10. Concorde aircraft were grounded after a crash killing all 109 on board and five people on the ground shortly after take-off from an airport in which city? For a bonus point, what was the year?
PARIS - 2000