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Year in Review: 1986

Test your knowledge of the events of 1986. The questions cover a wide range of topics (politics, entertainment, sports, science, etc).


 

Quiz ID:#21127
Fun:** (2.05)
Difficulty:*** (2.1)
Category:History
Created By:cnmne*us*****

 

 

 



#1   A cloud of carbon dioxide was released at Lake Nyos, asphyxiating residents in nearby villages. In what country did this occur?






#2   In soccer, what country won the men's World Cup?






#3   The Chernobyl nuclear reactor accident occurred. In what Soviet republic did this happen?






#4   In golf, who won the Masters championship?






#5   What movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture for 1985?






#6   The heaviest hailstones on record fell in what country?






#7   In what Canadian city was Expo 86 (World's Fair) held?






#8   The Isles of Scilly signed a peace treaty, ending 335 years in a state of war. What other nation signed the treaty?






#9   The first superconducting copper-oxide was discovered. One of the two physicists to make the discovery was Alex Müller. Who was the other?






#10   Which of the following events did not occur in 1986?






#11   In 1986, Elie Wiesel won the Nobel Prize for Literature.




#12   In 1986, Corazón Aquino became President of Mexico.




#13   In 1986, the Soviet Union launched the Mir space station.




 

 


   



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