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Quiz 103a - 20th Century Trivia

  1. Who succeeded President Franklin D. Roosevelt after he died and for a bonus point in what year did this happen? - Harry S Truman 1945

  2. During 1951, who did the English football team beat 17 - 0? - Australia

  3. Which 1987 film, set in South Africa, starred Kevin Kline and Denzel Washington? - Cry Freedom

  4. In what year did French secret service agents sink the Greenpeace ship 'Rainbow Warrior' in Auckland harbour? - 1985

  5. Who played the leading role in the 1982 film 'Gandhi'? - Ben Kingsley

  6. Who was the last Viceroy of India prior to India gaining independence? - Earl Mountbatten

  7. In what year did Ankara become capital of Turkey? - 1923

  8. Who gave 'Checkers' to the British nation to be used as the Prime Minister's official country residence. For a bonus point name the year? - Lord Lee - 1921

  9. In what year did RAF hero Douglas Bader lose his legs? - 1931 (Yes - before WW2)

  10. What's the name of the actor who played 'Huggy Bear' in the Starsky and Hutch TV series? - Antonio Fargas

  11. In which European city did Oscar Wilde die in 1900? - Paris

  12. In which English county was the 1970's TV series 'Poldark' set? - Cornwall

  13. Who was the first actor to play Doctor Who? - William Hartnell

  14. Who played the original 'Granddad' in Only Fools and Horses? - Lennard Pearce

  15. Which child actress starred in Tiger Bay (1959), Pollyanna (1960) and The Parent Trap (1961)? - Hayley Mills

  16. Can you name the actress who links 'The Darling Buds of May' and 'Rosemary and Thyme'? - Pam Ferris

  17. In the 'Disney' film the Lion King, who provided the voice of the evil lion 'Scar'? - Jeremy Irons

  18. Which band recorded the soundtrack to the 1986 film, 'Highlander'? - Queen

  19. Which war was said to be 'The war to end all wars'? - World War I (1914-1918)

  20. The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite in low Earth orbit. It is a modular structure. When was its first component launched? - 1998


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