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 Quiz 83a - It happened in the 20th century

  1. In what year did 'Austin' launch the Mini? - 1959

  2. Who designed the Austin Mini? - Alec Issigonis

  3. In which country was John McEnroe born in 1959? - Germany

  4. Who became the leader of the British Liberal Party in 1908? - Herbert Henry Asquith

  5. The friendship treaty between France and England, signed in 1904, was called what? - Entente Cordiale

  6. In 1952 at the age of 17, who won the Ladies Singles title at Wimbledon? - Maureen Connolly

  7. In what year was athlete and politician Sebastian Coe born? - 1956

  8. The rationing of petrol was lifted in what year after the 2nd World War? - 1950

  9. In what year did the first international air show take place in Paris? - 1908

  10. In what year was the highly acclaimed film 'Ben Hur' released? - 1959

  11. Making its first appearance in the USA in 1906 the 'John Gabel Entertainer, became very popular. What was it? - A Juke Box

  12. In which year did the great Russian ballet dancer and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky die? - 1950

  13. The Jodrell Bank radio telescope in Cheshire was completed in which year? - 1957

  14. In which year did cricketer Len Hutton complete his 100th century? - 1951

  15. In what year did the Kung Fu movie star Bruce Lee die? - 1973

  16. Lucille Le Sueure, actress, died in 1977. By what name was she known? - Joan Crawford

  17. I what year did the 'Cod' war between Britain and Iceland begin? - 1972

  18. In what year did Tasmin Archer sing about a 'Sleeping Satellite? - 1992

  19. Britain's first ever Anglican women priests were ordained in which city in 1990? - Belfast

  20. How did Her Majesty the Queen describe 1992 in her Christmas speech? - Annus Horribilis - (On 24 November 1992 The Queen gave a speech at Guildhall to mark the 40th anniversary of her Accession. In it The Queen referred to recent events as part of an 'annus horribilis'. From the official Monarchy website)

 




 

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