Barkham Village Residents Association

The Anniversary Quiz

To celebrate 25 years of the BVRA, a bumper quiz with one question for each anniversary year from 1988 to 2012!  

  1. Q. 1988.  Where were the summer Olympics held?
    A. Seoul

  2. Q. 1989.  Who succeeded whom as US President?
    A. George H.W. Bush succeeded Ronald Reagan

  3. Q. 1990.  Who beat Argentina 1-0 to win the FIFA World Cup?
    A. West Germany (the last tournament they competed in as West Germany)

  4. Q. 1991.  The Silence of the Lambs was a worldwide box office hit but who wrote the book on which it was based?
    A. Thomas Harris

  5. Q. 1992.  Which Latin term did the Queen use to memorably describe her year in a speech in the Guildhall in November?
    A. Annus Horribilis

  6. Q. 1993.  Frank Zappa died.  What was his band called?
    A. The Mothers of Invention

  7. Q. 1994.  Who released their debut album, “Definitely Maybe”?   
    A. Oasis 

  8. Q. 1995.  Who conducted the (in)famous Panorama interview with Princess Diana? 
    A. Martin Bashir

  9. Q. 1996.  Who replaced Terry Venables as England football manager? 
    A. Glen Hoddle

  10. Q. 1997.  Who won the Eurovision Song Contest with “Love Shine a Light”?
    A. Katrina and the Waves

  11. Q. 1998.  Which two Irishmen won the Nobel Peace Prize? 
    A. David Trimble and John Hume.

  12. Q. 1999.  Who exhibited “My Bed” at the Tate Gallery?
    A. Tracey Emin

  13. Q. 2000.  Who became the most expensive British footballer in an £18m transfer from West Ham to Leeds? 
    A. Rio Ferdinand

  14. Q. 2001.  Who resigned from the cabinet for a second time? 
    A. Peter Mandelson

  15. Q. 2002.  Spike Milligan died this year but in which country was he born?
    A. India

  16. Q. 2003.  The final film in the Lord of the Rings trilogy won 11 Oscars but what was its title?
    A. The Return of the King

  17. Q. 2004.  Which British athlete won Olympic gold medals in the 800m and 1500m?
    A. Kelly Holmes

  18. Q. 2005.  Following the 7/7 terrorist attacks, what was the name of the innocent Brazilian shot by police in London 2 weeks later?  
    A. Jean Charles de Menezes

  19. Q. 2006.  Daniel Craig made his debut as James Bond – in which film?
    A. Casino Royale

  20. Q. 2007.  What memorable phrase did George W Bush use to greet the British Prime Minister at a G8 meeting in St. Petersburg? 
    A. Yo Blair!

  21. Q. 2008.  Adele’s debut album went straight into the charts at number 1.  What was it called?
    A. 19

  22. Q. 2009.  Where did US Airways Flight 1549 carry out an emergency landing?
    A. The Hudson River

  23. Q. 2010.  What was the name of the BP drilling rig which where an explosion and fire started a major oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico? 
    A. Deepwater Horizon

  24. Q. 2011.  Lucien Freud died this year.  What relation was he to Sigmund Freud?
    A. Grandson

  25. Q. 2012.  Reading FC have been promoted back to the Premier League.   How many seasons did they stay up last time they were promoted?
    A. 2

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