News Quiz 2

If you keep abreast of the news and current affairs, this one should be easy.

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Questions 15
Criteria 60% to pass
Difficulty Hard
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Who became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 and returned to Space in 1997?

Name this person famous for his almighty gaffe in the winter of 1987?

In what year did Margaret Thatcher's son, Mark, go missing in the Sahara desert for six days during a car rally?

In what year did 6 US Embassy workers famously escape from Iran with the help of the British and Canadians?

In what year did Lance Armstrong 'win' his first ever Tour De France?

In 1989, which of these significant historical events happened in Europe?

Which famous couple got married on April 29, 2011?

Which country almost went bust in the Euro zone in 2012?

Which famous newspaper was forced to close after a scandal in 2011?

In what year did England defeat Argentina in the Falklands war?

The Euro currency was first introduced in what year?

Mikhail Gorbachev was President of which country?

Which all news US TV network launched in 1980?

John Paul II became Pope in which year?

Which bank collapsed on 15 September 2008, causing a global financial crisis?

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