World Events and Olympics by JCEurovision


Inspired by a bonus from S48E20 of University Challenge, name the city which hosted the Summer Olympics from a list of three events. I will provide the year with each answer.


Answer the questions below to the best of your ability without using outside resources. Outside references include (but certainly are not limited to) searching for an answer on the internet, looking at maps, using a calculator, or asking a friend (or foe) if they know the answer. Basically, you are relying on your brain (and maybe a pencil and paper).

For each correct answer, you will receive 15 points. You must also mark 5 questions as "money" questions. For each money question that you answer correctly, you will receive bonus points equal to the percent of players who answered incorrectly. (That is, if 25% of players got a question right, its money bonus would be worth 75 points.) You still don't get any points for a wrong answer, though, so try to select the hardest questions you think you have answered correctly. (Note: You can't use outside resources to help pick your money questions either.)

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Question 1

The sinking of the RMS Titanic, Woodrow Wilson elected as US President, Arizona and New Mexico admitted to the Union

Question 2

Accession of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, premiere of "The Price Is Right", Atari kicked off the first generation of video games

Question 3

Debut of Mickey Mouse, Amelia Earhart's first transatlantic flight, Estonia changed the currency from mark to kroon

Question 4

Signing of the Entente Cordiale, beginning of the Russo-Japanese War, establishment of FIFA

Question 5

First Miss Universe pageant held, first telecast of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, debut of NBC's "The Today Show"

Question 6

Betty Boothroyd elected as first female Speaker of the House of Commons, beginning of the breakup of Yugoslavia, launch of Cartoon Network

Question 7

Signing of the Treaty of Trianon, Babe Ruth was traded by the Boston Red Sox, United States voted against joining the League of Nations

Question 8

The Beatles' appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show", beginning of Brazil's military rule, official abolition of racial segregation in the United States

Question 9

Breakup of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, deaths of Neil Armstrong and Whitney Houston, discontinuation of the print edition of Encyclopedia Britannica

Question 10

First Eurovision Song Contest held, breakout of the Hungarian Revolution, sinking of SS Andrea Doria

Question 11

Death of George V, Italy's annexation of Ethiopia, beginning of Stalin's Great Purge

Question 12

April Revolution in South Korea, Sirimavo Bandaranaike elected as the world's first female head of government, premiere of ITV's "Coronation Street"

Question 13

Assassination of Robert Kennedy, withdrawal of Albania from the Warsaw Pact, premiere of CBS' "60 Minutes"

Question 14

Accession of Brunei to ASEAN, first World Youth Day held, assassination of Indira Gandhi

Question 15

Beginning of Britney Spears' "Oops!... I Did It Again" World Tour, the spread of ILOVEYOU computer virus, launch of Sony's Playstation 2