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Can you name the significant events of 1998?
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The Little Mermaid statue in this Danish capital city is decapitated by vandals
The Denver Broncos defeat this Brett Favre-led NFC team 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII
This al-Qaeda leader publishes a fatwa declaring jihad on all Jews and Crusaders
This 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' and 'Candle in the Wind' singer is knighted by Queen Elizabeth II
The Galileo spacecraft sends data that indicates that this planet's moon Europa has a liquid ocean under a thick layer of ice
Writer Octavio Paz, a recipient of this award in Literature, dies in Mexico
Ted Kaczynski, also known by this alias, is sentenced to life + 30 years in prison
The final episode of this 'about nothing' sitcom airs on NBC
A seven-week strike begins at this automaker's plant in Flint, Michigan
The Kuala Lumpur International Airport opens in this Asian nation
This last Romanov Russian Tsar and his family are buried in Russia more than 80 years after their deaths
This Steven Spielberg directed Golden Globe winner for Best Drama is released, starring Tom Hanks and Matt Damon
The Canadian Supreme Court rules that this province cannot secede from the country without government approval
This Asian dictatorship reportedly launches its first satellite, Kwangmyongsong
This internet search engine is founded by Stanford students Larry Page and Sergey Brin
Israeli President Benajmin Netanyahu reaches a 'Land for Peace' agreement with this Palestinian Chairman
77-year-old John Glenn becomes the oldest person to go to space, aboard this space shuttle
Impeachment hearings of this U.S. President begin
This Cher song is released and quickly becomes one of the year's most popular hits
Two oil companies join via a $73.7 billion transaction, creating this oil supermajor
Hugo Chávez Frías is elected President of this South American country
Operation Desert Fox is carried out against this Middle Eastern country
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Aug 31st, 2010 at 23:07 GMT
You misspelled "Chrysler".
Sep 1st, 2010 at 19:23 GMT
bigger font needed.
Sep 10th, 2012 at 15:32 GMT
Saving Private Ryan didn't win Best Picture.
Sep 10th, 2012 at 17:10 GMT
Stanford not Stanfrod
Sep 10th, 2012 at 17:20 GMT
Shakespeare in Love
Sep 11th, 2012 at 15:13 GMT
Nikolai was the tsar's actual, Russian name and ought to be acceptable, too.
Sep 12th, 2012 at 16:28 GMT
Good quiz. Slightly bigger font might be nice, as long as it doesn't then require scrolling.
Game published: Sep 13th, 2012 at 15:00 GMT
Sep 13th, 2012 at 15:25 GMT
The whole French people officially hate you for not talking about the 98 world cup !
Sep 13th, 2012 at 15:40 GMT
So in Canada, you need the country's approval to secede? That kind of makes the whole idea of secession a pipe dream.
Sep 13th, 2012 at 15:46 GMT
I tried typing in "nobody cares" for the Cher one, but it wouldn't accept it. Ought to correct that.
Sep 13th, 2012 at 15:47 GMT
@ Tony_A - that happened largely because Quebec came within I believe 0.4% of the vote from seceding in the 1995 referendum. That was a weird time up here
Sep 13th, 2012 at 16:49 GMT
There's more than one Danish capital?
Sep 13th, 2012 at 18:06 GMT
Tony, it's actually a more complex siutation than the clue suggests. The SCC said that Quebec, under both Canadian law and International law, didn't have a right secede "unilaterally". It maintained, however, that Quebec had a right to self determinism and that given a clear result in a refendum, the Federal government would be obliged to negotiate with Quebec. For more info about this event: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_re_Secession_of_Quebec
Sep 13th, 2012 at 18:09 GMT
Note to self: no matter how many times you type "GE" you will not get credit for "GM"!
Sep 13th, 2012 at 18:40 GMT
1998 is as far back as I can remember. It was the year CiTV got presenters back and the year SM:tv started.
Sep 13th, 2012 at 18:44 GMT
@Nassim: The French people hate someone for a trivial reason? I'm shocked. (JMan, watch out for a Zinedine Zidane headbutt.)
Sep 13th, 2012 at 19:15 GMT
There's a conspicuous absence of boy bands and bleached hair references here.
Sep 13th, 2012 at 19:41 GMT
@alidarjarok, thanks for the laugh. Next time, please put a warning for those who are in the process of drinking. My nostrils are still burning from the Mountain Dew I sneezed out.
Sep 13th, 2012 at 19:47 GMT
@Tony_A, in the US, a state needs the country's permission to secede too. That's partially what the Civil War was over.
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Sep 13th, 2012 at 19:56 GMT
I think without knowing a single thing about 1998, I could easily have gotten an 80% just by guessing North Korea, knowing Favre played for Green Bay as recently as 2009, knowing that Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark, knowing Chavez is leader of Venezuela, surmising that we'd attack Iraq, knowing President Bush was the president 92-00, knowing GM is in Flint, and knowing nobel prize awards literature, etc.
Sep 13th, 2012 at 20:02 GMT
@okonheim, first of all, GWB was president from 2001-2009, but how does that help you with a quiz about 1998?
Sep 13th, 2012 at 20:47 GMT
Today I learned that Google was made on my 8th birthday. Google is my birthday buddy!!!
Sep 13th, 2012 at 20:51 GMT
"Unabomer" should be accepted as an alternate spelling. That was the original spelling (from his FBI acronym UNABOM - UNiversity and Airline BOMber) that was "corrected" later to add the 'b'.
Sep 13th, 2012 at 20:53 GMT
Most anyone living in Eastern Ontario or Quebec that year remembers it as the year of the ice storm. Glad to see there were other things going on...
Sep 13th, 2012 at 21:27 GMT
aww man I tried Exxon Valdez which was the oil tanker... couldn't think of Exxon-Mobil.
Sep 13th, 2012 at 23:38 GMT
@allrounder: SM:TV live was great. @Nassim: I'd like to see that mentioned too, it was a great final. And before it all the kerfuffle with Ronaldo.
Sep 14th, 2012 at 00:36 GMT
Benajmin Netanyahu was the Prime Minister of Israel, not the President. In 1998, the President of Israel was Ezer Weizman.
Sep 14th, 2012 at 01:02 GMT
This quiz made me feel old. I thought "Oh, this is gonna be easy. 1998 was only like 3 years ago!"
Sep 14th, 2012 at 04:05 GMT
I tried BP Amoco in so many ways before remembering Exxon! What about Cher's song "My Heart Will Go On"?
Sep 14th, 2012 at 06:48 GMT
@phantom: Yeah, and what about Celine Dion's song "Believe."
Sep 14th, 2012 at 11:38 GMT
Should take "2" for "II" on Nicolas. Of course, when that didn't work, I should have tried "II", but its early here. Otherwise, good stuff
Sep 14th, 2012 at 19:21 GMT
I think it's Benjamin Netanyahu or Binyamin Netanyahu not Benajmin. Also agree with okonheim about there being too many spoilers... a lot of the quiz is not about having knowledge about 1998 but knowing the capital of Denmark, the capital of Malaysia, guessing the name of a literature prize, etc.
Sep 14th, 2012 at 20:53 GMT
No Mark McGwire breaking the all-time season HR record? That was THE story of the summer of 1998, sports related or not.
Sep 15th, 2012 at 03:48 GMT
Somehow my birth was conveniently left out Hmmmm....
Sep 16th, 2012 at 17:16 GMT
Weird that my birthday isn't in here.
Sep 26th, 2012 at 03:01 GMT
For some reason I also made the same typo with Benjamin Netanyahu's name... but his position also still needs to be corrected from President to Prime Minister.
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