History Quiz – 20th Century

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# 1: Which annual event was first celebrated in 1970?

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Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now events in more than 193 countries.

# 2: From 1976 to 1979, Pol Pot served as the Prime Minister of which country?

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Pol Pot was a Cambodian communist revolutionary and politician. From 1976 to 1979, he served as the Prime Minister of Democratic Kampuchea.

# 3: Which year was Diana, Princess of Wales, fatally injured in a car crash in Paris?

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Diana was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales. Following her divorce in 1996, she officially ceased to be The Princess of Wales. Instead she adopted: Diana, Princess of Wales. She continued to be a Princess of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland without the style Royal Highness. She was fatally injured in a car crash in Paris on 31 August 1997.

# 4: What archipelago was the focus of an armed conflict between the United Kingdom and Argentina in 1982?

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The Falklands War was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982.

# 5: In 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott which of the following?

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On March 21, 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces that the United States will boycott the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow.

# 6: Who was President in United States during the September 11 attacks?

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The September 11 attacks (also referred to as 9/11) were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks on the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. George W. Bush served as the 43rd President of the United States at the time (2001 to 2009).

# 7: 1966 FIFA World Cup in men’s football was held in England. Which country won?

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England played West Germany in the final at London's Wembley Stadium. 98,000 people attended and England beat W. Germany 4-2.

# 8: The Invasion of Normandy during World War II was which year?

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D-Day, the date of the initial assaults, was Tuesday 6 June 1944. By 4 July one million men had been landed in Normandy. The invasion was a significant turning point in the war.

# 9: Mahatma Gandhi used nonviolent civil disobedience to gain independency for which country?

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Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

# 10: Who was Head of State in France in 1945?

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Charles de Gaulle was the leader of Free France (1940 - 44) and the head of the Provisional Government of the French Republic (1944 - 46). Philippe Pétain was Chief of State 11 July 1940 - 19 August 1944.

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Try This 20th Century History Quiz

The 100-year span from 1900 to 1999 had important shifts in culture, technology, politics, and economics.

Many political leaders made important imprints during this century. Dictators came to power in several countries, even in the western world.

How many of them do you remember?

Two world wars were fought in the 20th century. Everyone learned about the disastrous consequences of the nuclear bomb. The Vietnam War engaged a whole generation in the sixties.

Mankind took a giant step into space. Remember who took the first step?

New technologies such as PCs and Internet forever changed the way we live and communicate. Do you remember these inventions and when they were introduced?

Take this 20th-century history quiz now and see how well you can score!

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