20th Century History Quiz – 20 Questions

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History Quiz - 20th Century

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Elizabeth II became Queen and Head of the Commonwealth in 1952. Who was her predecessor?

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The Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe was passed into US law in 1948 by:

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World War I followed the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand. He was killed in which city?

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

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Mahatma Gandhi used nonviolent civil disobedience to gain independence for which country?

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Which year introduces Apple Inc., the iTunes media player?

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Who was the President of the United States during the September 11 attacks?

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What was opened in 1914 to allow a quicker passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean?

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Which disease became a pandemic in 2009?

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

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Titanic sank on her maiden voyage from Southampton to:

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The first human-to-human heart transplant is performed in which year?

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Which dictator came to power in 1933?

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Who was the Head of State in France in 1945?

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Which annual event was first celebrated in 1970?

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The military operation known as Desert Storm was part of which war?

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Which country won the 1966 FIFA World Cup in men's football in England?

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

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

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Who was the first American President to resign from office?

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The 100 years from 1900 to 1999 had important cultural, technological, political, and economic shifts.

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 stepped 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?

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