History Quiz – 20th Century

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# 1: 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.

# 2: What was opened in 1914 to allow a quicker passage from Atlantic Ocean to Pacific Ocean?

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The Panama Canal is a ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The canal officially opened on August 15, 1914.

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

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Harry S. Truman was the 33rd President of the United States of America between 1945 and 1953. Under Truman, the U.S. successfully concluded World War II. He assisted in the founding of the United Nations, issued the Truman Doctrine to contain communism, and passed the Marshall Plan to rebuild Europe.

# 4: The first human-to-human heart transplant is performed which year?

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The first human-to-human heart transplant is performed 1967 in South Africa. The operation is a success, but the patient dies after complications set in.

# 5: 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.

# 6: Who was the first American President to resign from office?

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The first American President to resign from office was Richard Milhous Nixon. He was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. In light of his loss of political support and the near-certainty of impeachment, Nixon resigned the office of the presidency on August 9, 1974.

# 7: 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).

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

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Elizabeth II has been Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and Head of the Commonwealth from her accession in 1952. Her predecessor was George VI.

# 9: Which year introduces Apple Inc. the iTunes media player?

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Apple Inc. introduces the iTunes media player on January 9, 2001.

# 10: 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.

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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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