History Quiz – 20th Century

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# 1: 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.

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

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Operation Desert Storm (17 January 1991 €“ 28 February 1991) was the combat phase of the Gulf War, a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

# 3: 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.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

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

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

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: 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.

# 10: 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.

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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?

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