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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: 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.

# 3: 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.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: Which disease became a pandemic in 2009?

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On June 11, 2009, the World Health Organization raised the worldwide pandemic alert level to Phase 6 for swine flu, which is the highest alert level. It meant that the swine flu had spread worldwide and there were cases of people with the virus in most countries.

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: 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).

# 10: 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.



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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