2010s Decade Quiz

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 2010s?
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Last updated: January 4, 2020
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In what city could you find the world's tallest building?
Dubai
Who became the longest-reigning monarch in British history?
Queen Elizabeth II
What virtual currency was worth over $100 billion at the end of the decade?
Bitcoin
What overtook Tetris to become the best-selling video game of all-time?
Minecraft
What agreement to reduce carbon dioxide emissions was signed by 195 countries,
almost none of whom are meeting their targets?
Paris Agreement
What person's Wikipedia page was viewed more frequently than anyone else's?
Donald Trump
What red-headed British singer's "Shape of You" finished the decade as the
most-streamed song on Spotify?
Ed Sheeran
What social network did Facebook acquire for $1 billion in 2012?
Instagram
What peninsula did Russia annex in 2014?
Crimea
What disease had the worst outbreak in its history, killing about 11,000 in West Africa?
Ebola
What was the name of the series of protests that rocked Tunisia, Libya, Egypt,
and other countries in 2011?
Arab Spring
What terrorist leader was killed by U.S. Navy Seals in Pakistan?
Osama Bin Laden
What country suffered a nuclear accident after a 9.0 earthquake and tsunami?
Japan
What country saw its population dip from 21 million to 17 million, due to a civil war
and subsequent mass emigration?
Syria
What city hosted the Olympic Games for the third time, becoming the first city to do so?
London
What entrepreneur's many businesses included building cars, launching rockets,
drilling tunnels, and installing solar panels?
Elon Musk
What airline had one plane mysteriously disappear and another shot down
by Russian separatists?
Malaysia Airlines
What breakthrough gene-editing technology was introduced?
CRISPR
In what country did Boko Haram kidnap 276 schoolgirls?
Nigeria
What comic book company was responsible for 21 of the top 100 highest-grossing
movies of the decade?
Marvel
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Level 87
Jan 3, 2020
I made a longer version of this quiz topic over here if anyone wishes to check it out.
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Level 90
Jan 6, 2020
Is that claim as accurate as his inauguration being the most-attended of all time?
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Level 19
Feb 27, 2020
Someone call an ambulance...We have a severe case of TDS!

Here...take this red pill sir. It will make you better!

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Level 87
Feb 27, 2020
If Trump’s taught us anything, it’s that he and his supporters seem to be bad at providing efficient medical service.
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Level 68
Feb 27, 2020
I think that one is actually real. It was also on the most visited wikipedia pages quiz.
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2020
I believe it. He is very famous, so people all over the world would want to know about him. I'm sure plenty of people reading that page are not fans of his though.
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Level 40
Feb 27, 2020
It's very easy to measure the number of visitors to a wiki page
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Level 55
Dec 3, 2020
I would believe it, I mean depending on your political views he is either very famous or very infamous, I mean I would assume Hitler's page is popular but that doesn't mean people are fans of him

(ALERT ALERT >>> I AM NOT COMPARING TRUMP TO HITLER <<< ALERT ALERT)

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Level 67
Feb 27, 2022
Here's the link to Wikipedia's own numbers:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Multiyear_ranking_of_most_viewed_pages#Top-100_list

While there are a lot of caveats to the rankings, DJT is #2 on the all-time list. Given that #1 spot is the article on The United States, that makes his the most viewed article among humans. Wikipedia provides an auspicious note to his prominence on the list: "The 2021 storming of the United States Capitol gave him the decisive push."

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Level 83
Feb 27, 2020
By 2028 Paris and Los Angeles are scheduled to join the 3x Olympic host club.
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2020
Missed one. I’m not too familiar with the gene editing debate.
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Level 70
Feb 26, 2022
You should really read up on it. Of all the things listed on this quiz, I think that this it's the thing that is most likely to change humanity forever. If you don't have a science background but still want to know about the potential impacts/ethics of it, I recommend watching this video from Kurzgesagt.
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Level 69
Feb 27, 2020
Funny, the one I was most sure about was the one with the fewest correct guesses. Most of the others, I had to either think about or try a few guesses.
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Level 76
Feb 27, 2020
Really? Are you a mad scientist? 😁
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Level 69
Mar 17, 2020
I suppose I might be mad, maybe I should get that checked out
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Level 37
Feb 27, 2020
How do you not get Minecraft
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Level 87
Feb 27, 2020
Not everybody has played nor has even heard of Minecraft.
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Level 67
Feb 27, 2020
I think I've heard of it, but I don't know what it is. There are so many video games with huge followings now...I tried Clash of Clans, World of Warcraft, Super Mario, Halo, Call of Duty, Zelda, Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider...if you're not into video games, I can't imagine how you'd know Minecraft is at the top of the list.
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Level 83
Feb 27, 2020
I've never played it. It rang a bell when I saw the answer, but I could've gone another 15 minutes and not guessed it. For some people, playing video games is their thing. For others, especially those who grew up before there was such a thing as video games, there are plenty of other things that constitute enjoyable recreation.
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Level 83
Feb 28, 2020
It's not really a cultural phenomenon the way Super Mario Bros, Tetris, Street Fighter, Pac-Man, Pokemon, or even World of Warcraft were. Pretty easy to not know about.
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Level 55
Dec 3, 2020
I mean even though It's extremely famous and most people probably know about it, I think it's just many people don't know it became #1
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Level 39
May 23, 2021
sorry, counter strike was played by far more players. they were just unaccounted for because everyone shared pirated installation file on CDs/USBs/file sharing platforms and played on LAN.

I don't know basically ANYONE who wouldn't play counter strike (except girls) but I can hardly count 5 people who played Minecraft.

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Level 52
Dec 2, 2021
as someone who loves counter-strike this just isn't true. minecraft has had far more players then counterstrike ever had or will, even counting pirating.
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Level 57
Feb 26, 2022
Some people (such as myself) just do not care about video games at all, so how are we expected to know which one of the tens of millions managed to be the most played? 🤷‍♂️
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Level 39
Feb 27, 2022
I didn't get it and I've heard of Minecraft before. Just never thought it was THAT popular.
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Level 46
Feb 27, 2020
Couldn't remember Ed Sheeran for the life of me... Come on ! (I spent the whole quizz having three songs playing in my head at once and being Eeeeee... I know it's EEEEEeeeee...)

Ugh.

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Level 40
Feb 27, 2020
Easy!
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Level 83
Feb 27, 2020
Excellent quiz. Wide variety of subjects. A+
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Level 70
Feb 29, 2020
Which world leader died on 5th December 2013?
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Level 39
May 23, 2021
nelson mandela? i just know he died in 2013
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Level 54
Jan 2, 2021
Nice quiz
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Level 33
Jun 4, 2021
Marvel Studios is not the same as Marvel comics.
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Level 83
Feb 26, 2022
It's not as if they aren't connected, though..
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Level 68
Oct 18, 2021
I completely forgot that the London Olympics were a thing..
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Level 56
Feb 26, 2022
This was the easiest quiz for me on this website. Every answer that I guessed first time turned out to be correct.
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Level 58
Feb 26, 2022
The question about Crimea could probably be put in a 2020's decade quiz once this is all done.