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Asian Modern History

Do you know the most important events and figures in modern history of Asia?
Quiz by Nenadbs
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Last updated: September 11, 2022
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1. Who old was Puyi when he was crowned the last Emperor of China?
12
18
2
5
2. Who is the founding father of the Republic of Turkey and its first president from 1923 to 1938?
Habib Bourguiba
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Enver Pasha
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
3. Which Asian country was know as Siam until 1932, when it became a constitutional monarchy?
Cambodia
Thailand
Pakistan
Laos
4. Who fought in the First Indochinese War?
The Viet Cong and Russia
The Viet Minh and France
USA and South Vietnam
USA and North Vietnam
5. Burma got its independence from which country in 1948?
France
Spain
United Kingdom
Belgium
6. Which Asian country in the west and from the beginning of British colonial rule was known as Ceylon?
Sri Lanka
Malaysia
Cambodia
Laos
7. Mahatma Gandhi fought for the independence of India from what empire?
Persian
Chinese
British
French
8. What was relation between Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi?
Husband and wife
Not related
Brother and sister
Father and daughter
9. How did Mahatma Gandhi die?
Committed suicide
Died of cancer
Heart attack
Assassinated
10. Since 1975, what was the colonial name of East Timor?
British Timor
Spanish Timor
French Timor
Portuguese Timor
11. In which year the founding father of the People's Republic of China Mao Zedong was deceased?
1986
1966
1996
1976
12. Which prime minister of India was assassinated in 1984?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Rajiv Gandhi
Chandra Shekhar
Indira Gandhi
13. Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that started in 1988 is an ethnic and territorial conflict between which two countries?
Armenia and Azerbaijan
Georgia and Turkey
Turkey and Armenia
Azerbaijan and Georgia
14. Which Asian country was known as Burma since 1989?
Cambodia
Myanmar
Vietnam
Laos
15. Which Asian country was known as Kampuchea since 1989?
Thailand
Nepal
Singapore
Cambodia
16. Gulf war was fought between Iraq and the coalition forces after the Iraqi invasion of which country?
Yemen
Kuwait
Bahrain
United Arab Emirates
17. East Timor got independence from which country in 1999?
Australia
France
Indonesia
Portugal
18. Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm were code names for which war?
War in Afghanistan
Gulf War
Korean War
War in Syria
19. What was the name of the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan that started in 2001?
Project Overlord
Enduring Freedom
Operation Desert Fox
Neptune
20. What war started in October of 2001 in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States?
War in Israel
War in Syria
War in Iraq
War in Afghanistan
21. Benazir Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister in a Muslim-majority country. Where was she assassinated in 2007?
Iraq
Pakistan
Indonesia
India
22. Where was the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden found and killed in 2011?
Iraq
Saudi Arabia
Pakistan
Afghanistan
23. The plane of which airline disappeared on March 8, 2014 during a flight to Beijing?
Singapore Airlines
Thai Airways
Etihad Airways
Malaysia Airlines
24. In which city in 2020 a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port exploded?
Damascus
Tel Aviv
Aleppo
Beirut
2 Comments
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Level 37
Sep 13, 2022
This is a good quiz. There are some grammatical issues that need to be corrected before it can be featured. I nominate it.
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Level 53
Sep 13, 2022
Thanks. Let me know what are the errors. English is not my native language.