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Asian Modern History

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