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Timeline of the 20th Century

How well do you remember historical events from 1901 until 2000?
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Last updated: October 11, 2022
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1. How many different Nobel Prizes are awarded every year since 1901?
Six
Seven
Five
Four
2. Who old was Puyi when he was crowned the last Emperor of China in 1908?
18
5
2
12
3. Which explorer is best known for claiming to have reached the geographic North Pole with his expedition on April 6, 1909?
Robert Peary
Sir Ernest Shackleton
Jules Dumont
Sir James Clark Ross
4. What famous ocean liner was christened in Belfast in 1911?
Titanic
Lusitania
Queen Mary
Empress of Britain
5. Who led the first expedition to reach the geographic South Pole in 1911?
Robert Scott
Louis Antoine de Bougainville
Roald Amundsen
Abel Tasman
6. Which physicist first identified the atomic nucleus in 1911?
Niels Bohr
Albert Einstein
Ernest Rutherford
Erwin Schrödinger
7. How many conflicts were there during Balkan wars that started in 1912?
Five
Four
Three
Two
8. In which city was archduke Franz Ferdinand killed, whose assassination was the immediate cause of World War I?
Belgrade
Vienna
Sarajevo
Budapest
9. Who was the main leader of the Russian Revolution that started in 1917?
Joseph Stalin
Vladimir Lenin
Leonid Brezhnev
Leon Trotsky
10. Which pharaoh's tomb was famously discovered by Howard Carter in the early 20th century?
Hatshepsut
Ramses II
Thutmose III
Tutankhamun
11. Who is the founding father of the Republic of Turkey and its first president from 1923 to 1938?
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Habib Bourguiba
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Enver Pasha
12. What day marked the Wall Street crash and the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929?
Black Friday
Black Monday
Black Tuesday
Black Sunday
13. When was the first FIFA World Cup hosted?
1934
1938
1942
1930
14. Which artist painted "Guernica", the painting that helped bringing worldwide attention to the Spanish Civil War?
Frida Kahlo
Salvador Dali
Pablo Picasso
Henri Matisse
15. What was the first feature-length animated movie that was released in 1937?
Pinocchio
Jungle Book
Bambi
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
16. The Nazi invasion of what country triggered World War II in Europe in 1939?
France
Poland
Denmark
England
17. Which event in 1941 led the United States to enter World War II?
The German invasion of Poland
The attack on Pearl Harbor
The bombing of London
The sinking of Lusitania
18. What was the first city the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on in World War II?
Yokohama
Tokyo
Hiroshima
Nagasaki
19. Mahatma Gandhi fought for the independence of India from what empire?
Chinese
French
Persian
British
20. What group did Mother Teresa form in 1950 to help the poor and needy?
Salvation Army
UNICEF
Missionaries of Charity
Red Cross
21. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to ever reach what summit?
Mount Blanc
Aconcagua
Kilimanjaro
Mount Everest
22. What is the first artificial satellite launched in space in 1957?
Sputnik 1
Apollo 1
Explorer 1
Soyuz 1
23. In which city Martin Luther King, Jr. organized the famous march for civil rights in 1963?
Baltimore
Washington
Philadelphia
New Orleans
24. What conflict Northern Ireland experienced throughout the second half of the 20th century?
The Feud
The Scuffles
The Troubles
The Difficult Years
25. Who was the pope of Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005?
Leo XIII
Benedict XVI
John Paul II
Pius XII
26. Who fought in undeclared Falkland Islands War in 1982?
Brazil and France
Great Britain and Brazil
Argentina and Great Britain
France and Argentina
27. The Schengen Agreement from 1985 is a treaty that built a Europe without borders. Where is the city of Schengen located?
Switzerland
Luxembourg
Austria
Belgium
28. Which Olympic games were remembered when 11 Israeli athletes were massacred by Palestinian terrorists?
Barcelona 1992
Moscow 1980
Munich 1972
Los Angles 1984
29. In what present county Chernobyl disaster occurred in 1986?
Romania
Belarus
Armenia
Ukraine
30. What was the name of Nicolae Ceausescu's wife who was executed along with him during the 1989 Romanian Revolution?
Diana
Mihaela
Elena
Maria
31. What worldwide conflict came to an end when Margaret Thatcher was British Prime Minister?
World War I
Cold War
Vietnam War
World War II
32. When did East and West Germany reunite?
1989
1990
1995
1991
33. Pablo Escobar was a drug lord and the founder of which Colombian cartel?
Cali
Medellin
Juarez
Sinaloa
34. In which city Princess Diana died in car accident in 1997?
Manchester
Amsterdam
London
Paris
35. What was Princess Diana's official title after she married Prince Charles?
Princess of Wessex
Princess of Wales
Princess of England
Princess of York
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Level 82
Feb 16, 2021
While I think Margaret Thatcher is subjected to a lot of nasty, unwarranted criticism, to say that she ended the Cold War is a little much.
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Level 53
Feb 27, 2021
Thanks for comment. I saw that sentence somewhere but you are right, it does not sound good.