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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?
Seven
Four
Six
Five
2. Who old was Puyi when he was crowned the last Emperor of China in 1908?
12
2
18
5
3. Which explorer is best known for claiming to have reached the geographic North Pole with his expedition on April 6, 1909?
Jules Dumont
Sir James Clark Ross
Sir Ernest Shackleton
Robert Peary
4. What famous ocean liner was christened in Belfast in 1911?
Empress of Britain
Titanic
Queen Mary
Lusitania
5. Who led the first expedition to reach the geographic South Pole in 1911?
Roald Amundsen
Robert Scott
Abel Tasman
Louis Antoine de Bougainville
6. Which physicist first identified the atomic nucleus in 1911?
Ernest Rutherford
Niels Bohr
Erwin Schrödinger
Albert Einstein
7. How many conflicts were there during Balkan wars that started in 1912?
Four
Five
Two
Three
8. In which city was archduke Franz Ferdinand killed, whose assassination was the immediate cause of World War I?
Budapest
Sarajevo
Vienna
Belgrade
9. Who was the main leader of the Russian Revolution that started in 1917?
Vladimir Lenin
Leon Trotsky
Leonid Brezhnev
Joseph Stalin
10. Which pharaoh's tomb was famously discovered by Howard Carter in the early 20th century?
Ramses II
Hatshepsut
Tutankhamun
Thutmose III
11. Who is the founding father of the Republic of Turkey and its first president from 1923 to 1938?
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Habib Bourguiba
Enver Pasha
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
12. What day marked the Wall Street crash and the beginning of the Great Depression in 1929?
Black Tuesday
Black Monday
Black Friday
Black Sunday
13. When was the first FIFA World Cup hosted?
1942
1938
1930
1934
14. Which artist painted "Guernica", the painting that helped bringing worldwide attention to the Spanish Civil War?
Frida Kahlo
Henri Matisse
Salvador Dali
Pablo Picasso
15. What was the first feature-length animated movie that was released in 1937?
Bambi
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Jungle Book
Pinocchio
16. The Nazi invasion of what country triggered World War II in Europe in 1939?
England
Denmark
France
Poland
17. Which event in 1941 led the United States to enter World War II?
The bombing of London
The sinking of Lusitania
The attack on Pearl Harbor
The German invasion of Poland
18. What was the first city the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on in World War II?
Hiroshima
Tokyo
Nagasaki
Yokohama
19. Mahatma Gandhi fought for the independence of India from what empire?
British
Chinese
French
Persian
20. What group did Mother Teresa form in 1950 to help the poor and needy?
Red Cross
Missionaries of Charity
UNICEF
Salvation Army
21. In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first people to ever reach what summit?
Aconcagua
Mount Everest
Kilimanjaro
Mount Blanc
22. What is the first artificial satellite launched in space in 1957?
Explorer 1
Sputnik 1
Apollo 1
Soyuz 1
23. In which city Martin Luther King, Jr. organized the famous march for civil rights in 1963?
Philadelphia
Washington
New Orleans
Baltimore
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?
Pius XII
John Paul II
Leo XIII
Benedict XVI
26. Who fought in undeclared Falkland Islands War in 1982?
Brazil and France
France and Argentina
Argentina and Great Britain
Great Britain and Brazil
27. The Schengen Agreement from 1985 is a treaty that built a Europe without borders. Where is the city of Schengen located?
Switzerland
Belgium
Luxembourg
Austria
28. Which Olympic games were remembered when 11 Israeli athletes were massacred by Palestinian terrorists?
Barcelona 1992
Munich 1972
Los Angles 1984
Moscow 1980
29. In what present county Chernobyl disaster occurred in 1986?
Armenia
Ukraine
Belarus
Romania
30. What was the name of Nicolae Ceausescu's wife who was executed along with him during the 1989 Romanian Revolution?
Elena
Maria
Mihaela
Diana
31. What worldwide conflict came to an end when Margaret Thatcher was British Prime Minister?
World War II
Vietnam War
World War I
Cold War
32. When did East and West Germany reunite?
1991
1989
1995
1990
33. Pablo Escobar was a drug lord and the founder of which Colombian cartel?
Medellin
Juarez
Sinaloa
Cali
34. In which city Princess Diana died in car accident in 1997?
Paris
Amsterdam
Manchester
London
35. What was Princess Diana's official title after she married Prince Charles?
Princess of Wessex
Princess of England
Princess of Wales
Princess of York
2 Comments
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Level 85
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.