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Timeline of the 21st Century

How well do you remember historical events since 2000?
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Last updated: October 11, 2022
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1. What terrorist group did the hijackers of 9/11 attacks represent?
Al-Qaeda
ISIS
Hamas
Boko Haram
2. How many passenger planes were hijacked on September 11, 2001 attacks?
Two
Three
Four
Five
3. What war started in October of 2001 in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States?
War in Iraq
War in Syria
War in Afghanistan
War in Israel
4. What was the name of that U.S. military operation?
Enduring Freedom
Neptune
Project Overlord
Operation Desert Fox
5. Which Asian country gained its independence in 2002?
Maldives
East Timor
New Caledonia
Brunei
6. In which country War in Darfur started in 2003?
Israel
Syria
Ukraine
Sudan
7. In which European capital train bombings killed 193 people and injured around 2,000 people in 2004?
Prague
Madrid
Paris
Berlin
8. Who was the pope of Catholic Church from 2005 to 2013?
Francis
Pius XII
Benedict XVI
John Paul II
9. In 2005, what hurricane hit New Orleans, resulting in the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history?
Maria
Sandy
Katrina
Andrew
10. Which of these luxury-liner cruise ships was attacked by pirates on November 5th, 2005?
The Queen Mary II
Carnival Conquest
The Jewel of the Seas
The Seabourn Spirit
11. On 14 February 2005, Rafic Hariri, the former Prime Minister of which country was killed in an explosion?
Yemen
Iran
Oman
Lebanon
12. Which European county gained its independence in 2006?
Montenegro
North Macedonia
Kosovo
Slovakia
13. In 2006, what Solar system planet was reclassified and became a dwarf planet?
Uranus
Mars
Mercury
Pluto
14. How was former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein executed in December 2006?
Electrocution
Hanging
Lethal injection
Firing squad
15. Benazir Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister in a Muslim-majority country. Where was she assassinated in 2007?
Iraq
Indonesia
Pakistan
India
16. Kosovo declared independence in 2008, but it is claimed by which country?
Montenegro
Albania
North Macedonia
Serbia
17. In which country a series of anti-government protests were triggered against autocratic regimes in 2010?
Libya
Egypt
Tunisia
Yemen
18. Which Caribbean country was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010 that killed 230,000 people?
Haiti
Cuba
Jamaica
Montserrat
19. Where did the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster occurred in 2010?
Caribbean Sea
Gulf of Alaska
Hudson Bay
Gulf of Mexico
20. The President of which country was among 96 killed when their airplane crashed in Smolensk on April 10, 2010?
Greece
Finland
Serbia
Poland
21. Where was the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden found and killed in 2011?
Pakistan
Saudi Arabia
Iraq
Afghanistan
22. What long-time Egyptian president was overthrown during the revolution of 2011?
Anwar Sadat
Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Hosni Mubarak
23. In 2011, a 9.0 earthquake in which country triggered a tsunami and the meltdown of the nuclear power plant?
North Korea
Indonesia
Malaysia
Japan
24. Which company owned the Concordia cruise ship that ran aground in the Tyrrhenian Sea in 2012?
Royal Caribbean
Costa
Celebrity
AIDA
25. The plane of which airline disappeared on March 8, 2014 during a flight to Beijing?
Thai Airways
Singapore Airlines
Etihad Airways
Malaysia Airlines
26. In which African country Ebola outbreak started in 2014?
Tanzania
Morocco
Ethiopia
Guinea
27. In 2014, Euromaidan protest in Ukraine sparked a revolution and the overthrow of which president?
Leonid Kuchma
Viktor Yanukovych
Petro Poroshenko
Viktor Yushchenko
28. What part of Ukraine did Russia annex in 2014?
Donetsk
Crimea
Luhansk
Kharkiv
29. Which African country changed its name to Eswatini in 2018?
Lesotho
Benin
Guinea
Swaziland
30. Which former African footballer was elected for the president of his country in 2018?
Abedi Pele
Roger Milla
Didier Drogba
George Weah
31. In 2019, Macedonia and Greece reached a historic agreement in the Macedonia naming dispute. What is that country's new name?
North Macedonia
South Macedonia
Eastern Macedonia
Western Macedonia
32. It which city in China was SARS-CoV-2 virus first identified in December 2019?
Nanjing
Shanghai
Wuhan
Hangzhou
33. In which city in 2020 a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port exploded?
Beirut
Aleppo
Tel Aviv
Damascus
34. In which city the killing of George Floyd sparked protests across the United States and the world in 2020?
Minneapolis
Buffalo
Detroit
Cleveland
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