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