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