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20th and 21st Century Quiz: The History Challenge

Trivia about 20th & 21st Century History 

In this 20th and 21st Century Quiz: The History Challenge, you’ll be facing a competitive 10-question quiz round on some of the most fascinating events and moments that shaped our world in those times. And well beyond it into the world we know today!

It’s time to delve back into the history books in this quiz. Let’s see what you can recall and remember about those times. However, you’ll be pressed on themes such as World War II, arguably one of the biggest global events in our history. Furthermore, there will be questions about key events from the early noughties.

Do you have what it takes? The 20th and 21st Century Quiz: The History Challenge has it all. So if you fancy trying out your knowledge and skills start now and go head-to-head with our 10 question quiz game. Good luck!

  • Question of

    For the Doolittle raid, the bombers were launched from what?

    • A US carrier
    • China
    • Pearl Harbor
    • US mainland
  • Question of

    General Herrera overthrow the government and began a dictatorship in which nation in the 1960s?

    • Panama
    • Peru
    • Colombia
    • Chile
  • Question of

    General Oviedo was blamed for a failed military coup in which nation in 2000?

    • Paraguay
    • Uruguay
    • Mexico
    • Argentina
  • Question of

    German aircraft bombed this island throughout 1941, but it did not fall

    • Malta
    • Sardinia
    • Crete
    • Corsica
  • Question of

    How many days in World War II did it take France to surrender?

    • 12
    • 56
    • 101
    • 78
  • Question of

    In ‘the fight against neoliberalism and imperialism’ in 2009, who allied himself to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez?

    • Evo Morales
    • Mitt Romney
    • Tony Benn
    • Fidel Castro
  • Question of

    In 2000, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for work on human rights in South Korea?

    • Kim Dae-jung
    • Roh Moo-hyun
    • Kim Young-sam
    • Park Chung-hee
  • Question of

    In 2007 which of these countries elected its first female president?

    • India
    • Russia
    • China
    • Brazil
  • Question of

    In 2007 which of these was banned in the United Kingdom?

    • Smoking
    • Beer
    • Beef
    • Tomato Juice
  • Question of

    In 2009 British troops were planning their final withdrawal from which country?

    • Iraq
    • Israel
    • Iran
    • Italy

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