20th Century History Quiz

This history quiz tests your historical knowledge and contains questions on topics from the 20th century.

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History
2013-11-12

Which French president said on the 29th of January 1963 'Non' to a British membership of the European Economic Community?

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2013-11-12

Who was on the 16th of June 1963 sent into space as the first woman in the world ever?

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History
2013-11-12

On the 5th of August 1963 the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Soviet Union agreed on the terms of a common treaty which entered into force definitively on the 10th of October later that year. What was the agreement about?

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History
2012-07-11

Which of the following people is known for its good work with poor people in India and received the Nobles Peace Prize?

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History
2012-06-19

The African president Mobutu Sese Soku ruled Zaire for approximately 32 years. Which ministerial post has his son had in the Congolese government?

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History
2012-06-19

Which British Prime Minister is regarded as one of the greatest leaders in wartime who also suffered with a speech problem?

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History
2011-11-25

From 1905 onwards, Lenin was exiled in Europe. When did he return to St. Petersburg?

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History
2011-11-25

The Space Shuttle Challenger had its maiden flight in 1983 and exploded three years later. What was the reason?

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History
2011-11-25

When the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986, the entire crew was instantly killed. How many astronauts were on board?

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History
2011-11-25

Why did the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrate during its re-entry into Earth's atmosphere?

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History
2011-11-22

When was the last person in France killed by being decapitated by a guillotine?

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History
2011-10-20

In 1964, who became the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize?

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History
2011-10-20

Who said the famous words "I Have a Dream"?

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History
2011-10-20

Of which party was Nelson Mandela elected the leader in 1991?

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History
2011-03-24

When Norway gained full independence from Sweden in 1905, the country "imported" a king from abroad. His Norwegian name was Haakon, but what was he originally called?

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History
2011-03-24

Which was the last country to abolish its monarchy?

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History
2011-03-24

What South American country rejected an attempt to restore its monarchy in the 1990s?

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History
2011-03-24

The Greek royal family lives in exile in London. When were they ousted from Greece?

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History
2010-12-31

What happened on 6 May 1937 when the Hindenburg-disaster struck in New Jersey?

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History
2010-12-31

What was the sister ship of the airship LZ 129 Hindenburg called?

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History
2010-12-31

Which country invaded Egypt in connection with the nationalisation of the Suez Canal in 1956?

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History
2010-12-31

With whom had Israel already struck an agreement before the country invaded the Gaza strip and the Sinai peninsula on 29 October 1956?

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History
2010-12-30

What were the first words that Neil Armstrong uttered from the moon to the control tower on Earth?

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History
2009-05-11

Which African country was occupied by Italy 1936-1941?

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History
2009-05-11

Which African country was officially called Abyssinia until 1941?

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History
2009-02-27

He was born in the town of Sirte in 1942. How old was the Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi when he died?

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History
2009-02-27

Which of the following acts of terror is connected to Muammar Gaddafi and his Libyan regime?

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History
2009-01-20

What did Heysel Stadium become known for in 1985?

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History
2008-12-17

Which organisation has bombed the department store Harrods three times?

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History
2008-12-17

In which English church are Charles Dickens, Isaac Newton and Laurence Olivier buried?

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History
2008-12-04

What was Alcatraz used as?

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History
2008-12-04

In which year was Alcatraz last used as a prison?

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History
2008-12-01

What was the first Chancellor of West Germany called?

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History
2008-11-29

What did Robert Baden-Powell found?

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History
2008-11-28

On which route did RMS Queen Mary sail between 1936 and 1967, only interrupted by World War II?

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History
2008-11-28

Which country was previously known as the Republic of Upper Volta?

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History
2008-11-28

Which colonial power did Burkina Faso once belong to?

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History
2008-11-28

Which country was the colonial power of Burundi until 1962?

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History
2008-11-27

Which country used to rule Dahomey, now called Benin?

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History
2008-11-27

From which country did Cambodia gain independence in 1953?

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History
2008-11-26

Which colonial power did the Bahamas formerly belong to?

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History
2008-11-26

Which country was called East Pakistan until 1971?

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History
2008-11-26

What was Bangladesh called from 1947 to 1971?

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History
2008-11-26

Which country was the colonial power of Bangladesh until 1947?

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History
2008-11-26

Which country did the island Barbados belong to until 1966?

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History
2008-11-25

Which country was Slovenia formerly a part of?

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History
2008-11-25

Which country was Angola a colony of until 1975?

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History
2008-11-12

What nationality did the man have whom Eva Braun married some 36 hours before she died?

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History
2008-11-09

The Berlin Wall was almost 4 metres tall and over 100 km long with plenty of barbed wire, fences and watchtowers. When did it fall?

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History
2008-11-09

Which year did the construction of the Berlin Wall commence?

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