21st Century History Quiz

This history quiz tests your historical knowledge and contains questions on topics from the 21st century.

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History
2013-12-06

What great South African man of state died on the 5th of December 2013?

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History
2013-11-26

How old was One Direction's Niall Horan when his parents divorced?

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History
2013-11-13

Which typhoon killed thousands of people in the Philippines on the 8th of November 2013?

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History
2013-11-13

When Typhoon Yoloanda hit the Philippines on the 8th of November 2013, its wind speeds exceeded 250 km/h making it equivalent to a category 5 tropical storm. What is the scale use to categorize hurricanes and typhoons called?

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History
2013-11-12

In March 2013, North Korea conducted its third nuclear test and threatened at the same time to cancel the ceasefire agreement with South Korea. How old was the ceasefire in 2013?

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History
2013-11-12

On the 22nd of November 2013 fifty years had passed since an American president died under considerable media attention and subsequent national mourning. What was his name?

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History
2013-11-12

Which explorer and missionary physician had his 200th birthday on the 19th of March 2013?

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History
2013-11-11

Which of the following famous speeches had in 2013 its 50th anniversary?

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History
2013-11-06

Where was one of the two main suspects found and detained ending the great manhunt following the terrorist attack in Boston on the 15th of April 2013?

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History
2013-11-06

The two main suspects in the terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon in 2013 were mistakenly assumed to come from a European country by many Americans. Which country?

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History
2013-10-22

At a press conference on the 26th of August 2013 the U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry informed about evidence proving that the Syrian regime had used a special type of weapon. Which type?

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History
2013-10-22

In 2013 the Ba'ath party became known worldwide for their regime and participation in the ongoing Syrian civil war. Which country is the party also known for its connection to?

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History
2013-10-22

What is the name of the Egyptian president, who was deposed on the 3rd of July 2013, in what some called a democratic coup, and some called a military coup?

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History
2013-10-22

To which organization belonged many of the Egyptians, who were persecuted and arrested in the period following the military coup in Egypt on the 3rd of July 2013?

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History
2013-10-22

In which country did the military depose the country's democratically elected president on the 3rd of July 2013, and following install their own transitional government?

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History
2013-10-22

The semi-professional women's basketball team, the Boston Bulldogs, changed its name from one day to the next in 2013. What name did the basketball team have in the past?

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History
2013-10-21

Belgium got a new reigning king in 2013 as Albert II renounced the throne because of bad health. How many reigning queens has the country had?

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History
2013-10-21

On the 21st of July 2013 Belgium got a new king as Albert II renounced the throne. Who was Belgium's new king?

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History
2013-01-14

During the X Factor auditions all the soon to be 1D memers were.. what?

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History
2012-04-25

Which regent could on February 6 2012 celebrate the 60th year and hereby diamond jubilee on the throne?

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History
2011-03-24

Which living monarch has been on the throne the longest?

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History
2011-03-24

In what church did Prince Charles and Lady Di get married?

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History
2011-03-24

When did Queen Elizabeth celebrate her Golden Jubilee, i.e. 50 years on the throne?

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History
2009-02-27

Colonel Muammar Gaddafi was known as Libya's dictator for 42 years. Which of the following was he also known as?

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History
2009-02-27

On 20 October 2011 an African dictator was killed by insurgents in his own country. What was his name?

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History
2008-12-10

Which year did a huge tsunami sweep through many parts of Asia whilst many tourists were on their Christmas break in the area?

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History
2008-12-10

How many people were killed by the big tsunami in Asia in 2004?

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History
2008-11-25

Which European country has the longest, unbroken monarchy?

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History
2008-11-06

Which year did the Space Shuttle Columbia crash on its 28th voyage?

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