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  World Events in 2018    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
World events that happened in 2018.
Difficult, 10 Qns, sw11, Apr 26 19
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Apr 26 19
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When I Was 64
  When I Was 64   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Events of 2016 was a very good year, certainly a year full of memorable events. Here are ten of the events of that year, some more significant than others, but all worth recalling.
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Aug 23 23
looney_tunes editor
Aug 23 23
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  Revisiting 2011 to 2015   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here we'll look at the first five years of the 2010s. What stories made the headlines?
Easier, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Sep 12 18
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Sep 12 18
1684 plays
  Breezing through the 2010s   top quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Instead of a match the event with the date quiz, we give you some notable events of the 2010s. Join them suitably to complete the quiz.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, lones78, Aug 31 20
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
lones78 gold member
Aug 31 20
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  (Bitter) Sweet '16   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Perhaps the most redeeming event of 2016 was its ending...and even that was pretty rough. Here are ten memorable events from what many could consider 'the stumbling block of the 2010s'. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Feb 26 17
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  2016: The Year of Post-Truth   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Oxford Dictionaries 2016 word of the year was 'post-truth': 'circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion'. Let's skip over that and get to the facts...
Easier, 10 Qns, AcrylicInk, Mar 19 17
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  Historical Events of 2016   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of events that shaped our world in 2016. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Mar 13 17
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  Global History in 2016: More; Less; Better; Worse   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
We take in the news on a daily basis without being affected too much. However when you look at a whole year's worth in ten questions... This is a Peerless Peloton Rides Again quiz for the Amazing Race 3.
Average, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Mar 15 17
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  History's Anniversaries as Noted in 2015   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A fun quiz, marking anniversary dates as they approached 2015.
Easier, 10 Qns, Zepper, Oct 20 20
Oct 20 20
1756 plays
  What You Have Seen in 2015    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A lot of noteworthy events took place in the year 2015. See how much you know about the 10 events found in this quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, James25, Aug 01 20
James25 gold member
Aug 01 20
1143 plays
trivia question Quick Question
On April 15, which famous structure was engulfed in fire?

From Quiz "World Events in 2019"

  World Hot Spots in 2010   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
World conflicts continued to rage during 2010. This quiz covers the first half of the year.
Average, 10 Qns, chessart, Mar 24 11
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  The Hustle Bustle of 2016   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's a little hard to summarize the events of 365 days in 196 countries into 10 questions but let's try regardless...
Average, 10 Qns, George95, Mar 13 17
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  2018: Year In Review    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
What were the big world events that occurred in the year 2018? See how many you can remember!
Average, 10 Qns, eyhung, Dec 18 18
Dec 18 18
697 plays
  World Hot Spots in 2017   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
There was no lack of world hot spots in 2017. Let's take a look at ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, chessart, Mar 26 18
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Mar 26 18
643 plays
  Anniversaries This Year -- 2017   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
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Numerous anniversaries are celebrated annually. Here are a look at ten notable dates that deserve celebration during 2017.
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Dec 30 16
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  It Happened in 2014: January    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz concentrates on events during January of 2014. There is a slight UK bias in some of these questions.
Tough, 10 Qns, TheLastEnemy, Jan 29 15
662 plays
  World Events in 2019    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A list of world's historical events occurred in 2019.
Tough, 10 Qns, sw11, Jan 07 20
sw11 gold member
Jan 07 20
381 plays
  World events in 2017    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some of the events which happened in 2017, how much do you know about them?
Tough, 10 Qns, wilfredwee, Jan 18 18
Jan 18 18
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2010s History Trivia Questions

1. On January 3, China made what historic technological achievement?

From Quiz
World Events in 2019

Answer: First spacecraft to land on the dark side of the moon

The Chang'e 4 spacecraft successfully landed on the far side of the moon to become the first man-made object in history to land on the lunar surface unseen on Earth. The mission was launched in early December and took three days to reach the moon. The craft spent a few weeks orbiting to prepare for touch-down on Van Karman crater and eventually landed on a relatively flat spot on the moon's far side.

2. North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, who took power in 2011 made his first foreign visit in 2018. How many world leaders did he met in 2018?

From Quiz World Events in 2018

Answer: Three

On 28 March 2018, Kim made his first foreign visit to Beijing to meet Chinese leader Xi Jinping. On 27 April 2018, Kim became the first North Korean leader to cross the Demilitarized Zone to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in. During the June 12 summit in Singapore, he met President Trump.

3. On March 14, 2018, what famed wheelchair-bound physicist died at the age of 76?

From Quiz 2018: Year In Review

Answer: Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, the 17th Lucasian Chair of Mathematics at Cambridge, was a pioneer in singularities and black hole research. He suffered from ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) which paralyzed him and rendered him incapable of speaking without the aid of an electronic device. He was expected to die in the 1960s but ended up outliving his prognosis by over 50 years. His life was made into a film, the Theory of Everything, in 2014, and his portrayer Eddie Redmayne won the Oscar for Best Actor.

4. In March of 2017 the United Kingdom began the process of leaving the European Union. What portmanteau word was commonly used to describe this process?

From Quiz World Hot Spots in 2017

Answer: Brexit

Brexit is shorthand for "Britain's Exit". The UK voted in June of 2016 to leave the EU, by a slim majority of 51.9% of the participating voters. However, it wasn't until March of 2017 that the formal process of exiting was begun when the UK invoked Article 50 of the EU Treaty of Lisbon.

5. On May 22, a suicide bombing incident killed 23 and injured over 500 after Ariana Grande's concert occurred in which English city?

From Quiz World events in 2017

Answer: Manchester

The 23 dead included the suicide bomber, Salman Ramadan Abedi. The concert was part of Ariana Grande's 2017 "Dangerous Woman Tour" which was attended by 14200 people. The bomb went off after the concert ended when people were leaving Manchester Arena. According to the police report, the bomb killed people who were about 20 meters away.

6. A water crisis in which American city became a state of emergency in January, 2016?

From Quiz The Hustle Bustle of 2016

Answer: Flint, Michigan

Sixty-five miles north-west Detroit, Flint, has experienced unemployment and poverty, and the city itself has gone into receivership. A 2014 revision of water sources back to the contaminated Flint River, done in order to reduce expenditures, was not treated with anti-corrosive agents, a direct violation of federal law. The Flint River is historically a polluted river, and state projects to clean it up have had varying success. Deteriorating pipes in poorer neighbourhood allowed lead to enter the water supply while en route to homes. Michigan governor Rick Snyder declared the situation a state of emergency on January 6, 2016, the Michigan National Guard was deployed to provide water, and the federal government pledged $5 million to the city.

7. In January 2016, the World Health Organization declared a state of emergency regarding what mosquito-borne virus that had, earlier, broken out in South America?

From Quiz (Bitter) Sweet '16

Answer: Zika

The Zika Virus was, perhaps, one of the first signs of something being amiss in 2016. Starting with a mosquito bite, the virus spread throughout South America and upwards through the U.S. causing fever, rash, and headaches, though most infected seemed to be quick to recover unless they also took on Guillain-Barré syndrome as a result, causing severe muscle weakness. Cases of Zika were also directly linked to issues in pregnancy leading to microcephaly, which caused the most concern in the media when WHO announced the outbreak. The state of emergency was lifted by November.

8. What name was given to the events of early 2011 that resulted in governments being overthrown and civil wars erupting in multiple nations in the Middle East and North Africa?

From Quiz Revisiting 2011 to 2015

Answer: Arab Spring

Although protests in Tunisia in December 2010 were credited as being the start of the Arab Spring, it became one of the main news events in 2011, with governments being overthrown in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, and Tunisia and civil war breaking out in several countries including Syria. Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown and killed during the upheavals, and long-time Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak ended up in prison. While some protests ended with government concessions, some nations ended up destabilized, leading to the establishment of ISIS or ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant or Iraq and Syria.

9. In January Lithuania was the nineteenth country to adopt the Euro as its currency. What currency did the Euro replace?

From Quiz What You Have Seen in 2015

Answer: Litas

The Litas was the official Lithuanian currency until the 1st of January 2015, when it was replaced by the euro. The Litas was used from 1922. The euro was offically introduced on the 1st of January 2002, when the first countries in the European Union (known as the Eurozone) started using the new currency (although in most countries there was an exchange period for the old currency). Lithuania became a member of the European Union in 2004. It was originally meant to join the Euro in 2007, but this was delayed mainly due to the economic crisis in the Eurozone and continued high inflation in Lithuania.

10. In August of 2016 it was Brazil's turn to host the Olympic and Paralympic games. Which three countries came top of the medal table?

From Quiz 2016: The Year of Post-Truth

Answer: 1) USA, 2) Great Britain, 3) China.

The USA came top of the table with a whopping 121 medals, 46 of which were gold. After adding another five gold medals to his collection, American swimmer Michael Phelps retired from the sport as the most decorated Olympian of all time. Two weeks later, the fifteenth Paralympics was held in Rio. The top of the medal table looked pretty similar to the Olympic one: China were first with an astounding 239 medals, well ahead of Great Britain, who came second with 147 medals! Third and fourth place were very close - just two medals between third place Ukraine and fourth place USA.

11. Latvia adopted the Euro as its currency. What is the capital city of Latvia?

From Quiz It Happened in 2014: January

Answer: Riga

Latvia adopted the Euro as its currency on January 1st, thus becoming the 18th country to do so. Vilnius is the capital of Lithuania; Tallinn is the capital of Estonia, and Minsk is the capital of Belarus.

12. An exceptionally tall building was completed in Dubai in 2010, making it five years old in 2015. What is the name of the building?

From Quiz History's Anniversaries as Noted in 2015

Answer: Burj Khalifa

It measures in at a whopping 2,722 feet (829.8 m) tall including its antenna. Construction took six years and was lead by chief architect Adrian Smith and chief structural engineer William F. Baker. In 2015 it was the tallest building in the world.

13. The world was shocked in January of 2010 when a small country suffered a devastating earthquake. Which Caribbean Sea country was this?

From Quiz World Hot Spots in 2010

Answer: Haiti

The epicenter of the earthquake was only sixteen miles from Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince. Haiti was already the poorest country in the Americas, and the earthquake did unimaginable damage. Aid from around the world started flowing to Haiti immediately after the quake.

14. In February, Pope Francis became the first pope to visit which region?

From Quiz World Events in 2019

Answer: Arabian Peninsula

Pope Francis arrived in the United Arab Emirates on 3 February. He was welcomed at the airport by The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Dr Ahmed El-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar university and mosque in Egypt. Dr El-Tayeb accompanied the Pope for much of the visit.

15. Indonesia was hit by more than 10 earthquakes in 2018. Which region was the most serious with the highest number of casualties?

From Quiz World Events in 2018

Answer: Sulawesi

On 28 September 2018, Sulawesi was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5, which was followed by a tsunami. More than 2,000 people were killed, 10,679 were injured and 1,075 were missing.

16. What African nation, by decree of its king, changed its official name to eSwatini in April 2018?

From Quiz 2018: Year In Review

Answer: Swaziland

On the 50th anniversary of its independence, King Mswati III of Swaziland chose to change the nation's name to its original name, eSwatini ("Land of the Swazis"). Some say that he made the change because it was easily confused with Switzerland. Swaziland is one of the last countries in the world to have an absolute monarchy as its form of government.

17. One of the biggest humanitarian disasters of the year took place in Myanmar. What is the name of the ethnic group which fled Myanmar by the hundreds of thousands due to government persecution?

From Quiz World Hot Spots in 2017

Answer: Rohingya

The 1.1 million mostly Muslim Rohingya living in Myanmar have been denied citizenship by the Buddhist-controlled Myanmar government. Although their mistreatment goes back to the creation of the independent state of Myanmar (then called Burma) in 1948, the ethnic cleansing that resulted in an estimated half of the Rohingya population fleeing to neighboring Bangladesh took place primarily in 2017. Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar, has refused to condemn the government's genocide, to the disgust of the world community, which has often described the Rohingya as "the world's most persecuted minority".

18. In which country were Rohingya Muslims facing persecutions by the military and police?

From Quiz World events in 2017

Answer: Myanmar

The Rohingya who are mostly Muslims have lived for centuries in Myanmar. Since 1982, they are not considered one of Myanmar's 135 official ethnic groups and have been denied citizenship in Myanmar which made them stateless. More than 600,000 Rohingya by end of 2017 crossed into Bangladesh since the violence broke out in Myanmar Rakhine state This incident had tainted the reputation of Aung Sang Suu Kyi, who was a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the de-facto leader of Myanmar government over her silence on this issue, although she has no authority over the military.

19. Just 10 days after the 2016 Summer Olympics had concluded in Brazil the country's senate voted to impeach their president. What was the name of the impeached individual who was the first woman to serve as the President of Brazil?

From Quiz Historical Events of 2016

Answer: Dilma Rousseff

During her youth Dilma Rousseff engaged in demonstrations against the military dictatorship that was in power in Brazil at the time and she actually went to prison for two years. From the 1970s to the early 2000s she was a member of the Democratic Labour Party but in 2001 she moved to the Workers' Party. Serving as President of Brazil from 2011 to 2016, Rousseff was impeached after the country's senate found her guilty of administrative misconduct and disregarding the federal budget.

20. 2016 January 28 Worse On this day the World Health Organisation announced there was a global outbreak of Zika Virus Infection or Zika Fever. What is the primary mechanism for transmission?

From Quiz Global History in 2016: More; Less; Better; Worse

Answer: Mosquito bite

First discovered in the Zika Valley in Uganda in 1947, Zika fever was limited to small equatorial pockets in Africa and Asia. In 2016 there was an outbreak that affected Pacific nations (including the US and South America) and Pacific islands. Zika Virus infection is related to dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. It is transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes. Infections are usually a milder form of symptoms seen in dengue fever. The symptoms can lessen with intake of paracetamol. However when a mother transfers the virus to her unborn baby, microcephaly and other birth defects occur. Zika infections in adults rarely cause Guillain-Barré syndrome, but some cases were reported in 2016. Zika virus can be spread from person to person via sexual contact but this is rare and is also a secondary route of transmission: It is not the primary mode of infection.

21. In July 2011, a new country was "born", and the city of Juba was named as its capital. Which country was this?

From Quiz Revisiting 2011 to 2015

Answer: South Sudan

After many years of violence, a referendum was held and almost 99% of the population voted for South Sudan to become independent from Sudan. Since gaining independence, South Sudan has joined the United Nations and the Organization for African Unity and become signatory to the Geneva Conventions.

22. In March Germanwings flight 9525 crashed on its way to Düsseldorf. It was later determined that the co-pilot deliberately crashed the plane. Where did the crash occur?

From Quiz What You Have Seen in 2015

Answer: France

Germanwings flight 9525 was a flight between Barcelona and Düsseldorf. The co-pilot Andreas Lubitz had been declared not fit to work as a pilot any more due to his psychological condition. He had kept this from his employer. During the flight on March 24th 2015 he locked out the pilot during the flight and deliberately started a descent. Eventually the plane crashed into a mountain in the French Alps, near Prads-Haute-Bleone. This location is about 62 miles from the city of Nice. All 150 people on board were killed. The crash caused airlines to review their policies to make sure that there were always two people in the cockpit at all times during the flight.

23. Many people enjoyed the carnival atmosphere of the Rio Olympics, but the event was slightly overshadowed by a major sporting scandal. Which country was accused of state-sponsored doping?

From Quiz 2016: The Year of Post-Truth

Answer: Russia

Many Russian athletes were banned from competing in the Rio Olympics. In order to compete, Russian athletes had to meet strict requirements regarding previous anti-doping tests. The Paralympic team, however, faced a complete ban in all sports and events.

24. Australia's cricket team beat England in the Ashes, for the first time in how many years?

From Quiz It Happened in 2014: January

Answer: 7

Australia won the series 5-0, for only the third time in history. Over all the times the Ashes has been held, Australia have won 32 times, England have won 31 times, and there have been 5 draws.

25. In 2005 the first African American woman to be Secretary of State served under George W. Bush. What is her name?

From Quiz History's Anniversaries as Noted in 2015

Answer: Condoleezza Rice

She was the second African American to hold this position. 2015 marked the fifth anniversary of her taking office. Before taking office she was a political science professor at Stanford. It should also be noted that Rice was the first woman to hold the position as National Security Advisor. She held that position during Bush's first term as president.

26. On February 12, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia adopted a new name, the Republic of ________ .

From Quiz World Events in 2019

Answer: North Macedonia

The Republic of Macedonia broke away from the federation of Yugoslavia in 1991. After more than two decades of dispute with Greece, it officially renamed itself as Republic of North Macedonia in February 2019, as a result of the Prespa Agreement signed in June 2018 by the two countries (subsequently approved by each country's parliament).

27. How many American public listed companies hit a market value of 1 trillion US dollars in 2018?

From Quiz World Events in 2018

Answer: Two

On 2 August 2018, Apple was the first to reach this value. A month later, Amazon became the second company.

28. What U.S. actress married Prince Harry of the U.K. in May 2018?

From Quiz 2018: Year In Review

Answer: Meghan Markle

All of the answers dated the UK's most eligible bachelor at one point, but only Markle decided to tie the knot with him. Markle, who became the Duchess of Sussex after the wedding, was an actress with her most notable role in the TV drama "Suits".

29. United States President Donald Trump had an ongoing war of words during 2017 with Kim Jong-un, who was the leader of which Asian country?

From Quiz World Hot Spots in 2017

Answer: North Korea

President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un exchanged insults and belligerent threats throughout 2017 over North Korea's development of its nuclear weapons capability, but at year's end no resolution to the conflict was in sight.

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