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trivia quiz  The Doomsday Clock is Ticking Editor choice cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, kevinatilusa, Nov 17 09

The Doomsday Clock was created more than 60 years ago to represent how close we are to destroying our civilization. This quiz will cover some of the history behind the clock as well as some events that have led to the clock's hands being moved.
kevinatilusa gold member
Nov 17 09
12009 plays
trivia quiz  A History Lesson from Billy Joel Editor choice cool 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, kevinatilusa, Aug 23 02

'We Didn't Start the Fire' is a history lesson in song, listing events from the years 1948-1986. Unfortunately, he only gives a list, without any explanation as to what the events ARE! Here are some questions on the historical events mentioned there.
kevinatilusa gold member
Aug 23 02
24075 plays
trivia quiz  Revolution! 20th Century Revolts and Uprisings cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Oct 31 10

You say you want a revolution? Here's a mixed bag of questions about revolts and other conflicts that occurred during the 20th century, some which changed the world more than others.
guitargoddess editor
Oct 31 10
4857 plays
photo quiz  Alive in the 20th Century! cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 26 13

This may be a shock to some of our younger players, but there are some of us here who were (gasp!) alive in years beginning with '19'! See if you know what happened when history was recorded in ink instead of Wikipedia pages. Good luck!
kyleisalive editor
Jul 26 13
4992 plays
trivia quiz  Operatic History in the Twentieth Century cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, JanIQ, Oct 21 07

Here's my final instalment on classical music named after historical events or people. The operatic background was provided by Phaėton's Great Opera Book and by
JanIQ gold member
Oct 21 07
2331 plays
trivia quiz  Our Dumb Century cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Oct 30 07

Can you guess the year and the events described by these spoof headlines from 'The Onion'?
Snowman gold member
Oct 30 07
8082 plays
photo quiz  A Blessing or a Curse cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Apr 29 19

History is filled with all sorts of miraculous blessings and terrible curses, but what if one became the other? Let's take our time machine back to the 20th century and see what headlines might have materialized.
trident editor
Apr 29 19
237 plays
trivia quiz  I Can't Spare a Square cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, James25, Feb 25 11

I can't spare a square. Fortunately our roving reporter Getha Scoop can. She even has ten on offer. All these squares were the scene of historical events. See how much you remember about those events.
James25 gold member
Feb 25 11
2055 plays
match quiz  This Is It cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Apr 17 16

Most news in history is infamous as it is bad news. "This is it!" implies anticipation and excitement. This quiz is about those news moments in the latter half of the 20th century. You just need to pinpoint the year.
1nn1 editor
Apr 17 16
1272 plays
trivia quiz  The Year of the Cat cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jul 24 10

The Vietnamese zodiac has replaced one animal out of the Chinese zodiac with a cat. The twentieth century included nine "Years of the Cat". I'll ask something about every of these years. Have fun.
JanIQ gold member
Jul 24 10
1650 plays
match quiz  Coups of the World cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 22 16

This quiz covers some of the twentieth century's coups from around the world. Can you match the country in which the coup occurred to the information provided?
rossian editor
Mar 22 16
768 plays
trivia quiz  Fall of Giants cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, rossian, Jun 29 11

It was Lord Acton who wrote 'Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely'. Sadly, the twentieth century leaders in this quiz prove his point, but they all fell, either by death or coup.
rossian editor
Jun 29 11
1917 plays
trivia quiz  Ten Different Minutes in History cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, anaxahra, Oct 15 09

I will give you the specific minute and date of a major world event - and you tell me the event. *Note all times appear in the the time zone in which they occurred.
Oct 15 09
7413 plays
trivia quiz  "We Didn't Stop The Fire" cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jan 23 19

In this Sprint III quiz, Billy Joel chronicled his lifetime in 1989 in a very famous song. This continues that chronology as we have not "stopped the fire". To help you solve this quiz SING the questions to the tune of "We Didn't Start the Fire".
1nn1 editor
Jan 23 19
456 plays
trivia quiz  Ethnic and Religious Conflicts cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, albinerhawk, May 07 09

This and the past century have seen their fair share of ethic and religious conflicts. Some are better known than others.
May 07 09
3411 plays
trivia quiz  Things That Changed the World cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Nov 28 03

All multiple choice on some things that had a major impact in the world. It should be easy. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Nightmare gold member
Nov 28 03
13392 plays
trivia quiz  20th Century Analogies cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, quogequox, Jan 24 05

A collection of analogies about the 20th century. Confused? It works like this: Fidel Castro is to Cuba as Mao Zedong is to where? China. Easy!
quogequox gold member
Jan 24 05
5937 plays
trivia quiz  Goals of the Century cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Jan 17 12

Throughout the 20th century, world leaders had quite some lofty goals, either for themselves, for their country or for humanity as a whole. Not all of them became reality, however.
WesleyCrusher editor
Jan 17 12
1155 plays
trivia quiz  When I Was a Lad ... cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Nightf10182003, Sep 19 09

I am fairly young so all these questions should be pretty easy for people to remember. Everything on this list has happened since my birth in 1975.
Sep 19 09
6315 plays
trivia quiz  We Didn't Start the Fire cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, Giniw, Feb 25 14

Using the lyrics to Billy Joel's song "We Didn't Start the Fire," this quiz tests your knowledge of the historical references in the song. You needn't have heard the song before- but do you know the events he mentions?
Feb 25 14
1650 plays
trivia quiz  20th Century - Which Year? 1 cool 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Sep 14 08

I'll tell you things that all happened in the same year, and all you have to do is select the correct year from a choice of four...
EnglishJedi gold member
Sep 14 08
4533 plays
trivia quiz  Riot or Wrong cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Jun 10 18

Picking up the gauntlet to a challenge here is a mixture of riots and assassinations in the 20th century.
gme24 gold member
Jun 10 18
321 plays
trivia quiz  Friday the Thirteenth cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, JanIQ, May 05 04

Al these events took place on a Friday the thirteenth. Take care: this is NOT an easy quiz. If you are superstitious, I advise you not to play on a Friday the thirteenth :-)
JanIQ gold member
May 05 04
1914 plays
match quiz  Out of Left Field cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Apr 09 17

These 20th and 21st century events took the world by surprise, confounding even the experts. Can you pair them up correctly? Some answers may seem to fit for more than one question but there is only one solution.
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Apr 09 17
915 plays
trivia quiz  20th Century - The First 50 Years cool 10 questions
Difficult, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Apr 28 09

Ten questions covering the period up to 1950.
romeomikegolf gold member
Apr 28 09
2889 plays
trivia quiz  Determine the Decade 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, austinnene, Feb 23 15

Simple concept here-pick the decade in which the event in question took place.
austinnene gold member
Feb 23 15
1383 plays
trivia quiz  Shake Your Booty 10 questions
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Sep 17 10

This quiz is not about wriggling your tush or callypigian* delights. It's about robbers and the loot with which they got away. Test your knowledge of major heists of the 20th and early 21st century. (*Look that one up in your Funk and Wagnall).
Very Difficult
Cymruambyth gold member
Sep 17 10
792 plays
trivia quiz  A Cult Gone Wrong 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, BG07, Sep 03 07

The People's Temple seemed an ordinary cult. But in November of 1978, the name People's Temple became associated with death. Learn about one of the worst mass murder/suicides in history and their leader in this quiz.
Sep 03 07
2697 plays
trivia quiz  20th Century History in General 20 questions
Easy, 20 Qns, WW2Master123, Jun 03 13

A very simple quiz from WWI until the Cold War. I want to do this for those who aren't really into history and still HAVE to learn it at school somehow.
Jun 03 13
2670 plays
trivia quiz  From the 20th Century 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, zzniperr, Sep 05 05

This quiz is based in the Modern World History that I've studied at school which focused on four topics - 'Rise and Fall of The Communist State'(1924-1991),'A Divided Nation' (U.S Politics post-war),'Vietnam' and 'Nazi Germany'.
Sep 05 05
3828 plays
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