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  A History Lesson from Billy Joel editor best quiz best quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
'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.
Tough, 15 Qns, kevinatilusa, Aug 27 13
Tough
kevinatilusa
24283 plays
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  At This Point in History popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Five of these historical events happened in the 20th century and five in the 21st century. Drag and place them in the right century.
Easier, 10 Qns, tiye, May 18 22
Easier
tiye gold member
May 18 22
501 plays
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  The Doomsday Clock is Ticking editor best quiz best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, kevinatilusa, Nov 04 12
Easier
kevinatilusa
12446 plays
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  Alive in the 20th Century Alive in the 20th Century! best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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!
Easier, 10 Qns, kyleisalive, Jul 29 13
Easier
kyleisalive editor
5384 plays
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Trying to distill all the major events that occurred in the 100 years of the twentieth century is impossible. Here are a few examples that triggered larger events and spaced roughly a decade apart. Match the event to the year it occurred.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Mar 16 21
Recommended for grades: 8,9,10
Very Easy
1nn1 editor
Mar 16 21
1352 plays
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  Things That Changed the World top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
All multiple choice on some things that had a major impact in the world. It should be easy. I hope that you enjoy it. :-)
Average, 10 Qns, Nightmare, Dec 02 15
Average
Nightmare gold member
13679 plays
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Match these 10 dates with the corresponding events from the Billy Joel song "We Didn't Start the Fire". The song actually lists the events in chronological order, so you can listen to the song while you play the quiz! Good luck and have fun!
Easier, 10 Qns, BigTriviaDawg, Apr 08 22
Easier
BigTriviaDawg gold member
Apr 08 22
333 plays
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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.
Average, 10 Qns, guitargoddess, Mar 24 11
Average
guitargoddess gold member
5082 plays
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  No, Not Today best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Each of these 20th century events is described as having occurred on an incorrect date. Can you match each one with the correction to the stated date?
Easier, 10 Qns, looney_tunes, Mar 30 16
Easier
looney_tunes editor
Mar 30 16
2185 plays
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  Ten Different Minutes in History top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, anaxahra, Jan 24 12
Average
anaxahra
7761 plays
trivia question Quick Question
It happened November 22, 1963.

From Quiz "A Day To Remember"




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  A Blessing or a Curse A Blessing or a Curse best quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, trident, Apr 29 19
Average
trident editor
Apr 29 19
457 plays
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  Our Dumb Century best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Can you guess the year and the events described by these spoof headlines from 'The Onion'?
Average, 10 Qns, Snowman, Jan 26 15
Average
Snowman gold member
8269 plays
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  This Is It best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Nov 17 16
Easier
1nn1 editor
Nov 17 16
1696 plays
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  When I Was a Lad ... top quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, Nightf10182003, Feb 25 10
Easier
Nightf10182003
6818 plays
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  Fall of Giants best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, May 28 12
Easier
rossian editor
2229 plays
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  20th Century Analogies top quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
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!
Average, 15 Qns, quogequox, Oct 12 09
Average
quogequox
6115 plays
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  Decade Dents great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
I have listed 10 historical events - one for each decade of the 20th century. Match the year on the right with the correct event. (NO, they are not in chronological order!)
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Nov 28 16
Easier
nyirene330
Nov 28 16
1245 plays
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  Out of Left Field great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Apr 09 17
Very Easy
zorba_scank gold member
Apr 09 17
1235 plays
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  Operatic History in the Twentieth Century best quiz - 15 questions - 7 mins
Here's my final instalment on classical music named after historical events or people. The operatic background was provided by Phaƫton's Great Opera Book and by www.operone.de
Average, 15 Qns, JanIQ, Sep 03 17
Average
JanIQ gold member
Sep 03 17
2493 plays
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  20th Century History in General popular trivia quiz - 20 questions - 4 mins
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.
Easier, 20 Qns, WW2Master123, Nov 28 15
Easier
WW2Master123
2899 plays
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  We Didn't Start the Fire great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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?
Easier, 10 Qns, Giniw, Feb 05 16
Easier
Giniw
Feb 05 16
1876 plays
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  Determine the Decade great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 2 mins
Simple concept here-pick the decade in which the event in question took place.
Easier, 10 Qns, austinnene, Nov 06 16
Easier
austinnene gold member
Nov 06 16
1623 plays
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  Ethnic and Religious Conflicts top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This and the past century have seen their fair share of ethic and religious conflicts. Some are better known than others.
Average, 10 Qns, albinerhawk, Mar 06 14
Average
albinerhawk
3483 plays
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  "We Didn't Stop The Fire" top quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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".
Easier, 10 Qns, 1nn1, Jul 11 19
Easier
1nn1 editor
Jul 11 19
686 plays
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  I Can't Spare a Square best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, James25, Feb 26 11
Average
James25 gold member
2264 plays
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  Coups of the World best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
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?
Easier, 10 Qns, rossian, Mar 22 16
Easier
rossian editor
Mar 22 16
903 plays
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  The Year of the Cat best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Jun 24 14
Average
JanIQ gold member
1736 plays
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  20th Century - Which Year? 1 great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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...
Tough, 10 Qns, EnglishJedi, Dec 24 10
Tough
EnglishJedi gold member
4606 plays
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  A Day To Remember popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Recent events, such as the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, remind us of other times in our history when we have suffered devastating loss. Somehow, we have survived and flourished in spite of our grief. Match the date to the event.
Average, 10 Qns, DillPickle, Jun 27 10
Average
DillPickle
9676 plays
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  Great Moments of the Twentieth Century - 10 questions - 4 mins
These are 10 events that highlight many of the key events of the 20th century.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, May 18 18
Average
robert362
May 18 18
9163 plays
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  Major Events in My Lifetime: Part I - 15 questions - 3 mins
Can you determine the year of some of these historical and major events that have taken place from 1946-2010.
Easier, 15 Qns, zambesi, Oct 10 16
Easier
zambesi
Oct 10 16
1497 plays
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  Events In My Lifetime - 10 questions - 4 mins
It's amazing how quickly time passes. Were these events really so long ago and can you match them to the correct year?
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Nov 14 18
Average
480154st gold member
Nov 14 18
483 plays
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  Through the Good Times and the Tears popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
In world history, there have been many tragic events; however, there have also been many fantastic events. Here are some good and some bad things from more recent history. Please put them in order from the earliest to the most current.
Average, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, May 09 22
Average
Ilona_Ritter gold member
May 09 22
159 plays
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  D Is For Daladier - 10 questions - 4 mins
Following Sue Grafton's example, I decided to write history quizzes in which every correct answer starts with the same letter. For the letter D, I limited myself to the Second World War and the events leading up to this dreadful devastation.
Average, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Nov 11 20
Average
JanIQ gold member
Nov 11 20
281 plays
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  20th Century - 20 questions - 4 mins
This quiz contains questions about 20th century history from music to politics to people. This is my first quiz so please be patient. Thanks and I hope you enjoy it.
Average, 20 Qns, RaceGirl24, Nov 02 12
Average
RaceGirl24
6283 plays
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  Seeing Via Television - 10 questions - 5 mins
Of all the inventions of the past 100 years, television must surely rank high up there in changing our lives. In particular, live television could take an armchair viewer right to the centre of things - immediately.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Jun 20 20
Average
darksplash gold member
Jun 20 20
352 plays
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  Goals of the Century top quiz - 10 questions - 7 mins
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.
Tough, 10 Qns, WesleyCrusher, Jan 17 12
Tough
WesleyCrusher editor
1202 plays
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  Contemporary History - Missing Links - 10 questions - 4 mins
Find the "missing link" in each question, relating to the key events and achievements of the 20 century. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Mr5, Sep 28 10
Average
Mr5
3955 plays
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  From the 20th Century popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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'.
Average, 10 Qns, zzniperr, Aug 25 09
Average
zzniperr
3875 plays
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  20th Century - The First 50 Years great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Ten questions covering the period up to 1950.
Difficult, 10 Qns, romeomikegolf, Apr 28 09
Difficult
romeomikegolf gold member
2916 plays
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  Famous Photos popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Some of the most famous photos (and moving pictures) capture key moments in history.
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Jul 31 22
Average
robert362
Jul 31 22
6270 plays
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  A Cult Gone Wrong popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
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.
Average, 10 Qns, BG07, Aug 10 16
Average
BG07
Aug 10 16
2773 plays
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  Riot or Wrong popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Picking up the gauntlet to a challenge here is a mixture of riots and assassinations in the 20th century.
Average, 10 Qns, gme24, Jun 10 18
Average
gme24 gold member
Jun 10 18
454 plays
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  Headlines and Deadlines popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 4 mins
Failte. With a little help from these 'headlines' (Fiachra's zany humour at work), can you earn 150 points? Good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, Fiachra, Jan 21 13
Average
Fiachra
4295 plays
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  The Year of the Horse popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz looks at historical episodes that took place during Chinese "Years of the Horse" in the 20th Century. The Chinese year does not exactly equate to the Western January to December year.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Sep 28 11
Average
darksplash gold member
762 plays
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  A 20th Century Who's Who - 10 questions - 4 mins
How well do you know your school history? Well enough to recognise these famous people? Take this quiz and find out. Good luck.
Tough, 10 Qns, Fiachra, Aug 18 05
Tough
Fiachra
6290 plays
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  Famous Firsts - 15 questions - 7 mins
This quiz asks a number of questions about historical firsts. If answered correctly, the questions will lead you to another famous piece of history.
Difficult, 15 Qns, dchidawg, Nov 24 05
Difficult
dchidawg
2095 plays
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  Shake Your Booty great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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, 10 Qns, Cymruambyth, Sep 17 10
Very Difficult
Cymruambyth gold member
813 plays
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  Notable Twentieth Century Dates - 10 questions - 4 mins
Match each event with the correct year it occurred. All dates are post-World War II, and cover a wide range of topics.
Average, 10 Qns, AlexT781, Feb 16 18
Average
AlexT781
Feb 16 18
493 plays
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  Communist Countries in History - 10 questions - 4 mins
Several countries have adopted communism as their mode of government in history, with varying longevity and success. How well do you know about these countries and their communist histories?
Average, 10 Qns, angikar, Feb 20 18
Average
angikar
Feb 20 18
407 plays
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  Major Events in My Lifetime: Part II - 10 questions - 4 mins
Can you determine the year of some of these historical and major events that have taken place from 1946-2010.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Oct 20 16
Average
zambesi
Oct 20 16
762 plays
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  The 20th Century by Decades - Part III - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here are some more interesting and sometimes relatively unknown facts about last century.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Aug 27 15
Average
zambesi
842 plays
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  History in Decades - 10 questions - 3 mins
I give you well-known event from 20th century and you'll have to place it in proper decade. Good luck! All this interesting info's and of course much, much more you can find on www.wikipedia.com
Average, 10 Qns, krzys44, Mar 11 12
Average
krzys44
3306 plays
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  Friday the Thirteenth great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
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 :-)
Difficult, 10 Qns, JanIQ, Oct 01 04
Difficult
JanIQ gold member
1960 plays
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  Burn After Reading popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This terminology is applicable to covert operations, spies, espionage, and sabotage. Test your knowledge on all kinds of devious programs, people, and methodologies employed in the 20th century's history of secrets.
Tough, 10 Qns, KatieK54, Mar 18 11
Tough
KatieK54 gold member
1060 plays
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  Nonviolent Revolutions popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The last half of the 20th century saw changes in the governments in many countries of the world, achieved through mass demonstrations of the people as opposed to using military force. Here are questions about ten such nonviolent revolutions.
Tough, 10 Qns, chessart, Nov 18 06
Tough
chessart gold member
1644 plays
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  Which Year in the 20th Century? popular trivia quiz - 15 questions - 8 mins
I will give you an event of note in the 20th century, all you have to do is guess the year. Use numbers in your answers please.
Tough, 15 Qns, b3ardy, Aug 20 15
Tough
b3ardy
5385 plays
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  Contemporary History - Other Missing Links - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz is about the key figures and the main events that have shaped the history of the 20th century. Every "missing link" is logically related to the names listed in each question.
Tough, 10 Qns, Mr5, Sep 23 08
Tough
Mr5
1181 plays
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  The 20th Century by Decades - Part II - 10 questions - 4 mins
Here are some more interesting facts that happened in each decade of last century.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Aug 20 15
Average
zambesi
824 plays
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  Guess the Decade - 10 questions - 5 mins
Let's take a little trip down memory lane, it should be fun! Pick the right decade for the following historical events.
Tough, 10 Qns, brandysmom1, May 03 14
Tough
brandysmom1
2240 plays
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  Whistleblowers and Leaks popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Speaking up to tell secrets -- in some cases treason and in other cases, the highest duty to a nation. What do you know about these whistle blowers and leaks?
Average, 10 Qns, kingmaxwell, Jul 10 19
Average
kingmaxwell
Jul 10 19
592 plays
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  Terrorists, Terrorists - 10 questions - 5 mins
A brief look at terrorism and acts of terrorism in the 20th century.
Tough, 10 Qns, rockdoktor, Jan 13 12
Tough
rockdoktor
1158 plays
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  The 20th Century by Decades - Part I - 10 questions - 4 mins
Most of us have lived for some part of the 20th Century. Here is a look back of some of the happenings during this century.
Average, 10 Qns, zambesi, Aug 18 15
Average
zambesi
800 plays
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  Hot Spots I: Wandering Heights ... - 10 questions - 5 mins
First the Jews, later the Palestinians: condemned long enough not to have a place to call home. First in a series of quizzes looking at some of the world's hotspots...
Average, 10 Qns, ace_sodium, Sep 25 12
Average
ace_sodium
1116 plays
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  The Taliban popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
The Taliban ruled most of Afghanistan after the Soviet Union withdrew its forces. Their rule was something to be forgotten.
Tough, 10 Qns, beterave, Nov 22 12
Tough
beterave
435 plays
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  Doomsday: Would You Want to Survive? - 10 questions - 6 mins
The U.S. ushered in the Atomic Age in 1945. Within five years the Soviets responded, commencing an arms race in which mankind amassed the power to destroy itself. This quiz explores that race and how it has changed the world.
Difficult, 10 Qns, jiminaz, Jul 23 09
Difficult
jiminaz
2164 plays
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  What's Your Mindset? - 10 questions - 6 mins
Each August since 1998, Beloit College in Wisconsin, USA, has published its "Mindset List." This list gives us a glimpse of the world view of US students entering college as freshman each year. (Visit http://www.beloit.edu/~pubaf/mindset/)
Tough, 10 Qns, peachy_1, Nov 25 06
Tough
peachy_1
726 plays
68.
  The World Since 1945 - 25 questions - 10 mins
During the half a century since the end of the Second World War, the world has changed dramatically. The political shape of the world had been completely transformed. Let's see how well have you kept track of contemporary history.
Very Difficult, 25 Qns, swashbuckler, Dec 05 14
Very Difficult
swashbuckler
2931 plays
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  20th Century Events and People - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is about events and people that made the headlines between 1900 and 1999, "somewhere in Europe".
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Apr 03 09
Very Difficult
flem-ish
1756 plays
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  Short-lived 20th Century States : 2 - 20 questions - 6 mins
In this quiz I ask for 20 more short-lived states, this time in Asia, Africa and Oceania. I give you the capital and the period of existence, you give me the state.(Few of the states were acknowledged by anyone).
Tough, 20 Qns, author, Nov 13 05
Tough
author
591 plays
71.
  Twentieth Century Stuff - 10 questions - 5 mins
Facts, oddities,...
Difficult, 10 Qns, chrissie_26, Jul 19 07
Difficult
chrissie_26
2721 plays
72.
  Some Key Events in the Early 20th Century - 10 questions - 6 mins
Here are some questions about some interesting headlines of the early years of the 20th century
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Mikej941, Jun 12 14
Very Difficult
Mikej941
1263 plays
73.
  Which Came First: The Chicken or the Egg? - 10 questions - 6 mins
Unlike the famous philosophical question "Which came first: the chicken or the egg", we can determine which of the following "came first". Each decade of the 20th century is represented.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, robertearl, Oct 02 11
Very Difficult
robertearl
639 plays
74.
  1900-1949 - 20 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is about events that happened between 1900-1949. Good Luck and have fun!
Difficult, 20 Qns, jessie01, Aug 15 07
Difficult
jessie01
2313 plays
75.
  Debut History - 5 questions - 5 mins
This quiz tests your knowledge of the debut of some events in history.
Difficult, 5 Qns, racemany2k, Jul 15 07
Difficult
racemany2k gold member
1671 plays
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