20th Century History Quiz

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The 20th century saw a lot of changes in the world from politics to entertainment up to the economy. We saw the fall of the berlin wall and lost one of the greatest bands of all time. Test how much more you remember about this time period before the history test tomorrow by taking this simple test.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The duo/band 'Tears for Fears' were at it's peak in what year?

    • A.

      1973

    • B.

      1967

    • C.

      1983

    • D.

      2000

    • E.

      1952

    Correct Answer
    C. 1983
    Explanation
    In 1983, the duo/band 'Tears for Fears' reached their peak in popularity. This was the year when they released their second studio album "Songs from the Big Chair", which included hit singles like "Shout" and "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". The album was a commercial success and helped establish Tears for Fears as one of the leading bands of the 1980s.

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  • 2. 

    Who is Sergei Prokofiev?

    • A.

      A Russian ruler/

    • B.

      A British pop star/ rock star

    • C.

      A Chinese cake-shop owner

    • D.

      A Russian conductor/ composer

    • E.

      An American writer/ poet

    Correct Answer
    D. A Russian conductor/ composer
    Explanation
    Sergei Prokofiev is a well-known Russian conductor and composer. He was born in Russia and is known for his contributions to classical music. He composed various works, including symphonies, concertos, and operas, and is considered one of the major composers of the 20th century. Prokofiev's music is known for its unique style, combining traditional Russian elements with modern influences. He is particularly famous for his ballet scores, such as "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cinderella." Overall, Prokofiev's talent and contributions to the world of music make him a significant figure in Russian and international music history.

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  • 3. 

    How was John F. Kennedy assasinated?

    • A.

      Sniper shoot

    • B.

      Stabbing

    • C.

      Forced drowning

    • D.

      Car crash

    Correct Answer
    A. Sniper shoot
    Explanation
    John F. Kennedy was assassinated by a sniper shoot. This means that he was killed by someone who shot at him from a hidden location, using a firearm.

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  • 4. 

    Michael Jordan was a Basketball player for which team?

    • A.

      Celtics

    • B.

      Bulls

    • C.

      Rockets

    • D.

      Lakers

    • E.

      Rivers

    Correct Answer
    B. Bulls
    Explanation
    Michael Jordan was a basketball player for the Bulls. This can be inferred from the question itself, which asks about the team he played for. The other options (Celtics, Rockets, Lakers, and Rivers) are not relevant to Michael Jordan's career. The Bulls is the correct answer because Jordan played for the Chicago Bulls for the majority of his career and achieved great success with the team, winning six NBA championships.

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  • 5. 

    Which country is the 'Beatles' from?

    • A.

      America

    • B.

      Nigeria

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      Germany

    • E.

      England

    Correct Answer
    E. England
    Explanation
    The Beatles were a famous rock band that originated in England. They were formed in Liverpool in 1960 and gained international fame in the 1960s. The band consisted of four members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Their music and cultural impact made them one of the most influential bands in history.

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  • 6. 

    The first 'Beatle' car was manufactured in 1938 by which manufacturer?

    • A.

      Audi

    • B.

      Volkswagen

    • C.

      Hyundai

    • D.

      BMW

    • E.

      Toyota

    Correct Answer
    B. Volkswagen
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Volkswagen. The first 'Beatle' car was manufactured in 1938 by Volkswagen.

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  • 7. 

    On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped its massive, atomic weapon on which country?

    • A.

      Russia

    • B.

      Narnia

    • C.

      India

    • D.

      Japan

    • E.

      Argentina

    Correct Answer
    D. Japan
    Explanation
    During World War II, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Japan on August 6, 1945. This event is known as the Hiroshima bombing. The bombing was a strategic decision made by the United States to force Japan to surrender and bring an end to the war. The devastation caused by the atomic bomb had a significant impact on Japan and ultimately led to Japan's surrender on August 15, 1945.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the most famous celebrity dancer/actor in the 70's that still stars in major movies now?

    • A.

      George W Bush

    • B.

      John Travolta

    • C.

      Curt Smith

    • D.

      Johnny Depp

    Correct Answer
    B. John Travolta
    Explanation
    John Travolta is the most famous celebrity dancer/actor in the 70's who still stars in major movies now. He gained immense popularity for his roles in iconic movies like "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease" during the 70's. Travolta's career experienced a decline in the 80's, but he made a successful comeback in the 90's with movies like "Pulp Fiction" and "Get Shorty." Since then, he has continued to star in major movies, such as "Hairspray" and "Gotti." His enduring fame and continued presence in the film industry make him the correct answer.

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  • 9. 

    What happened on April 26th 1986?

    • A.

      WW2

    • B.

      Cold War

    • C.

      Car crash

    • D.

      Chernobyl disaster

    Correct Answer
    D. Chernobyl disaster
    Explanation
    On April 26th, 1986, the Chernobyl disaster occurred. It was a catastrophic nuclear accident that took place at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine). The disaster was caused by a combination of design flaws and operator errors during a safety test, resulting in a reactor explosion and the release of a large amount of radioactive material into the environment. The Chernobyl disaster is considered the worst nuclear power plant accident in history, with severe health and environmental consequences that are still felt today.

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  • 10. 

    Trans Europe Express was at it's fullest extent at which year?

    • A.

      1856

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1975

    • D.

      1934

    Correct Answer
    B. 1974
    Explanation
    In 1974, Trans Europe Express reached its fullest extent.

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