20th Century Trivia Marathon

Welcome to the Ultimate 20th Century History Quiz! Prepare to journey through time across 25 questions, divided into 5 levels of rising difficulty. Each level offers a checkpoint; miss a question, and you'll restart from the last level reached, not the beginning. Test your knowledge, learn something new, and enjoy as you navigate through the riveting twists and turns of the 20th century. Are you ready for the challenge? Take a deep breath and let's dive into 20th century history!
Welcome to Level 1!
Who was the President of the United States during World War I?
Woodrow Wilson
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Herbert Hoover
Calvin Coolidge
The sinking of which ship contributed to the U.S. entering World War I?
The Bismarck
The Titanic
The Lusitania
The USS Maine
Who was known as the "Iron Lady" in the 20th century?
Margaret Thatcher
Indira Gandhi
Angela Merkel
Golda Meir
Who first landed on the moon in 1969?
Neil Armstrong
John Glenn
Buzz Aldrin
Yuri Gagarin
Welcome to Level 2!
The Berlin Wall was built in which year?
The Titanic sank in which year?
Who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914, which led to the start of World War I?
Vlado Chernozemski
Gavrilo Princip
Lee Harvey Oswald
Leon Czolgosz
What was the cause of the Cuban Missile Crisis?
The US attempted to invade Cuba
The USSR placed nuclear weapons in Cuba
Cuba launched an attack on the US
Fidel Castro seized power in Cuba
Welcome to Level 3!
Who succeeded President John F. Kennedy after his assassination in 1963?
Lyndon B. Johnson
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
The Bolshevik Revolution took place in what year?
The apartheid system was implemented in which country in the 20th century?
South Africa
United States
Who was the US President at the start of the Korean War?
Harry S. Truman
Dwight D. Eisenhower
John F. Kennedy
Franklin D. Roosevelt
What was the main topic of the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944?
The creation of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank D.
The division of Germany after World War II
The establishment of the United Nations
The initiation of the Marshall Plan
Welcome to Level 4!
Who was the leader of North Vietnam during the Vietnam War?
Ho Chi Minh
Mao Zedong
Pol Pot
Kim Il-sung
Who was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean?
Amelia Earhart
Bessie Coleman
Harriet Quimby
Jacqueline Cochran
The Non-Aligned Movement was established during the Cold War to create an independent path for nations not allied with...
NATO or the Warsaw Pact
The US or China
Britain or France
The UN or the League of Nations
Who was the first Prime Minister of Israel, taking the role in 1948?
David Ben-Gurion
Menachem Begin
Golda Meir
Yitzhak Rabin
Who was the leader of the Indian National Congress during India's struggle for independence?
Vallabhbhai Patel
Mahatma Gandhi
Jawaharlal Nehru
Indira Gandhi
Welcome to Level 5, this is the final level!
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom at the start of World War II?
Neville Chamberlain
Clement Attlee
Anthony Eden
Winston Churchill
Which of the following countries did NOT gain independence from colonial rule in the 20th century?
Who was the emperor of Japan during World War II?
The "Miracle of the West" refers to the rapid reconstruction and economic growth of which country after World War II?
The Rwandan genocide was a mass slaughter of the ______ ethnic group by the _______
Tutsi, Hutu
Hutu, Tutsi
Zulu, Tutsi
Hutu, Xhosa
The Iran-Contra affair involved the sale of weapons to Iran in order to fund rebels in which Central American country?
El Salvador
Who was the leader of the Free French Forces during World War II?
Charles de Gaulle
Philippe Pétain
Pierre Laval
Édouard Daladier
Don't give up!
We all make mistakes sometimes, it doesn't mean you can't get a second chance. Click on 'Try Again" and then "Resume from last level" to try again from the highest level you've reached.
Congratulations! You made it all the way to the end, and you're a winner! Superb work, dear player, well done. You have bested all SIX parts of our 20th-Century History Marathon! You must have a phenomenal memory and an avid interest in history's greatest events and people. WAY TO GO!
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