Modern History

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Modern History Trivia QuestionAnswer
Who was elected president of South Africa in 1994?Nelson Mandela
In which year in the 1920s did the Great Wall Street Crash occur?1929
Which type of public transport first entered use in the 1950s?Commercial airliners
ON December 5, 2003 President George W. Bush appointed James Baker as his envoy and said what about his job?A noble mission
Sony introduced which product in 1979?Walkman
Agatha Christie died in 1976, what was she known for?Crime writing
Which commercially available car brand was the first to surpass 200 MPH?Porsche
Which broadcasting service began broadcasting in 1970?PBS
In 1999, who did Australia vote to keep as their head of state?The Queen
Which US President ordered the development of a space shuttle program in 1972?Nixon
Coco Chanel died in 1971, what was her profession?Fashion designer
Of which organization were Michael Eisner and Michael Ovitz Presidents in the 90s?Walt Disney
In which country was Juan Peron deposed by a military coup in 1955?Argentina
Which leader called their country to "glasnost" and "perestroika" in the 1980?Gorbachev
What was synthesized at the University of California for the first time in 1971?Human Growth Hormone
IN 2009, what atoll nation held a cabinet meeting underwater, to highlight its concerns about global warming?Maldives
Who became leader of Italy in 1922?Mussolini
Which civil rights leader made the "I Have A Dream" speech in 1963?Martin Luther King Jr
How were the popular three-quarter length pants of the '80s otherwise called?Clam Diggers
Who was the first African-American Supreme Court Justice?Thurgood Marshall
What Serbian Prime Minister was assassinated on March 12, 2003?Zoran Djindjic
Which “Families” won “Toy of the Year” three times in succesion in the ’80s?Sylvanian
When did the Church of England vote to allow woman priests?1992
What U.S. state on January 1, 2013 began issuing marriage licenses to and performing ceremonies for same-sex couples?Maryland
Who was voted US president in 1976?Jimmy Carter
In 2013, what singer jokingly tweeted he was retiring? Justin Bieber
Which of these TV Channels began broadcasting in 1979?ESPN
Who was John Hinkley, the man who made an attempt on Reagan’s life, obsessed with?Jodie Foster
The US celebrated which anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1976?200th
Which Volkswagen’s automobile started production in 1974?Golf
Who became Labour Party Prime Minister of the U.K. with a landslide victory in 1997?Tony Blair
In 2001, Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura flirted with the idea of having whom carry passes reading “official jackals”?Reporters
What Country is Miss Universe 2013 from?Venezuela
Which country became independent in 1973?The Bahamas
In which month was there a period of volatile civil unrest in France during 1968?May
In 2013, a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman of second-degree murder of what teenager?Trayvon Martin
As of 2011, who is the only president with degrees from both Harvard and Yale(excuding honorary degrees)?George W Bush
Who was elected the New York City’s 109th mayor in 2013?Bill de Blasio
In Pakistan what was the leader of the Movement for Justice Party (PTI) best known as before activism?Cricket player
For what company does the author of “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” work?Facebook
In 1993, what did Barbara Harmer become the first woman to do?Fly Concorde
In what city was 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby murdered?London
Which city did the Civil Rights Movement march on in 1963?Washington

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Modern History — 22 Comments

  1. Question: What U.S. state on January 1, 2013 began issuing marriage licenses to and performing ceremonies for same-sex couples? Answer: Maryland

  2. Question: In 2001, Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura flirted with the idea of having whom carry passes reading “official jackals”? Answer: Reporters

  3. Question: As of 2011, who is the only president with degrees from both Harvard and Yale(excuding honorary degrees)? Answer: George W Bush

  4. Question: In Pakistan what was the leader of the Movement for Justice Party (PTI) best known as before activism? Answer: Cricket player

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