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Who resigned as Pope in February 2013?

Benedict XVI Click to see the answer

In 2011, which former Apple CEO and tech icon died?

Steve Jobs

Why was Russian Suspended from the G8?

Invasion of Crimea

Which of these couples famously married in 1981?

Prince Charles and Diana Spencer

Due to the 2011 earthquake, which nuclear reactor is permanently offline?

Fukushima Daiichi

Albert Einstein is most associated with which profession?

Scientist

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What is Japan's currency called?

Yen Click to see the answer

In 2011, who was awarded Time Magazine's person of the year?

The Protester

Which of these was an actresses during cinema's silent era?

Louise Brooks

The 1996 Olympic Games were held in which city?

Atlanta

What is the name of the centenary comedy actress who died in 2008?

Dercy Goncalves

Which Hollywood actress married Prince Rainier III of Monaco?

Grace Kelly

In 1960 the capital of Brazil moved to Brasília, what was it before?

Rio de Janeiro

What was the name of Bonnie's partner in crime?

Clyde

Air travel was pioneered by which American brothers?

Wright

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RRE was nationalised in which nation in 2012 causing problems with Spain?

Bolivia Click to see the answer

With which Indian city was Mother Teresa most associated?

Calcutta

The miniskirt became popular in which decade?

1960s

Which holiday fell on the same say as the first day of Hanukkah in 2013?

Thanksgiving

Which of the following is the name of Japan's current empress?

Empress Michiko

In 1945, which country split into north and south?

Korea

One of these was invented in the '60s, which one?

ATM

The Oxford English Dictionary's 2013 Word of the Year was what?

Selfie

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge had a child in 2013, what is his name?

George

In 2011, which former managing director of the IMF resigned?

Dominique Strauss-Kahn

In what year did Joseph Stalin die?

1953

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom celebrated what in 2012?

Diamond Jubilee

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In what year was Tsar Nicholas II executed?

1918 Click to see the answer

The city of Chernobyl is found in which country?

Ukraine

Dolly the Sheep was cloned in which decade?

1990s

In 2008, Nicolas Sarkozy married which of these models?

Carla Bruni

Who did Russia defeat in the South Ossetia War?

Georgia

The first James Bond movie was released in which year?

1962

How many Chilean miners were trapped underground for 69 days in 2010?

33

In what year did the infamous explosion of the Kursk submarine occur?

2000

Who led the Zapatista Guerrillas in their Zapatour march?

Marcos

In what year was the Apple iPod released?

2001

Which founder of Apple computers died in 2011?

Steve Jobs

The 'Jazz Age' was a feature of which decade?

1920s

What is the name of the telescope which was launched in 1990?

Hubble

Martin Luther King, Jr. give his 'I Have a Dream' speech during which year?

1963

In October 2012, who jumped from a helium balloon 24 miles above the Earth?

Felix Baumgartner

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Who was onboard Apollo 11 with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin?

Michael Collins Click to see the answer

Which music video from 1983 sold 9 million copies?

Thriller

What iconic passenger vehicle was first introduced in 1969?

Concorde

The Chilean miners were trapped underground for many days in 2010?

69

Which couple famously married in 1981?

Prince Charles and Diana Spencer

What were people afraid would happen due to the 'Millennium Bug'?

Electronic Failure

Which two European countries was the Large Hadron Collider built under?

Switzerland & France

In 2013, which of these former British Prime Ministers passed away?

Margaret Thatcher

In 1956 which of these events occurred?

Suez Canal Crisis

What did the 1929 stock market crash lead to?

Great Depression

Which of these was a very popular automobile in the 1910s?

Model T Ford

In which country was Pope Francis, who was elected in 2013, born?

Argentina

Which treacherous Scottish clan caused the Glencoe massacre?

Campbells

In 2005, which actor became the new James Bond?

Daniel Craig

Who was the American president during most of the 1980s?

Ronald Reagan

During the 2011 Royal Wedding, whose bottom stole some headlines?

Pippa Middleton

In which country was cannabis legalised for the first time in 2014?

Uruguay

In 2014, which Spanish king stepped down?

Juan Carlos I

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Who was Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2010?

Mark Zuckerberg Click to see the answer

In 2012, who was awarded Time Magazine's Person of the Year?

Barack Obama

The skeleton of which English King was found under a car park in 2013?

Richard III

Which company did Tim Cook become CEO of in 2011?

Apple

In the 1980s Mikhail Gorbachev was the leader of which country?

Russia

Ramon Mercador was the assassin of which famous Russian figure?

Leon Trotsky

The first woman launched into space was from which country?

Russia

What did Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom celebrate in 2012?

Diamond Jubilee

The Zapatista Guerrillas are a force in which nation?

Mexico

Throughout most of the '60s who was U.S. Secretary of Defense?

Robert McNamara

How many terms did Porfirio Diaz serve as Mexican leader?

7

Which American president was caught up in the 'Watergate' scandal?

Richard Nixon

The 2011 earthquake took place off the coast of which area?

Tohoku

As of 2014, how many times has Hillary Clinton run for President?

Once

Which country won the 2010 FIFA World Cup?

Spain

During the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony who lit the Olympic flame?

Steve Redgrave

Civil Rights Movement marched on which city in 1963?

Washington, D.C.

Who directed Avatar, one of the highest grossing films of the 21st Century?

James Cameron

In which decade did the Internet start becoming popular in people's homes?

1990s

The Tohoku earthquake occurred in what year?

2011

In 2013, which of these British princes had a baby?

Prince William

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Mormons founded which American city in 1847?

Salt Lake City Click to see the answer

Which American brothers were pioneers in air travel?

Wright

What was the magnitude of the Tohoku earthquake?

9

What did Prohibition, from 1920 until 1933, ban in the United States?

Alcohol

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II took place in what year?

2012

People were afraid what would happen due to the 'Millennium Bug'?

Electronic Failure

Which British monarch came into power in 1952?

Elizabeth II

How many people were killed is the Belsan school disaster?

380

Mao Zedong ruled which country?

China

In the 1910s, which of these was a popular automobile?

Model T Ford

The 'Watergate' scandal is associated with which American president?

Richard Nixon

Which type of tape was invented in the '60s?

8-Track

Week-long 'Bed-Ins for Peace' were held by which two people in 1969?

John Lennon and Yoko Ono

In 2012, which famous British record label went bust?

EMI

What was IBM one of the main developers of in the 1980s?

Computers

What film won Best Picture at the 2012 Oscars?

The Artist

Which country elected Mariano Rajoy as Prime Minister in 2007?

Spain

In 1976 which leader of China died?

Mao Zedong

Who served as Dwight D. Eisenhower's vice-president?

Richard Nixon

Riots broke out at the Democratic National Convention in 1968 in which city?

Chicago

In what decade was the Gulag established?

1930s

Which continent introduced a universal currency in 2002?

Europe

Boris Nemtsov was assassinated in Moscow in 2015. What was his job?

Politican

In which decade did World War I take place?

1910s

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From 1920 until 1933, what did Prohibition ban in the United States?

Alcohol Click to see the answer

Holly Golightly was played by who in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'?

Audrey Hepburn

Which country won the 2011 Rugby World Cup?

New Zealand

Which of these building was completed in 1973?

Willis Tower

What was Malcolm X's surname at birth?

Little

The Tohoku earthquake is also known by which name?

3.11 earthquake

Where was the destination of the 2001 Zapatour march?

Mexico City

In what year was Sputnik 1 launched?

1957

Cuba was lead by who in the 1960s?

Fidel Castro

The first man sent into space was from which country?

Russia

In what year was it suggested to lower Japan's voting age to 18?

2015

Which of the following is the name of Japan's current emperor?

Emperor Akihito

World War II ended in which year?

1945

In 1997, who became UK prime minister?

Tony Blair

The book 'Ideas and Opinions' was written by which famous scientist?

Albert Einstein

London and which U.S. city hosted the Live Aid concert?

Philadelphia

Who was defeated by Barack Obama in the 2008 US presidential election?

John McCain

Encyclopedia Britannica discontinued its print edition in which year?

2012

In 2014, Facebook purchased which of these companies for $22 Billion?

WhatsApp

Microsoft was founded in 1975 by which two people?

Bill Gates and Paul Allen

In what year was Sergey Kirov murdered?

1934

In 2005, which of these Popes died?

John Paul II

Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom died in which year?

1901

In what year did the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II take place?

2012

Which of these is the name of a telescope launched in 1990?

Hubble

Barack Obama became the leader of which country in 2008?

United States

Mary Quant introduced which iconic fashion item in the 1960s?

Mini skirt

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The Live Aid concert took place in which decade?

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Cornell University produced which human body part using a 3D printer?

Ear

Prince William of Great Britain married whom in 2011?

Catherine

What happened upon the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic?

It hit an iceberg

On January 1, 2001 which Millennium began?

3rd

Which jubilee did Queen Elizabeth II of Britain celebrate in 2013?

Diamond

Nelson Mandela released from prison in which year?

1990

Bill Clinton's vice-president was who?

Al Gore

The Wall Street Crash occurred in what year?

1929

Woodstock Festival took place in which year?

1969

Which of these 20th century novels was NOT written by George Orwell?

Brave New World

The Arab Spring began in December of which year?

2010

Lyndon B. Johnson defeated who in the 1964 Presidential election?

Barry Goldwater

Prince Rainier III of Monaco married which Hollywood actress?

Grace Kelly

Before 1975, what was the name of Suriname?

Dutch Guyana

The digital answering machine was invented in which year?

1991

The Internet started becoming popular in people's homes during which decade?

1990s

On June 1, 2008 which iconic fashion designer passed away?

Yves Saint Laurent

In late 1973, who took over as Vice President of the United States?

Gerald Ford

New Wave music became popular during which decade?

1980s

Beatrix was Queen of which country until 2013?

Netherlands

In what year was Barack Obama inaugurated as President?

2009

In 1970 what was the world population?

3.63 Billion

In February 2013, which country was hit by a meteor?

Russia

World War I took place in which decade?

1910s

The world's population was approximately how large in 2000?

Six billion

Which of these music playing devices was first introduced in 1964?

Compact Cassette

In the 1960s which of these was a popular women's hairstyle?

Beehive

The Berlin Wall came down during which year?

1989

Who was John F. Kennedy's vice-president?

Lyndon B. Johnson

In what year did the IMF give Argentina a loan of $40 billion?

2000

In which North African nation is the Arab Spring said to have begun?

Tunisia

With which profession is Albert Einstein most associated?

Scientist

Which 1983 music video sold 9 million copies?

Thriller'

The 1929 stock market crash lead to the what?

Great Depression

Until 1984 Indira Gandhi was the leader of which country?

India

Who was awarded Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2009?

Ben Bernanke

Who became the Supreme Commander of North Korea on New Year's Eve 2011?

Kim Jong-un

Bonnie's partner in crime was known as what?

Clyde

Nicolas Sarkozy married what model in 2008?

Carla Bruni

Mother Teresa was most associated with which Indian city?

Calcutta

During most of the 1980s who was the American president?

Ronald Reagan

Vending machines selling what were banned in Japan in 2000?

Beer

Which organization were Albania and Croatia admitted to in 2009?

NATO

In which country is CERN located?

Switzerland

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What was the Bolshevism movement later known as?

Communism Click to see the answer

Mahatma Gandhi died in which year?

1948

Which of these American journalists died in March 2013?

Anthony Lewis

Since 2010 who has been named Forbes magazine's Worlds Most Powerful Woman every year?

Angela Merkel

Which country, in 2001, became the first to legalize same-sex marriage?

Netherlands

Which of these Brazilian footballers died in May 2014?

Marinho Chagas

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The fraudulent $50 billion investment pyramid scheme exposed in 2008 was run by who?

Bernard Madoff Click to see the answer

In what year did Russia formally end military campaigns against Chechnya?

2009

What is the name of the child born to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2013?

George

Which of these countries put a satellite into orbit in 1970?

China

On New Year's Day 2012, which of these countries was hit by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake?

Japan

In what year was the Super Bowl first played?

1967

Of these people which was a key figure during the civil rights movement in the 1950s?

Malcolm X

Where did Eduardo Campo's business jet crash in 2013?

Santos

In 2000, which state's votes finally decided the U.S. Presidential election?

Florida

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Rudolph W. Giuliani became the mayor of New York City in which year?

1994 Click to see the answer

In 1965 the Soviet Union backed whom in thier war against the USA?

Vietnam

The world's largest particle physics laboratory, built in Geneva in the '50s, is named what?

CERN

The wreck of the Titanic was discovered in which year?

1980

Which of these Brazilian footballers died in November 2013?

Nilton Santos

The Greenpeace ship sunk in July 1985 was named what?

Rainbow Warrior

Who was the first person to fly solo around the world in a balloon?

Steve Fossett

Asian Maskhadov, killed by Russian forces in 2005, was a leader of which people?

Chechen

The Eisenhower Doctrine was proclaimed in which year?

1957

Which planet was 98% mapped in 2009?

Mercury

Myspace was launched in which year?

2003

How many years had PT Party been in the goverment during the 21st century?

13

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Which dictator was toppled by revolutionary forces in Egypt during 2011?

Hosni Mubarak Click to see the answer

In 1959, Alaska and which other state joined the USA?

Hawaii

In 1993, who became Canada's first female prime minister?

Kim Campbell

What was the name of the oil rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and set off the worst oil spill in U.S. history?

Deepwater Horizon

Which of these South American countries had the most foreign tourists in 2013?

Argentina

The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature was won by who?

Alice Munro

Jacques Chirac was succeeded as President of France by who in 2007?

Nicolas Sarkozy

In the 20th century, which of these European cities was divided by a wall for almost 30 years?

Berlin

What post was created in Mexico in 2006 to protect women against violent crime?

Special Prosecutor

Tom Cruise divorced which actress in July 2012?

Katie Holmes

In 1967, which type of operation was performed for the first time?

Heart Transplant

Jacob Zuma became the leader of which organization in 2007?

ANC

What is the name of the famous TV host that died of heart attack in 2012?

Hebe Camargo

Who won a majority in the 2015 UK General Elections?

Conservatives

Free elections were held in 1956 for the first time which country?

Peru

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Which company was responsible for oil spill that devastated the Gulf of Mexico in 2010?

BP Click to see the answer

In 2015, the Syriza party won a shock victory in which country's election?

Greece

Where did the worst power outage in world history, affecting 620 million people, occur in 2012?

India

The world's largest offshore wind farm was built by which country in 2013?

Japan

In what year was Nelson Mandela released from prison?

1990

Which company was the largest corporate business to file for bankruptcy in U.S. history?

Lehman Brothers

In what year was the floppy disk invented?

1970

Which country conducted its first nuclear test in 2006?

North Korea

In 2007 which of these was banned in the United Kingdom?

Smoking

In 2012, which of these social media companies floated on the Stock Exchange?

Facebook

Who returned to his former prison cell in Robben Island to mark the new Millennium?

Nelson Mandela

Who became UK prime minister in 1997?

Tony Blair

In what year was the western black rhinoceros declared extinct?

2006

Arnold Schwarzenegger served two terms as governor of which US state?

California

In 2011, which of these iconic British newspapers closed?

News of the World

In what year were disposable contact lenses invented?

1987

In what year did Chile abolish the death penalty act?

2001

Russia stopped gas supplies to which nation in 2009?

Ukraine

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Which of these Brazilian footballers died in July 2013?

Djalma Santos Click to see the answer

Farmers in which nation rejected a government payment to stop growing coca crop in 2001?

Bolivia

Which social media company floated on the Stock Exchange in 2012?

Facebook

IBM was one of the main developers of what in the 1980s?

Computers

In 1912, the Lost City of Machu Picchu was discovered by who?

Hiram Bingham III

In 2002, which country witnessed a release of files that showed persecution of opponents in the '70s?

Mexico

Michael Bloomberg succeeded who as Mayor of New York when he took office in 2002?

Rudy Giuliani

In November 2013, which of these British writers died?

Doris Lessing

Which political crisis took place in Cuba in the 1960s?

The Cuban Missile Crisis

Which key event of the 2000s occurred first?

Vladimir Putin becomes President of Russia

In what year was the first solo hot air balloon flight around the world?

2002

Cecilo Baez and Benigno Ferreira led Paraguay during which decade?

1910s

What did Vladimir Putin change about the Joseph Stalinist national Anthem when he re-introduced it in the year 2000?

Words

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated how many years on the throne in February 2012?

60

Chairman Mao's plan was called what?

Great Leap Forward

Who's annual inflation rate in 2014 was 63%, the highest in the Americas?

Venezuela

A 2015 survey suggested what % of Japanese people were Buddhist?

70

Conrad Murray was accused of aiding & abetting the death of which person?

Michael Jackson

Africa's population reached 1 billion in which year?

2009

In what year did Prohibition begin?

1919

The arrest and inprisonment of Mikhail Khodorkovksy was part of Vladimir Putin's plan to rid politics of which figure 'oligarchs'?

Boris Yeltsin

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In 2010, which became the first country in Latin American to legalise same sex marriage?

Argentina Click to see the answer

Other than Chile, which other Latin American nation retained relations with Germany during World War II?

Argentina

What was the name of the leader of the Soviet Union until his death in 1953?

Josef Stalin

With which country did the United States begin the 'space race' with in the 1950s?

Soviet Union

In what year was Pluto reclassified as a dwarf planet?

2006

The World Bank was founded in which year?

1944

ENIAC, the world's first general purpose electronic computer was announced in which year?

1946

Which dictator was toppled by revolutionary forces in Libya during 2011?

Colonel Gaddafi

Between 2006 and 2009, which war were the United States active in?

Somalian War

In what year was the ban on owning mobile phones lifted in Cuba?

2008

In what year did Zapatista Guerrillas take part in their Zapatour march to highlight political demands?

2001

Victor De La Torre set up the AAA movement whilst in exile in which nation?

Mexico

In 2001 who became the President of Pakistan?

Pervez Musharraf

Who became Chile's first female President in 2006?

Michelle Bachelet

Which flu-like mystery illness, originating in Asia, caused fear and illness throughout 2003-4?

SARS

The landing of which shuttle concluded NASA's space shuttle program in July 2011?

Atlantis

For all of which decade was Margaret Thatcher, prime minister of the UK, in office?

1980s

The King of which country abidicated in 2014?

Spain

Patrick Roy officially announces his retirement from the NHL in which year?

2003

Which of these architects died in December 2012?

Oscar Niemeyer

In which building in London did Prince William & Catherine Middleton get married?

Westminster Abbey

Which of these was part of the crew of the Space Shuttle Challenger?

Teacher

China signed investment deals in 2008 with which nation?

Cuba

In what year did Martin Luther King give his 'I Have a Dream' speech?

1963

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Which important legislative act was passed in 1964?

Civil Rights Act Click to see the answer

When was Brazil confirmed as host of the 2016 Olympic Games?

2009

Which city in Brazil hosted the World Youth Day in 2013?

Rio de Janeiro

In February 2012, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain celebrated how many years on the throne?

60

In 2001 the former FBI agent Robert Hanssen was convicted of what?

Spying for the Soviet Union and Russia

In the year 2000, Vladimir Putin reinstated what from the Joseph Stalin's era?

National Anthem

When did the biggest Brazilian civil protests since the Diretas Ja occur?

2013

Which country gained its independence in 1948?

Israel

Who crash-landed their 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR aeroplane in California in 2015?

Harrison Ford

In which country is Chernobyl?

Ukraine

Which Australian state was hit by the Black Saturday Bushfires in 2009?

Victoria

In the United States, Madeleine Albright was the first woman to become what?

Secretary of State

In January 2013, which American columnist died?

Pauline Phillips

Which of these American politicians passed away in February 2013?

Ed Koch

A ban on exporting what was issued in 2011?

Arms

In what year did the Woodstock Festival take place?

1969

In what year did Rudy Giuliani become mayor of New York City?

1994

Colombia accused which country in 2009 and 2011 of arming FARC rebels?

Venezuela

In January 2014, which country became the 18th to join the Eurozone?

Latvia

Which nation left the UN Convention on Drugs in 2012 when Coca became an illegal drug?

Bolivia

Who took over as President of Afghanistan in 2004?

Hamid Karzai

When did the the trial for the Mensalao Scandal started?

2012

When filing for Chapter 11, which company cited $639 billion in assets and started global uncertainty?

Lehman Brothers

How many U.S. Presidents have there been as of 2014?

44

Boko Haram became a prominent terrorist group in which country in the 21st Century?

Nigeria

Which country joined the European Union on New Year's Day 2007?

Romania

Which Brazilian President died before being sworn in?

Tancredo Neves

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In what year was the Amazon Kindle released?

2007 Click to see the answer

Whose painting 'Boy With A Pipe' sold for $104 million in 2004?

Pablo Picasso

What happened to the Brazilian politician Francisco Mendes in 1988?

He was killed

In which city was the European Union founded in 1993?

Maastricht

In which country was the 2011 Rugby World Cup held?

New Zealand

Which nation was the world's largest oil producer between 1908 and 1983?

Venezuela

During 2012-13, which of these Mediterranean islands suffered a major banking crisis?

Cyprus

In which decade did the miniskirt become popular?

1960s

What subject of advertisements were banned from American TV on New Year's Day 1971?

Cigarettes

In 2007 which of these countries elected its first female president?

India

Hugo Chavez was the controversial president of which South American country?

Venezuela

The World Bank approved loans of over $350 million to which nation in 2003?

Uruguay

The development of assembly line mass production at the beginning of the 20th century was overseen by who?

Henry Ford

Which Islamic fundamentalist was assassinated by US special forces in Pakistan in 2011?

Osama bin Laden

Which company's oil rig ruptured and caused the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010?

BP

Mikhail Gorbachev was the leader of which country in the 1980s?

Russia

In 2006, Russia expelled thousands of citizens from what nation on grounds of being illegal immigrants?

Georgia

The UN Human Rights committee criticised which country after a 2004 visit?

Cuba

The Iran-Contra scandal broke in which year?

1986

In November 2013, which African-American religious figure passed away?

T. J. Jemison

What was the name of President Andres Pastrana Arango's 2000 anti drug idea?

Plan Colombia

Which of these is an art movement that came into popularity in the 1950s?

Pop Art

Which nation barred U.S. drug enforcement agencies from operating there in 2009?

Bolivia

The mine in Chile, from which thirty-three miners were rescued in October 2010 was named what?

San Jose

In what year did Japan's voting age become 20?

1945

In what year did the Berlin Wall come down?

1989

Who was the secretary of state during Bill Clinton's presidency?

Warren Christopher

The United ...', complete the name of this organization which was set up in the 20th century.

Nations

The ban on owning a computer was not uplifted until 2010 in what country?

Cuba

What was Chairman Mao's plan called?

Great Leap Forward

The world's urban population overtook the rural population for the first time in what year?

2008

Which of these Brazilian footballers died in June 2014?

Fernandao

Who lost out to Barack Obama in the 2008 US Democratic primary race?

Hillary Clinton

In February 2013, which medical professional passed away?

C. Everett Koop

The BP oil platform which exploded during April 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico was called what?

Deepwater Horizon

Aldrich Ames was convicted of what in 1994?

Spying for the Soviet Union

In 1960, which type of medicine was released for the first time in the USA?

Contraceptive Pill

In what year did Fidel Castro ban transactions in U.S. Dollars within Cuba?

2004

The artist Edvard Munch was from which country?

Norway

Which of these Brazilian footballers died in August 2013?

Gylmar dos Santos Neves

The color TV was introduced in which year?

1951

In which city did British artist Banksy have a month-long residency in October 2013?

New York City

Which of these Brazilian footballers died in March 2014?

Hilderaldo Bellini

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In which season was there protests against President Dilma Rousseff in Brazil in 2015?

Spring Click to see the answer

In 'the fight against neoliberalism and imperialism' in 2009, who allied himself to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez?

Evo Morales

Who was elected as Prime Minister of Canada in both 2008 and 2011?

Stephen Harper

What was the largest airborn mission of all time?

Operation Market Garden

Civil war in which of these south Asian countries officially ended in 2009 with the defeat of the Tamil Tigers?

Sri Lanka

Which general famously said 'I'll be back' when forced to leave the Philippines?

MacArthur

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Before his death in 2011, how long had Colonel Gaddafi ruled Libya?

42 years Click to see the answer

In which year was the laser printer invented?

1975

The Battle of Kursk is best described as what?

Tank battle

In the 2000 U.S. presidential election who was George W. Bush's chief opponent?

Al Gore

In which year did the Titanic sink?

1912

Which war formally ended on 3 December 1989?

Cold War

Russia cut off supplies of what to Europe in 2009 following a dispute?

Gas

Which nation fined Chevron £5.3 billion for polluting the Amazon in 2011?

Ecuador

In which year did the Mayan Long-count calendar end?

2012

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CERN is located in which country?

Switzerland Click to see the answer

In which year did Rudolph W. Giuliani become mayor of New York City?

1994

Prince William and Catherine Middleton were married at what building in London?

Westminster Abbey

At what conference did the Allies set the terms for the Japanese surrender?

Potsdam Conference

The floppy disk was invented in which year?

1970

Where did the signing of the Japanese surrender take place, bringing the close World War II?

U.S.S. Missouri

In 2011, which country eventually passed a law to allow citizens to own homes?

Cuba

Where was the last atomic bomb dropped during the war?

Nagasaki

The organization CERN is located in which country?

Switzerland

In 2009 British troops were planning their final withdrawal from which country?

Iraq

Britain and France's policy towards Germany in the lead up to World War II was called what?

Appeasement

The Human Genome Project was declared completed at 99% in which year?

2003

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What does the German word 'Blitzkrieg' mean?

Lightning war Click to see the answer

Who was victorious at the Battle of Gondra?

Paraguay

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected Pope in 2013. Which country is he from?

Argentina

Which officer was the American commanding officer for the China theatre?

Wedemeyer

In which year did the Berlin Wall come down?

1989

Mahatma Gandhi lived until which year?

1948

Where did the Battle of the Bulge take place?

Belgium

In which year did the Cuban Missile Crisis occur?

1962

In what year did the U.S. House of Representatives finally approve the sale of food to Cuba?

2000

The Battle of Midway was considered to be which of the following?

A US victory

General Herrera overthrow the government and began a dictatorship in which nation in the 1960s?

Panama

The disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant occurred in which country during 2011?

Japan

How many days in World War II did it take France to surrender?

12

This South American country declared war on Germany less than 2 months before the end of the war in Europe

Argentina

In which year was the German Instrument of Surrender signed?

1945

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The Democratic Party nominated who in the U.S. Presidential election in 2004?

John Kerry Click to see the answer

Where was the first atomic bomb ever detonated?

New Mexico

Name the German officer who was famously promoted to Field Marshal the day before he surrendered in Russia?

Friedrich Paulus

The Allies' drive toward Rome stalled for five months after a landing near this city:

Anzio

What was the codename for the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima?

Little Boy

In 2000, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for work on human rights in South Korea?

Kim Dae-jung

In which year was YouTube created?

2005

Sarah Palin was governor of which US state before she ran for Vice-President?

Alaska

Which American general was nicknamed 'Blood and Guts'?

Patton

The Shining Path rebels played a key role in the 21st century history of which nation?

Peru

What was the name of the battle between the German airforce and the British Royal Airforce?

Battle of Britain

Which war lasted from 1980-1988?

Iran-Iraq War

Who has been Forbes magazine's Worlds Most Powerful Woman for each year since 2010?

Angela Merkel

Name the ritual center and sacred lake of the Musica Indians found in Colombia.

Laguna da Guatavita

Approximately how many died as a direct result of World War II?

70 million

The newspaper El Universo was fined $40 million in which nation for libelling the president in 2012?

Ecuador

Where did Brazilian journalist Vladimir Herzog die in 1975?

Sao Paulo prison

In which year did Stephen Harper become the Canadian prime minister?

2006

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In which year was Nelson Mandela released from prison?

1990 Click to see the answer

In which year did the Woodstock Festival take place?

1969

The US Army planned to invade which Japanese island in Nov 1945?

Kyushu

Between 2001 and 2006, who was U.S. Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush?

Donald Rumsfeld

Indira Ghandi was the leader of which country until 1984?

India

In which year was the digital answering machine invented?

1991

In which year did Queen Victoria die?

1901

In which year did World War II end?

1945

In 1950, President Harry S. Truman approved the construction of what type of bomb?

Hydrogen Bomb

In which year was the color TV introduced?

1951

In what year did Japan begin its invasion of China?

1937

On what date did Japan officially surrender?

August 15, 1945

The Allied invasion of Europe was primarily directed where?

The French coast

What was the name of the puppet state that was established during the Japanese invasion of Manchuria?

Manchukuo

What was the code name for the Allied invasion of Europe?

Operation Overlord

A controversial road opened in 2011 connecting Brazil with which other nation?

Peru

Globovision was forced to pay a huge fine in 2013 to stay on air. It's the opposition station where?

Venezuela

Operation Barbarossa was the code name for Germany's plan to attack this country:

Soviet Union

When did the Maria da Penha Law take effect to increase the punishment for crimes against women?

2006

When did the GOL's airplane crash in Brazil between a Boing 737 and a private jet occur?

2006

Vladimir Putin succeeded who as President of Russia in 2000?

Boris Yeltsin

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Yasser Arafat was the chairman of which organization until his death in 2004?

PLO Click to see the answer

During the late 1990s and early 2000s which South American country went through an economic crisis that culminated with civil unrest in 2001?

Argentina

Which party was lead by Nicola Sturgeon in the 2015 United Kingdom General Election?

SNP

Black Monday in 1987 refers to which of these areas?

Stock Markets

Which famous scientist declined the chance to be President of Israel in 1952?

Albert Einstein

What was the codename for the Japanese suicide attacks?

Kamikaze

Sputnik 1 was launched in which year?

1957

In which nation was the famous 'Black spring' clampdown in dissidents in 2003?

Cuba

Who sang the national anthem at President Obama's signing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in 2013?

Beyoncé

In which year did the Mars Exploration Rover reach the red planet?

2004

The Second Sino-Japanese War was fought between Japan and which country in 1937, a key event in the lead up to World War 2?

China

The formal peace treaty between Allied Forces and Japan happened in which?

1952

In which country was the Futurism movement, in the 20th century, primarily based?

Italy

Prince William & Catherine Middleton were married at which building in London?

Westminster Abbey

What was the name the Americans used for the Japanese torpedo bomber?

Kate

What are Spirit and Opportunity, which landed on Mars in January 2004, commonly known as?

Mars Exploration Rovers

German aircraft bombed this island throughout 1941, but it did not fall

Malta

Which country instigated the conflict in North Africa?

Italy

Richard III of England was reburied in which year?

2015

Julian Assange took refuge in which nation's London embassy in 2012?

Ecuador

For the Doolittle raid, the bombers were launched from what?

A US carrier

Which disease had disappeared in Brazil in the year 1909?

Yellow fever

In what year was a national emergency declared in Paraguay due to an outbreak of Dengue fever?

2007

In which year were motorized movie cameras introduced, replacing hand-cranked cameras?

1912

In what year was the German Instrument of Surrender signed?

1945

What is the name of Mayor Pitta's ex wife who denounced the corruption schemes during his government?

Nicea Camargo

Disposable contact lenses were invented in which year?

1987

In which year was Facebook founded?

2004

General Oviedo was blamed for a failed military coup in which nation in 2000?

Paraguay

Kofi Annan was succeeded as Secretary-General of the United Nations by who in 2007?

Ban Ki-moon

In what year did Uruguay legalise abortion, becoming the second nation to do so?

2012

President Obama announced that US troops would leave combat roles in Afghanistan by the end of which year?

2014

On which beach did the US meet heavy resistance on the day of D-day landing?

Omaha

What was the first name of Fascist Italian President, Mussolini?

Benito

Which country broke off ties with Cuba in 2002 after Fidel Castro announced it as a 'U.S. Lackey'?

Uruguay

What was the codename for the Japanese fighter aircraft used during World War II?

Zero

In which year was the first James Bond movie released?

1962

What's the name of the project that built the first nuclear weapon?

Manhattan Project

Which party does Francois Hollande, victor in the 2012 French Presidential election, represent?

Socialists

Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere was propaganda from which country?

Japan

In which year did the current emperor of Japan, Akihito, ascend to the throne?

1989

U-boat was the code name for a type of:

German submarine

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