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20th Century Historical Figures and Events

written by: finci
 
Test your knowledge of the significant and controversial history of the 20th Century.

Question 1:

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The American President in the picture was assassinated on November 22,1963 in Dallas, Texas.
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Question 2:

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In 1917, this leader of the Bolshevik party led The February Revolution and The October Revolution in Russia against the Provisional Government (Duma) and the Czarist's regime.
Alexey Rykov
Leon Trotsky
Vladimir Lenin
Joseph Stalin


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Question 3:

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This politician became the 20th President of Cuba in 1959.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 4:

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Who was the only general to serve as President in the 20th century and as Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe during World War II?
Winston Churchill
Dwight Eisenhower
Franklin Roosevelt
George Patton


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This chairman of the Communist Party of China created a totalitarian one-party-state. He also initiated various economic and political campaigns, which led the country to economical failure and resulted in the deaths of millions of people.
Li Dazhao
Jung Chang
Mao Zedong
Zhu De


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Question 6:

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This controversial leader of the 20th century was the head of the military dictatorship that ruled Chile from 1973 to 1990.
Patricio Aylwin
Salvador Allende
Augusto Pinochet
Ricardo Lapos


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Question 7:

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Name the politician in the picture, who was responsible for the reforms that led to the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Lech Walesa
Boris Yeltsin
Erich Honeker
Mikhail Gorbachev


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Question 8:

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This politician and great tactician was the leader of Free France in World War II and the first President of the Fifth French Republic.
Rene Coty
Charles de Gaulle
Jacques Chirac
Francois Mitterand


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Question 9:

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The lady in the picture died tragically on 31 August 1999 after a high-speed car accident in Paris, France.
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Question 10:

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This dictator was President of Iraq for 24 years.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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