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Happy Things In the 20th Century

written by: danmontg
 
The 20th century had more than its share of disasters, wars, etc. However, there were some happy or positive things that occurred in the 20th Century. So let's think about positive things in this quiz.

Question 1:

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In the 1950's Dr Jonas Salk led research that developed a vaccine which would largely eliminate this much dreaded disease.
smallpox
cholera
tuberculosis
polio


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Question 2:


In 1962 President Kennedy of the US and Chairman Khrushchev of the Soviet Union were able to peacefully end a confrontation which might have led to a nuclear war. Where was this crisis centered?
Berlin
Israel
Korea
Cuba

Question 3:


Early in his administration this US President survived being shot by an assassin and even showed a sense of humor when he told his wife, "Honey, I forgot to duck".
Nixon
Ford
Carter
Reagan

Question 4:


Children, and many adults too, were happy when the first Disneyland opened in California in this year.
1967
1949
1955
1962

Question 5:


In 1954 Roger Bannister became the first person in history to do which of the following?
None of these
run a mile in under four minutes
win Noble Prizes in three different categories
orbit the earth

Question 6:


In the 1960's, Humans finally achieved an age-old dream of landing on the Moon. Who was the first person to set foot on the Moon and in what year did this happen?
Michael Collins, 1968
Neil Armstrong, 1969
"Buzz" Aldrin, 1966
"Buzz" Aldrin, 1967

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When Charles Lindbergh made the first solo transatlantic flight from New York in 1927, there was great joy among the huge crowd that met him at his destination in this city.
London
Dublin
Paris
Edinburgh


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When the movie The Sound of Music came out in 1965 it brought great joy to people around the world. Which of the following is one of the only two 20th century movies that produced more revenue (adjusted for inflation) than The Sound of Music?
E.T. : The Extraterrestrial
Jaws
Titanic
Gone With the Wind


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There was celebration and joy in Germany in late 1989 when East Germany opened the gates of the Berlin Wall. However, East Germany was not the first communist nation in Eastern Europe to remove barriers that were part of the "iron curtain" which had split Europe for years. What was the first communist nation to remove part of the "iron curtain" in the summer of 1989?
Bulgaria
Czechoslovakia
Hungary
Poland


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Question 10:

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Presumably the Chinese people began to get happier when Chinese economy began improving as communist controls were relaxed and more capitalist methods were allowed. Who was the Chinese leader most responsible for this change in the 1980's?
Hua Guofeng
Sun Yat-sen
Deng Xiaoping
Hu Yaobang


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