Test Your Memory With This Modern History Quiz. How High Can You Score?

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Have you been paying attention to world events?

How well do you know about​ past events and people? Take this fun and challenging quiz to test your history skills!

 Sep 08, 2018

1 of 18Pick your answer!

Which royal was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997 while fleeing the paparazzi?
Kate Middleton
Sarah Ferguson
Princess Diana

2 of 18Pick your answer!

In 2012, President Barack Obama was re-elected after running against _____.
Ronald Reagan
Donald Trump
Mitt Romney.

3 of 18Pick your answer!

In 1994, famous athlete _____ fled police in his white ford bronco after his wife Nicole was found murdered.
Michael Jordan
OJ Simpson
LeBron James

4 of 18Pick your answer!

The Voting Rights Act, guaranteeing _____ the right to vote became law in 1965.
children
African Americans
prisoners

5 of 18Pick your answer!

George W. Bush beat which Democratic hopeful in the 2004 presidential election?
Hillary Clinton
John Kerry
Bernie Sanders

6 of 18Pick your answer!

In 2001, the US invaded what country after the September 11th terrorist attacks?
Japan
Afghanistan
Scotland

7 of 18Pick your answer!

In 1998, US President Bill Clinton denied having "sexual relations" with which White House intern?
Monica Lewinsky
Selina Meyer
Olivia Pope

8 of 18Pick your answer!

Massive protests 1989 on either side of the _____ in Germany eventually lead to its being torn down.
Elbphilharmonie
Reichstag
Berlin Wall

9 of 18Pick your answer!

_____ was the first African American to be elected President of the United States in 2008.
Barack Obama
Ray Charles
Nelson Mandela

10 of 18Pick your answer!

Who became the new Soviet leader in 1985?
Mikhail Gorbachev
Donald Trump
Boris Smirnov

11 of 18Pick your answer!

What was the name of the 1973 Supreme Court case that declared abortion to be a constitutional right?
Loving vs. Virginia
Moms v. America
Roe v. Wade

12 of 18Pick your answer!

In 1972, White House operatives were arrested for burglarizing DNC offices during Nixon's presidency, which became known as _____.
The Seventies Scandal
The Snowden Scandal
The Watergate Scandal

13 of 18Pick your answer!

What woman was first elected Prime Minister in the United Kingdom in 1979?
Nancy Pelosi
Margaret Thatcher
Hillary Clinton

14 of 18Pick your answer!

The voting age in the US was lowered to _____ in 1971 when the 26th Amendment was added to the US Constitution.
25
18
15

15 of 18Pick your answer!

U.S. President _____ was assassinated in 1963.
Ronald Reagan
Gerald Ford
John F. Kennedy

16 of 18Pick your answer!

Civil Rights leader _____ was assassinated in 1968.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Rosa Parks
Malcom X

17 of 18Pick your answer!

The Supreme Court voted to allow _____ nationwide in 2015.
same sex marriage
legal marijuana
free healthcare

18 of 18Pick your answer!

In 2000, former first lady, _____, was first elected to the US Senate representing New York.
Condoleezza Rice
Hillary Clinton
Monica Lewinsky
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History is proof that we're not only still here, there more to come in an ever-evolving future. Generations upon generations of people have set the tone for the world we live in today. As they've come and gone, they've left their mark on history. They've won and lost battles, survived diseases and wars, and created art and inventions that have molded civilization. It wasn't always easy, but humanity has defied the odds and kept going countless times.

Are you a history buff? Do you love to study the strategies that led different factions into battle? Do you like to read about how countries came to be, who led them, and the obstacles people faced as the passed from age to age? Do you get into long conversations about how history continues to affect the world we live in for centuries to come? Do you know the great inventions and how they came to serve humankind? If you said "yes" to any of these questions, this is the quiz for you! To find out how much you know about history and the events and people who shaped it over the past several thousand years, we challenge you to take this fun and challenging quiz! So, sit back, relax and put on your thinking cap! Answer these 18 questions about a range of historical subjects from geography and pop culture to language and medicine throughout the ages. Not only will you have loads of fun, you'll probably learn something, too. Good luck with your fun and exciting journey into the world's past!