Only Retirees With A 160+ IQ Can Ace This Modern History Test. Can You?

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How well do you know your modern history? Only someone who lived through the World Wars can ace this quiz!

 Feb 19, 2020

1 of 18Choose your answer!

In which year did Hawaii become a state?
1959
1932
1975

2 of 18Choose your answer!

Who replaced Boris Yeltsin as President of Russia?
Joseph Stalin
Vladimir Putin
Mikhail Gorbachev

3 of 18Choose your answer!

In 2006, Pluto was downgraded from a planet to what classification?
Red Giant
Dwarf Planet
Protoplanet

4 of 18Choose your answer!

What year did Prohibition end?
1912
1933
1945

5 of 18Choose your answer!

The first man-made object to be placed into the Earth's orbit was called ___.
Voyager 1
Sputnik 1
Deep Space 1

6 of 18Choose your answer!

Which country launched the first man-made object into Earth's orbit?
China
United States
Soviet Union

7 of 18Choose your answer!

In ___, Hong Kong's 99-year lease ended, and Great Britain transferred control of the territory back to China.
1955
2012
1997

8 of 18Choose your answer!

Which musician popular during the 50s and 60s was dubbed the "King of Rock ‘n' Roll"?
Jimi Hendrix
Elvis Presley
Dean Martin

9 of 18Choose your answer!

Can you name the company that first introduced "TV Dinners" in the 1950s?
Dining In
Kraft
Swanson

10 of 18Choose your answer!

What year did the US withdraw from the Vietnam War?
1973
1982
1961

11 of 18Choose your answer!

Which critical Supreme Court case ended racial segregation in public schools in 1954?
Roe v. Wade
Brown v. Board of Education
Marbury v. Madison

12 of 18Choose your answer!

Who was the first man on the moon?
Michael Collins
Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong

13 of 18Choose your answer!

In 1963, which notorious island prison closed down?
Alcatraz
Angola
San Quentin

14 of 18Choose your answer!

Which controversial figure was named TIME magazine's Man of the Year in 1938?
Bonnie Parker
O.J. Simpson
Adolf Hitler

15 of 18Choose your answer!

Before 1935, what was Iran known as?
Iraq
Persia
Egypt

16 of 18Choose your answer!

Which ocean did Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappear over during her flight across the globe?
Pacific
Indian
Arctic

17 of 18Choose your answer!

Which animal has NOT been launched into space?
Monkey
Raccoon
Dog

18 of 18Choose your answer!

World War II officially ended on September 2, ___.
1952
1945
1939
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