Quiz: This 21st Century History Test Is Actually Harder Than You Think

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Are you a master of the modern age? We might only be talking about 20 years here but that's still a decent amount of time, and especially these last 20 years. Do you actually remember everything that has happened?

A quiz on the most significant events of the 21st century, ranging from the attack on 9/11 to the invention of the iPhone.

 Oct 10, 2017

1 of 15Pick your answer!

Many people thought the world was ending in ______ because the Mayan calendar had ended.

2 of 15Pick your answer!

Who invented the iPhone?
Steve Jobs
Steve Wozniak
Bill Gates

3 of 15Pick your answer!

What does Patriot Day, observed on 9/11, commemorate?
Attack on Pearl Harbor
Attack on the twin towers
Boston bombing

4 of 15Pick your answer!

What tragedy befell Louisiana in 2005?
Harrison Typhoon
Tsunami Sandy
Hurricane Katrina

5 of 15Pick your answer!

Which form of social media did Mark Zuckerberg co-invent?

6 of 15Pick your answer!

What happened to Pluto in the 21st century?
Organisms were discovered on its surface
It got reclassified as a dwarf planet
Water was discovered there

7 of 15Pick your answer!

What popular book series ended in 2011?
Game of Thrones
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter

8 of 15Pick your answer!

Which terrorist was assassinated in that same year (2011)?
Osama Bin Laden
Imad Mughniyah
Saddam Hussein

9 of 15Pick your answer!

Which country experienced a terrible earthquake in 2010?

10 of 15Pick your answer!

Which gas company mistakingly spilled tons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico?

11 of 15Pick your answer!

Which swimmer won 8 gold medals in the 2008 Olympics?
Matt Biondi
Mark Spitz
Michael Phelps

12 of 15Pick your answer!

America's first African American President _________ was elected in 2008.
Barack Obama
Alexander Hamilton
Denzel Washington

13 of 15Pick your answer!

What ubiquitous video-streaming website was created in the 21st century?

14 of 15Pick your answer!

The period of great economic crisis in the late 2000s and early 2010s was called:
The Great Recession
The Great Repression
The Second Great Depression

15 of 15Pick your answer!

In the 21st century, _________ was legalized in all U.S states.
Same-sex marriage
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