Statistics for The 21st Century Quiz

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  • This quiz has been taken 14,630 times
  • The average score is 15 of 20

Answer Stats

Year Description Answer % Correct
2016This country votes to leave the European Union.United Kingdom
98%
2008This person is elected as the first African-American President of the U.S..Barack Obama
96%
2019About 67% of the world's population now owns one of these.
(In 2000, it was less than 10%)
Cell Phone
95%
2013 -
present
Germany accepts over 750,000 refugees from this wartorn nation.Syria
92%
2003The U.S. invades this country, looking for weapons of mass destruction.Iraq
91%
2014-15An outbreak of this disease kills more than 10,000 people in West Africa.Ebola
91%
2009This sprinter sets a new record for the 100m dash: 9.58 seconds.Usain Bolt
90%
2004This website is started in a Harvard dorm room.Facebook
89%
2005This person is elected as the first female chancellor of Germany.Angela Merkel
85%
2004This type of natural disaster kills over 200,000 people in 14 countries.Tsunami
84%
2008This swimmer wins 8 gold medals at the Summer Olympics.Michael Phelps
83%
2001This terrorist organization launches the 9/11 attacks against the United States.Al-Qaeda
82%
2015195 nations meet in this city and agree to lower carbon emissions.
(But very few are meeting their commitments)
Paris
77%
2011This international protest movement leads to the overthrow of the governments
of Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya.
The {Arab} Spring
75%
2011This African nation becomes the 193rd member of the U.N..South Sudan
67%
2008The world enters a sharp economic downturn which is commonly known as this.The Great
{Recession}
58%
2012This leader ascends to power in China, marking an era of increased
state surveillance and abuse of ethnic minorities.
Xi Jinping
56%
2001This country becomes the first in the world to legalize same-sex marriage.Netherlands
55%
2003Scientists announce the completion of a project to sequence this.The Human
Genome
41%
2005This dwarf planet, 27% larger than Pluto, is dicovered and named for
the Greek goddess of discord.
Eris
23%

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