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Asian Modern History

Do you know the most important events and figures in modern history of Asia?
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Last updated: September 11, 2022
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1. Who old was Puyi when he was crowned the last Emperor of China?
18
2
5
12
2. Who is the founding father of the Republic of Turkey and its first president from 1923 to 1938?
Habib Bourguiba
Enver Pasha
Gamal Abdel Nasser
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
3. Which Asian country was know as Siam until 1932, when it became a constitutional monarchy?
Cambodia
Thailand
Laos
Pakistan
4. Who fought in the First Indochinese War?
USA and North Vietnam
The Viet Cong and Russia
The Viet Minh and France
USA and South Vietnam
5. Burma got its independence from which country in 1948?
United Kingdom
Belgium
Spain
France
6. Which Asian country in the west and from the beginning of British colonial rule was known as Ceylon?
Laos
Cambodia
Malaysia
Sri Lanka
7. Mahatma Gandhi fought for the independence of India from what empire?
French
Persian
Chinese
British
8. What was relation between Mahatma Gandhi and Indira Gandhi?
Father and daughter
Husband and wife
Not related
Brother and sister
9. How did Mahatma Gandhi die?
Heart attack
Committed suicide
Died of cancer
Assassinated
10. Since 1975, what was the colonial name of East Timor?
Portuguese Timor
French Timor
British Timor
Spanish Timor
11. In which year the founding father of the People's Republic of China Mao Zedong was deceased?
1976
1966
1986
1996
12. Which prime minister of India was assassinated in 1984?
Jawaharlal Nehru
Chandra Shekhar
Rajiv Gandhi
Indira Gandhi
13. Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that started in 1988 is an ethnic and territorial conflict between which two countries?
Armenia and Azerbaijan
Turkey and Armenia
Georgia and Turkey
Azerbaijan and Georgia
14. Which Asian country was known as Burma since 1989?
Myanmar
Vietnam
Laos
Cambodia
15. Which Asian country was known as Kampuchea since 1989?
Thailand
Nepal
Cambodia
Singapore
16. Gulf war was fought between Iraq and the coalition forces after the Iraqi invasion of which country?
Kuwait
Yemen
Bahrain
United Arab Emirates
17. East Timor got independence from which country in 1999?
France
Indonesia
Australia
Portugal
18. Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm were code names for which war?
War in Afghanistan
War in Syria
Gulf War
Korean War
19. What was the name of the U.S. military operation in Afghanistan that started in 2001?
Project Overlord
Operation Desert Fox
Neptune
Enduring Freedom
20. What war started in October of 2001 in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States?
War in Syria
War in Israel
War in Afghanistan
War in Iraq
21. Benazir Bhutto was the first female Prime Minister in a Muslim-majority country. Where was she assassinated in 2007?
Iraq
Pakistan
India
Indonesia
22. Where was the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden found and killed in 2011?
Iraq
Saudi Arabia
Afghanistan
Pakistan
23. The plane of which airline disappeared on March 8, 2014 during a flight to Beijing?
Thai Airways
Singapore Airlines
Etihad Airways
Malaysia Airlines
24. In which city in 2020 a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port exploded?
Damascus
Beirut
Aleppo
Tel Aviv
2 Comments
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Level 37
Sep 13, 2022
This is a good quiz. There are some grammatical issues that need to be corrected before it can be featured. I nominate it.
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Level 53
Sep 13, 2022
Thanks. Let me know what are the errors. English is not my native language.