21st Century History

History in the Making.
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Last updated: September 3, 2016
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Which 2008 politician is known for his "Hope" and "Yes We Can" slogans?
Barack Obama
Who set a new record for gold medals at an Olympics in 2008?
Michael Phelps
Marc Ravalomanana was overthrown as President of which state in 2009?
Madagascar
Gnassingbé Eyadéma, who passed in 2005, was the long-time ruler of which nation?
Togo
John Walker Lindh was known as which nation's "Taliban"?
United States
Where was the 2010 FIFA World Cup held?
South Africa
In 2014, Barack Obama announced normalized U.S. relations with which nation?
Cuba
Patriarch Alexy II, who died in 2008, was leader of which church?
Russian Orthodox
In 2007, Elizabeth II became the oldest reigning monarch of which nation?
United Kingdom
As a response to the 9/11 attacks, in Oct. 2001 U.S./U.K. forces bombed which nation?
Afghanistan
In which year did the 9/11 WTC and Pentagon terror attacks take place?
2001
Who was George W. Bush's main opponent in the 2004 U.S. Presidential election?
John Kerry
In 2008, the Namdaemun, national treasure of which nation, was damaged in a fire?
South Korea
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in 2014 over which nation?
Ukraine
In which city in 2004 was the document establishing the European Constitution signed?
Rome
PM Junichiro Koizumi was returned to power in which nation in 2005?
Japan
The tallest structure in the world at the time, the Burj Khalifa, opened where in 2010?
United Arab Emirates
The 2002 Winter Olympics were held in which city?
Salt Lake City
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Level 69
Sep 2, 2016
Awesome quiz, but Cristina Fernández de Kirchner wasn't the first female leader of that country :-)
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Level 9
Sep 2, 2016
Thanks for the feedback, i will ammend that now
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Level 74
Sep 2, 2016
Great quiz! Could you also accept a few alternate answers, eg USA, Timor-Leste, and UK?
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Level 9
Sep 3, 2016
Thanks for the feedback, ill add in those answers now