The First in our series of Just For Fun General Knowledge and Trivia Modern History Quiz Questions
All the questions in our quizzes are taken from information on The People History
Question 1
1. Who became the British Prime Minister in 1937?

Question 2
2. Algeria gained its independence from what country in 1962?

Question 3
3. The year 1987 was shortened by how many seconds to adjust the Gregorian calendar?

Question 4 4. In 1904, the area that is known as "Times Square" in Manhattan was renamed to Times Square, what was it called before?

Question 5
5. The soft drink 7-UP was invented by Charles Leiper Grigg in what year?

Question 6
6. In 1936, Jesse Owens won 4 Gold medals at the Summer Olympics in what city?

Question 7
7. In what year was the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for car racing built?


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Question 8
8. In what year did New Mexico become a state?

Question 9
9. How much did a single US Postage Stamp cost in 1995?

Question 10
10. How long did the Siege of Leningrad last until being broken in 1944?

Question 11
11. Which popular fast food chain restaurant was first opened in 1955?

Question 12
12. Who assassinated Robert Kennedy in Los Angeles, California in 1968?

Question 13
13. The popular 1970s television series Laverne & Shirley took place in which American city?

Question 14
14. What was the name of the first "talkie" feature length film to have synchronized dialogue in 1927?

Question 15
15. Who won the first American Idol Contest in 2002?

Question 16
16. In what year did the United States return the Panama Canal to Panama?

Question 17
17. South Africa's new prime minister in 1989 started to dismantle apartheid, what was his name?

Question 18 18. In 1994, Jordan and Israel signed a peace treaty that ended a state of war between the two countries that had existed since what year?


Question 19
19. In 1999, Boris Yeltsin resigned as President of Russia, who replaced him?

Question 20
20. In 2006, Pluto was downgraded from a planet to what by the International Astronomical Union?

Question 21
21. In what year did Maine become a state?

Question 22
22. The first World Cup for Soccer (Football) was held in which country in 1930?

Question 23
23. Which famous US car manufacturer that was formed in South Bend, Indiana in 1852 stopped production in 1963?

Question 24
24. In what year did the Golden Globe Awards start?

Question 25
25. Which popular entertainer was inducted into the US army in 1958?






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1. Neville Chamberlain 2. France 3. 1 second 4. Long Acre Square 5. 1929 6. Berlin, Germany 7. 1909 8. 1912 9. 32 cents 10. 872 days 11. McDonald's 12. Sirhan Sirhan 13. Milwaukee 14. The Jazz Singer 15. Kelly Clarkson 16. 1977 17. F.W. de Klerk 18. 1948 19. Vladimir Putin 20. Dwarf Planet 21. 1820 22. Uruguay 23. Studebaker 24. 1943 25. Elvis Presley