1 The 20th Century
When it comes to eventful time periods, it is easy to believe that the 20th century was the most eventful. During these 100 years, we saw two World Wars, social and economic change on a global level, and watched in awe as new technology had gone places we never expected. During these 100-years, plenty has happened. Do you think you could pass a test based on the 20th century? Only someone with an IQ over 130 can ace this quiz.
Question 1: This artist was known for his abstract paintings. Was it:
A: Henry Matisse
B: Andre Derian
C: Pablo Picasso
D: Albert Gleized
If you guessed D, you are right.
Question 2: This man was both a gangster and a businessman. Is this:
A: Al Capone
B: Johnny Torrio
C: Baby Face Nelson
D: Frank Costello
If you guessed A, you are right. He was a crime boss during the Prohibition era in Chicago and died at 33-years old.
Question 3: This man started small and eventually created an empire. Is he:
A: Thomas Edison
B: Vincent Van Gogh
C: Walt Disney
D: Henry Ford
If you guessed C, you’re right. He single handedly created the Disney empire.
Question 4: This man has done things that few of us have ever done. Is this:
A: Neil Armstrong
B: Buzz Aldrin
C: Diego Maradona
D: Buddy Holly
If you guessed A, you are right. He was the first man to walk on the moon, and also coined the phrase, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”
Question 5: Who Is the Famous Pop Star?
A: Michael Jackson
B: Lionel Richie
C: Smokey Robinson
If you guessed A, you are right. His appearance may have changed a lot between the time this photo was taken and his death, but he will always be known as, “The King Of Pop.”
Question 6: Who Is This Renowned Army General?
A: Dwight D. Eisenhower
B: George S. Patton
C: James Mathis
D: Douglas MacArthur
If you guessed B, you are right. He was a senior officer in the United States Army during World War II.
Question 7: Who Is This Classy Woman?
A: Queen Elizabeth II
B: Coco Chanel
C: Yves St. Laurent
D: Christian Dior
If you guessed B, you are correct. Coco Chanel was a French fashion designer and the founder of Chanel. After designing a clothing line, she expanded the company to include accessories, jewelry, and perfume.
Question 8: He Was Part of a Political Dynasty and Served As the 64th United States Attorney General. Who Is He?
A: Robert F. Kennedy
B: John F. Kennedy
C: George H.W. Bush
D: Theodore Roosevelt
If you guessed A, you are correct. He was the younger brother of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. Like his brother, he was also assassinated. John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, and Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1968.
Question 9: This man was an inventor, engineer, and futurist. Who Is He?
A: Albert Einstein
B: Charles Lindbergh
C: Nicola Tesla
D: James Dyson
If you guessed C, you are correct. Over the 86 years he was alive, he made some notable contributions. He developed the modern AC electricity supply system, and he has many things named after him. The most popular is Tesla, Inc., the American electric car manufacturer.
Question 10: Who Is This Humanitarian?
A: Kristine Pearson
B: Indira Gandhi
C: Mother Theresa
D: Louisa May Alcott
If you guessed C, you are correct. Mother Theresa founded the Missionaries charity, a worldwide charity that is devoted to helping people in need. In 2016, she was canonized a saint due to the many contributions she has made in her life.
Question 11: Which United States President Is This?
A: Woodrow Wilson
B: Bill Clinton
C: Ronald Reagan
D: Jimmy Carter
If you guessed C, you are right. Ronald Reagan was the 40th President Of the United States. He was the President from 1981 through 1989. Before becoming President, he was a Hollywood actor than the 33rd Governor of California.
Question 12: Who Is This Angst Rock and Roll Singer?
A: Janis Joplin
B: Joan Baez
C: Patti Smith
D: Amy Winehouse
If you guessed A, you are right. Janis Joplin was a very popular singer and songwriter during the 1960s. She is said to have been the greatest female singer of her time. Sadly, she died of a heroin overdose at the young age of 27.
Question 13: Who Is This Legendary Basketball Player?
A: Mike Bibby
B: Shaquille O’Neal
C: Michael Jordan
D: Kareen Abdul-Jabbar
If you guessed C, you are right. Michael Jordan played in the NBA for 15 years for the Washington Wizards then the Chicago Bulls. He is regarded as the best basketball player of all time. Today, he is the owner and the chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.
Question 14: She Was Famous During the Hollywood Golden Age, Who Is She?
B: Anneyye Storyberg
C: Carol Baker
D: Audrey Hepburn
If you guessed D, you are right. Audrey Hepburn became famous for Breakfast at Tiffany’s, My Fair Lady, Sabrina, and many more. She was the “It” actress of her day.
Question 15: He Was Minister Before Becoming a Television Personality. Who Is This?
A: Bobby Berk
B: Zak Bagans
C: Fred Rogers
D: Dan Andelman
If you guessed C, you are right. He went from being an ordained Presbyterian minister to be the star of the PBS preschool show, Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.