20th century questions This is a list of recently added questions about 20th century. Play 20th century quiz and see all the questions. Which UN operation is considered to be the greatest failure of this organization?In 1994 in Rwanda. Slaughter of 1 million Tutsi took place in front of the peacekeeping forces, but the UN Security Council banned any intervention. Despite the dramatic appeals by UN units, their requests to authorize protection of civilians have been rejected.Created by: NymUnited Nations riddles »hard 59% In 1953 in KoreaIn 1953 in Korea978In 1964 in TurkeyIn 1964 in Turkey336In 1993 in SomaliaIn 1993 in Somalia2301In 1994 in RwandaIn 1994 in Rwanda5385 Who was the first man to leave the spacecraft in space?Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov was a Soviet astronaut, general major pilot and two-time Hero of the Soviet Union. On 18 March 1965, he became the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity, exiting the capsule during the Voskhod 2 mission for a 12-minute spacewalk.Created by: Paweł KołodziejczykSoviet Union riddles »hard 42% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong822Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.321Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov1714Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin1176 What two technology companies did Steve Jobs found or co found?Next and Apple . Next was founded in 1985 by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs, after he was forced out of Apple, along with a few of his co-workers. Next introduced the first Next Computer in 1988, and the smaller Nextstation in 1990. Apple purchased Next on December 20, 1996. As part of the agreement, Steve Jobs, Chairman and CEO of Next Software, returned to Apple, the company he co-founded in 1976.Created by: Usernamecompanies riddles »hard 59% Next and DellNext and Dell282Dell and MicrosoftDell and Microsoft652Next and Apple Next and Apple 5741Apple and MicrosoftApple and Microsoft3041 On August 23, 1989 approximately two million people joined their hands to form a human chain spanning over 600 kilometres (370 mi). Where did it happen?In Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The demonstration called The Baltic Way marked the 50th anniversary of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany (which divided Eastern Europe into spheres of influence and led to the occupation of the Baltic states in 1940). The chain connected the three Baltic capitals – Vilnius, Riga, and Tallinn. Video footage taken from airplanes and helicopters showed an almost continuous line of people across the countryside. Few months later all three republics declared independence.Created by: globalquiz.orgLithuania riddles »hard 58% in Argentinain Argentina684in Berlinin Berlin2320in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuaniain Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania5447in Beijingin Beijing894 Which Soviet republic was the first to declare independence?Lithuania. Baltic states, incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1940, strongly pushed towards independence. First the lead was taken by Latvia with large demonstrations in 1986 and 1987, but Estonia and Lithuania soon joined the movement. On March 11, 1990 the newly elected parliament of the Lithuanian SSR, elected Vytautas Landsbergis to the position of Chairman of the Supreme Council. Vytautas Landsbergis promptly declared the restoration of Lithunaian independence. Created by: globalquiz.orghistory riddles »hard 52% EstoniaEstonia1926LithuaniaLithuania4744LatviaLatvia847GeorgiaGeorgia1550 Which part of Europe was affected by the worst famine in the 20th century?Ukraine. The Holodomor was a man-made famine in the Ukrainian SR in 1932-1933. It was caused mostly by bad economic policies. Many believe that the destruction of the Ukrainian peasantry was premeditated on the part of Joseph Stalin and consider Holodomor a genocide comparable to Holocaust. Between 2 and 5 million people starved to death despite the fact that Ukrainian lands are among the most fertile in the World.Created by: ex-terminatorUkraine riddles »easy 72% IrelandIreland1464PortugalPortugal587AlbaniaAlbania1026UkraineUkraine8208 In which European country occupied by Nazis, 99% of Jews survived the Holocaust?Denmark. In 1943, 95% of Jews from Nazi-occupied Denmark were evacuated to Sweden in an event known as the rescue of the Danish Jews. It was a collective achievement of the Danish resistance movement, German diplomat Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz (who warned the Danish Jews about the intended deportation to Germany) and many ordinary Danish citizens, mostly policemen and fishermen.Created by: globalquiz.orghistory of Scandinavia riddles »hard 57% The NetherlandsThe Netherlands2689CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia2145ItalyItaly2490DenmarkDenmark9894 What nationality was Stalin?Georgian. Stalin's original Georgian name was "Ioseb Besarionis dze Jughashvili". The surname means son of Juga, and is derived from Georgian djuga, meaning "steel". This later became the root of his adopted name "Stalin", from the Russian word for "steel".Created by: globalquiz.orgcommunism riddles »very easy 82% RussianRussian2036UkrainianUkrainian639GeorgianGeorgian13766JewishJewish336 What spectacular achievement of young Stalin boosted his career among Bolsheviks?Bank robbery. Before the Russian Revolution, Communist paramilitaries were often raising money through robberies and ransom kidnappings. Particularly notable was the 1907 Tiflis bank robbery, in which Stalin participated (playing minor role). The robbery resulted in 40 deaths and the theft of 341,000 rubles (equivalent to around US $3.4 million today).Created by: Luca Biaggicrime riddles »hard 51% composition of the future anthem of the Soviet Unioncomposition of the future anthem of the Soviet Union710public critcism of Leninpublic critcism of Lenin2970bank robberybank robbery5209assassination of the Russian Prime Ministerassassination of the Russian Prime Minister1284 How many medals did Poland win at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm?None. In 1912 the Central Europe was divided between Germany, Russia and Austria-Hungary. Countries like Poland or Czechoslovakia emerged after the First World War.Created by: Marcin GajdaPoland riddles »average 60% 1120885539275050768nonenone10212 Play 20th century quiz and see all the questions.