20th century questions This is a list of recently added questions about 20th century. Play 20th century quiz and see all the questions. Who was the President of the USSR?Mikhail Gorbachev is a Russian politician, author of perestroika (recreating), glasnost (publicity), uskorenie (acceleration) which purpose was to abolish communism in the USSR and to finish a Cold War. He left his post 25 Dec 1991 what symbolised the end of the almost 70 years of this country's tradition. In Russia, Gorbachev is remembered to have been responsible for destroying an empire. He got the Nobel Prize in 1990. Nowadays he is still active in public life but not taking part in Russian politics.Created by: apokalipskaaverage 68% Konstantin ChernenkoKonstantin Chernenko7Mikhail GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev117Boris YeltsinBoris Yeltsin37Leonid BrezhnevLeonid Brezhnev11history of Russia riddles » During Polish-Soviet war Polish army sabotaged Bolshevik radio by broadcastingHoly Bible. Radio intelligence played a major role in the Polish-Soviet war. Poles actively searched for radio frequencies used by Red Army just to disrupt it by broadcasting Bible verses. Created by: smyruhard 55% Soviet anthemSoviet anthem244Polish anthemPolish anthem428Holy BibleHoly Bible1861military march musicmilitary march music815history riddles » In XX century Poland declared war only once. On which country?Japan. Poland declared war on Japan on 20th December 194 as most of WW2 allies. Though Empire of Japan refused to accept a state of war due to friendly relations between the two countries. Despite that legally the state of war lasted until 8th February 1957. It might be the longest war without any clash.Created by: smyruhard 56% GermanyGermany1090JapanJapan3028UkraineUkraine830VietnamVietnam371Poland riddles » 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: Nymaverage 61% In 1953 in KoreaIn 1953 in Korea1076In 1964 in TurkeyIn 1964 in Turkey376In 1993 in SomaliaIn 1993 in Somalia2609In 1994 in RwandaIn 1994 in Rwanda6510United Nations riddles » 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 Kołodziejczykhard 46% Neil Alden ArmstrongNeil Alden Armstrong1105Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr.421Alexey Arkhipovich LeonovAlexey Arkhipovich Leonov2598Yuri Alekseyevich GagarinYuri Alekseyevich Gagarin1497Soviet Union riddles » 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: Usernamehard 59% Next and DellNext and Dell297Dell and MicrosoftDell and Microsoft718Next and Apple Next and Apple 6298Apple and MicrosoftApple and Microsoft3321companies riddles » 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.orghard 58% in Argentinain Argentina739in Berlinin Berlin2541in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuaniain Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania6112in Beijingin Beijing978Lithuania riddles » 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.orghard 53% EstoniaEstonia2099LithuaniaLithuania5418LatviaLatvia932GeorgiaGeorgia1724history riddles » 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-terminatoreasy 74% IrelandIreland1588PortugalPortugal628AlbaniaAlbania1122UkraineUkraine9570Ukraine riddles » 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.orghard 58% The NetherlandsThe Netherlands3025CzechoslovakiaCzechoslovakia2359ItalyItaly2823DenmarkDenmark11568history of Scandinavia riddles » Play 20th century quiz and see all the questions.