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Test History Knowledge By Taking This Quiz on History from 1900 to 1959.

It would be challenging to cover every event that occurred between 1900 and 1959 in all pertinent fields. Unquestionably, progress had been made at that time on all fronts. Take this quiz to see how much you know about these events that happened between 1900 and 1959!

Between 1935 and 1939, a civil war tore through which European country?

Algeria

Bolivia

Spain

Germany

Spain
Leftists and right wing revolutionaries engaged in this conflict. Some contend that it was a conflict between proponents of fascism and democracy. Francisco Franco prevailed in the conflict and governed Spain as a military despot until his passing in 1975.

The National Labor Relations Act, which President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law in 1935, gave workers the ability to form and/or join unions as well as the right to collective bargaining. In honor of the senator who originally brought the NLRA up for discussion on the Senate floor, it is more frequently known to as the ________ Act.

Sampson

Jones

Stewart-Debbs

Wagner

Wagner
Workers have the right to collective bargaining and the right to unionize according to the Wagner Act.

The Jazz Age of the 1920s witnessed the advent of avant-garde music and dances like the Charleston in America. Anyone who was a musician in the 1920s was a part of the Jazz Age.

Wynton Marsalis

Louis Armstrong

Bessie Smith

Duke Ellington

Wynton Marsalis
Even though Marsalis wasn’t yet born, all of the above musicians are affiliated with jazz. He is presently a well-known jazz artist in America.

Chiang Kai-Shek was the ruler of which country from 1928 until 1975?

Vietnam

Japan

China

Korea

China
He oversaw the party’s crackdown in China. The civil war between his party and the Communists began in 1946. China became the People’s Republic of China in 1949 after the Communists gained power. Chiang escaped to Taiwan with his family. There, Chiang set up a government and exercised presidential power for another 25 years. Numerous nations recognized his administration as the legitimate government of China, and Taiwan held control of China’s seat in the UN until his death in 1975.

For their combined medical discovery of: in 1923, John Macleod of Scotland and Frederick G. Banting of Canada shared the Nobel Prize in physiology.

Germ Theory

Insulin

Anaesthetic

Penicillin

Insulin
Those with diabetes have benefited from the discovery of insluin.

What well-known SUV was developed by the US as an all-purpose military vehicle that is currently used for both on- and off-road driving?

Jeep

Chevy

Ram

Ford Truck

Jeep
During the conflict, Allied forces drove Jeeps. Volkswagens and BMWs were used by Nazi Germany. Originally, the term “jeep” was used to refer to brand-new army recruits or experimental machinery like cars.

Amos ‘n’ Andy

I Love Lucy

Dennis the Menace

The Twilight Zone

I Love Lucy
From 1951 until 1957, “I Love Lucy” was shown. It was the first scripted TV show to have live studio audiences throughout production. In a poll conducted by ABC News, viewers chose it as the best TV program of all time.

The Wizard of Oz

It Happened One Night

Gone with the Wind

King Kong

The Wizard of Oz
This was the first Technicolor film ever produced. the title of most-watched television film.

What well-known television program, which provided an idealized portrayal of American life in the 1950s, helped the Cleaver family become well-known in the late 1950s?

Bonanza

Leave it to Beaver

The Honeymooners

Dragnet

Leave it to Beaver
“Leave it to Beaver” depicts a fairly mild portrayal of suburban living (the idealized American, middle-class existence). It’s critical to keep in mind that this specific television program presents an idealized view of American society. Additionally, it excludes individuals who were penniless at the time and people of color’s lives.

Thousands of American homeless people lived in shantytowns named after this president, who was blamed for the Great Depression:

Coolidge

Truman

Roosevelt

Hoover

Hoover
In the US, Hoovervilles (slums) grew alongside cities during the Great Depression. As president at the time of the Crash in ’29, Hoover was given the responsibility for the Depression, but he wasn’t the only one to blame. Numerous issues that developed during previous administrations, including lax anti-trust regulations, speculation, etc., contributed to the Great Depression. Furthermore, John Kenneth Galbraith claims that there was little economic knowledge at the time, making it unlikely that Hoover could have understood how to address the Depression’s problems.

The existence of this canal, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, is essential for maritime trade. President Theodore Roosevelt placed American oversight over the river’s development in 1904. It was formally finished in 1914. What does the name of this canal mean?

Welland

Suez

Erie Canal

Panama Canal

Panama Canal
Between 1914 to 1979, the US was in charge of the Panama Canal. The Republic of Panama gained formal control of the region in 1999. The canal is most frequently utilized for marine trade between the US and East Asian countries.

The first comic book issue was released in America in 1938. This particular version sold for $3.2 million in 2014.

Batman

Hulk

X-Men

Superman

Superman
One of the most well-known comic book characters ever created is Superman.

What gloomy song was initially performed by Big Mama Thornton and released by Elvis Presley in 1956? It became his most well-known tune and helped make him the “King of Rock & Roll.”

Great Balls of Fire

Johnny B. Goode

Peggy Sue

Hound Dog

Hound Dog
When Elvis sang “Hound Dog” live in 1956, most Americans did not cheer. Many people claimed that Elvis was an untalented, overly sexy musician. This performance was included in the Forrest Gump movie from 1994.

In 1927, this well-known baseball star broke a home run record. Hank Aaron, an MLB player, didn’t break this mark until 1974.

Jackie Robinson

Babe Ruth

Lou Gehrig

Ted Williams

Babe Ruth
The most well-known athlete of his day was Babe Ruth. He spent 22 years as a Major League Baseball player.

What non-violent movement for fair treatment and equal rights for blacks was spearheaded by civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. in Montgomery, Alabama in response to Rosa Parks’ open racial segregation on public transportation?

march on Washington

diner sit-in

bus boycott

salt march

bus boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott, during which black people refused to utilize the bus system, lasted for a full year in 1955–1956. The US Supreme Court then ruled that Montgomery’s public transit system must be integrated. MLK, who was just 26 years old at the time, rose to the top of the civil rights movement without resorting to violence.

In the 1930s, this famous racehorse came to represent optimism for many Americans.

Seabiscuit

Secretariat

Sea Bird

American Pharoah

Seabiscuit
When Americans had little hope for economic and job recovery after the big recession, Seabiscuit was an unlikely winner. The popularity of Seabiscuit and horse racing gave Americans a kind of amusement during this trying time.

Which one of these nations formally proclaimed its independence in 1948?

Iran

Ireland

Israel

Italy

Israel
After World War I, the Ottoman Empire fell, and Palestine came under the jurisdiction of the British empire. The Balfour Declaration, published by the British government in 1917, outlined the empire’s intention to support the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. On the same day that Israel became a state, Truman recognized it (May 14, 1948). Given that both Israelis and Palestinians of Palestinian origin call this region home, it is a volatile region. The forcible eviction of thousands of Palestinians as a result of the establishment of this country is a topic historians frequently write about. The ongoing hostilities between Israelis and Palestinians are another topic covered by historians.

The first airplane flew over what body of water in 1919:

Pacific Ocean

Atlantic Ocean

Mediterranean Sea

Indian Ocean

Atlantic Ocean
The long-distance capabilities of airplanes were significantly improved by technology during World War I. The first solo flight over the Atlantic Ocean, from New York to Paris, France, was accomplished by Charles Lindbergh in 1927. However, Lindbergh was really the 19th traveler.

After the Supreme Court invalidated a portion of the National Recovery Administration, what president threatened to fill the court?

Calvin Coolidge

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Herbert Hoover

Harry Truman

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
The measure was never backed by Congress, and as a result FDR lost political support. FDR promised to fill the high court with judges who would support New Deal policies. However, the Court upheld the federal government’s authority to control labor-management interactions.

What natural feature was designated a National Park by Congress on February 26, 1919?

Grand Canyon National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Yosemite National Park

Zion National Park

Grand Canyon National Park
On February 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon was declared a national park.

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