Recent History
In 2014 Scotland decided to remain a part of the UK.

Recent History

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As middle school children develop their understanding of significant historical figures and different times, they will begin to understand that some events happened a very long time ago, and some are more recent. This may only be 30 or 40 years ago, or may even have been during their own lives.

How much do you know about recent history? Try this quiz and find out!

1.
What did a lot of people think would happen at the end of 1999?
That babies would grow faster
That houses would become smaller
That prices would go down
That the world would end
People thought computers would crash. Others thought it would be the end of the world as we know it
2.
What did France agree to do in 1996?
End nuclear testing
Send everyone a tax refund
Change its flag
Move the Eiffel Tower
The president at the time, Jacques Chirac, signed a special treaty agreeing to this
3.
Which film won an academy award in 1991 for best picture?
Prances with Sheep
Twirls with Pigs
Leaps with Chickens
Dances with Wolves
The film was an epic Western war film featuring Kevin Costner
4.
In 2011, what happened in north-east Japan
Earthquakes and a tsunami
A new pyramid was found
The country became deserted
All the children ran away on the same day
The devastation caused is still being repaired today
5.
In 2003, London introduced a special charge to try to reduce what?
Tourists
Daylight hours
Congestion
The price of bus tours
Motorists who want to travel into the center of London in their car must pay a fee
6.
In 2001, who was sworn in as the 43rd president of the United States?
Bill Clinton
George W. Bush
Barack Obama
John F. Kennedy
George's father had also been the president from 1989-1993
7.
In 2014, what did the voters of Scotland decide?
To remain part of the United Kingdom
To have a special party
To change the Scottish flag
To make every Monday a holiday
There may be another vote in the future but, for now, Scotland remains part of the United Kingdom
8.
In 2005, a video sharing site was launched. What is it called?
Instagram
YouTube
Snapchat
Facebook
Thousands of videos from all around the world are uploaded every day
9.
A metal detectorist in Staffordshire found something huge in 2009. What was it?
The bones of a wooly mammoth
An Anglo-Saxon treasure hual
A buried building
A hidden airplane
The haul was worth more than a million pounds
10.
What was the world's population in 1994?
4 million
5.6 billion
100,000
2 million
The population is just over 7 billion today
Author:  Angela Smith

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