Decade Quiz: 1900s

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the first decade of the 20th century.

Quiz

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the first decade of the 20th century.

1. Which of the following became a state during this decade?

2. President William McKinley was shot on September 6, 1901, by Polish-American anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Where did it happen?

  • In Buffalo, N.Y.
  • In Dallas, Tex.
  • In Phoenix, Ariz.

3. In 1905 Albert Einstein proposed the theory of relativity. What was his nationality?

  • American
  • German
  • Swiss

4. In what year did San Francisco burn for three days, following an earthquake that measured 8.3 on the Richter scale?

  • 1909
  • 1906
  • 1900

5. What killed an astounding 1.3 million people in India in 1907?

  • A typhoon
  • Famine
  • The bubonic plague

Your Results:

1. Which of the following became a state during this decade?
Oklahoma

2. President William McKinley was shot on September 6, 1901, by Polish-American anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Where did it happen?
In Buffalo, N.Y.

3. In 1905 Albert Einstein proposed the theory of relativity. What was his nationality?
Swiss

4. In what year did San Francisco burn for three days, following an earthquake that measured 8.3 on the Richter scale?
1906

5. What killed an astounding 1.3 million people in India in 1907?
The bubonic plague

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