• Note: all links in the test will open in a new window. I've taken care to check that none of them have inappropriate content, or spyware but if you're not comfortable with this, you don't need to click them to do the test.

    Following some favourable comments I got about the Knowledge of the Middle Ages test, I decided to do another one focusing on the modern age. Keep in mind that I am trying to concentrate on "influential" events (at least, those that are influential in my mind) so you can get a greater appreciation for the events that shaped the world we live in today.

    All right, several sections in this test

    • Conflict And Change (15 questions) deals with political and social events
    • Arts and the Humanities (15 questions) includes music, fine art, philosophy and various other things that generally fall under these categories
    • Science and Technology (13 questions) includes the major divisions of science (biology, chemistry, physics) as well as mathematics. Less questions here because history of science is something not normally associated with fun. :)

    2 points for every correct answer, -1 for every incorrect answer and no points for any answer left blank. It is up to you to decide whether it is worth guessing or not. :) Good luck and have fun.