Think your timeline is on point? In this fun general knowledge quiz, you’ll be given two events and have to decide whether one came before or after the other. Are you up for it? Then let’s play!

3% Was Facebook founded before or after Twitter?

  • After 
  • Before 

✔️Right Answer: Before

5%. Was Frozen released before or after Finding Nemo?

  • Before 
  • After 

✔️Right Answer: After

8% Did Michael Jackson pass away before or after Whitney Houston?

  • Before 
  • After 

✔️Right Answer: After

10%. Did the first episode of How I Met Your Mother air before or after the first episode of Modern Family?

  • Before 
  • After 

✔️Right Answer: Before

13%. Were Prince William and Kate Middleton married before or after George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin?

  • Before 
  • After 

✔️Right Answer: Before

15%. Did Hurricane Katrina make landfall before or after the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami?

  • Before 
  • After 

✔️Right Answer: Before

18%. Did the athlete on the left play his final game before or after the athlete on the right played his?

  • Before
  • After

✔️Right Answer: Before

20%. Was the iPad released before or after the launch of the iCloud?

  • Before 
  • After 

✔️Right Answer: Before

23%. Was The Royal Tenenbaums released in movie theaters before or after Isle of Dogs?

  • Before 
  • After 

✔️Right Answer: Before

25%. Did Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston split up before or after Chris Pratt and Anna Faris divorced?

  • Before
  • After

✔️Right Answer: Before

28%. Did France win the FIFA World Cup before or after Germany?

  • Before
  • After

✔️Right Answer: After

30%. Did the hit TV series starring the two actors on the left conclude before or after the hit show starring the actor on the right?

  • Before
  • After

✔️Right Answer: Before

33%. Was Britney Spears’s album Britney released before or after Justin Timberlake’s Justified?

  • Before
  • After

✔️Right Answer: Before

35%. Was Google founded before or after Huawei?

  • Before
  • After 

✔️Right Answer: After

38%. Did the city on the left host the Olympics before or after the city on the right?

  • Before
  • After 
  • Before – because the city on the right has never hosted the Olympic Games
  • After – because this city has not yet hosted the Olympic Games

✔️Right Answer: Before

40%. Did Slumdog Millionaire win best picture at the Academy Awards before or after The King’s Speech?

  • Before – and it was an adaptation of a novel 
  • After – and it won the most Academy Awards for any film in that year 
  • Before – and it also won six Golden Globes 
  • After – and it starred Dev Patel 

✔️Right Answer: Before – and it was an adaptation of a novel

43%. Was the actor on the left born before or after the actor on the right?

  • Before – and his older brother is also a well-known actor  
  • After – and he is the youngest person to be featured on the Time 100 list 
  • Before – and he was born in London 
  • After – and his birthday is in the same month as the actor on the right 

✔️Right Answer: After – and his birthday is in the same month as the actor on the right

45%. Did Patrick Modiano win the Nobel Prize in Literature before or after Bob Dylan?

  • Before – and Svetlana Alexievich won the very next year
  • After – and Herta Müller won the year before
  • Before – and  Alice Munro won the very next year 
  • After – and Mo Yan won the year before 

✔️Right Answer: Before – and Svetlana Alexievich won the very next year

48%. Did Eyjafjallajökull last erupt before or after Puyehue-Cordón Caulle?

  • Before – and postage stamps were made containing real volcanic ash which fell from the explosion  
  • After – and since its explosion, the volcano has been considered dormant 
  • Before – and it melted nearly half of the world’s largest glacier 
  • After – and it interrupted air travel 

✔️Right Answer: Before – and postage stamps were made containing real volcanic ash which fell from the explosion

50%. Were AirPods released before or after Apple Pay?

  • Before – and 2nd generation AirPods were released just two years later 
  • After – and Kohl’s was the first retailer to use Apple Pay
  • Before – and in 2019, they were voted the most popular ‘hearable’ brand
  • After – because their release was delayed by nearly one year 

✔️Right Answer: After – and Kohl’s was the first retailer to use Apple Pay

53%. Did the first film starring the actors on the left premiere before or after the first film starring the actors on the right?

  • Before – and it had less than half the budget of the film on the right
  • After – and it had the same budget as the film on the right
  • Before – and it grossed more than 500 million dollars than the film on the right
  • After – and it grossed more than 300 million dollars than the film on the right

✔️Right Answer: Before – and it had less than half the budget of the film on the right

55%. Was the fashion model on the right born before or after the fashion model on the left?

  • Before – and both models were childhood friends1
  • After – but her modeling career started much earlier
  • Before – but only by a few days
  • After – though both models were born in the same year

✔️Right Answer: After – though both models were born in the same year

58%. Did the singer on the right release a number one album on the US Billboard 200 albums chart before or after the singer on the left?

  • Before – and both singers were born in the same state
  • After – and she is slightly older than the singer on the left
  • Before – and both singers appeared on a Disney Channel TV show
  • After – and both singers appeared on a Nickelodeon TV show1

✔️Right Answer: After – and she is slightly older than the singer on the left

60%. Was the word ‘selfie’ the Oxford Dictionary word of the year before or after the word ‘post-truth’?

  • Before – and it was immediately followed by ‘youthquake`
  • After – and the word ‘toxic’ was the word of the year between ‘selfie’ and ‘post-truth’
  • Before – and it was immediately preceded by a neologism 
  • After – and an emoji was the word of the year one year later 

✔️Right Answer: Before – and it was immediately preceded by a neologism

63%. Was The Black Panther released before or after Avengers: Infinity War?

  • Before – and it was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards 
  • After – and it was the highest grossing film in that year 
  • Before – and it grossed more than Avengers: Infinity War 
  • After – and both films premiered in Los Angeles 

✔️Right Answer: Before – and it was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards

65%. Did the singer on the left give birth to her first daughter before or after the singer on the right gave birth to her son?

  • Before – and her daughter was born in Houston, Texas
  • After – the son of the singer on the right was born two years earlier
  • Before – but her daughter was born in the same year as the son of the singer on the right
  • After – and her daughter was born in New York City

✔️Right Answer: Before – but her daughter was born in the same year as the son of the singer on the right

68%. Did the athlete on the right win her first Grand Slam tournament before or after the athlete on the left won hers?

  • Before – but she has not yet won a second Grand Slam tournament
  • After – and she was the first teenager to win a Grand Slam tournament since Maria Sharapova
  • Before – and she was the first teenager to win a Grand Slam tournament since Maria Sharapova
  • After – and she defeated the player on the left to claim the title

✔️Right Answer: After – and she was the first teenager to win a Grand Slam tournament since Maria Sharapova

70%. Did ‘Not Ready to Make Nice’ win the Grammy Award for Song of the Year before or after ‘Fallin’?

  • Before – and it was sung by the Dixie Chicks
  • After – and it was sung by the Dixie Chicks
  • Before – and it was sung by John Mayer
  • After – and it was sung by John Mayer

✔️Right Answer: After – and it was sung by the Dixie Chicks

73%. Did Thoroughly Modern Millie win best musical before or after The Producers?

  • Before – and it beat out Mamma Mia!
  • After – and it beat out Sweet Smell of Success
  • Before – and it beat out A Class Act
  • After – and it beat out A Year with Frog and Toad

✔️Right Answer: After – and it beat out Sweet Smell of Success

75%. Was Airbnb founded before or after Uber?

  • Before – and its headquarters are in the same city as Uber 
  • After – but both companies have been around for nine years 
  • Before – and it also runs a publishing house 
  • After – and was started when its founders couldn’t find a room in a hotel in New York City

✔️Right Answer: Before – and its headquarters are in the same city as Uber

78%. Was Air Italy liquidated before or after Thomas Cook?

  • Before – but Thomas Cook Germany is still in operation  
  • After – and other carriers operated its flights for two weeks immediately afterwards 
  • Before – and it was the second largest airline in Italy 
  • After – and this occurred just one year after it was established 

✔️Right Answer: After – and other carriers operated its flights for two weeks immediately afterwards

80%. Was Guitar Hero released before or after BioShock?

  • Before – and it was released shortly before Thanksgiving  
  • After – but its sequel was released a year after BioShock 
  • Before – and it was made on a budget of two million dollars
  • After – but it did not receive as many Game of the Year awards as BioShock 

✔️Right Answer: Before – and it was released shortly before Thanksgiving

83%. Was Sweepee Rambo awarded the title of World’s Ugliest Dog before or after Peanut?

  • Before – and Sweepee Rambo won two years later  
  • After – and Sweepee Rambo is a Chinese crested chihuahua 
  • Before – and Sweepee Rambo is much older than Peanut 
  • After – and Sweepee Rambo is allergic to peanuts! 

✔️Right Answer: After – and Sweepee Rambo is a Chinese crested chihuahua

85%. Did the musician on the right perform at the Superbowl before or after the musician on the left?

  • Before -and Madonna performed the previous year
  • After – and The Who performed the previous year
  • Before – and Madonna performed the following year
  • After – and The Who performed the following year

✔️Right Answer: After – and The Who performed the following year

88%. Was the building on the left finished before or after the building on the right?

  • Before – and it cost nearly ten times more than the building on the right  
  • After – and it serves the same function as the building on the right 
  • Before – and it had the same architect as the building on the right
  • After – and it is located in the same country as the building on the right 

✔️Right Answer: Before – and it cost nearly ten times more than the building on the right

90%. Was Fifty Shades of Grey published before or after the last installment of the Hunger Games series, Mockingjay?

  • Before – and it was also adapted to film before Mockingjay 
  • After – and it was also adapted to film after Mockingjay
  • Before – and it sold over more than 125 copies worldwide 
  • After – and the father of the author was a BBC cameraman 

✔️Right Answer: After – and it was also adapted to film after Mockingjay

93%. Did the country on the left ban plastic bags before or after the country on the right?

  • Before
  • After 
  • Before – because the country on the right still uses plastic bags
  • After – because this country still uses plastic bags

✔️Right Answer: Before

95%. Did South Sudan secede from Sudan before or after Steve Jobs’s death?

  • Before – and it is a member of the United Nations  
  • After – and the region of Abyei still remains disputed 
  • Before – and its first president was Riek Machar 
  • After – and its largest city is Juba 

✔️Right Answer: Before – and it is a member of the United Nations

98%. Did production for the Volkswagen Beetle end before or after Tesla was founded?

  • Before – but both things occurred in the same month of the same year  
  • After – and Sam Phillips died on the same day 
  • Before – and the last Beetle was produced in Puebla, New Mexico 
  • After – and it was number 21,529,494

✔️Right Answer: After – and Sam Phillips died on the same day

100%. Was Pluto downgraded from planet to ‘dwarf planet’ before or after the Mars Exploration Rover mission began?

  • Before – and the decision was made by the International Astronomical Union  
  • After – and it was downgraded because it did not meet two out of three criteria to be a planet 
  • Before – and its moons were also downgraded 
  • After – and this was decided when 10% of 2,700 scientists invited to a planet definition committee voted on the issue 

✔️Right Answer: After – and this was decided when 10% of 2,700 scientists invited to a planet definition committee voted on the issue