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1931 Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

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1931 Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers

What does South Dakota native Ernest Lawrence invent?
A: The cyclotron, used to accelerate particles to study nuclear physics.

In January,  Albert Einstein begins doing research where?
A: At the California Institute of Technology, along with astronomer Edwin Hubble.

German pilot Elly Beinhorn begins her flight to where on January 4th?
A: Africa.

What does Thomas Edison do?
A: He submits his last patent application.

January 22 –Who is sworn in as the first Australian-born Governor-General of Australia?
A: Sir Isaac Isaacs.

On January 25,  who is again released from imprisonment in India?
A: Mohandas Gandhi.

Who forms a government in France?
A: Pierre Laval.


Release of what movie starring Charlie Chaplin?
A: City Lights.

Much of the New Zealand cities of Napier and Hastings are destroyed in a what?
A: An earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale killing 256 people.

What Soviet leader gives a speech calling for rapid industrialization?
A: Joseph Stalin.

In February, The official inauguration ceremonies for New Delhi as the "what" begin?
A: The capital of India.

National Socialist (NSDAP) and National Party (DNVP) members walk out of the German Reichstag in protest against what?
A: Changes in the parliament's protocol intended to limit heckling.

What radio begins broadcasting?
A: Vatican Radio.

The original film version of what movie with Bela Lugosi is released in the United States?
A: Dracula.


Who is elected president of Finland?
A: Pehr Evind Svinhufvud.

California gets the go-ahead by the United States Congress to build what?
A: The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.

Peruvian revolutionaries hijack a Ford Trimotor aeroplane and demand what?
A: That the pilot drop propaganda leaflets over Lima.

What U.S. naval vessel is placed back in full commission after a refit?
A: The USS Arizona.

Sir Oswald Mosley founds what as a breakaway from the Labour Party in the United Kingdom?
A: the New Party.

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the what?
A: The United States' National anthem.

The British viceroy of India and Mohandas Gandhi sign what?
A: The Gandhi–Irwin Pact.


What opens in Helsinki, Finland?
A: The new House of Representatives.

Nevada legalizes what?
A: Gambling.

What Indian revolutionary leaders are hanged for conspiracy to murder in the British Raj?
A: Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar.

Who are arrested in Alabama and charged with rape
A: The Scottsboro Boys.

Arnold Bennett dies of typhoid in London shortly after returning from a visit to Paris, where did what?
A: He drank local water to prove it was safe.

An earthquake destroys what city killing 2,000 people?
A: Managua, Nicaragua.

What Argentinian anarchist is executed?
A: Severino Digiovanni.


Municipal elections in Spain, result in the triumph for whom?
A: The republican parties.

What skyscraper is completed in New York city?
A: The Empire State Building is completed.

Who is re-elected president of Turkey?
A: Kemal Atatürk.

May 11 – The Creditanstalt, Austria's largest bank, does what?
A: It goes bankrupt, beginning the banking collapse in Central Europe.

Who is elected president of France?
A: Paul Doumer.

In an attempt to stop the banking crisis in Central Europe from causing a worldwide financial meltdown, U.S. President Herbert Hoover does what?
A: He issues the Hoover Moratorium.

John Haven Emerson of Cambridge, Massachusetts perfects his negative pressure ventilator ("iron lung") just in time for what?
A: The growing polio epidemic.


What record does  Irish racing driver Kaye Don break?
A: The world water speed record at Lake Garda, Italy.

The millennialist Bible Student movement adopts what name at a meeting in Columbus, Ohio?
A: Jehovah's Witnesses.

A run on the British pound leads to what?
A: Political and economic crisis in Britain.

The worst "what"  in British Honduras history kills an estimated 1,500?
A: Hurricane.

Who commits suicide in her uncle Adolf Hitler's apartment?
A: Geli Raubal.

Where does Dick Tracy, the comic strip detective character created by cartoonist Chester Gould, make his debut appearance?
A: In the Detroit Mirror newspaper.

American gangster Al Capone is sentenced to what?
A: 11 years in prison for tax evasion in Chicago.


The Chinese Soviet Republic is proclaimed by whom?
A: Mao Zedong.

Heavy hydrogen, later named deuterium, is what?
A: Discovered by chemist Harold Clayton Urey.

Who became the first American woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize?
A: Jane Addams.

Who is elected president of the Spanish Republic?
A: Niceto Alcalá-Zamora.

Who resigns as Prime Minister of Japan?
A: Wakatsuki Reijirō.

What automobile manufacturer is founded in Stuttgart?
A: Porsche.


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