1931 Trivia Quiz Questions And Answers
What does South Dakota native Ernest Lawrence invent?
A: The cyclotron, used to accelerate particles to study nuclear
In January, Albert
Einstein begins doing research where?
A: At the California Institute of Technology, along with astronomer Edwin
German pilot Elly Beinhorn begins her flight to where on
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
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
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?
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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