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1922 Trivia Questions and Answers

Trivia quiz with questions about things that happened in the year 1922.

 

1922 Trivia Questions and Answers

The British Empire is at its largest extent, covering a quarter of the world and ruling over how many people?
A: One in four people on earth.

What League is founded in Norway?
A: The Social Democratic Youth League.

The first "what" is made, by Frederick Banting in Toronto?
A: Successful insulin treatment of diabetes.

The British government releases the remaining what?
A: Irish prisoners captured in the War of Independence.

The flu epidemic has claimed how many victims in Britain?
A: 804.

Who becomes Chairman of the Irish Provisional Government?
A: Michael Collins.

Christian K. Nelson patents the what?
A: Eskimo Pie.

 

Snowfall from the biggest-ever recorded snowstorm in Washington, D.C., causes what?
A: The roof of the Knickerbocker Theatre to collapse, killing 98.

Radio KZKZ-AM, the second radio station in what country, begins broadcasting?
A: the Philippines.

What happened to Irish American film director William Desmond Taylor?
A: He was murdered.

What magazine is first published?
A: Ring Magazine.

DeWitt and Lila Wallace publish the first issue of what?
A: Reader's Digest.

Pope Pius XI (Achille Ratti) succeeds whom, to become the 259th pope?
A: Pope Benedict XV.

The Five Power Naval Disarmament Treaty is signed between who?
A: The United States, United Kingdom, Japan, France and Italy.

 

President Harding introduces the first what in the White House?
A: radio.

What Finnish Minister of the Interior is assassinated by Ernst Tandefelt?
A: Heikki Ritavuori.

What happens to French serial killer Henri Désiré Landru?
A: He is beheaded by the guillotine.

A challenge to the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, allowing women the right to vote, is what?
A: Rebuffed by the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mohandas Gandhi is arrested in Bombay for what?
A: Sedition.

Who becomes King of Egypt?
A: Fuad I.

In British India, Mahatma Gandhi is sentenced to how long?
A: Six years in prison for sedition (he serves only two).

 

The USS Langley is commissioned as the first United States what?
A: Navy aircraft carrier.

Joseph Stalin is appointed to what position?
A: General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party.

The United Kingdom's Prince of Wales arrives in Yokohama aboard HMS Renown and rides by train to Tokyo, starting a what?
A: A one month visit to Japan.

The State of Massachusetts does what?
A: Opens all public offices to women.

The leader of the underground Estonian Communist Party Viktor Kingissepp is what?
A: Executed in Estonia.

In The Bronx, construction begins on what?
A: Yankee Stadium.

Where does radio station KGU begin broadcasting?
A: In Hawaii.

 

A 20-ton "what" lands near Blackstone, Virginia, USA?
A: Meteorite.

What British Liberal MP is jailed for seven years for fraud ?
A: Horatio Bottomley.

What is dedicated In Washington, D.C.?
A: The Lincoln Memorial.

U.S. première of Robert J. Flaherty's Nanook of the North, the first what?
A: Commercially successful feature length documentary film.

President Harding makes his first what?
A: Speech on the radio.

Irish Republican Army agents assassinate whom?
A: British Army field marshal Sir Henry Wilson in London.

Who becomes Reigning Prince Louis II of Monaco?
A: Louis Honoré Charles Antoine Grimaldi.

 

Japan agrees to withdraw its troops from where?
A: Siberia.

The Kingdom of Hungary joins what?
A: The League of Nations.

Rebecca L. Felton becomes the first female what?
A: US senator, when Georgia's governor gives her a temporary appointment.

Benito Mussolini becomes the youngest ever what?
A: Prime Minister of Italy at age 39.

The Ottoman Empire is "what" after 600 years and its last sultan Mehmed VI, abdicates?
A: Abolished.

In Egypt, English archaeologist Howard Carter and his men find what?
A: The entrance to Pharaoh Tutankhamun's tomb in the Valley of the Kings.

Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon become the first people to enter what?
A: The tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun in over 3,000 years.

The California "what" becomes extinct?
A: grizzly bear.