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1920s Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers From the Year 1926

Trivia quiz with questions and answers about things that happened around the world in 1926.

 

1920s Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers From the Year 1926

Flooding of the Rhine River struck Cologne, and how many people were forced to evacuate their homes?
A: 50,000.

Who declared himself dictator in Greece?
A: Theodoros Pangalos.

What airline was founded in Berlin?
A: Deutsche Luft Hansa.

Who was crowned King of Hejaz.
A: Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud.

A BBC comic radio play broadcast by Ronald Knox about a workers' revolution caused what?
A: A panic in London.

The Belgian Parliament accepted the what?
A: Locarno Treaties.

What did Scottish inventor John Logie Baird demonstrate for members of the Royal Institution and a reporter from The Times at his London laboratory?
A: A mechanical television system.

 

Eugene O'Neill's "what" opened at the Greenwich Theatre?
A: The Great God Brown.

Land on Broadway and Wall Street in New York City was sold at a record how much money per square inch?
A: $7 per sq inch.

Where did Seán O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars open?
A: At the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.

The Irish minister for Justice, Kevin O'Higgins, appointed the Committee on what?
A: Evil Literature.

The Berlin "what" debuted in Berlin?
A: International Green Week.

Francisco Franco became what?
A:  General of Spain.

What happened to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon?
A: It was destroyed by fire.

 

What did Robert Goddard do in March?
A: He launched the first liquid-fuel rocket, at Auburn, Massachusetts.

Who won the presidential election with 93.3% of the vote?
A: Greek dictator Theodoros Pangalos.

An assassination attempt against who fails?
A: Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini.

By a vote of 45–41, the United States Senate unseats who?
A:  Iowa Senator Smith W. Brookhart .

Zhang Zuolin's army captured what city in China?
A: Beijing.

In the Treaty of Berlin, what did Germany and the Soviet Union each pledge?
A: Neutrality in the event of an attack on the other by a third party for the next five years.

Who was crowned Shah of Iran under the name "Pahlevi"?
A: Rezā Khan.

 

African-American pilot Bessie Coleman was killed after what?
A: Falling 500 feet from an airplane.

Explorer Richard E. Byrd and co-pilot Floyd Bennett claimed to be the first to do what?
A: Fly over the North Pole.

An entry in Byrd's diary discovered in 1996 suggested what?
A: That the plane actually turned back 150 miles short of the North Pole due to an oil leak.

Roald Amundsen and his crew flew over what?
A: The North Pole in the airship Norge.

Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson disappeared while visiting what?
A: A Venice, California beach.

The United States Congress passed the Air Commerce Act, licensing what?
A: Pilots and planes.

The first Lebanese "what" was established?
A: constitution.

 

Who became president of Poland?
A: Ignacy Mościcki.

DeFord Bailey was the first "what" to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry?
A: African-American.

Who took power in a military coup in Portugal?
A: General Óscar Carmona.

A bolt of lightning struck what in New Jersey?
A: Picatinny Arsenal, causing several million pounds of explosives to blow up in the next two to three days.

Gertrude Ederle became the first woman to do what?
A: Swim the English Channel from France to England.

The Warner Brothers' Vitaphone system premiered with what movie?
A:  Don Juan starring John Barrymore.

The sudden death of what popular Hollywood actor and sex symbol at the age of 31 years old caused grief around the world?
A: Rudolph Valentino.

 

Who announced that dictatorship had ended in Greece and he was now the president?
A: Pavlos Kountouriotis.

Lebanon under the French Mandate got its first constitution, thereby becoming a what?
A: A republic.

Who was elected president of Lebanon?
A: Charles Debbas

What Philip Dunning and George Abbott play premieres in New York City?
A: Broadway.

Gene Tunney defeated whom and became heavyweight boxing champion of the world?
A: Jack Dempsey.

The League of Nations Slavery Convention abolished what?
A: All types of slavery.

What A. A. Milne children's book was published in London, featuring the eponymous bear?
A: Winnie-the-Pooh.

 

A decree in Italy banned women from doing what?
A: Holding public office.

Magician Harry Houdini died of gangrene and peritonitis that has developed after what?
A: His appendix ruptured.

The NBC radio network opened with how many stations?
A: 24 stations.

Where was the death penalty re-established?
A: In Italy.

Turkey converted to the what?
A: Gregorian calendar.