1936 World Trivia Quiz Questions
England celebrates its first ever win over what team?
A: The All Blacks.
I Wanna Play House marks the first Warner Bros.
A: "target" titles.
What Serial killer is executed in Sing Sing Prison?
A: Albert Fish.
King George V of the United Kingdom dies, and who succeeds
to the throne, becoming Edward VIII.?
A: His eldest son.
In January, what radio show debuts?
A: The Green Hornet.
Radium E (bismuth-210) becomes the first radioactive
element to be what?
A: Made synthetically.
Where do the IV Olympic Winter Games open?
A: In Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
The first superhero to wear a skin-tight costume and mask,
The Phantom, makes his first appearance in what?
A: U.S. newspapers.
Construction of Hoover Dam is what?
Peter and the Wolf, a Russian fairy tale of Sergei
Prokofiev's composition, debuts where?
A: At the Nezlobin Theater in Moscow, Soviet Union.
The first flight by what airline takes place?
A: The Irish airline Aer Lingus.
What British luxury liner leaves Southampton on her maiden
voyage across the Atlantic?
A: RMS Queen Mary.
Who submits his paper "On Computable Numbers" to the
Mathematical Society for publication, introducing the concept of the "Turing
A: Alan Turing.
A major "what" strikes North America?
A: Heat wave. High temperature records are set and thousands die.
What Margaret Mitchell romance novel is first published in
the United States?
A: Gone with the Wind.
Who knocks out Joe Louis in the 12th round of their
heavyweight boxing match at Yankee Stadium in New York City?
A: Max Schmeling.
The 1936 Summer Olympics mark the first live what?
A: Television coverage of a sports event in world history.
African-American athlete Jesse Owens wins the "what" at the
A: 100-meter dash.
Who was hanged in Owensboro, Kentucky, in the last public
execution in the United States?
A: Rainey Bethea.
In the 1936 Summer Olympics, what does the United States
men's national basketball team win?
A: The first Olympic basketball tournament in the final game over Canada, 19–8.
President Roosevelt attends the dedication of whose head at
A: Thomas Jefferson's.
What English-born aviatrix becomes the first woman to make
an East-to-West solo transatlantic flight, from Abingdon-on-Thames, England, to
Baleine, Nova Scotia?
A: Beryl Markham.
Start of Joseph Stalin's what?
A: Great Purge in the Soviet Union.
Franklin D. Roosevelt is reelected to a second term in a
landslide victory over whom?
A: Kansas Governor Alf Landon.
In California what opens to traffic?
A: The San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge.
The first edition of what magazine is published?
Hitler mandates that all German boys aged 10 to 18 do what?
A: Join the Hitler Youth paramilitary organization.
What radio station is officially founded in New York City?
Release of the film Natalka Poltavka in Ukraine, the first
A: Russian opera.