1938 World Trivia Questions And Answers
The March of Dimes is established by whom?
A: Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
The German War Minister Field Marshal Werner von Blomberg
A: Eva Gruhn in Berlin.
Who is best man at the wedding?
A: Hermann Göring.
King Farouk of Egypt marries whom?
A: Queen Farida Zulficar in Cairo.
What Thornton Wilder play is performed for the first time
anywhere in Princeton, New Jersey?
A: Our Town.
When and where does it premier?
A: In New York City on February 4.
What happens to the Niagara Bridge at Niagara Falls, New
A: It collapses due to an ice jam.
The first "what" in America begins operation in
A: Ski tow.
Black Sunday at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia: 300
swimmers are dragged out to sea in what?
A: 3 freak waves. 80 lifesavers save all but 5.
A nylon bristle toothbrush becomes the first commercial
product to be what?
A: Made with nylon yarn.
The Santa Ana River in California spills over its banks
during a rainy winter, killing how many people in Orange County?
Oil is discovered in what country?
A: Saudi Arabia.
Soviet Union announces officially that Nikolai Bukharin has
Mexico nationalizes all what?
A: Foreign-owned oil properties within its borders.
What Italian mathematician disappears suddenly under
mysterious circumstances while going by ship from Palermo to Naples?
A: Ettore Majorana.
Who becomes prime minister of France?
A: Édouard Daladier.
First appearance of what comic book hero?
Who becomes the first President of Estonia?
A: Konstantin Päts.
Who recognizes Francisco Franco's government in Spain?
A: The Vatican.
What country withdraws from the League of Nations?
László Bíró patents the "what" in Britain?
A: Ballpoint pen.
Italy beats what country 4–2 to win the 1938 World Cup?
Heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis knocks out whom in
the first round of their rematch at Yankee Stadium in New York City?
A: Max Schmeling.
Who is elected the first President of Ireland?
A: Dr. Douglas Hyde.
What concentration camp is built in Austria?
A: The Mauthausen.
The steam locomotive Mallard sets the world speed record
for steam by reaching what speed?
A: 125.88 mph.
Howard Hughes sets a new record by completing a what?
A: A 91 hour airplane flight around the world.
What disappears with six passengers and nine crew en route
from Guam to Manila?
A: Hawaii Clipper.
In the face of overwhelming Japanese military pressure, who
withdraws his government to Chungking?
A: Chiang Kai-shek.
What Looney Tunes animated short is released?
A: Porky & Daffy.
What bridge, connecting the United States with Canada, is
dedicated by President Roosevelt?
A: The Thousand Islands Bridge.
What Olsen and Johnson musical comedy revue begins its
3-year run on Broadway?
In a vitriolic speech at Berlin's Sportpalast, Hitler
defies the world and implies what?
A: That war with Czechoslovakia will begin at any time.
The Imperial Japanese Army largely overruns what city?
In Germany, Jews' passports were what?
The minimum wage is what?
A: Established by law in the United States.
Du Pont announces what name for its new synthetic yarn?
Jews with Polish citizenship are evicted from what country?
Orson Welles' radio adaptation of The War of the Worlds is
broadcast, causing what?
A: Panic in various parts of the United States.
Seabiscuit defeats War Admiral by four lengths in their
famous match race at what race course in Baltimore?
President Roosevelt agrees to loan $25 million to whom?
A: Chiang Kai-shek, cementing the Sino-American relationship and angering the Japanese government.
Otto Hahn discovers the nuclear fission of what?
A: Uranium, the scientific and technological basis of nuclear energy, which marks the beginning of the Atomic Age.
Adolf Hitler is Time magazine's what?
A: "Man of the Year", as the most influential person of the year.