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1938 World Trivia Questions And Answers

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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 marries whom?
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 York?
A: It collapses due to an ice jam.

 

The first "what" in America begins operation in Vermont?
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?
A: 58.

Oil is discovered in what country?
A: Saudi Arabia.

Soviet Union announces officially that Nikolai Bukharin has been what?
A: Executed.

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?
A: Superman

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?
A: Chile.

László Bíró patents the "what" in Britain?
A: Ballpoint pen.

 

Italy beats what country 4–2 to win the 1938 World Cup?
A: Hungary

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?
A: Hellzapoppin'.

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?
A: Canton.

In Germany, Jews' passports were what?
A: Invalidated.

 

The minimum wage is  what?
A: Established by law in the United States.

Du Pont announces what name for its new synthetic yarn?
A: "nylon".

Jews with Polish citizenship are evicted from what country?
A: Germany.

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?
A: Pimlico.

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.