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Trivia Questions And Answers About the Year 1924

Trivia quiz questions with answers about things that happened in 1924.

 

Trivia Questions And Answers About the Year 1924

What British submarine sinks in the English Channel and 43 are lost?
A: L-24.

Who shoots a man he erroneously thinks is Sir Charles Tegart, the police commissioner of Calcutta?
A: Gopinath Saha.  He is arrested soon after.

Following the death of Vladimir Lenin, Joseph Stalin immediately begins to what?
A: Purge his rivals to clear the way for his leadership.

Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first what?
A: Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

The Soviet Union officially declares that Lenin died when?
A: On January 21.

Where are the 1924 Winter Olympics held?
A: In Chamonix, in the French Alps.

Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) is renamed what?
A: Leningrad. It reverts to Saint Petersburg in 1991.

 

Where is Lenin buried?
A: In Lenin's Mausoleum in Moscow's Red Square.

The United Kingdom recognizes the what?
A: Soviet Union.

What  is broadcast for the first time from the Royal Greenwich Observatory?
A: A radio time signal.

In what state does the first state execution using gas in the United States take place?
A: Nevada.

What music by George Gershwin, is first performed in New York City at Aeolian Hall?
A: Rhapsody in Blue.

The Computing Tabulating Recording Company (CTR), is renamed what?
A: International Business Machines (IBM).

Calvin Coolidge becomes the first President of the United States to do what?
A: Deliver a radio broadcast from the White House.

 

Who forms a new government in Turkey?
A: İsmet İnönü.

Greece proclaims itself a what?
A: Republic.

A referendum in Greece favors the formation of what?
A: The Second Hellenic Republic.

What American media company is founded in Los Angeles?
A: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM).

An explosion in a mine at the Wheeling Steel Corporation in Benwood, West Virginia kills how many men?
A: 119.

The Aleph Zadik Aleph, the oldest Jewish youth fraternity, is founded where?
A: In Omaha, Nebraska.

Where are the 1924 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies held?
A: In Paris, France.

 

J. Edgar Hoover is appointed head of the what?
A: Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Mercedes-Benz is formed by the merging companies owned by whom?
A: Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz.

What did University of Chicago students Richard Loeb and Nathan Leopold, Jr. do?
A: Murdered 14-year-old Bobby Franks in a thrill killing.

President Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting what?
A: Citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.

Fascists kidnap and kill whom in Rome?
A: Italian socialist leader Giacomo Matteotti.

American airman Russell Maughan flies from New York to San Francisco in how long?
A: 21 hours and 48 minutes on a dawn-to-dusk flight in a Curtiss pursuit.

Who is nominated by the Democrats to oppose Calvin Coolidge in the presidential election?
A: John W. Davis of West Virginia.

 

Where does the Hanapepe massacre occur?
A: On Kauai, Hawaii.

The 8-hour work day is introduced in what country?
A: Belgium.

What fraternity is founded at the Lake Shore Campus of Loyola University, Chicago?
A: The Alpha Delta Gamma.

Zeppelin LZ-126 makes a transatlantic delivery flight from where to where?
A: From Friedrichshafen, Germany, to Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Nellie Tayloe Ross of Wyoming is elected as the first woman what?
A: Governor in the United States.

Republican Calvin Coolidge defeats whom?
A: Democrat John W. Davis and Progressive Robert M. La Follette, Sr.

In New York City the first what is held?
A: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Astronomer Edwin Hubble announces that Andromeda, previously believed to be a nebula, is actually what?
A: Another galaxy, and that the Milky Way is only one of many such galaxies in the universe.