Trivia Quiz Questions From the Year 1925
Kristiania, the capital of Norway, reverted to its original
name of what?
Where did Benito Mussolini make a pivotal speech?
A: In the Italian Chamber of Deputies.
He took personal responsibility for the actions of what?
A: His Blackshirts.
He challenged his political opponents to remove him from
office and then promised to do what?
A: Take charge of restoring order to Italy within forty-eight hours.
Historians now trace this speech to the beginning of
Who became first female governor of Texas?
A: Ma Ferguson.
What new magazine was published?
A: The New Yorker.
Art Gillham recorded for Columbia Records the first what?
A: Western Electric masters to be commercially released.
What earthquake struck northeastern North America?
A: The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake.
The inauguration of Calvin Coolidge as President of the
United States was the first to be what?
A: Broadcast on radio.
The British Royal Air Force bombarded mountain strongholds
A: Mahsud tribesmen in South Waziristan.
The Phi Lambda Chi fraternity (original name "The Aztecs")
was founded on what campus?
A: Arkansas State Teacher's College in Conway, Arkansas (now the University of Central Arkansas).
The Tri-State Tornado, the deadliest in U.S. history,
rampaged through what three states?
A: Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, killing 695 people and injuring 2,027.
Tennessee Governor Austin Peay signed the Butler Act,
prohibiting the teaching of what in the state's public schools?
What radio station in Ft. Wayne, Indiana began
Frank Heath and his horse Gypsy Queen left Washington, D.C.
to begin a what?
A: A two-year journey to visit all 48 states.
The Patent and Trademark Office was transferred to what?
A: The Department of Commerce.
What did F. Scott Fitzgerald publish?
A: The Great Gatsby.
What happened to Fritz Haarmann, a serial killer convicted
of the murder of 24 boys and young men?
A: He was beheaded in Germany.
Chancellor of the Exchequer Winston Churchill announced
A: Britain's return to the gold standard.
Dayton, Tennessee, biology teacher John Scopes was arrested
for teaching what?
A: Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
British explorer Percy Fawcett sent a last telegram to his
wife, before what?
A: He disappeared in the Amazon.
Who founded the Chrysler Corporation?
A: Walter Percy Chrysler.
A 6.8 earthquake destroyed the downtown of what California
A: Santa Barbara.
In Dublin, Ireland, who became the first female member of a
stock exchange in the world?
A: Oonagh Keogh.
In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" began
with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of what?
A: Teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.
John T. Scopes was found guilty of teaching evolution in
class and fined how much?
What National Memorial was dedicated in South Dakota?
A: Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
London's first "what" were introduced?
A: enclosed double-decker buses.
What secret agent is executed by the OGPU, the secret
police of the Soviet Union?
A: Sidney Reilly.
Who was crowned as King of Siam?
A: Prajadhipok (Rama VII).