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1920s Trivia Questions and Answers From the Year 1928 For Seniors Memory

Trivia quiz questions with the answers from the year 1928.

 

1920s Trivia Questions and Answers From the Year 1928 For Seniors Memory

English bacteriologist Frederick Griffith reports the results of Griffith's experiment, indirectly proving what?
A: The existence of DNA.

Estonia changes its currency from the mark to the what?
A: The kroon.

What river floods in London?
A: The River Thames.

What convicted American murderer is executed at Sing Sing?
A: Ruth Snyder.

The OGPU arrests who in Moscow?
A: Leon Trotsky.

What volcanic island appears?
A: Anak Krakatau.

Where are the 1928 Winter Olympics held?
A: In St. Moritz, Switzerland.

 

Who wins her first gold medal in women's figure skating?
A: Sonja Henie of Norway.

What kills 11 people in England?
A: Heavy hail.

Charles Jenkins Laboratories of Washington, D.C., becomes the first what?
A: Holder of a television license from the Federal Radio Commission.

In California, what dam north of Los Angeles fails, killing 600?
A: The St. Francis Dam.

Charles Lindbergh is presented "what" for his first Transatlantic flight?
A: the Medal of Honor.

Where is the China Academy of Art founded?
A: In Hangzhou.

A bomb attack against whom in Milan kills 17 bystanders?
A: Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini.

 

Where does the first regular schedule of television programming begin?
A: In Schenectady, New York by the General Electric's television station W2XB.

What Australia service commences operations?
A: The Royal Flying Doctor Service

The animated short Plane Crazy is released by Disney Studios in Los Angeles, featuring the first appearances of whom?
A: Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

The airship Italia crashes where?
A: At the North Pole.

What rookie driver wins his first Indianapolis 500?
A: Louis Meyer.

He would win that race again in what two years?
A: 1933 and 1936.

Governor of New York Al Smith becomes the first Catholic what?
A: To be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States.

 

British inventor John Logie Baird demonstrates the world's first what?
A: Color television transmission.

Where is the first machine-sliced and machine-wrapped loaf of bread sold?
A: In Chillicothe, Missouri, using Otto Frederick Rohwedder's technology.

What Mexican aviator dies in a solo plane crash in the New Jersey Pine Barrens, while returning from a goodwill flight to New York City?
A: Emilio Carranza.

Who assassinates Álvaro Obregón, president of Mexico?
A: José de León Toral.

The United States recalls its troops from where?
A: China.

Where are the 1928 Summer Olympics are held?
A: In Amsterdam.

Who proclaims himself King Zog of Albania?
A: Ahmet Zogu.

 

Richard E. Byrd leaves New York for where?
A: The Arctic.

Philo Farnsworth demonstrates to the Press in San Francisco the world's first working all-electronic television system, employing what?
A: Electronic scanning in both the pickup and display devices.

Alexander Fleming, at St Mary's Hospital, London, accidentally rediscovers what?
A: The antibiotic Penicillin.

Josemaría Escrivá founds what?
A: Opus Dei.

Haile Selassie is crowned king (not yet emperor) of what?
A: Abyssinia.

Where is an iron lung respirator used for the first time?
A: At Children's Hospital, Boston.

Who is executed at San Quentin State Prison for the 1927 murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker?
A: William Edward Hickman.

 

What Fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus?
A: The Phi Sigma Alpha.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRM) is formally established, with the adoption of what?
A: The “Statutes of the International Red Cross”

Who is shot to death over a poker game in a Manhattan hotel?
A: Arnold Rothstein, New York City's most notorious gambler.

Republican Herbert Hoover wins the presidency by a wide margin over who?
A: Democratic Governor of New York Al Smith.

Swedes start a tradition of eating what?
A:  Gustavus Adolphus pastries to commemorate the 17th-century king on the anniversary of his death in battle.

What opens in Boston, Massachusetts?
A: Boston Garden.

Mickey Mouse appears in what?
A: Steamboat Willie, the third Mickey Mouse cartoon released.

The United States Congress approves the construction of what?
A: Boulder Dam, later renamed Hoover Dam.

The old Canaanite city of Ugarit is what?
A: Rediscovered.

Turkey switches from the Arabic to the what?
A: Latin-based modern Turkish alphabet.