What do you know or remember from the Thirties
Question 1
1. In what year did the first severe dust storms begin stripping away the topsoil in the US Midwest?


Question 2
2. Iran was first called Iran in 1935, what was it previously known as?


Question 3
3. In 1937, the German airship, Hindenburg, burst into flames while attempting to moor where?


Question 4
4. Which man became dictator of Spain in 1939, ending the Spanish Civil War?


Question 5
5. In what year were seeing-eye dogs first used?


Question 6
6. The Spanish Civil War began in what year?


Question 7
7. In what year did the Star Spangled Banner become the USA's national anthem?


Question 8
8. In 1930, the city of Constantinople in Turkey changed its name to what?


Question 9
9. In what year did Australia gain independence from Great Britain?


Question 10
10. In 1934, FBI men ambushed and fired on which two bank robbers, eventually killing them?


Question 11
11. In what year did Action Comics release the first issue of "Superman"?


Question 12
12. On September 1st, 1939, Germany invaded what country to begin World War II?


Question 13
13. In 1936, Jesse Owens won 4 Gold medals at the Summer Olympics in what city?


Question 14
14. In 1935, the first Pacific Airmail delivery was made by what vehicle?






Question 15
15. In what year did Adolf Hitler declare himself to be the fuhrer Of Germany after becoming President and Chancellor?


Question 16
16. What was the better known name for blind pig bars or blind tiger bars in the 1930's?


Question 17
17. In 1932, what famous gangster was convicted for income tax evasion?


Question 18
18. What was the name of the first children's serial that was broadcast on radio in 1931?


Question 19
19. Who was crowned Emperor "King of Kings of Ethiopia" in 1930?


Question 20
20. In what year did President Roosevelt give his first "fireside chat" in a radio broadcast?


Question 21
21. What year did Kiichiro Toyoda found the Toyota Motor Company in Japan?


Question 22
22. Who patented the jet engine in 1930?


Question 23
23. What company first started selling the first Fluorescent Tube light in 1935?


Question 24
24. Of Mice and Men was published in 1937, by which author?


Question 25
25. In 1939, Thailand changed its name from what?


Question 26
26. In 1938, Seabiscuit and what other horse competed in a long awaited race to determine the best horse?


Question 27
27. In 1931, which Midwestern US city ran out of money and could not pay its teachers for two months?


Question 28
28. In what year did Radio City Music Hall open in New York City?


Question 29
29. In 1934, Donald Duck appeared for the first time in what?


Question 30
30. Who was TIME magazine's Man of the Year in 1938?


Question 31
31. In 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry who?


Question 32
32. In 1932, the parking meter was invented in which US state?


Question 33
33. In what year did Amelia Earhart mysteriously disappear over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigation flight?


Question 34
34. What year did the Alcatraz federal penitentiary, also known as "The Rock", open?







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1. 1933 2. Persia 3. Lakehurst, New Jersey 4. Francisco Franco 5. 1938 6. 1936 7. 1931 8. Istanbul 9. 1931 10. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow 11. 1938 12. Poland 13. Berlin, Germany 14. The China Clipper 15. 1934 16. Speakeasies 17. Al Capone 18. Little Orphan Annie 19. Haile Selassie 20. 1933 21. 1937 22. Frank Whittle 23. General Electric 24. John Steinbeck 25. Siam 26. War Admiral 27. Chicago, Illinois 28. 1932 29. The Wise Little Hen 30. Adolf Hitler 31. Wallis Simpson 32. Oklahoma 33. 1937 34. 1934