The 1930s - Answers

Published: Wednesday 30th March 2011
  1. World War Two broke out on September 1st 1939, but which war ended 5 months earlier? The Spanish Civil War.
  2. What was the name of the social welfare programme introduced in the USA to combat the effects of the Great Depression? The New Deal.
  3. What was the name of the airship that crashed in New Jersey in May 1937? The Hindenburg.
  4. In 1933 the 24th amendment of the US constitution repealed the 18th amendment, thus bringing an end to what? Prohibition.
  5. Created by Ferdinand Porsche, which car was first launched in the late 30s and is still going strong today? Volkswagen Beetle.
  6. The first football World Cup took place in 1930, which country was the host? Uruguay.
  7. Name ALL the US presidents that held office in the 1930s? Herbert Hoover[1929-33] and Franklin D Roosevelt [1933-45].
  8. Which "planet" was discovered in February 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh? Pluto [now designated a 'dwarf planet'].
  9. Who wrote "A Brave New World", first published in 1932? Aldous Huxley.
  10. In March 1935, what new name was given to Persia? Iran.
  11. Which cartoon character made its debut in Tex Avery's "Porky's Duck Hunt" in April 1937? Daffy Duck.
  12. What was the name of the German parliament building that was set alight in February 1933? The Reichstag.
  13. What was the title of the first full-length animated feature film to be made in the USA, which was released in 1937? Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs.
  14. In which year did Adolf Hitler become the German Fuhrer? 1934
  15. Created by Bob Kane which superhero made its first appearance in May 1939? Batman.
  16. Which building, then the tallest in the world, was completed in May 1931? The Empire State Building.
  17. For what crime was gangster Al Capone sentenced to 11 years jail in October 1931? Tax Evasion.
  18. King Kong' premiered in New York in March 1933, who was its female star? Fay Wray.
  19. Name the THREE British Prime Ministers that held office in the 1930s? Ramsay MacDonald [1929-35], Stanley Baldwin [1935-37] and Neville Chamberlain [1937-40].
  20. The first Butlins holiday camp was opened in Skegness in 1936, which aviator performed the opening ceremony? Amy Johnson.

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