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The Tumultuous Thirties

written by: Jeopardybound
 
When I say the 1930s, what comes to mind? I would be willing to bet that The Great Depression, WWII, and The Dust Bowl top the list. This was a decade characterized by poverty, economic instability, war, and a general uncertainty about the promise of tomorrow. They say that history has a tendency to repeat itself and, based upon my own personal experiences, I would say they are right! Let's take a little trip down memory lane to help remember a time that none of us would ever want to have to endure.

Question 1:


Who captained the ill fated last flight of the Hindenburg that burst into flames on May 6th, 1937 over Lakehurst, New Jersey?
Chesley Sullenberger
Max Pruss
Edward Smith
Francis Gary Powers

Question 2:


Who assassinated Louisiana Governor and Senator Huey Long in 1935?
Leon Czolgosz
Byron De La Beckwith
Dr. Carl Weiss
Mark David Chapman

Question 3:


Which poverty-stricken family do we follow in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath"?
The Joads
The Patchs
The Hamiltons
The Morgans

Question 4:


Who is generally considered the founder of modern frozen foods?
Chef Boyardee
Clarence Birdseye
William Breyer
Carl Swanson

Question 5:


Who won the inaugural FIFA World Cup in 1930 which took place in Uruguay?
Uruguay
Brazil
United States
France

Question 6:


The Golden Gate Bridge opened in 1937 and, at 4,200 feet, was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964 when it was surpassed by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
True
False

Question 7:


Which 1939 classic film based on Margaret Mitchell's novel won the Oscar for Best Picture for that same year?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


What female athletic phenomenon won 2 gold medals at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games?
Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Jean Shiley
Althea Gibson
Majorie Clark

Question 9:


Who was the Pope between the 2 great world wars that ruled from 1922 to 1939 and took as his papal motto, "The Peace of Christ in the Kingdom of Christ"?
Leo XIII
Pius XI
John XXIII
Francis I

Question 10:


Who was Amelia Earhart's co-pilot who went missing with her in 1937 as she attempted to be the first female aviator to fly around the world?
Fred Noonan
Chuck Yeager
Charles Lindbergh
Wiley Post

 


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