What happened in 1933?
Pop Culture Quiz!
33 Trivia Questions for 1933 History
1. Who was President of the United States in 1933?
Herbert Hoover (March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945)
2. What was the Biggest Number One Song of 1933?
(tie) Stormy Weather by Leo Reisman OR The Last Round-Up by George Olson
3. Monopoly is one of the most popular board games of all time, but it was loosely based on an earlier game. What was the earlier game?
The Landlord’s Game
4. This masked radio hero worked in the American wild west, and his theme was based on the William Tell Overture. Who was that masked man?
The Lone Ranger
5. President Roosevelt gave the first of 28 live radio broadcasts to the American public. What were they collectively called?
6. What was the highest-grossing film of 1933?
7. How much did a Loaf of Bread cost in 1933?
8. How much did a Gallon of Milk cost 1933?
9. What was the average household income in 1933?
10. How many people lived in the United States in 1933?
The population was an estimated 125,578,763 people.
11. What Major League Baseball annual event began in Chicago on July 6, 1933?
The All-Star Game
12. The Century of Progress, the unofficial name for the 1933 World’s Fair, was held in what American city?
13. Who won the Stanley Cup in 1933?
In 1933, The New York Rangers won over the Toronto Maple Leafs (3 games to 1)
14. In 1933, what was the average life expectancy in the United States?
Men – 61.7 years, Women – 65.1 years.
15. Disney’s Three Little Pigs won an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. It also gave us a famous phrase and song. What is the name of the song?
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf
16. What New York model boarded a train to Hollywood after an agent signed her to appear as part of the chorus (uncredited) for the Eddie Cantor film Roman Scandals?
17. What was the Bestselling Fiction Book in 1933?
Anthony Adverse by Harvey Allen
18. On March 15, 1933, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained of 15.34%. What is significant about that number?
It was the biggest (percentage) one day gain ever for the market.
19. President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 2039, declaring what between March 6 and March 13, 1933?
A nationwide “bank holiday.”
20. What form of cinematic entertainment first opened in Pennsauken Township, near Camden, New Jersey?
Drive-In movie theater
21. Found on Skull Island, what creature was called “Eighth Wonder of the World?”
22. What Marx Brothers’ film was released in 1933, featuring Margaret Dumont as “Mrs. Gloria Teasdale?”
23. Who said, “The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself?”
Franklin D. Roosevelt
24. Who won the 1933 World Series?
In 1933, The New York Giants won, beating the Washington Senators (4 games to 1)
25. Perry Mason was an American fictional criminal defense lawyer and the title character in the books about him written by Erle Stanley Gardner. Who was Perry’s secretary?
Della Street. On television, she was played by Barbara Hale.
26. How much did a dozen eggs cost in 1933?
27. What weekly news magazine began publication in 1933?
Newsweek (initially called News-Week)
28. What was the purpose of Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Executive Order 6102?
It limited the amount of gold Americans could own.
29. Who was the Time Magazine Man of the Year in 1933?
Hugh S. Johnson
30. What did telegram company Western Union, offer as a new service in 1933?
The Singing Telegram.
31. How much did a base Ford two-door sedan cost in 1933?
32. How much did a gallon of gas cost in 1933?
$0.18 per gallon
33. What did Mr. and Mrs. John Mackay, George Spicer, his wife, and Hugh Gray all claim to see in 1933?
The Loch Ness Monster
Trivia Team Bonus Questions:
1. What was the first to be chemically synthesized?
2. Fay Wray played the female lead in King Kong. What was her character’s name?
3. Who was the Pope in 1933?
Pope Pius XI, February 6, 1922 – February 10, 1939
4. Which token was NOT available when Monopoly was released? – Shoe, Iron, Wheelbarrow, Battleship, Thimble or Rocking Horse?
The Wheelbarrow entered the game board in 1946.
5. This comic strip, created by Chic Young, featured the wedding of Blondie Boopadoop and Dagwood Bumstead. What was the name of the comic strip?
6. Who were the 1933 NFL Champions?
The Chicago Bears beat the New York Giants 23 to 21.
7. Who was the American Vice-President in 1933?
Charles Curtis (March 4, 1929 – March 4, 1933) and John Garner (March 4, 1933 – January 20, 1941)
8. What did the Twentieth Amendment to the United States Constitution do?
It moved the beginning and ending of the terms of the president and vice president from March 4 to January 20, and of members of Congress from March 4 to January 3. (It also has provisions that determine what is to be done when there is no president-elect.)
9. What did Mr. Wiley Post complete on July 22, 1933? HINT: It took him 7 days 18 hours 45 minutes.
He was the first person to fly solo around the world.
10. What Horse won the Kentucky Derby in 1933?