Pop Culture Trivia Quiz: 1935

What Happened In 1935?

35 Trivia Questions and Answers for 1935 History

1. Who was the greatest woman’s figure skater and film star in the 1920s and 1930s?
Sonja Henie

2. What was the name of the horror movie sequel, starring Boris Karloff and Elsa Lanchester, that came to theaters on April 22, 1935?
Bride of Frankenstein

3. The CIO industrial labor union was founded in 1935. What do the initials CIO stand for?
Congress of Industrial Organizations

4. In 1935, what was the average life expectancy in the United States?
Men – 59.9 years, Women – 63.9 years.

5. Who was President of the United States in 1935?
Franklin D. Roosevelt (March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945)

6. What was the Biggest Number One Song of 1935?
Cheek To Cheek by Fred Astaire

7. 1935 Catchphrase: Who said, “We have ways to make men talk”?
Mohammed Khan on The Lives of a Bengal Lancer

8. Featuring Grouch Marx as Otis B. Driftwood, what Marx Brother film was the first without Zeppo Marx?
A Night at the Opera

9. What support organization did found William G. Wilson and Dr. Robert Smith in Akron, Ohio?
Alcoholics Anonymous

10. True or False? The Oscar-winning animated short film, The Tortoise and the Hare featured the first appearance of Bugs Bunny.
False. Bugs Bunny first appeared in 1940

11. What was the Bestselling Fiction Book in 1935?
Green Light by Lloyd C. Douglas

12. Which Bowl Game did NOT debut in 1935: The Orange Bowl, The Rose Bowl or the Sugar Bowl?
The Rose Bowl

13. Kodak introduced the first commercially available color film. What was it called?
Kodachrome

14. Who defeated Max Baer at Madison Square Garden Bowl to win the World Heavyweight Boxing Championship?
James J. Braddock

15. What paperback book company debuted, to bring inexpensive high-quality fiction and non-fiction literature to the mass market?
Penguin Books

16. What did the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company introduce in 1935?
Beer in a can.

17. Wallace Carothers created the first sample of what at DuPont’s research facility in Wilmington, Delaware.
Nylon. It was first sold in toothbrushes in 1938.

18. Who hit a new home run record that stood for almost 30 years?
On May 25, 1935, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Babe Ruth hit his 714th home run.

20. Who was the Pope in 1935?
Pope Pius XI, February 6, 1922 – February 10, 1939

21. Executed for Treason by King Henry VIII, this man was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1935. Who was he?
Sir Thomas More

22. Who won the Stanley Cup in 1935?
In 1935, The Montreal Maroons won over the Toronto Maple Leafs (3 games to none)

23. What cartoon character debuted in Looney Tunes’ I Haven’t Got a Hat?
Porky Pig

24. Born in 1935, who was the only member of Congress to have scored a number-one pop single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart?
“Sonny” Bono (February 16, 1935 – January 5, 1998)

25. What was the number one hit song by Sonny and Cher?
I Got You, Babe

26. How much did a gallon of gas cost in 1935?
$0.19 per gallon

27. What famous singer and actor, was born in Tupelo, Mississippi, on January 8, 1935?
Elvis Presley

28. Who won the US Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in 1935?
Omaha

29. Who won the 1935 World Series?
In 1935, The Detroit Tigers won, beating the Chicago Cubs (4 games to 2)

30. What company used the slogan: “Breakfast of champions”?
Wheaties (General Mills)

31. What was the highest-grossing film of 1935?
Mutiny on the Bounty

32. How much did a dozen eggs cost in 1935?
38 cents

33. What company used the slogan: “Mmm Mmm Good”?
Campbell’s Soup

34. Who was the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California?
Amelia Earhart

35. Who was the Time Magazine Man of the Year in 1935?
Haile Selassie

Trivia Team Bonus Questions:

1. What automobile feat did Sir Malcolm Campbell accomplish on September 3, 1935?
He was the first person to drive an automobile 300 miles per hour (301.337 mph).
The record didn’t last long. On September 13, Howard Hughes set a new record, reaching 352.39 mph in his new Hughes H-1 Racer.

2. Who were the 1935 NFL Champions?
Detroit Lions

3. Who was the American Vice-President in 1935?
John Garner (March 4, 1933January 20, 1941)

4. What Horse won the Kentucky Derby in 1935?
Omaha

5. What 1935 film, a comedy-drama, featured the first inter-racial dance?
The Little Colonel. The dancers were Shirley Temple and Bill Robinson.

6. Taking 15 1/2 hours and containing 150,000 words, he made the longest speech on US Senate record. Who was he?
Senator Huey Long of Louisiana

7. How many people lived in the United States in 1935?
The population was an estimated 127,250,232 people.

8. What street device was introduced in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma?
The parking meter

9. Who played his last game with Major League Baseball on May 30, 1934?
Babe Ruth. On May 25, he hit the last three home runs of his major league career (Numbers 712, 713 and 714).

10. What Major League Baseball “first” happened on May 24, 1935?
First night game, the Cincinnati Reds beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1.