Pop Culture Trivia Quiz: 1936

What Happened In 1936?

36 Trivia Questions and Answers for 1936 History

1. Who was the President of the United States in 1936?
Franklin D. Roosevelt (March 4, 1933April 12, 1945)

2. What was the Biggest Number One Song of 1936?
Pennies From HeavenBing Crosby

3. In 1936, what was the average life expectancy in the United States?
Men – 56.6 years, Women – 60.6 years.

4. Who was NOT inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1936: Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson or Billy Hamilton?
Billy Hamilton (elected to the Hall in 1961)

5. Who wrote the 1936 novel, Gone with the Wind?
Margaret Mitchell

6. Who won the 1936 World Series?
In 1936, The New York Yankees won, beating the New York Giants (4 games to 2)

7. Disney’s Mickey Mouse Cartoon series ran from 1928 through 1953, 130 installments. Only 3 episodes did NOT feature Mickey, what other Disney Character took his place?
Donald Duck. (They were Donald and Pluto, Don Donald and Modern Inventions)

8. Who won the Stanley Cup in 1936?
In 1936, The Detroit Red Wings won over the Toronto Maple Leafs (3 games to 1)

9. How many people lived in the United States in 1936?
The population was an estimated 128,053,180 people.

10. Premiering January 31, 1936, what radio show featured Britt Reid as a masked adventurer/crimefighter?
The Green Hornet

11. According to the radio show, what masked man was the Green Hornet (Britt Reid) related to?
The Lone Ranger

12. Name the British luxury liner that left Southampton on her maiden voyage across the Atlantic?
RMS Queen Mary

13. What American magazine published the first ranked popular music “Hit Parade?”
Billboard magazine published its first music hit parade on January 4, 1936.

14. Leslie Howard and Norma Shearer starred in what film version of a William Shakespeare play of the same name?
Romeo and Juliet

15. He made his major league debut with the New York Yankees in 1936, and his career may be best remembered for his 56-game hitting streak. Name him.
Joe DiMaggio

16. What household tool was invented and patented by Henry F. Phillips?
The Philips-head screwdriver

17. What was the Bestselling Fiction Book in 1936?
Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

18. What was the highest-grossing film of 1936?
The Great Ziegfeld

19. How much did a Loaf of Bread cost in 1936?
8 cents

20. Completed in 1936, some say it will last 10,000 years. What is it?
The Hoover Dam. (aka The Boulder Dam)

21. First appearing in a newspaper comic strip on February 17, 1936, who was the first hero to wear a unitard skin-tight costume with his mask?
The Phantom, by Lee Falk.

22. What Charlie Chaplin film featured the last appearance of his “little tramp” character?
Modern Times

23. Who was the British king who abdicated his throne on December 11, 1936?
Edward VIII (he wanted to marry a divorced woman, Wallis Simpson)

24. Who was the Time Magazine Woman of the Year in 1936?
Wallis Simpson

25. Paul McCartney, Larry Graham, John Entwistle and Charles Mingus all took advantage of this musical invention…
The electric bass guitar

26. These were first introduced to ski resorts in 1936 and 1937…
Ski Chairlifts

27. This man set a (at the time) record non-stop transcontinental flight from Los Angeles to Newark, New Jersey in 9 hours 27 minutes 10 seconds.
Howard Hughes

28. Although established in 1882, this once popular magazine changed it’s focus to large pictures and photography.

29. What American politician and presidential candidate was born in the Panama Canal Zone?
John McCain (August 29, 1936 – August 25, 2018)

30. How much did a gallon of gas cost in 1936?
$0.19 per gallon

31. What novel by Margaret Mitchell later won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?
Gone With The Wind.

32. At 176 minutes and 30 seconds, it was the longest NHL game ever. It was between the Montreal Maroons and what American hockey team?
Detroit Redwings

33. Born in Lansing Michigan, who was the top American box office star from the late 1970s and early 1980s?
Burt Reynolds (February 11, 1936 – September 6, 2018)

34. It held the first World’s Fair (Great Exhibition of 1851) in Hyde Park, London, and had nearly a million feet of exhibition space, but was destroyed by a fire in 1936. What was the name of this building?
The Crystal Palace

35. Heisman Trophy winner Jay Berwanger was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in what inaugural event?
The NFL Draft, begun in 1936

36. Who was the noted writer and economist who released The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money?
John Maynard Keyes

Trivia Team Bonus Questions:

1. What Horse won the Kentucky Derby in 1936?
Bold Venture

2. On Mount Rushmore, George Washington’s head was finished first, in 1934. Who’s head was second, dedicated in 1936?
Thomas Jefferson

3. Hans Selye publicized a body’s reaction to this as a biological condition. What did he describe?

4. Who was the Pope in 1936?
Pope Pius XI, February 6, 1922February 10, 1939

5. Held in Berlin, Germany, how many medals did the US win in the 1936 Summer Olympics?
24 Gold, 20 Silver, 12 Bronze.

6. Winning four gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics, he was the most successful Olympian at the event. Who was he?
Jesse Owens

7. Who were the 1936 NFL Champions?
Green Bay Packers

8. Who was the American Vice-President in 1936?
John Garner (March 4, 1933 – January 20, 1941)

9. Held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, how many medals did the US win in the 1936 Winter Olympics?
1 Gold, 0 Silver, 3 Bronze.

10. At the opening of the 1936 Olympics, what was the only country NOT to dip its flag as they passed Adolph Hitler?
The United States