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What economic downturn lasted through most of the decade?
What country was invaded to start WWII?
Who painted "Guernica"?
What country's civil war was called a "dress rehearsal" for WWII?
What baseball player was diagnosed with ALS disease?
What country invaded Ethiopia?
What New York building became the world's tallest in 1931?
What style of design is exemplified by the above?
Art Deco
What book by John Steinbeck was about poor Okies looking for work in California?
What communist led his forces on the Long March?
Who disappeared over the Pacific in 1937?
What period of U.S. history ended with the ratification of the 21st amendment?
Who starred as Rhett Butler in "Gone With the Wind"?
What character from "The Wizard of Oz" lacked a brain?
Who famously danced with Ginger Rogers?
Fill in the blank: The only thing we have to fear is ____ ______?
What child actress delighted audiences in "Curly Top" and "Heidi"?
What instrument was played by bandleaders Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw?
Who was Stan Laurel's comedic partner?
Who married American divorcée Wallis Simpson?
Answer Stats
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Answer
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level 78
Feb 18, 2015
Tried my darned best with Gehring. Gering. Ghering. Nope. Better learn the name right I guess.
+12
level 41
Oct 19, 2015
More baseball, less Nazi.
+1
level 47
Nov 16, 2017
LOL
+1
level 72
Feb 20, 2015
The only thing we have to fear is Grizzly Bears!
+1
level 66
Jun 24, 2015
The only thing we have to fear is running out of beer!
+1
level 70
Oct 2, 2016
Clearly, you've never met my mother-in-law.
+1
level 39
Nov 30, 2017
What ^ Said!
+1
level 57
Nov 12, 2017
'Brown' Grizzly Bears
+2
level 79
Apr 1, 2015
Edward was not a king when he married Wallis Simpson - he was Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor. He had to abdicate the throne to marry her.
+2
level 71
Apr 9, 2015
He was the King. If he wasn't already King he wouldn't have had to, or have been able to, abdicate.
+2
level 76
Jun 20, 2015
He had to abdicate to marry her, so he wasn't a king at the marriage.
+1
level 58
Nov 13, 2017
He wasn't King at the time of the marriage, he had already abdicated. He became the King on 20th Jan 1936 and abdicated on 10th Dec 1936. He married Simpson on 3rd Jun 1937
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level 58
Jun 22, 2015
omg who cares...you people pick at every little contrivance just to show that you know some random tidbit that most people on here already know
+2
level 41
Oct 19, 2015
This is me, clapping for you!
+1
level 39
Nov 30, 2017
Accuracy is important. Remember, school-aged children may be taking these quizzes and relying on their accuracy for the answers on their exams.
+1
level 57
Jun 20, 2015
Technically Edward VIII was the Duke of Windsor not King Edward VIII as he had to abdicate first before marrying Mrs Simpson.
+1
level 72
Jun 20, 2015
Technically, he was His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor.
+1
level 60
Jun 20, 2015
After he abdicated, even though Edward VIII wasn't the King any more, everybody continued to address him as "Mr. King".
+3
level 66
Jun 24, 2015
Did anyone whining about the King Edward thing get the question wrong by putting something else (like "Prince Edward" or "Duke Edward" or whatever)? If not, then quit your whining.
+2
level 45
Nov 13, 2017
Whining for some, reasonable calls for factual precision for others :)
+1
level 49
Jun 26, 2015
I really enjoyed this quiz, thanks
+3
level 76
Nov 12, 2017
Too 1930s-centric.
+1
level 73
Nov 12, 2017
Too general-knowledge-centric.
+1
level 65
Nov 13, 2017
Too trivia-centric.
+1
level 72
Nov 12, 2017
Japan occupied Korea in 1910 and invaded China in 1937.
+1
level 72
Nov 12, 2017
casting doubt on the narrative that WW2 began with the invasion of Poland.
+1
level 71
Nov 12, 2017
No the WW2 started when Germany bombed Pearl Bailey.
+1
level 56
Nov 12, 2017
You could also say that WWII started with the carthaginian peace treaty at Versailles in 1920, essentially securing that the war would continue once another generation was brought up.
+1
level 72
Nov 13, 2017
you could.. or you could just say that WW1 and WW2 were so inextricably linked that they were in fact a single protracted worldwide conflict.
+1
level 70
Dec 18, 2017
And then there are 2 Balkan wars 1912-13, annexation of Bosnia in 1908 and occupation in 1878 etc. Or e.g. Spanish civil war where nazis and commies were already fighting each other. It's all a matter of perspective but the quizzes are usually about the general consensus.
+1
level 57
Nov 12, 2017
Is it because of the Great War and the Great Depression that they had the Greatest Generation? Is there another kind of Depression?
+1
level 72
Nov 13, 2017
I always thought it was because they invented Frosted Flakes.
+1
level 72
Nov 15, 2017
No, it's because they gave birth to my generation of great baby-boomers who invented Franken Berry which gave everyone pink poo. And yes, blacklab, there have been several economic depressions worldwide, and another one was called the Great Depression until a worse one came along in the '30s. The former is now known as the Long Depression.
+1
level 45
Nov 13, 2017
Is the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in any way typical for the 1930s? Wikipedia tells me it was first published in 1900.
+1
level 73
Nov 13, 2017
The movie, which is much more widely known, was released in august 1939.
+1
level 57
Nov 17, 2017
I got them all right (I'm old) but my results show lots of my responses as being only 50% correct. What's up with that? Did I not capitalize when typing? Did I hesitate? How can one person only get a one-word answer 50% correct?
+1
level 70
Dec 18, 2017
The right column shows your all-time average (since last reset). 50% means that you got the answer right this time but you had taken the quiz once before and missed it. (or missed twice and got it right once etc)
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