1940 in Review by BarkerC

Champion(s):

BlishS
If a stranger in a bar comes up to you and offers to buy you a drink, accept it.


Runner(s)-Up:

PlotkinD


Quiz Description

For each month of 1940, we'll ask you a question about something that happened that month. You answer it. Pretty straight forward.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 55 32 13 30 27 29 06 11 48 16 16 25
1 BlishS 360 99 15
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2 PlotkinD 344 97 15
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3 Vicun-YAH 331 94 00
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3 KlothA 331 94 15
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5 AdelmanM 328 92 15
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6 GrecoD 327 90 15
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7 KingJA 326 88 15
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8 KelsoT 324 86 15
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9 MatthewsP 321 85 15
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10 SheahanJ 313 82 15
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10 GrossB 313 82 15
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12 HealyT 312 79 15
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13 ConnorA 311 78 15
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14 IngramB 303 76 00
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15 PerryS 301 74 00
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16 Neil 294 72 15
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17 LuskT 283 71 15
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18 GoodmanDL 280 69 00
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19 elfm 276 67 15
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20 UllspergerA 273 65 15
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21 VaccaD 270 64 00
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22 CoenM 269 62 00
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23 FryedBetaKappa 268 60 15
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24 RobinJRichards 266 58 00
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25 KonkelT 261 55 15
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25 EmilyT 261 55 15
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25 HessJa 261 55 00
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28 NathanL 255 51 15
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29 ESB 251 50 00
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30 Egantx7 246 48 15
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31 PolinskyL 239 46 00
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32 SchroederS 237 43 00
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32 LaLondeM 237 43 00
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34 RichmondJ 236 41 00
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35 HightB 235 39 00
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36 KaufmanK 232 37 00
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37 PenningtonJ 223 35 00
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38 JWright 221 33 00
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38 JordanG 221 33 00
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40 DaviesML 220 30 00
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41 ParkerJ 215 28 00
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42 MercureT 212 27 15
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43 FrankensteinP 208 24 15
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43 BeningoS 208 24 00
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45 RoseM 206 21 00
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46 GrahamJ 203 19 15
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46 CraneN 203 19 00
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48 RJSTRUPP 201 16 15
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49 BanksL 198 14 15
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50 usuiw 197 13 00
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51 randalleng 195 11 00
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52 SochackiA 194 9 00
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53 RossS 143 7 00
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54 wrightk 139 6 00
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55 BoyerA 135 3 00
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55 StahlhutJ 135 3 00
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Questions:

January: This English actor, the future Kane, Mister Ollivander, Adam Sutler, Dr. Harold Oxley, and War Doctor, is born.

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John Hurt

February: This woman becomes the first African American to win an Academy Award.

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Hattie McDaniel

March: The Soviet Union imposes harsh terms in a peace treaty with this nation, bringing an end to the "Winter War."

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Finland

April: This team wins the Stanley Cup over the Toronto Maple Leafs. It will, famously, be another 54 years before they win it again.

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New York Rangers

May: Four Answers Required: New British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, tells the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, "I have nothing to offer you but [blank], [blank], [blank], and [blank]."

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blood, toil, tears, and sweat (any order)

June: The Republican Party meets in Philadelphia and nominates this Indiana-born CEO of the Commonwealth and Southern power company for President.

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Wendell Willkie

July: This character debuts in the animated short "A Wild Hare" even though his current name will not be adopted until 1941.

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Bugs Bunny

August: NKVD agent Ramón Mercader attacks this man in his Mexico City home with an ice axe/pick.

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Leon Trotsky

September: Germany, Italy, and Japan sign this agreement, cementing the "Berlin-Tokyo-Rome Axis".

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Tripartite Pact

October: This fruit-emblazoned millinery enthusiast makes her American film debut in ~Down Argentine Way~, one of the first films produced to promote The Good Neighbor Policy.

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Carmen Miranda

November: This living embodiment of epic failure collapses in heavy winds in Washington State.

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Tacoma Narrows Bridge

December: Timely Comics #1 marks the debut of this character along with his sidekick Bucky. The title character is seen punching Adolf Hitler in the face in a masterpiece of subtlety.

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Captain America