1916 by SchwartzD

Champion(s):

KelsoT
I have to have a motto? NO ONE TOLD ME I HAD TO HAVE A MOTTO!


Runner(s)-Up:

ChernicoffS
Although the Moon is only one-fourth the size of the Earth, it is further away.


Quiz Description

With the new year upon us, look back at what happened exactly 100 years ago. These are mainly history-based questions but will test your general knowledge as well.

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Questions:

In June 1916, WHAT PERSON was sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court, who would later have an institution named after him in Massachusetts?

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Louis Brandeis

In May 1916, Norman Rockwell had his work published in his first cover of WHAT WEEKLY PUBLICATION?

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The Saturday Evening Post

In March 1916, WHAT PERSON led a raid on Columbus, New Mexico, which killed 12 U.S. soldiers?

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Pancho Villa

In the Presidential Election in November 1916, Woodrow Wilson defeated WHAT REPUBLICAN NOMINEE from New York?

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Charles E. Hughes

In September 1916, this AUTHOR, and a "peach" of a guy was born. When he died, he was buried with "his snooker cues, some very good burgundy, chocolates, HB pencils and a power saw."

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Roald Dahl

In October 1916, Georgia Tech beat Cumberland College in the most lopsided football game in the history of college football. Cumberland had zero points. WITHIN FIVE POINTS, how many points did Georgia Tech score?

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222 (217-227 accepted)

In March 1916, the last emperor of China abdicated his throne. He died later in the year. NAME HIM.

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Yuan Shikai

In 1916, WHAT CITY WAS TO HOST the cancelled Summer Olympics. That city would eventually host the games in the next 100 years.

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Berlin

During the 1916 World Series, the Boston Red Sox defeated the National League team from Brooklyn, New York. What was the TEAM NAME of the team from Brooklyn?

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(Brooklyn) Robins

In May 1916, Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich, a Yiddish author, died. His stories were later the basis for Fiddler on the Roof. WHAT IS HIS FULL PEN NAME, which, when translated into English, means "Peace be upon you".

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Sholem Aleichem

In 1916, a new design of a light switch was patented by William Newton and Morris Goldberg. It is still available in stores today, though it has later been supplanted by "quiet switch" mechanisms. BY WHAT TERM is the switch invented by Newtown and Goldberg known by?

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In 1916, WHAT WOMAN is credited with opening the first birth control clinic, which led to her well-publicized arrest for distributing information on contraception? She later founded the American Birth Control League, which is viewed as a predecessor to Planned Parenthood.

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Margaret Higgins Sanger (Margaret Louise Higgins)