Any Questions #384: 1920

Jan 4, 2019

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel turn back the clock for their first show of 2019.

Last week's challenge
Start with the phrase TURN THE PAGE. Change one letter to an A and you can rearrange the result to spell the five-letter name of a shade of brown and the six-letter name of a shade of red. What are the words?
Answer: If you change the H to an A, you can spell TAUPE and GARNET.

On-air questions: It's our first show of 2019. To commemorate the start of a new year, we're going to look backward (in a couple of ways) and have a quiz about the year 1920.

1. Debuting on January 14, 1920, Castor Oyl was created by comics artist Elzie Segar for his strip Thimble Theatre. Castor, the older brother of Olive Oyl, was the main character in the strip until the introduction some nine years later of which character, after which the strip was eventually renamed?
2. While the design was created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1912 and officially adopted in 1914, a flag with five interlocking rings was officially hoisted for the first time at what event held in Antwerp, Belgium in April of 1920?
3. Eight days after the publication of his 1920 novel This Side of Paradise – of which the initial 3000-copy print run sold out in three days – what author married Zelda Sayre in St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan?
4. The top-grossing film of 1920 was a silent movie titled Something to Think About. Starring Gloria Swanson, the 78-minute black-and-white film was directed by whom, three years before he would release a silent version of perhaps his most famous film, The Ten Commandments?
5. Adopted in August of 1920, what reads "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."?

Extra credit
1. Piloted by Jerry Shaw, the first flight of KLM took off in July of 1920. It departed from Croydon Airport in London and landed in what city?
2. A January 1920 front-page story in the New York Times titled "Believes Rocket Can Reach Moon" was about which American engineer, physicist, and inventor, who had published the previous year a paper about his theories of rocket flight?

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase FIRST SHOW. Change one letter to an E and you can rearrange the result to spell a four-letter word used in golf and a five-letter word used in basketball. What are the words?

On-air questions

1. Popeye the Sailor
2. Olympic Games
3. F. Scott Fitzgerald
4. Cecil B. DeMille
5. Nineteenth Amendment

Extra credit
1. Amsterdam
2. Robert Goddard