The Craig Fahle Show

Speakeasy Quiz!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

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1—the 19th Amendment was adopted in 1920. What did it do ?

Gave Women the right to vote nationwide…. The women’s suffrage campaign in the United States culminated in the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution, ratified on August 18, 1920, which granted women permanent suffrage (the right to vote), in all states. Suffragists, male or female, supported equal suffrage.

2-What was the Blaine Act?

A: The 21st Amendment when enacted by the Blaine Act in 1933 the Volstead Act unconstitutional and made alcohol legal again.

3-During the 1920’a it is estimated that in the U.S., 75% of this was imported from Canada across the Detroit River.

A: Illegal Liquor . Despite their efforts, it’s estimated that more than 75% of illegal liquor supplied to the U.S. during prohibition entered the country by way of the Detroit River, Lake St. Clair and the St. Clair River.

4-When Emil Jannings, was named Best Actor for his performances in “The Last Command” and “The Way of All Flesh” in 1929. He became the first recipient of what?

A: An Academy Award –or Oscar statuaette The most recognized trophy in the world, the Oscar statuette has stood on the mantels of the greatest filmmakers in history since 1929.Shortly after the formation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 1927, the fledgling organization held a dinner in the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles to set out its goals. Among the topics discussed that night was how best to honor outstanding moviemaking achievements and thereby encourage excellence in all facets of motion picture production. Agreeing to institute an annual award, the group turned its attention to creating a suitably majestic trophy. MGM art director Cedric Gibbons designed a statuette of a knight standing on a reel of film gripping a crusader’s sword. The Academy tapped Los Angeles sculptor George Stanley to realize the design in three dimensions – and the world-renowned statuette was born.

6- He started a new car company in Detroit, Michigan in 1925. In addition to his namesake brand, Plymouth and DeSoto marques were also created. Name the man who was Time Magazine's Man of the Year for 1928.

A: Walter Chrysler

7- Otto Frederick Rowedder invented an item that was introduced in 1927. To this day, all the “greatest” inventions are compared to his-- in a popular phrase…

A: Sliced bread is a loaf of bread that has been pre-sliced with a machine and packaged for convenience. It was first sold in 1928, advertised as "the greatest forward step in the baking industry since bread was wrapped". This led to the popular phrase, "the greatest thing since sliced bread".

8--On August 20th 1920: The first commercial radio station was introduced in Detroit, Michigan. It was called 8MK from Detroit, then it’s named was changed to WBL and finally ended up with what call letters?

A: WWJ. The station first broadcasted itself from The Detroit News newspaper building; this was the home of the station.