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26 Time Magazine quizzes and 265 Time Magazine trivia questions.
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  More 'Time' On My Hands   popular trivia quiz  
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Ten questions on 'Time' magazine's coveted 'Man of the Year' title. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, bmrsnr, Oct 11 23
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  Time of the Year    
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Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" has been around since 1927 (becoming gender neutral in 1999). Each selection reflects the person, or idea, who has most influenced the news and our world in the past year, be it for good or ill.
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  Time's (Non) Person of the Year    
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Sometimes Time magazine's 'Person of the Year' is not a particular person. Sometimes it is not a person at all! Here are ten examples.
Average, 10 Qns, ozzz2002, Aug 06 22
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  Time Magazine's Person of the Year   top quiz  
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Since 1927, Time Magazine has selected a person who has "done the most to influence the events of the year". Here are some questions about those people.
Average, 10 Qns, john_sunseri, Mar 05 10
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  Time Magazine Reports: The 1940s   popular trivia quiz  
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'Time' magazine's coverage of the 1930s was dominated by the worldwide Great Depression and by rising tensions between nations which led to the outbreak of WWII in 1939. Of the major powers, only the US remained at peace as the 1940s began.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Mar 20 15
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  Time Magazine Reports: The 1970s   great trivia quiz  
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The amazing changes in the world during the 1960s kept coming. Major powers continued Cold War saber-rattling but took steps to lower tensions. In the US, pop culture replaced current events in many conversations. And then there was Disco.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Apr 07 15
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  Time Magazine Reports: The 1950s   great trivia quiz  
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The US has overcome the Great Depression in the 30s and World War II in the 40s. Despite the developing threat of the Cold War, as the decade of the 1950s begins, 'Time' reports on a nation looking for peace and prosperity.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Apr 01 15
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  'Time' Magazine Reports: The 1980s   popular trivia quiz  
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The 80s brought reports of positive developments - the end of the Cold War, political and social improvements in the Third World - and some negatives - 'Time' reported increased unrest in the Middle East and and discovery of the HIV virus.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Apr 15 15
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  The Best of "Time" Magazine   popular trivia quiz  
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A quiz all about the history and features of "Time" magazine! (Note: The questions, answers and information in this quiz will pertain to the American edition, if different from other global versions of the magazine).
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  Time Magazine Person of the Year 1964-1978   great trivia quiz  
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This quiz concerns the selections of "Time Magazine" for person, persons, or things of the year.
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trivia question Quick Question
1954: He served as Secretary of State during the Dwight Eisenhower administration. Who brought the word 'brinkmanship' into the language?

From Quiz "Time Magazine Person of the Year 1953-1963"




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  Time Magazine Reports: The 1960s   popular trivia quiz  
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Events with roots in previous decades dominated 'Time' in the 1960s. The Cold War hovered over international relations, civil rights issues dominated events in the US and space exploration drove scientific discovery in many fields.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Apr 03 15
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  Time Magazine Reports: The 1930s   popular trivia quiz  
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From its inception in 1923, 'Time' had reported on the boom economy of the Roaring Twenties. As that decade ended, so did the financial euphoria. The magazine's coverage of the 30s opened on a vastly different view of the world.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Jul 08 19
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  Time Magazine Person of the Year 1953-1963   popular trivia quiz  
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This quiz concerns the selections of "Time Magazine" for person, persons, or things of the year.
Average, 10 Qns, Rehaberpro, Jun 19 11
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  Pre-Second-World-War Celebrities   popular trivia quiz  
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All of these were on the Cover of Time Magazine in the period 1931-1940. Most of them became history and 'worth remembering' even in 21st Century. See how 'everlasting' their fame is for you.
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  Time Magazine Person of the Year 1938-1952   great trivia quiz  
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This quiz concerns the early selections of "Time Magazine" for person, persons, or things of the year.
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  A Brief History of Time   popular trivia quiz  
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No long winded questions or ten-thousand word explanations of the beginnings of space and the universe are to be found here. As the title says, it's just a brief history of time; 'Time' magazine that is.
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  'Time' Magazine Reports: The 1920s   popular trivia quiz  
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'Time' magazine began chronicling the political, social and cultural history of the United States on March 3, 1923. This quiz covers some of the stories that 'Time' felt deserving of coverage during the 1920s.
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Feb 08 15
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  Time Magazine Person of the Year    
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This quiz will cover some of the people selected as Time Magazine's Person of the Year.
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  Time Person of the Year - The 1970s    
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Each year "Time Magazine" selects their person of the year. In the 1970s they called it the Man of the Year or the Woman of the Year; however, the selection is not always human or even one person, but it is (for better or worse) the most influential.
Average, 10 Qns, Bimmed, Apr 04 21
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  Time Magazine-Man of the Year 1927-1937    
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This quiz concerns the early selections of "Time Magazine" for person, persons, or things of the year.
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  Questions on "Time" Magazine's Person of the Year   popular trivia quiz  
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Time Magazine since 1928 has selected a 'Man of the Year' - later made politically correct with 'Person of the Year'. Here are some questions about those names and faces.
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  Influential People - Class Of 2005    
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Annually 'Time' magazine chooses the notable/notorious in an array of fields. These are some of the diverse selections made in 2005 in 'Artists And Entertainers'. Have fun!
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  Time's Men Of The Year    
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Though being chosen as Time's Man of the Year is not exactly the equivalent of winning a Nobel Prize for Peace, in the perception of many this title is surrounded by an aura of everlasting glory. Or should we say notoriety? Judge for yourself.
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  History Through TIME Magazine Covers    
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An interesting approach to history is to follow the covers of TIME magazine. The following covers take us through the 20th century. Be careful: the date of an issue is often an important clue.
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  "Time" Magazine's Person of the Year Quiz for Experts    
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Since 1927, "Time" Magazine has chosen a man, woman, or idea that "for better or worse, has most influenced events in the preceding year". This quiz explores the presentation of that cover page.
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  'Time' On My Hands    
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'Time' magazine's Man or Woman of the Year has been an interesting yardstick of important events for over seventy years. Here are ten questions on the coveted title. Good luck.
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Time Magazine Trivia Questions

1. Who was Time Magazine's very first Person of the Year, awarded in 1927?

From Quiz
Time of the Year

Answer: Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh was an easy choice for the magazine's editors. Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean in 33 hours and 39 minutes. As of 2023, he also remains the youngest recipient.

2. Which West German Chancellor was the 1970 "Time Man of the Year"?

From Quiz Time Person of the Year - The 1970s

Answer: Willy Brandt

Willy Brandt was selected for his efforts to improve the relationship between East and West Germany. He had a bold approach to the Soviet Union and the Eastern Block called Ostpolitik, which called for openness and normal relations. Willy was the Chancellor of Germany (West Germany) from October, 1969 to May, 1974.

3. In 2014, 'Time' magazine featured three people dressed in full medical protective gear. Which deadly disease were they trying to control?

From Quiz Time's (Non) Person of the Year

Answer: Ebola

Ebola is a highly infectious disease, and the outbreak in western Africa was a matter of major concern. It appears to have started in late 2013 in Guinea, when a young child was infected by a bat. The disease spread rapidly through neighbouring Sierra Leone and Liberia and claimed about 10,000 lives in a 2.5-year period. The epidemic was difficult to control for many reasons including lack of medical facilities and trained medical staff, poor training, language barriers, and even religious beliefs. Assistance from WHO, Médecins Sans Frontières and other aid agencies managed to stop the spread, but the prospects of further outbreaks is high, and no efficient preventative vaccine exists. The editor of 'Time' magazine, Nancy Gibbs, said, "The rest of the world can sleep at night because a group of men and women are willing to stand and fight. For tireless acts of courage and mercy, for buying the world time to boost its defenses, for risking, for persisting, for sacrificing and saving, the Ebola fighters are 'Time's' 2014 Person of the Year." That says it all, wouldn't you agree? The name of the five different cover pictures was 'Ebola Fighters', one of which depicted Foday Gallah, a Liberian ambulance driver.

4. The November 20, 1950 'Time' reported on events which constituted a military first "At 20,000 feet above the burning North Korean border city of Sinuiju last week". What took place that changed the face of airborne combat?

From Quiz Time Magazine Reports: The 1950s

Answer: First jet-to-jet dogfight

'Time' continued, "fighter planes in history's first jet dogfight streaked across the morning sky. Eight or more Russian-made MIG-15s tangled for a deadly moment with four U.S. Lockheed F-80s. The score: one Communist jet shot down, another damaged; U.S. fighters, untouched." Despite the magazine's optimism, American planes did not remain untouched for long (they actually suffered losses on the day 'Time's report discussed) and the Russian MIG-15 proved to be arguably the best fighter jet of the era. American and Russian/Chinese/North Korean pilots battled for the duration of the war over the stretch of the Korean-Chinese border known as "MIG Alley". Also in 1950: median annual US family income $3,300, Communist China invades Tibet, Minneapolis Lakers win NBA championship defeating Syracuse Nationals.

5. September 23, 1940 brought a 'Time' report on the Burke-Wadsworth Act, a law imposing an obligation on Americans that had never before existed during peacetime. What national defense preparation did Burke-Wadsworth mandate?

From Quiz Time Magazine Reports: The 1940s

Answer: Military Draft

Burke-Wadsworth was better known as the Selective Service Act of 1940. 'Time' explained in detail 'THE DRAFT: How It Works'. "A new thing had entered U. S. life: although the U. S. had conscripted its citizens in two wars, never before had it conscripted them in peace. Some 16,500,000 men, aged 21 to 36, forthwith became liable to compulsory military service. How, when, whether conscription would actually touch them was prescribed in 1) the bill, and 2) the selective system which the Army & Navy had long since prepared against a martial day." Also in 1940: Indiana wins NCAA Basketball championship over Kansas, Leon Trotsky assassinated, Lascaux prehistoric cave paintings discovered in France.

6. During 1930, bank failures were reported in nearly every issue of 'Time'. By the end of the year, about how many banks had closed since the stock market crash began in 1929?

From Quiz Time Magazine Reports: The 1930s

Answer: 2000

After a year of reporting on bank closures as the American economy plunged, 'Time' finished 1930 with the closing of two major big city institutions. The December 22 issue brought news of the closing of the Bank of the United States in New York City after a run by depositors left it insolvent. A week later, 'Time' reported that customers of Bankers Trust Co. in Philadelphia found a sign on the door stating that the bank was closed and "in the possession of Peter G. Cameron, Secretary of Banking of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania". The bleeding didn't stop in 1930. By 1933, 11,000 of the nation's 25,000 banks had disappeared. It was only after the election of Franklin Roosevelt and the enactment of major reforms that the banking industry in the US began to stabilize. Also in 1930: cost of a loaf of bread $.09, a new Pontiac $745, Born August 21, Princess Margaret.

7. The inaugural issue of 'Time' reported that Ernest Bamberger, Utah's Republican senatorial candidate in 1922 and three friends were among several people arrested in Salt Lake City. What crime did these people commit?

From Quiz 'Time' Magazine Reports: The 1920s

Answer: Smoking in public

According to 'Time' "The Freeman's League is agitating for the repeal of the law. The Mormon Church is in favor of the anti-tobacco legislation." Anti-smoking laws were passed by 15 U.S. states between 1890 and 1920.

8. What were the names of the former school colleagues who were responsible for the creation of 'Time' magazine?

From Quiz A Brief History of Time

Answer: Britton Hadden & Henry Luce

Hadden and Luce were former students of Yale University where they both worked on the student newspaper the 'Yale Daily News'. Initially intending to call the magazine 'Facts', 'Time' became the first news magazine to be published on a weekly basis.

9. 1963: He took over from an assassinated President with the difficult task of healing the nation's wounds and moving on the issues of the day. Who was the 36th President of the United States?

From Quiz Time Magazine Person of the Year 1964-1978

Answer: Lyndon Johnson

There is little doubt that Johnson brought energy and strong leadership to the Presidency. He was the first President to surround himself with the latest electronic communications equipment. And he did not fear 'button-holing' legislators on key issues. "Time" said: "[Johnson] brought to the office of the presidency a concept not favored by his immediate predecessors who, except for Dwight Eisenhower, felt that a "strong" President had to fight with Congress. Always mindful of the presidency's great power, Johnson put into effect a new relationship with the other "co- equal" branches of Government, this achieving the truest partnership with Congress-in the checks-and-balances sense envisaged by the Constitution-in well over a century. His remarkable legislative record was crowned by the historic Civil Rights Act." Johnson was similarly honored again in 1967.

10. 1953: Germany as well as other European countries were devastated by World War Two. Who did "Time" recognize as the German leader who helped to lead West Germany back to social and economic prominence?

From Quiz Time Magazine Person of the Year 1953-1963

Answer: Konrad Adenauer

Although he was not a Nazi, Adenauer was a skilled administrator. He is given credit for the by-pass or belt line highway system. The Nazis respected Adenauer but twice he was imprisoned by them. "Time" said this: "Konrad Adenauer had already guided the hated land of the Hun and the Nazi back to moral respectability... Though she still lacked a formal peace treaty, and the Iron Curtain fenced her off from half her land and from 18 million countrymen... Adenauer's West Germany last year emerged as the strongest country on the Continent save Soviet Russia."

11. 1927-Although the Atlantic Ocean had been flown before, it was not until May 1927 that a young man flew it non-stop flight from Long Island, New York to Paris, France. It gained him immediate fame. Who was this daring pilot?

From Quiz Time Magazine-Man of the Year 1927-1937

Answer: Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh, also known as 'Lucky Lindy' and the 'Lone Eagle', gained fame as a daredevil pilot who flew solo from the US to France. Later he became a political activist whose opinions were sometimes controversial. The kidnapping of his son has been called the 'crime of the century'. Post and Corrigan were also early pilots. Wright, along with his brother Orville, is given credit for the first heavier-than-air powered flight.

12. The inaugural Time Magazine "Person of the Year" award was presented in 1927 to this American aviator credited with making the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Who was he?

From Quiz Time Magazine Person of the Year

Answer: Charles Lindbergh

On May 20-21, 1927 Lindbergh made the first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Other pilots had crossed the Atlantic prior to him but Lindbergh was the first to do it alone. Lindbergh's feat resulted in immediate international fame. During his life, Lindbergh served as an advisor in the aviation industry.

13. On March 3, 1923, who was on the cover of TIME's Vol. I, No. 1?

From Quiz History Through TIME Magazine Covers

Answer: Joseph Cannon, the retiring Speaker of the House fondly called "the grand old man of Congress"

In the cover story, TIME called the 86-year-old Joseph Gurney Cannon the "grand old man of Congress," and wrote the following: "Uncle Joe is something more than a politician with an age-record. He is the embodiment of a tradition, a political theory, a technique of party government and discipline that is fast perishing. He represents the Old Guard in the very flower of its maturity, in the palmy days of McKinley and Mark Hanna, when 'a little group of wilful men' did more than make gestures of government; they actually ruled Congress, shrewdly, impregnably, and without too much rhetoric."

14. In 1923, who appeared on the cover of the first issue of "Time"?

From Quiz The Best of "Time" Magazine

Answer: Joseph G. Cannon (US politician)

"Time" magazine, created by Britton Haden and Henry Luce, put out its first issue on March 3, 1923. The cover featured politician Joseph G. Cannon, who had served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1903 to 1911. In addition to its U.S. edition, "Time" also publishes versions of its magazine in Europe ("Time Europe", out of London), Asia ("Time Asia", out of Hong Kong), and an Oceania edition out of Sydney.

15. The first "Man of the Year" (in 1999, the title was changed to "Person of the Year", but in 1927 it was still gender-specific) was an army reserve officer who performed an unprecedented feat. Who was this "Lone Eagle"?

From Quiz Time Magazine's Person of the Year

Answer: Charles Lindbergh

"Lucky Lindy" was the first man to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, in his plane 'The Spirit of St. Louis' (a single-engine monoplane). He took off from Long Island on May 20, and thirty-three and a half hours later he landed in Paris, where jubilant spectators hauled him out of his plane and carried him around in triumph for half an hour.

16. Who was the first person chosen as 'Man of the Year' (in 1927)?

From Quiz "Time" Magazine's Person of the Year

Answer: Charles Lindbergh

Charles Lindbergh, also known as 'Lucky Lindy' and the 'Lone Eagle', gained fame as a daredevil pilot who flew solo from the US to France. Later he became a political activist whose opinions were sometimes controversial. The kidnapping of his son has been called the 'crime of the century'. Babe Ruth was an outstanding baseball player; Al Smith was a defeated democratic candidate for President; Leon Trotsky was a Communist leader who was assassinated in Mexico in 1940.

17. The first recipient of the "Time" magazine person of the year was Charles Lindbergh. On the front cover, what age is Lindbergh depicted?

From Quiz "Time" Magazine's Person of the Year

Answer: As a young man.

"Time" began the nominations in 1927 and Charles Lindbergh was the first and the youngest person to receive the distinction. He was just 25 years old. Nicknamed "Lucky Lindy" or "the Lone Eagle", he captured the imagination of the public by flying across the Atlantic on a non-stop flight in "The Spirit of St. Louis".

18. 1931. Though he had tried a putsch already in 1923, Adolf Schicklgruber did not make the cover of Time Magazine until this year. What was the new name under which he became a celebrity?

From Quiz Pre-Second-World-War Celebrities

Answer: Adolf Hitler

The putsch had been the so-called beerhall putsch in which also Goering had partcipated. Bruening (1885-1970) was the leader of the Catholic Centre Party. In 1930 he became Chancellor of Germany. He was forced to resign by President Hindenburg in 1932, and was replaced by von Papen (1879-1969) who later was to become the man who smoothed the road to Hitler's Chancellorship. Other celebrities on the "Time Magazine" cover that year were Sir Oswald Mosley, Pierre Laval (1883-1945, a key figure in the Vichy government) and Lyautey (1854-1934, Marshal of France and colonial administrator. 1931 also was the year of Boris Karloff in 'Frankenstein' and Bela Lugosi as 'Dracula'. These movie-monsters did not make it to the cover of "Time" however.

19. Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie was 'Time' magazine's 'Man of the Year' for 1935, primarily due to his leadership efforts to fend off the imperialist designs of what fascist European country?

From Quiz More 'Time' On My Hands

Answer: Italy

Benito Mussolini, still sore about Italy's defeat at the hand's of Ethiopia in the First Italo-Ethiopian War in 1895, set his sights on Ethiopia again in the early 1930s. In 1937, Italy succeeded in occupying Ethiopia and sent Haile Selassie into exile in Bath, England. Haile Selassie's legacy would find new life among the citizens of Jamaica who regarded him as the second coming of Jesus. Selassie remains the central figure in Rastafarianism to this day.

20. Who was "Time" magazine's first Man of the Year in 1927?

From Quiz 'Time' On My Hands

Answer: Charles Lindbergh

Lindbergh won the title in honor of his historic solo flight across the Atlantic.

21. For the year 1936, with Europe bracing for war, Time chose its first woman as Person of the Year. An odd choice, possibly, considering the many candidates. Who was this lady?

From Quiz Time of the Year

Answer: Wallis Simpson

Wallis Simpson was a twice-divorced American woman who was responsible for King Edward VIII's abdication of the British throne. Simpson and Edward met in 1931 and he became infatuated with her. They carried on an affair until 1936 when, following the death of his father, King George V, Edward became king. At the time, it would have been unacceptable for the king to marry a divorcee, especially one whose previous husband was still alive. He was faced thus with a choice to end the affair, continue the affair under a threat of the resignation of the government, or give up the throne. On 1 December 1936, Edward chose abdication.

22. Which USA President was the 1971 "Time Man of the Year"?

From Quiz Time Person of the Year - The 1970s

Answer: Richard Nixon

Richard Nixon was President of the United States from January, 1969 until his resignation in August, 1974. His 1971 selection was for the opening of communications with the People's Republic of China (Communist China) and for improving the US economy. At the time the United States recognized the Republic of China (Taiwan) as the legitimate Chinese government and would do so until 1979. Economically, Nixon instituted a wage and price freeze and took the US off the gold standard.

23. The title of the 2017 Time magazine cover was 'The Silence Breakers'. What did that title refer to?

From Quiz Time's (Non) Person of the Year

Answer: Sexual harassment

The issue was brought to a head with the revelations about the actions of Harvey Weinstein. Unwanted sexual advances by men in positions of authority were exposed in many walks of life, and the world started to listen. The #MeToo hashtag became a rally call for women everywhere. The women depicted are actress Ashley Judd, Isabel Pascual, a fruitpicker, engineer Susan Fowler, Adama Iwu, a lobbyist and an anonymous Texan nurse.

24. 'Time' reported on New Zealand's deadliest natural disaster in its February 9, 1931 issue. What event left 256 people dead when it destroyed most of the city of Napier?

From Quiz Time Magazine Reports: The 1930s

Answer: Hawke's Bay earthquake

'Time' began by describing a normal, uneventful Tuesday morning in Napier, on New Zealand's North Island. "Then the earth wobbled; stone buildings fell apart; wooden ones crumpled: Earthquake. A tidal wave tore over the sea wall, sucked the low-lying shore buildings into its wash. Fire broke out, swept over the debris, for scarcely one building remained erect in Napier". Also in 1931: Price of gasoline $.10 per gallon, average price of a house in UK 600 Pounds, GM introduces Frigidaire, the first home refrigerator.

25. The first edition of 'Time' magazine was published on the 3rd of March in which year?

From Quiz A Brief History of Time

Answer: 1923

At the princely sum of fifteen cents, the first edition of 'Time' featured an image of Joseph G. Cannon, the former U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives, on the front cover. In commemoration of the fifteenth anniversary of 'Time', facsimiles of the entire first edition were included with the issue released on 28th February 1938.

26. 1954: He served as Secretary of State during the Dwight Eisenhower administration. Who brought the word 'brinkmanship' into the language?

From Quiz Time Magazine Person of the Year 1953-1963

Answer: John Foster Dulles

Dulles believed that the best way to combat the spread of communism was not by trying to contain it but it meet it head-on even if that meant to the brink of war. He was not above CIA foreign operations into countries with communist threats. It was the efforts of Dulles at 1954's Berlin Conference, a rare coming together of the foreign ministers of the world's powers, that prompted "Time" to grant the award. Here is what "Time" said: "[At Berlin], Dulles pressed Molotov with greater skill and force than any U.S. diplomat had ever shown in dealing with the Communists. With one sharp stroke after another, he stripped the Communists naked of the pretense that they really wanted peace at anything less than their own outrageous price. If millions remained deluded by... the Malenkov line, that was not the fault of Dulles..."

27. 1939 and 1942: This "Time" selection had little tolerance for political dissension. He met this with 'purges' of political enemies, exile to Siberia, or imprisonment in Gulags (prisons). Who was this Georgian who rose to political power?

From Quiz Time Magazine Person of the Year 1938-1952

Answer: Joseph Stalin

Although his tactics in his control of Russia are not admirable, during World War Two he was the key to the eastern front diverting Axis forces to the Eastern front. The 'big three' were Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin, a stout alliance that determined the course of the war and the concessions made that the world dealt with for decades.

28. 1928-The "Time Magazine" Man of the Year was the man who established one of the so-called 'big three' auto manufacturing firms. What was his name?

From Quiz Time Magazine-Man of the Year 1927-1937

Answer: Walter Chrysler

"Time" selected him based on what they called "twelve months of extraordinary activity". He produced the first Plymouth and added DeSoto to his line. He announced that he was going to make his headquarters in New York by building the Chrysler Building which was for a short time the tallest building until the Empire State Building in 1933. Before leaving General Motors, he led the production of the Buick line.

29. Which American president, who served more than two terms in office, was the recipient of the Time Magazine "Person of the Year" award in 1932?

From Quiz Time Magazine Person of the Year

Answer: Franklin Roosevelt

FDR was elected as president in 1932 during a time of global economic crisis. He was credited with leading the USA out of depression during the dirty thirties through a complex set of programs called the New Deal. Roosevelt was in office during WW2 working closely with Churchill and Stalin in leading the allies against Germany and Japan.

30. Who was the very first person NOT from the United States to be featured on a TIME cover?

From Quiz History Through TIME Magazine Covers

Answer: Hugo Stinnes, German coal magnate, attempting to control all European steel

TIME, while writing from a U.S. point of view, has always attempted to be an international news magazine. Stinnes was featured on the cover of the third issue released, very early indeed. The cover story opens: "Crafty, potent, indurate, Herr Hugo Stinnes, coal magnate, multimillionaire, present 'All-Highest' of Germany, plots a coal victory in the Ruhr. His aim is the control of the European steel industries, and, like all mysterious figures who move in the no-man's-land of international politics, he stands to win whichever side comes out on top. At present it suits Stinnes to back his own country."

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