37 Toastmasters Trivia Questions With Answers

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Here are the best Toastmasters trivia questions with answers to test your knowledge of how much you know about it. Trivia Questions are the best fun way to test your knowledge in the knowledge-growing process.

Toastmasters Trivia Questions With Answers

1. At the 1940 Convention in San Diego, why was a moratorium declared on dues from clubs in

2. England, Scotland and Canada? Answer: A moratorium was declared because of the effects of World War II

3. In 1962, the Basic Training manual was translated into which two languages? Answer: Spanish and French (it was also translated into Braille)

4. In how many countries besides the United States were clubs located at the end of 1958? Answer: In 30 countries outside the United States

5. In which California city did a club first try meeting at the noon hour? Answer: In Los Angeles, California (the Noonday Toastmasters club)

6. In which year did the 100th club charter? Answer: 1937

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7. In which year did Toastmasters International begin publishing the Toastmaster magazine? Answer: The Toastmaster magazine was first published in 1933.

8. In which year did Toastmasters International first offer the Accredited Speaker program? Answer: 1980

9. In which year was membership opened to women? Answer: 1973

10. In which year was the DTM award introduced? Answer: 1970

11. In which year was the first high school speech contest sponsored by Toastmasters? Answer: 1931

12. In which year was the Toastmasters International website launched? Answer: 1995

13. Up until the 1936 Convention in Santa Barbara, what was the cost of annual member dues in U.S. dollars? Answer: $1

14. What date marks the official anniversary of Toastmasters International? Answer: October 22, 1924

15. What is Ralph Smedley’s middle name? Answer: Chesnut

16. What was the name of the first manual (released in 1928)? Answer: Manual of Instructions

17. What was the name of the first two-page newsletter started in 1930? Answer: The Gavel

18. When and where was the first inter-club speech contest held? Answer: At the 1938 Convention in Tucson, Arizona

Toastmasters Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

19. When did the Toastmaster magazine begin releasing monthly issues? Answer: In 1946

20. When did Toastmasters International incorporate? Answer: In 1932

21. When the first district was organized, which states did it include? Answer: California and Arizona

22. When was Ralph C. Smedley born? Answer: February 22, 1878

23. When was the Basic Training manual available to members? Answer: In 1942

24. When was the first annual Toastmistress Convention held? Answer: In 1939, parallel to the Toastmasters Convention in San Jose of the same year

25. When was the first Certificate of Merit awarded? Answer: In 1946

26. When was the first district organized? Answer: In 1934

27. Where did the second official club charter? Answer: Anaheim, California

28. Where is Toastmasters International currently headquartered? Answer: Rancho Santa Margarita, California

29. Where was the first complete district outside of the United States organized? Answer: Scotland (District 18, organized in July 1946)

30. Where was the first meeting of a still-existing Toastmasters club held? Answer: The first meeting was held in a YMCA building in Santa Ana, California, in October 1924

31. Where was the first non-California club organized? Answer: In Seattle, Washington (in 1933)

32. Where was the first non-North America club organized? Answer: In Southport, England

33. Where was the first official Toastmasters convention held? Answer: In Anaheim, California (in 1930)

34. Who was the 1969 Golden Gavel recipient? Answer: Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite

35. Who was the first Executive Director of Toastmasters International? Answer: Ted Blanding (from 1943–1958)

36. Who was the first female International President? Answer: Helen Blanchard

37. Who was the first president of Toastmasters International? Answer: J. Clark Chamberlain