1951 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
In the Korean War, what city did the Chinese and North
Korean forces capture?
A: Seoul for the second time.
What did the Government of the United Kingdom announce?
A: Abandonment of the Tanganyika groundnut scheme for the cultivation of peanuts in the Tanganyika Territory.
A court in West Germany sentenced Ilse Koch, The "Witch of
Buchenwald", wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, to
A: Life imprisonment.
What happened in the Alps in Switzerland, Austria and Italy
that killed 240 people?
What Dutch author released the first volume of her
Journey Through the Night (Reis door de nacht) set during World War II?
A: Anne de Vries.
Where did Nuclear testing begin?
A: At the Nevada Test Site.
What was tested?
A: 1-kiloton bomb dropped on Frenchman Flat, northwest of Las Vegas.
Surgeons remove an ovarian cyst from Gertrude Levandowski
in an operation that lasted how long?
Gertrude lost almost half of her what?
A Pennsylvania Railroad passenger
train derails near
Woodbridge Township, New Jersey, killing and injuring how many people?
A: Killing 85 people and injuring over 500, in one of the worst rail disasters in American history.
Jean Lee becomes the last woman in Australia to be what?
A: Hanged when Lee and her 2 pimps are hanged for the murder and torture of a 73-year-old bookmaker.
The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States
Constitution, limiting Presidents to what, is ratified?
A: Two terms.
The trial of Ethel and Julius who begins?
What were the Rosenbergs sentenced to?
A: They were sentenced to death.
Remington Rand delivers the first what?
A: UNIVAC I computer.
Where was the first NBA All-Star game played?
A: In the Boston Garden.
What Rodgers and Hammerstein show opens on
runs for three years?
A: The King and I.
At the 23rd Academy Awards ceremony what film wins the Best
Picture award and four others?
A: All About Eve.
What begins in Greece?
A: Female suffrage.
U.S. President Harry S. Truman relieves of his Far Eastern
A: General Douglas MacArthur.
Operation Greenhouse: The first "what" is tested on
Enewetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands, by the United States?
A: Thermonuclear weapon.
What famous actress opens the first of 14 concerts in
Dublin, Ireland at the Theatre Royal?
A: Judy Garland.
William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain
announce the invention of the what?
A: Junction transistor.
In Joplin, Missouri, the George Washington Carver National
Monument becomes the first United States National Monument to do what?
A: Honor an African American.
What happened to King Abdullah I of Jordan?
A: He was assassinated by a Palestinian while attending Friday prayers in Jerusalem.
In San Francisco, 48 nations sign a what?
A: A peace treaty with Japan to formally end the Pacific War.
What Tennessee Williams play premieres becoming a critical
and box-office smash?
A: A Streetcar Named Desire.
NATO accepts what two countries as members?
A: Greece and Turkey.
What type of service begins in the U.S.?
A: Direct dial coast-to-coast telephone service.