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1950 Trivia Quiz - Questions With Answers


A fire consumes Mercy Hospital in Davenport, Iowa, killing how many patients?
A: 39.

The Israeli government recognizes what government?
A: The People's Republic of China.

What mountain erupts in New Guinea?>
A: Mount Lamington.

What British submarine collides with a Swedish oil tanker in the Thames Estuary and sinks?
A: Truculent, 64 die.

Eleven thieves steal more than $2 million from the what?
A: The Brink's armored car company headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts.

Accused communist spy Alger Hiss is convicted on what?
A: Two counts of perjury.

United States President Harry S. Truman orders the development of the what?
A: The hydrogen bomb.

Chiang Kai-shek is what?
A: Re-elected as a president of the Republic of China.

Albert Einstein warns what?
A: That nuclear war could lead to mutual destruction.

The Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China sign what?
A: A mutual defense treaty.

Walt Disney releases his 12th animated film with what title?
A:  Cinderella in Hollywood.

Klaus Fuchs is convicted in London of spying against whom?
A: Both Britain and the United States for the Soviet Union.

Chiang Kai-shek resumes his duties as Chinese president after moving his government to where?
A: Taipei, Taiwan.

University of California, Berkeley researchers announce the creation of element 98, which they call what?
A: "Californium".

L. Ron Hubbard publishes what book?
A: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

What Hawaiian volcano begins to erupt in Hawai?
A: Mauna Loa.

North Korean troops cross the what?
A:  38th parallel into South Korea.

President Truman orders American military forces to aid in the defense of what country?
A:  South Korea.

The North Korean People's Army kills around 800 medical staff and patients where?
A: Seoul National University Hospital

Uruguay beat Brazil 2–1 to win the 1950 what?
A: World Cup.

A bomb-laden B-29 Superfortress crashes into what?
A: A residential area in California, killing 17 and injuring 68.

Florence Chadwick swims across the English Channel with what time?
A: 13 hours, 22 minutes.

What comic strip is created by Mort Walker?
A: Beetle Bailey.

What game show debuts on television?
A: Truth or Consequences.

Indonesia is admitted to the what?
A: United Nations.

The comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz is first published in how many U.S. newspapers?
A: Seven.

Puerto Rican nationalists Griselio Torresola and Oscar Collazo attempt to assassinate what U.S. President?
A: Harry S. Truman.

While in an F-80, Air Force Lt. Russell J. Brown intercepts 2 North Korean MiG-15s near the Yalu River and does what?
A: Shoots them down in the first jet-to-jet dogfight in history.

Shirley Temple announces her what?
A: Retirement from show business.

Where does President Truman send United States military advisers?
A: To Vietnam to aid French forces.

France institutes a government-guaranteed what?
A: Minimum wage.

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