1941 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
The short subject Elmer's Pet Rabbit is released, marking
the second appearance of what cartoon character?
A: Bugs Bunny.
At the Battle of Bardia in Libya, Australian and British
troops defeat Italian forces, and it's the first battle of the war in which what
A: An Australian Army formation takes part.
The keel of what ship is laid at the New York Navy Yard in
A: the USS Missouri.
Anyone born in Puerto Rico since this day, January 13, are
declared U.S. citizens by what?
A: Birth, through U.S. federal law.
Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes swears in whom for his
A: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
In the Battle of Tobruk, Australian and British forces
capture what from the Italians?
In Sweden, who registers the Hasselblad camera company?
A: Victor Hasselblad.
Aviator Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S.
Congress and recommends what?
A: That the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.
Joseph Grew, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, reports to
Washington about what?
A: A rumor overheard at a diplomatic reception about a planned surprise attack
on Pearl Harbor.
What organization is created to entertain American troops?
A: The United Service Organization (USO).
Who is appointed commander of Afrika Korps?
A: Lieutenant-General Erwin Rommel.
Reserve Constable Albert Alexander, becomes the first
person treated with what?
A: Penicillin intravenously, by Howard Florey's team.
Admiral Kichisaburō Nomura begins his duties as what?
A: Japanese Ambassador to the United States.
Glenn T. Seaborg isolates and discovers what?
Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, thus joining what?
A: The Axis powers.
W47NV begins operations in Nashville,
the first what?
A: FM radio station.
In Washington, D.C., what is officially opened by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt?
A: the National Gallery of Art.
What Washington state dam begins to generate electricity?
A: Grand Coulee Dam.
Who arrives in Honolulu to study the Pacific Fleet at Pearl
A: Japanese spy Takeo Yoshikawa.
A German Lorenz cipher machine operator sends a
4,000-character message twice, allowing British mathematician Bill Tutte to do
A: Decipher the machine's coding mechanism.
Axis forces capture what?
Germany invades what two countries?
A: Yugoslavia and Greece.
Prime Minister of Greece Alexandros Koryzis does what as
German troops approach Athens?
A: Commits suicide.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, at his regular press conference,
A: Charles Lindbergh by comparing him to the Copperheads of the
What breakfast cereal is introduced as CheeriOats by
What Orson Welles' film premieres in
New York City?
A: Citizen Kane.
At California's March Field, wht entertainer performs his
first USO Show?
A: Bob Hope.
The German submarine U-110 is captured by the whom?
A: British Royal Navy.
On board is the latest what?
A: Enigma cryptography machine, which Allied cryptographers later use to break
coded German messages.
Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak begins as the New
York Yankees' center fielder goes one for four against who?
A: Chicago White Sox Pitcher Eddie Smith.
In the North Atlantic, German battleship Bismarck sinks
A: Battle cruiser HMS Hood, killing all but 3 crewmen from a total of 1,418.
German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic,
killing how many?
What happens to four thousand Chongqing residents?
A: They are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.
Hungary and Slovakia declare war on whom?
A: The Soviet Union.
What TV network begins commercial operation on WNBT on
The world's first legal TV commercial, for Bulova watches,
occurs at 2:29 PM over WNBT before a baseball game between who?
A: The Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies.