1943 Trivia Quiz Questions From The 40s
The Soviet Union announces that 22 German divisions have
A: Encircled at Stalingrad, with 175,000 killed and 137,650 captured.
Culbert Olson, 29th Governor of California, is succeeded by
A: Earl Warren.
The United States and United Kingdom give up what?
A: Territorial rights in China.
What office building, the world's largest, is dedicated in
A: The Pentagon.
British forces capture what from the Italians?
Duke Ellington plays at New York City's “what” for the
A: Carnegie Hall.
In Russia, the Battle of Stalingrad comes to an end with
A: The German 6th Army.
At the 15th Academy Awards, what movie wins Best
A: Mrs. Miniver.
Where does the Gloster Meteor, the first operational
military jet aircraft for the Allies, have its first test flight?
A: In England.
The entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is what?
A: Burnt alive by the German occupation forces.
Albert Hofmann self-administers what hallucinogenic drug ?
A: LSD and records the details of his experience.
Japanese troops carry out what?
A: The Changjiao massacre in Changjiao, Hunan, China.
American troops invade Attu in the Aleutian Islands, in an attempt to expel occupying Japanese forces.
The Australian Hospital Ship Centaur is sunk off the coast
of Queensland by what?
A: A Japanese submarine, killing 268 of the 332 medical personnel and civilian crew aboard.
The United States Army contracts with the University of
Pennsylvania's Moore School to develop what?
A: The computer ENIAC.
The Memphis Belle's crew becomes the first aircrew in the
8th Air Force to complete its what?
A: 25-mission tour of duty.
The aircraft and crew are the first to return to the U.S.
intact for a what?
A: A War Bond drive.
Who addresses a joint session of the United States
A: Winston Churchill.
Norman Rockwell's illustration of "what" first appears on
the cover of The Saturday Evening Post?
A: Rosie the Riveter.
Who begins his service as a medical officer in the
Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp?
A: Dr. Josef Mengele.
Americans and Japanese fight the battle of what off
A: Battle of Kula Gulf.
Benito Mussolini, the Fascist Prime Minister of Italy since
1925, is arrested after what?
A: The Grand Council of Fascism withdraws its support.
John F. Kennedy and crew are found by whom?
A: Solomon Islands coastwatchers Biuku Gasa and Eroni Kumana with their dugout canoe.
The Battle of Kursk ends with a serious strategic defeat
A: The German forces.
Who is named Supreme Allied Commander for Southeast Asia?
A: Lord Mountbatten.
King Boris III of Bulgaria dies under what?
A: Suspicious circumstances; his 6-year-old son Simeon II, ascends to the throne.
Mainland Italy is invaded by Allied forces under what
A: General Sir Bernard Montgomery.
German paratroopers rescue from imprisonment?
Who takes the oath of office as President of the
A: José P. Laurel.
Chiang Kai-shek takes the oath of office as Chairman of the
A: National Government of China.
What Merrie Melodies animated cartoon, with Bugs Bunny
getting out-smarted, is released in the U. S.?
A: Falling Hare.
What officially ends in the United States?
A: The Great Depression.
U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes what?
A: The Supreme Allied Commander Europe.
Where does he establish Supreme Headquarters Allied
A: In London.