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1944 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

1944 Trivia questions from the 1940s with answers.

 

1944 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

13,000 US and Australian troops land where , in an attempt to cut off a Japanese retreat?
A: on Papua New Guinea.

President Roosevelt proposes a Second Bill of Rights for social and economic security in his what?
A: State of the Union address.

Winston Churchill and whom begin a 2-day wartime conference in Marrakech on January 12.
A: Charles de Gaulle.

What happens in San Juan, Argentina, killing an estimated 10,000 people in the worst natural disaster in Argentina's history?
A: An earthquake.

British forces in Italy cross what river on the 17th of January?
A: Garigliano river.

What battle begins in Italy?
A: The Battle of Monte Cassino.

The Soviet Union stops production of what?
A: The Mosin–Nagant 1891/30 sniper rifle.

 

On January 2, the Allies begin the assault on where?
A: Anzio, Italy.

For how long does the U.S. 45th Infantry Division stand their ground at Anzio against violent assaults?
A: For 4 months.

On January 30th, what battle opens as United States Army Rangers attempt to break out of the Anzio beachhead?
A: The Battle of Cisterna.

On February 1, U.S. troops land in what Islands.?
A: The Marshall Islands.

February 2 – The first issue of Human Events is published in Washington, D.C..

United States troops capture the Marshall Islands on what date?
A: February 3.

2,765 drown when USS Snook torpedoes Lima Maru.[1]

2,670 drown when HMS Sportsman torpedoes Petrella.[2]

February 14 – WWII: An anti-Japanese revolt breaks out on Java.

February 15 – WWII – Battle of Monte Cassino: The monastery atop Monte Cassino is destroyed by Allied bombing.

What Battle begins when U.S. forces invade the atoll in the Marshall Islands?
A: The Battle of Eniwetok.

How many people  drown when USS Rasher torpedoes Ryusei Maru and Tango Maru?
A: 7,998.

 

On February 26, who was the first woman appointed to the substantive rank of captain in the United States Navy Nurse Corps?
A: Sue S. Dauser.

How many people die when a train stalls inside a railway tunnel outside Salerno?
A: Italy.  521 choke to death.

Where is the 16th Academy Awards ceremony is held?
A: Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

At the 16th Academy Awards, what movie wins Best Picture?
A: Casablanca.

March 3 – WWII: The Order of Nakhimov and the Order of Ushakov are instituted in the USSR.

Where is Louis Buchalter, the leader of 1930s crime syndicate Murder, Inc., executed?
A: At Sing Sing, along with Emanuel Weiss, and Louis Capone.

In Britain, the prohibition on whom working as teachers is lifted?
A: married women.

Resistance leader Joop Westerweel is arrested while returning to the Netherlands after he what?
A: Escorted a group of Jewish children to safety in Spain.

 

In Sweden, the 1864 law which had criminalized homosexuality is what?
A: Abolished.

The last eruption of what volcano in Italy kills 26 and causes thousands to flee their homes?
A: Mount Vesuvius.

On April 4, an Allied surveillance aircraft of 60 Squadron SAAF photographs part of what?
A: Auschwitz concentration camp.

Rudolf Vrba and Alfréd Wetzler escape from where on April 5?
A:  Auschwitz concentration camp.

In the Ukrainian city of Sevastopol, Soviet troops completely drive out German forces, who had been ordered by Hitler to what?
A: “fight to the last man.”

Destroyer escort USS England (DE-635) sinks the sixth Japanese submarine in how long?
A: Two weeks.

On June 1, the BBC transmits a coded message to the French Resistance, warning what?
A: That the invasion of Europe is imminent.

 

Two K-class blimps of the United States Navy complete the first what?
A: Transatlantic crossing by non-rigid airships, from the U.S. to French Morocco with two stops.

Hans Asperger publishes his paper on what?
A:  Asperger syndrome.

Rome falls to the Allies, the first what?
A: Axis capital to fall.

A hunter-killer group of the United States Navy captures the German submarine U-505, marking the first time that what?
A: A U.S. Navy vessel has captured an enemy vessel at sea since the 19th century.

The German navy's Enigma messages are what?
A: Decoded almost in real time.

More than how many British bombers drop 5,000 tons of bombs on German gun batteries on the Normandy coast in preparation for D-Day?
A: 1,000.

On June 5, US and British paratrooper divisions jump over Normandy, in preparation for what?
A: D-Day, including 82nd and 101st Airborne divisions of the United States.

 

On June 6, 155,000 Allied troops shipped from England land where?
A: On the beaches of Normandy in northern France.

The Allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland, in the what?
A: The largest amphibious military operation in history.

On June 13, Germany launches the first "what" on London on June 13th?
A: V-1 flying bomb attack.

At age 14, George Stinney becomes the youngest person ever what?
A: Executed in the United States.

On June 17, what does Iceland do?
A: It declares full independence from Denmark.

In the Hartford circus fire, how many children die in one of the worst fire disasters in the history of the United States?
A: More than 100.

At Camp Hood, Texas, future baseball star and 1st Lt. Jackie Robinson is arrested and later court-martialed for what?
A: For refusing to move to the back of a segregated U.S. Army bus. He is eventually acquitted.

 

On July 20, Adolf Hitler survives an assassination attempt led by whom?
A: Claus von Stauffenberg.

IBM dedicates the first what?
A: Program-controlled calculator, the Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (known best as the Harvard Mark I).

In August, the United States Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council release posters featuring who for the first time?
A: Smokey Bear.