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1946 Trivia Quiz Questions From the 40s

1946 world trivia questions and answers from the 40s.

 

1946 Trivia Quiz Questions From the 40s

A revised and streamlined revival of what Kern and Hammerstein show opens on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre?
A: Show Boat.

Where is the first meeting of the United Nations is held?
A: At Methodist Central Hall Westminster in London.

Project Diana bounces radar waves off the Moon, measuring the exact distance between the Earth and the Moon, and proves that what?
A: Communication is possible between Earth and outer space, effectively opening the Space Age.

Who declares the People's Republic of Albania, with himself as prime minister?
A: Enver Hoxha.

What does Charles de Gaulle do?
A: Charles de Gaulle resigns as president of France.

The United Nations Security Council holds what?
A: Its first session.

The Bell XS-1 is test flown for the first time (unpowered), with whom at the controls?
A: Bell's chief test pilot Jack Woolams.

 

The United Mine Workers rejoins the what?
A: American Federation of Labor.

What happens to the Canadian schooner Bluenose?
A: It founders on a Haitian reef.

Who is selected as the first United Nations Secretary-General?
A: Trygve Lie of Norway.

The Kingdom of Hungary becomes a  what?
A: A republic, heavily influenced by the Soviet Union.

What happens to the Bank of England?
A: It is nationalized.

ENIAC (for "Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer"), an early general-purpose electronic computer, is what?
A: Unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania.

Who is elected president of Argentina?
A: Juan Perón.

 

Who is elected President of North Vietnam?
A: Ho Chi Minh.

Who resigns as president of Finland?
A: C. G. E. Mannerheim.

In his speech at Westminster College, in Fulton, Missouri, what does Winston Churchill talk about?
A: The Iron Curtain.

At the 18th Academy Awards, what film wins best picture?
A: The Lost Weekend.

Who becomes president of Finland?
A: Juho Kusti Paasikivi.

What strikes Hilo and Laupāhoehoe on the Big Island of Hawaii?
A: A 14-meter high tsunami with 173 killed and thousands injured.

Singapore becomes a what?
A: Crown colony.

 

Who is executed outside Manila, for leading the Bataan Death March?
A: Japanese Lt. General Masaharu Homma.

In Japan, what happens for the first time?
A: Women vote during elections for the House of Representatives of the 90th Imperial Diet.

Syria's independence from what country is officially recognized?
A: France.

The inaugural session of the what, occurs?
A: International Court of Justice (ICJ).

The United States recognizes whose government in Yugoslavia?
A: Josip Broz Tito's.

The League of Nations, in its last meeting, transfers its mission to what?
A: The United Nations and disbands itself.

Six inmates unsuccessfully try to escape from where?
A: Alcatraz Prison.

 

What company is founded with about 20 employees?
A: Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering (later renamed Sony).

What King abdicates, and is succeeded by his son Umberto II?
A: King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy.

Who is elected leader of the Congress Party in India?
A: Jawaharlal Nehru.

Where is the first V-2 rocket successfully launched?
A: At the White Sands Missile Range.

At the Los Alamos Laboratory, Dr. Louis Slotin saves his coworkers but receives what?
A: A fatal dose of ionizing radiation (the incident is initially classified).

The Hashemite Kingdom of  "what" is founded?
A: Transjordan.

Who does the parliament of Transjordan makes their king?
A: Emir Abdullah.

 

A Greek referendum supports the return of what?
A: The monarchy.

In a referendum, Italians decide to turn Italy from a monarchy into a what?
A: A republic.

In the referendum, who votes for the first time?
A: Women.

What sports association  is formed in New York City?
A: The Basketball Association of America.

Laurence Olivier's Henry V opens where?
A: In the United States.

It is the first Shakespeare film in what?
A: Color.

After more than 380 years of Western dominance, what country attains full independence?
A: The Philippines.

 

What goes on sale in Paris?
A: Bikinis.

Who becomes the first American saint to be canonized?
A: Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini.

Howard Hughes nearly dies in a test flight of what?
A: The Hughes XF-11, which crashes in a Beverly Hills neighborhood due to a propeller malfunction.

At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, what two comedians stage their first show as a comedy team?
A: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Where does Holiday World, originally called Santa Claus Land, open to the public?
A: At Santa Claus, Indiana, becoming the first themed park, preceding Disneyland by 9 years.

Who wins the PGA Championship?
A: American golfer Ben Hogan.

Bulgaria is declared a what?
A: People's Republic after a referendum, and King Simeon II leaves.

 

What airline is founded in Hong Kong by American Roy Farrell and Australian Sydney de Kantzow?
A: Cathay Pacific Airways.

The remaining ten Nazi war criminals sentenced to death at the Nuremberg trials are what?
A: Executed by hanging in a gymnasium in the Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

In the first Basketball Association of America game, the New York Knicks defeat what team?
A:  Toronto Huskies 68–66 at Toronto's Maple Leaf Gardens.

Senate and House elections in the United States both give majorities to what party?
A: The  Republicans.

 


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