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1947 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers From The 40s

Interesting 1947 trivia quiz questions with answers.

 

1947 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers From The 40s

Proceedings of the United States Congress are what?
A: Televised for the first time.

The United Nations takes control of what?
A: The free city of Trieste.

Elizabeth Short, an aspiring actress nicknamed the "Black Dahlia", is found what?
A: Brutally murdered in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. The case remains unsolved to this day.

Who is inaugurated as president of France?
A: Vincent Auriol.

Who founds a monarchist government in Athens?
A: Dimitrios Maximos.

Where is the lowest air temperature in North America (-63 degrees Celsius) recorded?
A: In Snag in the Yukon Territory.

Who becomes the first African-American news correspondent allowed in the United States House of Representatives and Senate press galleries?
A: Percival Prattis.

 

Who becomes the President of Poland?
A: Bolesław Bierut.

In Paris, peace treaties are signed between the World War II Allies and whom?
A: Italy, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Finland.

What creates an impact crater in Sikhote-Alin, in the Soviet Union?
A: A meteor.

The Voice of America begins to transmit radio broadcasts into where?
A: Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.

Edwin Land demonstrates the first what, to a meeting of the Optical Society of America?
A: "instant camera", his Polaroid Land Camera.

What Tom and Jerry cartoon is released?
A: Cat Fishin'.

John C. Hennessy, Jr., brings the first what to the United States?
A: Volkswagen Beetle.

 

Where does the United States grant France a military base?
A: In Casablanca.

Wernher von Braun marries whom?
A: His first cousin, the 18-year-old Maria von Quirstorp.

The Truman Doctrine is proclaimed to help stem the spread of what?
A: Communism.

At the 19th Academy Awards what film wins best picture?
A:  Best Years of Our Lives.

A coal mine explosion in Centralia, Illinois, kills how many miners?
A: 111.

Jackie Robinson, the first African American in Major League Baseball since the 1880s, signs a contract whith what baseball team?
A: With the Brooklyn Dodgers.

King George II of Greece is succeeded by whom?
A: His brother King Paul I.

 

The British Royal Navy detonates 6,800 tons of explosives in an attempt to demolish what?
A: The fortified island of Heligoland, Germany.

What Academy-Award winning Tom and Jerry cartoon is released to theatres?
A: The Cat Concerto.

What movie, a Christmastime classic, is first shown in theaters?
A: Miracle on 34th Street.

Harry S. Truman signs an Act of Congress that implements the what?
A: The Truman Doctrine.

David Lean's film Great Expectations, based on the novel by Charles Dickens, opens where?
A: In the United States.

Where does Secretary of State George Marshall outlines the Marshall Plan for American reconstruction and relief aid to Europe?
A: In a speech at Harvard University.

What company in Sweden produces its first automobile?
A: SAAB.

 

Kenneth Arnold makes the first widely reported  what?
A: UFO sighting. Near Mount Rainier, Washington.

What rifle enters production and becomes the most produced gun in history?
A: The AK-47 assault rifle.

President Harry S. Truman signs what into law?
A: The Presidential Succession Act.

President Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947 into law, creating what?
A:  The Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the National Security Council.

In Greece, who takes over the government?
A: General Markos Vafiadis.

A moth lodged in a relay is found to be the cause of a malfunction in what?
A: The Harvard Mark II electromechanical computer, the first computer "bug".

National Security Act of 1947 becomes effective  creating what?
A: The United States Air Force, National Security Council and the Central Intelligence Agency.

 

What two countries join the United Nations?
A: Pakistan and Yemen.

President Truman delivers the first what?
A: Televised White House address speaking on the world food crises.

Captain Chuck Yeager, flies a Bell X-1 rocket plane faster than what for the first time?
A: The speed of sound.

In Long Beach, California, the designer and airplane pilot Howard Hughes carries out the one and only flight of the what?
A:  The Hughes H-4 Hercules, the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built and flown.

This flight only lasted how long?
A: Eight minutes.

The program Meet the Press makes its television debut on what TV network?
A: The NBC-TV network.

The Princess Elizabeth (later Elizabeth II), the daughter of George VI, marries whom?
A: The Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom.

Who resigns as the Prime Minister of France?
A: Paul Ramadier.

 

The United Nations General Assembly votes to partition Palestine between Arab and Jewish regions, which results in what?
A: The creation of the State of Israel.

The Tennessee Williams play A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Marlon Brando in his first great role, opens where?
A: At the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on Broadway.

The first practical "what" is demonstrated by Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley of the United States?
A: Electronic transistor.

The House Un-American Activities Committee begins its investigations into what?
A: Communism in Hollywood.

Mikhail Kalashnikov's AK-47 assault rifle is accepted as what?
A: The standard small arm of the Soviet military.

Raytheon produces the first what?
A: Commercial microwave oven.

Women's suffrage is granted in what country?
A: Argentina.