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1948 Trivia Questions And Answers

1948 trivia quiz questions with answers about things that happened in 1948.


1948 Trivia Questions And Answers

Burma gains its independence from who?
A: The United Kingdom, becoming an independent.

Warner Brothers shows the first color what?
A: Newsreel (Tournament of Roses Parade and the Rose Bowl).

Who begins his fast-unto-death in Delhi to stop communal violence during the Partition of India?
A: Mahatma Gandhi.

Indian pacifist and leader Mahatma Gandhi is shot by whom?
A: Nathuram Godse in New Delhi.

Which one of the pioneering aviators the Wright Brothers dies in Dayton, Ohio?
A: Orville Wright.

Where do the 1948 Winter Olympics open?
A: In St. Moritz, Switzerland.

The Soviet Union begins to jam what?
A: The Voice of America broadcasts.


What stock car racing organization is founded by Bill France, Sr.?

The United States Supreme Court rules what?
A: That religious instruction in public schools violates the U.S. Constitution.

What war begins?
A:  The Costa Rican Civil War.

What motorcycle gang is founded in California?
A: The Hells Angels.

Singapore holds its first what?
A: Elections.

What renowned Italian conductor makes his television debut, conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra in an all-Wagner program?
A: Arturo Toscanini.

At the 20th Academy Awards ceremony what film wins Best Picture?
A:  Gentleman's Agreement.


President Truman signs the Marshall Plan, which authorizes what?
A: $5 billion in aid for 16 countries.

The World Health Organization is established by who?
A: The United Nations.

The first democratic general election with  what, is held in Italy?
A: Universal suffrage.

What country joins the United Nations?
A: Burma.

Laurence Olivier's film version of "what" makes its world premiere in London?
A: Hamlet.

Who becomes President of the Italian Republic?
A: Luigi Einaudi.

Who is elected as the first President of Israel?
A: Chaim Weizmann.


Who becomes Prime Minister of South Africa?
A: Daniel François Malan.

What observatory telescope is finished in California?
A: The Palomar Observatory telescope.

The first monkey astronaut, Albert I, is launched into space from where?
A: White Sands, New Mexico.

Columbia Records introduced what?
A: Its long playing 33 1/3 rpm phonograph format.

William Shockley files the original patent for the what?
A: Grown junction transistor, the first bipolar junction transistor.

David Lean's Oliver Twist, based on Charles Dickens's famous novel is banned where?
A: In the U.S. because of alleged anti-Semitism in depicting master criminal Fagin, played by Alec Guinness.

The first London chapter of what is founded?
A: Alcoholics Anonymous.


President Truman issues the second peacetime military what, in the United States.
A: Draft, amid increasing tensions with the Soviet Union.

President Truman signs Executive Order 9981, ending what?
A: Racial segregation in the United States Armed Forces.

Where do the 1948 Summer Olympics begin?
A: In London, the first since the 1936 Summer Olympics

The southern half of Korea is established as what?
A: South Korea.

What happens to Babe Ruth?
A: He dies in his sleep at the age of 53.

Why does Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands abdicate?
A: For health reasons.

Who becomes Prime Minister of France?
A: Robert Schuman.


Who is formally inaugurated as Queen of the Netherlands?
A: Juliana.

The northern half of Korea is formally declared North Korea, with whom as prime minister?
A: Kim Il-sung.

Laurence Olivier's "what" opens in the United States?
A: Hamlet.

The Cleveland Indians defeat the what team to win the World Series, 4 games to 2?
A: Boston Braves.

Harry S. Truman defeats whom?
A: Republican Thomas E. Dewey and "Dixiecrat" Strom Thurmond.

Who becomes Canada's 12th prime minister?
A: Louis Stephen St. Laurent.

The United Nations General Assembly adopts the what?
A: Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The United States Department of Justice indicts Alger Hiss on what?
A: Two counts of perjury

What musical opens for the first of 1,077 performances?
A: The musical Kiss Me, Kate.

What kills about 40 children in Darovskoy District, in Russia?
A: A pack of wolves.

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