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1941 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Trivia questions and answers from the year 1941.

 

1941 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

The short subject Elmer's Pet Rabbit is released, marking the second appearance of what cartoon character?
A: Bugs Bunny.

At the Battle of Bardia in Libya, Australian and British troops defeat Italian forces, and it's the first battle of the war in which what happens?
A: An Australian Army formation takes part.

The keel of what ship is laid at the New York Navy Yard in Brooklyn?
A: the USS Missouri.

Anyone born in Puerto Rico since this day, January 13, are declared U.S. citizens by what?
A: Birth, through U.S. federal law.

Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes swears in whom for his third term?
A: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

In the Battle of Tobruk, Australian and British forces capture what  from the Italians?
A: Tobruk.

In Sweden, who registers the Hasselblad camera company?
A: Victor Hasselblad.

 

Aviator Charles Lindbergh testifies before the U.S. Congress and recommends what?
A: That the United States negotiate a neutrality pact with Adolf Hitler.

Joseph Grew, the U.S. ambassador to Japan, reports to Washington about what?
A: A rumor overheard at a diplomatic reception about a planned surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

What organization is created to entertain American troops?
A: The United Service Organization (USO).

Who is appointed commander of Afrika Korps?
A: Lieutenant-General Erwin Rommel.

Reserve Constable Albert Alexander, becomes the first person treated with what?
A: Penicillin intravenously, by Howard Florey's team.

Admiral Kichisaburō Nomura begins his duties as what?
A:  Japanese Ambassador to the United States.

Glenn T. Seaborg isolates and discovers what?
A: Plutonium.

 

Bulgaria signs the Tripartite Pact, thus joining what?
A: The Axis powers.

W47NV begins operations in Nashville, Tennessee, becoming the first what?
A: FM radio station.

In Washington, D.C., what is officially opened by President Franklin D. Roosevelt?
A: the National Gallery of Art.

What Washington state dam begins to generate electricity?
A: Grand Coulee Dam.

Who arrives in Honolulu to study the Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor?
A: Japanese spy Takeo Yoshikawa.

A German Lorenz cipher machine operator sends a 4,000-character message twice, allowing British mathematician Bill Tutte to do what?
A: Decipher the machine's coding mechanism.

Axis forces capture what?
A:  Benghazi.

 

Germany invades what two countries?
A: Yugoslavia and Greece.

Prime Minister of Greece Alexandros Koryzis does what as German troops approach Athens?
A: Commits suicide.

Franklin D. Roosevelt, at his regular press conference, criticizes whom?
A: Charles Lindbergh by comparing him to the Copperheads of the Civil War period.

What breakfast cereal is introduced as CheeriOats by General Mills?
A: Cheerios.

What Orson Welles' film premieres in New York City?
A: Citizen Kane.

At California's March Field, wht entertainer performs his first USO Show?
A: Bob Hope.

The German submarine U-110 is captured by the whom?
A: British Royal Navy.

 

On board is the latest what?
A: Enigma cryptography machine, which Allied cryptographers later use to break coded German messages.

Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak begins as the New York Yankees' center fielder goes one for four against who?
A:  Chicago White Sox Pitcher Eddie Smith.

In the North Atlantic, German battleship Bismarck sinks what?
A: Battle cruiser HMS Hood, killing all but 3 crewmen from a total of 1,418.

German battleship Bismarck is sunk in the North Atlantic, killing how many?
A: 2,300.

What happens to four thousand Chongqing residents?
A: They are asphyxiated in a bomb shelter during the Bombing of Chongqing.

Hungary and Slovakia declare war on whom?
A: The Soviet Union.

What TV network begins commercial operation on WNBT on channel 1?
A: NBC.

The world's first legal TV commercial, for Bulova watches, occurs at 2:29 PM over WNBT before a baseball game between who?
A: The Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies.