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1940 In TV Trivia

Choose an answer from the three choices and True or False offered after each question and then "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1. In January 1940, The FCC holds public hearings on television.

  • True or False?

2. February 25, 1940, the first ice hockey game is televised from Madison Square Garden on W2XBS-TV. Who did the New York Rangers play?

  • Montreal Canadiens
  • Detroit Red Wings
  • Boston Flyers

3. What broadcast journalist was born on February 6, 1940?

  • Alan Eastep
  • Tom Brokaw
  • Ted Baxter

4. On February 28, 1940, the first basketball game is televised, from Madison Square Garden. Who does Fordham play?

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Penn State University
  • Boston College

5. On March 15, 1940 who cuts the price of television sets.

  • Sylvania
  • Kenmore
  • RCA

6. On May 21, 1940, Bell Telephone Laboratories transmits a 441-line video signal, with a bandwidth of 2.7 MHz, by coaxial cable from New York and back. What city is the signal sent too?

  • Boston
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington, DC

7. What broadcast journalist was born on February 8, 1940?

  • Ted Koppel
  • Roger Smith
  • Dan Rather

8. In June 1940, W2XBS in New York (NBC) covers the Republican National Convention from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for 33 hours, over a five day period. The signal is transmitted via coaxial cable. Where was the convention held?

  • New York City
  • Philadelphia
  • Chicago

9. Who was the actor (WKRP in Cincinnati) born on February 27, 1940?

  • Howard Hesseman
  • Daniel J. Travanti
  • Susan Clark

10. On August 29, - Peter Carl Goldmark of CBS announces his invention of a color television system.

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers 

  • 1. True
  • 2. Montreal Canadiens
  • 3. Tom Brokaw
  • 4. University of Pittsburgh
  • 5. RCA
  • 6. Philadelphia
  • 7. Ted Koppel
  • 8. Philadelphia
  • 9. Howard Hesseman
  • 10. True

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