What do you know or remember from the Forties
Question 1
1. In 1946, the Philippines gained independence after how many years of U.S. rule?


Question 2
2. In 1943, what building, considered to be the world’s largest office building, was completed?


Question 3
3. What year was the first RAF aircraft equipped with radar?


Question 4
4. What was the other name used for Operation Overlord during World War II in 1944?


Question 5
5. What did the Kon-Tiki expedition set out to prove in 1947?


Question 6
6. In 1948, NASCAR held its first race for modified stock cars where?


Question 7
7. In 1942, the minimum draft age is lowered from 21 years old to what in the United States?


Question 8
8. In what country were the Lascaux prehistoric cave paintings discovered in 1940?


Question 9
9. How much was the first Polaroid Camera sold for in 1949?




Question 10
10. In 1947, the world's first general purpose electronic computer, ENIAC, is completed, what does ENIAC stand for?


Question 11
11. In 1940 which world leader made the speeches "We Shall Fight Them On The Beaches....." and "Never in the field of human conflict was so much..." ?


Question 12
12. In what year did the Voice of America begin broadcasting?


Question 13
13. What year was the Warsaw Jewish Ghetto uprising against the Nazis?


Question 14
14. In what year was an UFO allegedly found on July 7th in the Roswell UFO incident?


Question 15
15. In 1949, NATO was established, what does NATO stand for?


Question 16
16. In what year did The United Nations vote in favor for the creation of an Independent Jewish State of Israel?


Question 17
17. In what year did Bikinis go on sale for the first time in Paris?


Question 18
18. During World War II, US Gas Rationing allowed how many gallons of gas per week in 1942?


Question 19
19. In what year did the 40-hour working week go into effect in the US?


Question 20
20. During World War II, what did Executive Order 9066 do in 1942?


Question 21
21. What company began production of Italian sports cars in 1947?


Question 22
22. In 1949, the Communist People’s Republic of China is proclaimed under which leader?


Question 23
23. How long did the Siege of Leningrad last until being broken in 1944?


Question 24
24. In 1943, due to shortages in copper in the U.S., the one-cent coin is struck in what metal during World War II?


Question 25
25. In what year Germany invade Denmark, Norway, France, Luxembourg, Belgium and Netherlands?


Question 26
26. What was The Foreign Assistance Act (The Marshall Plan) in 1948?


Question 27
27. In what year did the Golden Globe Awards start?


Question 28
28. In 1941, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed what bill to provide financial aid to veterans who returned from World War II?


Question 29
29. In what year was Apartheid made the official policy of the National Party in South Africa?


Question 30
30. In what year was The USS Indianapolis sunk by a Japanese submarine?








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1. 48 years 2. The Pentagon 3. 1941 4. D-Day, The landing of Allied troops in Normandy, France 5. That people from South American could have settled Polynesia in pre-Columbian times 6. Daytona Beach 7. 18 years old 8. France 9. $89.95 10. Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzer and Computer 11. Winston Churchill 12. 1942 13. 1943 14. 1947 15. North Atlantic Treaty Organization 16. 1947 17. 1946 18. 3 Gallons 19. 1940 20. Allowed Japanese-Americans to be put into internment camps 21. Ferrari 22. Mao Tse Tung 23. 872 days 24. Steel 25. 1940 26. An agreement that the US would send over $13 billion in aid to Europe between 1948 and 1951 27. 1943 28. G.I. Bill 29. 1949 30 1945