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1940's Modern History Fun Quiz

Quiz questions cover the 1940s including World War II include US Gas Rationing allowed how many gallons of gas per week in 1942, What metal was used for the one-cent coin during World War II and many more

  • 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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The material is all wool chiffon Panama, which adapts itself so well to skirts and drapes itself gracefully on the figure. The ravishing embroidery, handsomely carried out in gray and henna artificial silk machine work, is far more effective even than handwork. The model is box and knife plaited all around, flares gracefully and has button trimmed belt.