How Much Do You Know About Life in The 1940s?

Life in the 1940's wasn't just World War II. So much happened in this decade that it can actually be difficult to keep it all straight. Are you ready to find out how much you really know about life in the 1940s?
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What year did the US enter World War II?
1942
1940
1941
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Which famous crooner scored with the single "I'll Never Smile Again?"
Frank Sinatra
Judy Garland
Dean Martin
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Researcher Alfred Kinsey conducted research in the 40s in what area?
Psychology
Sexuality
Sleep
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Which country gained its independence from the U.S. in 1946?
Honduras
The Phillipines
American Samoa
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Which baseball landmark took place in the 40s?
Joe Dimaggio joined the New York Yankees
The Baseball Hall of Fame was established
Jackie Robinson joined the league
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Where was the first computer developed in 1946?
Philadelphia, PA
Silicon Valley, CA
Cambridge, MA
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Which broadcasting company opened the first regularly operating television station in 1940?
ABC
NBC
CBS
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In 1947, which place received a whopping 12 inches of rainfall in 42 minutes?
Holt, MO
Maui, Hawaii
Juneau, Alaska
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Which of these organizations was established in the 40s?
Girl Scouts of America
Guide Dog for the blind
Gray Panthers
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What year was Gandhi assassinated by a Hindu fanatic?
1946
1947
1948
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In the late 1940s what would you be buying if you had to choose from among a Philco, Dumont, or Admiral?
A lawn mower
A stove
A television or radio
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Suppose you had some Viceroys in your shirt pocket and your friend had some Luckys. What were they?
Candy
Chewing Gum
Cigarettes
Result
Unfortunately, it appears as if you don't know as much about life in the 1940's as you should. While you might know the basics when it comes to topics such as the war or transportation, you're not well versed on all of the cultural events that made this decade so significant.

C+, 1940's Flop

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1940's fantastic! While you may not be the world's foremost expert on the 1940's your base knowledge is far from average. It's clear that this decade truly holds a special place in your heart.

B+, 1940's Fantastic

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When it comes to the culture and the history of the 1940s, you know your stuff better than just about anyone else. While anyone can claim to be an expert on the 1940's, you actually are. From World War II, to music, to culture, you and the 1940's are a match made in heaven.

A+, 1940's Formidable

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1
What year did the US enter World War II?
1942
1940
1941
2
Which famous crooner scored with the single "I'll Never Smile Again?"
Frank Sinatra
Judy Garland
Dean Martin
3
Researcher Alfred Kinsey conducted research in the 40s in what area?
Psychology
Sexuality
Sleep
4
Which country gained its independence from the U.S. in 1946?
Honduras
The Phillipines
American Samoa
5
Which baseball landmark took place in the 40s?
Joe Dimaggio joined the New York Yankees
The Baseball Hall of Fame was established
Jackie Robinson joined the league
6
Where was the first computer developed in 1946?
Philadelphia, PA
Silicon Valley, CA
Cambridge, MA
7
Which broadcasting company opened the first regularly operating television station in 1940?
ABC
NBC
CBS
8
In 1947, which place received a whopping 12 inches of rainfall in 42 minutes?
Holt, MO
Maui, Hawaii
Juneau, Alaska
9
Which of these organizations was established in the 40s?
Girl Scouts of America
Guide Dog for the blind
Gray Panthers
10
What year was Gandhi assassinated by a Hindu fanatic?
1946
1947
1948
11
In the late 1940s what would you be buying if you had to choose from among a Philco, Dumont, or Admiral?
A lawn mower
A stove
A television or radio
12
Suppose you had some Viceroys in your shirt pocket and your friend had some Luckys. What were they?
Candy
Chewing Gum
Cigarettes