How Much Do You Know About The 1940s?

The 1940s were an iconic era in American history. Think you know all there is to know about this era? Take these 12 questions and find out how much you know about the 1940s!
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What year was the atomic bomb first tested in New Mexico?
1945
1944
1941
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What was the population of the United States in 1940?
132,000,000
130,000,000
120,000,000
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When it comes to women's fashion, what was the most popular shoe color in the 1940s?
White
Brown
Blue
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What male actor is considered one of the 40s biggest icons?
Vincent Price
Jimmy Stewart
James Dean
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What was the most popular toy of choice for little girls in the 1940s?
Dolls
Kitchen
Board games
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True or false: People boycotted radio in the early 1940s because they wanted talk radio instead of music.
True
False
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What year did America join World War II?
1941
1940
1942
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What year did the Brooklyn Dodgers sign Jackie Robinson?
1947
1946
1945
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Who was the US president until 1945?
FDR
Harry Truman
Gerald Ford
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What was the minimum wage in the 1940s?
$.50
$.75
$.43
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True or false: The Slinky was invented in 1943 in Pennsylvania.
True
False
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What was the most popular women's lip color in the 1940s?
Raspberry
Red
Pink
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You are 40s fine! Despite missing a few questions, it appears as if you are truly interested in this iconic era in American history. We think that's pretty great!

C+, 40s Fine

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You are 40s fabulous! You clearly like and know this progressive and iconic era in American history. Not only you are familiar with dates and inventions, but you are also well versed on 40s pop culture.

B+, 40s Fabulous

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You are 40s fantastic! Unlike most of your peers, you know this decade like the back of your hand. Despite the overwhelming amount of history that took place, you have no problem keeping your facts straight. Well done!

A+, 40s Fantastic

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1
What year was the atomic bomb first tested in New Mexico?
1945
1944
1941
2
What was the population of the United States in 1940?
132,000,000
130,000,000
120,000,000
3
When it comes to women's fashion, what was the most popular shoe color in the 1940s?
White
Brown
Blue
4
What male actor is considered one of the 40s biggest icons?
Vincent Price
Jimmy Stewart
James Dean
5
What was the most popular toy of choice for little girls in the 1940s?
Dolls
Kitchen
Board games
6
True or false: People boycotted radio in the early 1940s because they wanted talk radio instead of music.
True
False
7
What year did America join World War II?
1941
1940
1942
8
What year did the Brooklyn Dodgers sign Jackie Robinson?
1947
1946
1945
9
Who was the US president until 1945?
FDR
Harry Truman
Gerald Ford
10
What was the minimum wage in the 1940s?
$.50
$.75
$.43
11
True or false: The Slinky was invented in 1943 in Pennsylvania.
True
False
12
What was the most popular women's lip color in the 1940s?
Raspberry
Red
Pink