Decade Quiz: 1940s

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the fifth decade of the 20th century.

Quiz

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the fifth decade of the 20th century.

1. During what years did World War II take place?

2. Which famous crooner scored hits with the singles "I'll Never Smile Again" and "This Love of Mine"?

  • Frank Sinatra
  • Judy Garland
  • Liberace

3. Renowned researcher Alfred Kinsey conducted extensive research in the 40s in what area?

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Psychology
  • Human sexuality

4. Which country gained its independence from the U.S. in 1946?

  • Honduras
  • The Philippines
  • American Samoa

5. Which baseball landmark took place in the 40s?

  • Joe Dimaggio joined the New York Yankees.
  • Jackie Robinson joined the National League.
  • The National Baseball Hall of Fame was established.

6. Where was the first computer developed in 1946?

  • Cambridge, Ma.
  • Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Silicon Valley, Ca.

7. Which broadcasting company opened the first regularly operating television station in 1940?

  • CBS
  • NBC
  • ABC

8. In 1947, which place received a whopping 12 inches of rainfall in 42 minutes?

9. Which of these organizations was established in the 40s?

  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Guide Dog for the Blind, Inc.
  • Gray Panthers

10. What year was Gandhi assassinated by a Hindu fanatic?

  • 1946
  • 1947
  • 1948

Your Results:

1. During what years did World War II take place?
1939-1945

2. Which famous crooner scored hits with the singles "I'll Never Smile Again" and "This Love of Mine"?
Frank Sinatra

3. Renowned researcher Alfred Kinsey conducted extensive research in the 40s in what area?
Human sexuality

4. Which country gained its independence from the U.S. in 1946?
The Philippines

5. Which baseball landmark took place in the 40s?
Jackie Robinson joined the National League.

6. Where was the first computer developed in 1946?
Philadelphia, Pa.

7. Which broadcasting company opened the first regularly operating television station in 1940?
CBS

8. In 1947, which place received a whopping 12 inches of rainfall in 42 minutes?
Holt, Mo.

9. Which of these organizations was established in the 40s?
Guide Dog for the Blind, Inc.

10. What year was Gandhi assassinated by a Hindu fanatic?
1948

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