Time Machine: 1940s

War was raging in the 1940s, but Americans still found time to let their hair down now and then.

Quiz

War was raging in the 1940s, but Americans still found time to let their hair down now and then.

1. Perhaps best known for his later book Charlotte's Web, author E. B. White wrote Stuart Little in 1945. Who, or what was Stuart?

  • A pig.
  • A mouse.
  • A very small boy.

2. If you were stylin' in the 40s, you'd use a snood to...

  • Dress up your hair.
  • Drive your girl to the movies.
  • Carry your "mad money."

3. WWII produced dates of fame and dates infamy throughout the 1940s. What was June 6 known as?

  • D-Day
  • Pearl Harbor Day
  • VE Day

4. Americans went to lots of movies trying to get the war off their minds. Even though it had a wartime theme, one of the most popular films of the 40s was Casablanca. Where was it set?

  • Martinique
  • Algeria
  • Morocco

5. On November 3, 1948, the Chicago Tribune made its famous gaffe, proclaiming Truman the loser in the presidential election. Who did they say had won?

  • Thomas E. Dewey
  • Adlai Stevenson
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower

Your Results:

1. Perhaps best known for his later book Charlotte's Web, author E. B. White wrote Stuart Little in 1945. Who, or what was Stuart?
A mouse.

2. If you were stylin' in the 40s, you'd use a snood to...
Dress up your hair.

3. WWII produced dates of fame and dates infamy throughout the 1940s. What was June 6 known as?
D-Day

4. Americans went to lots of movies trying to get the war off their minds. Even though it had a wartime theme, one of the most popular films of the 40s was Casablanca. Where was it set?
Morocco

5. On November 3, 1948, the Chicago Tribune made its famous gaffe, proclaiming Truman the loser in the presidential election. Who did they say had won?
Thomas E. Dewey

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