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1940s Decade Quiz
Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1940s?
Last updated: January 3, 2020
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February 17, 2015
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What does the E stand for in V-E day?
In what movie did Sam play the song "As Time Goes By"?
In what city did Anne Frank hide?
Who said "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat"?
What film genre was exemplified by "Double Indemnity" and "The Maltese Falcon"?
Who was assassinated in New Delhi in 1948?
What French fashion designer and perfumer was suspected of being a Nazi spy?
In what French region would you find Omaha, Juno, and Gold beaches?
What new country was led by David Ben-Gurion?
At what university did J.R.R. Tolkien teach?
What was the name of the American and British effort to develop an atomic bomb?
Who directed "Citizen Kane"?
Who wrote the play "Death of a Salesman"?
What name was given to Japanese suicide pilots?
What American program gave massive amounts of aid to help rebuild Europe?
What would you find on Carmen Miranda's hat?
What bebopping saxophonist was known as "Bird"?
What musical featured the songs "Some Enchanted Evening" and "Bali Ha'i"?
To what island did Chiang Kai-shek flee?
What brutal leader was called "Uncle Joe" in an attempt to soften his image?
Jan 20, 2017
I am so nostalgic for that time, even though I hadn't been born as yet, my parents made it seem so REAL and EXCITING! - So much more so than the dull history books depicting the era.
Nov 28, 2017
I don't know that I'd characterize the period dominated by the bloodiest conflict in recent history as "exciting."
Nov 29, 2017
Well it certainly wouldn't have been boring
Dec 18, 2017
My parents did! - Given the mundane existence of the '30s, the '40s came alive! Yes, there was, sadly, danger and death but living on the edge is a particular high for some.
Nov 30, 2017
My brothers were born during the war, and my parents made it seem real, too, talking about sugar and gasoline rationing, working in a torpedo factory, friends missing in action - but I don't think they ever felt nostalgia or excitement for those years. Their tone was more one of weariness when they remembered those times. But I think I understand what you're saying - it was a very unique time in our history and the men and women who lived through it had amazing stories to tell.
Jan 3, 2020
No doubt for many, especially in the United States or Great Britain that didn't see the worst of the fighting, the 1940s were the most exciting and purpose filled decade of their lives.
Jun 15, 2018
Unsurprisingly, I got every history-related question and not a single pop-culture one.
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