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The Home Front Gears for War

What do you know about The Home Front Gears for War?  Try this US World War II History Made Easy Quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) In 1942 alone, military orders totaled $100 billion.  By war's end, that figure would grew to $330 billion.Alan's Dad (WW2 Vet) - Trivia powered by ABE.  Did you know...

  • True or False?

2) The government created a charter to show women that it was not unfeminine to work and that they could make an important contribution to the war effort.  What was the character?

  1. Woman Ordinance Worker

  2. Esther the Baker

  3. Rosie the Riveter

3) General Hap Arnold got a Hollywood movie maker to become the head of the Army air Fore First Motion Picture Unit and made him a lieutenant colonel. 
Who was the movie maker?

  1. Walt Disney

  2. John Huston

  3. Jack Warner

4) What Hollywood actor flew a B-17 on 25 missions over Europe for the 445th Bombardment Group. 
Who was the actor that flew the "Four Yanks and a Jerk?"

  1. James Stewart

  2. Henry Fonda

  3. Audie Murphy

5) What was the organization established in 1941 o provide a variety of services to American soldiers, such as recreation centers, care packages, and celebrity shows?

  1. Variety

  2. United Service Organization (USO)

  3. Leslie Townes Hope (LTH)

6) Who was the baseball player that became a marine fighter pilot and had hit .406 in the majors?

  1. Yogi Berra

  2. Bob Feller

  3. Ted Williams

7) A total of 110,000 Japanese-Americans were interned in camps in Utah, Arizona, Wyoming, and Arkansas. 
What percentage was American born?

  1. One-third

  2. Half

  3. Two-thirds

8) During the war, African-Americans were largely kept in segregated military units.

  • True or False?

9) At first, Japanese-Americans were not allowed to enlist.  However, a battalion was allowed to enlist and they were sent to Europe.  They became one of the most decorated units during the war. 
Where these soldieries from?

  1. California

  2. Arizona

  3. Hawaii

10) How many war correspondents served during the war, including 24 women? (At least 38 were killed.)

  1. 800 correspondents

  2. 5,000 correspondents

  3. 10,000 correspondents


The Home Front Gears for War [Answers]

1) True. 2) C. 3) C. 4) A. 5) B. 6) C. 7) C. 8) True. 9) C. 10) A.

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