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1941 (April - May) In The United States

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48 stars (1912 - 1959)1) What country does the U.S. acquires full military defense rights on April 9?

  • Denmark
  • Greenland
  • Iceland

2) On April 10, a U.S. destroyer, while picking up survivors from a sunken Dutch freighter, drops depth charges on a German U-Boat (the first "shot in anger" fired by America against Germany).
What is the name of the destroyer?

  • Alt
  • Niblack
  • Stockham

3) When did the U.S. begins shipping Lend-Lease aid to China?

  • April 15
  • April 17
  • April 19

4) On April 23, the America First Committee holds its first mass rally in New York City.
Who was the keynote speaker?

  • Wade Cunningham
  • Charles Lindbergh
  • David R. White

5) On April 25, Franklin D. Roosevelt, at his regular press conference, criticizes Charles Lindbergh by comparing him to the Copperheads of the Civil War period. In response, Lindbergh resigns his commission in the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve on April 28.

  • True or False?

6) What Orson Welles' film premieres in New York City on May 1, 1941?

  • Citizen Kane
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • The Stranger

7) The first Series E "War Bonds" and Defense Savings Stamps go on sale, on May 1, in the United States, to help fund the greatly increased production of military equipment.

  • True or False?

8) At California's March Field, what entertainer performs his first USO Show on May 6?

  • James Cagney
  • Bing Crosby
  • Bob Hope

9) On May 15, Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak begins as the New York Yankee center fielder goes one for 4 against Chicago White Sox pitcher.
Who is the White Sox’s pitcher?

  • Robert Gibson
  • Ed Roth
  • Eddie Smith

10) On May 21, 950 miles off the coast of Brazil, a freighter becomes the first United States ship sunk by a German U-boat.
What is the freighter’s name?

  • SS Abe Lincoln
  • SS Candy Man
  • SS Robin Moor

11) On May 27, President Roosevelt proclaims an "victory in Europe awareness."

  • True or False?

Check Your Answers

1941 (April - May) In The United States

  1. Greenland
  2. Niblack
  3. April 15
  4. Charles Lindbergh
  5. True
  6. True
  7. Citizen Kane
  8. Bob Hope
  9. Eddie Smith
  10. SS Robin Moor
  11. False. On May 27, President Roosevelt proclaims an "unlimited national emergency."
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