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1946: July – December In US History

What do you know about 1946: July – December In US History
Try this The Year In US History Made Easy Quiz
"Check Your Answers" at the end of the page.

1) On July 4, what country is granted independence by the United States? 48 stars (1912 - 1959)

  1. The Philippines
  2. Puerto Rico
  3. Nippon
  4. Panama

2) When did Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini becomes the first American saint to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church?

  1. July 1
  2. July 7
  3. July 17
  4. July 27

3) Who wrote the influential The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care, published on July 14?

  1. Dale Carnegie
  2. Nelson Rockford
  3. Benjamin Spock
  4. Mark Reynolds

4) In the first underwater Nuclear test of the atomic bomb on July 25, the surplus USS Saratoga is sunk in the Pacific Ocean, when the United States detonates the Baker device during Operation Crossroads.  Where was the Pacific Ocean location?

  1. New Guinea
  2. Tonga
  3. Banaba Island
  4. Bikini Atoll

5) On July 25 at Club 500 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, who stages their first show as a comedy team.

  1. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis
  2. Bobby Clark and Paul McCullough
  3. Ole Olsen and Chic Johnson
  4. Jack Burns and Mark Schreiber

6) In what state was the last mass lynching in the United States, on July 25, a mob of white men shoot and kill two African-American couples near Moore's Ford Bridge?

  1. Florida
  2. Georgia
  3. Alabama
  4. South Carolina

7) When does President Harry Truman sign the Atomic Energy Act of 1946, which establishes the United States Atomic Energy Commission?

  1. July 1
  2. July 11
  3. August 1
  4. August 11

8) On October 16, where does the United Nations' hold their first meeting?

  1. Toronto
  2. Paris
  3. Washington, DC
  4. Long Island

9) On November 1, The New York Knicks play against the Toronto Huskies at the Maple Leaf Gardens, in the first Basketball Association of America game and win.  What is the final score?

  1. 68–66
  2. 78–76
  3. 88–86
  4. 98–96

10) Senate and House elections in the United States on November 6 give both majorities to what party?

  1. Democratic
  2. Republicans
  3. Dixiecrates
  4. Tea Party

11) On November 12, a branch of the Exchange National Bank (now part of the LaSalle Bank) opens the first 10 drive-up teller windows. What was the city?

  1. Cleveland
  2. New York City
  3. Chicago
  4. Atlanta

12) When did Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru appeal to the United States and the Soviet Union to end nuclear testing and to start nuclear disarmament, stating that such an action would "save humanity from the ultimate disaster"?

  1. August 27
  2. September 27
  3. October 27
  4. November 27

13) On December 2, The International Whaling Commission was signed to "provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry". Where was it signed?

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. New York City
  3. London
  4. Los Angles, CA

14) When did President Harry Truman establish the President's Committee on Civil Rights to investigate the status of civil rights in the United States and propose measures to strengthen and protect the civil rights of American citizens?

  1. November 5
  2. December 5
  3. December 15
  4. December 25

15) How many were killed, when a fire struck the Winecoff Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on December 7?

  1. 9
  2. 19
  3. 119
  4. 219

16) On December 20, Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, featuring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers, and Thomas Mitchell, is released.  Where was the film first released?

  1. Los Angeles
  2. Chicago
  3. Indiana, PA
  4. New York

17) On December 22, a meeting begins between U.S. organized crime bosses in Havana, Cuba. What was meeting known as?

  1. The Havana Conference
  2. The Caribbean Talks
  3. Treaty of Reciprocity
  4. Garcνa Lorca Theater Conference

18) What hotel opens on the Las Vegas Strip on December 26?

  1. El Rancho Vegas
  2. The Flamingo Hotel
  3. Desert Inn
  4. The Mirage

1946 (Jul-Dec) in US History [Answers]

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