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1947: August December In US History

What do you know about 1947: August 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 August 29, the US announces the discovery of what fission, suitable for nuclear power generation? 48 stars (1912 - 1959)

  1. plutonium
  2. uranium
  3. curium
  4. neptunium

2) On September 1721, the 1947 Fort Lauderdale Hurricane in southeastern Florida, and also in Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, causes widespread damage.  What was the death toll?

  1. 5 people
  2. 51 people
  3. 61 people
  4. 71 people

3) On September 17, what is the Office of Indian Affairs renamed?

  1. Bureau of Native American Affairs
  2. Office of Native American Affairs
  3. Bureau of Indian Affairs
  4. Department of Native American Affairs

4) On September 18, most provisions of the National Security Act go into effect, reorganizing the military to form the National Military Establishment (later the Department of Defense) with subordinate Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force; creating the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council; and establishing the Secretary of Defense.  Who becomes the first Secretary of Defense?

  1. Kenneth C. Royall
  2. Robert P. Patterson
  3. Louis A. Johnson
  4. James V. Forrestal

5) On September 26, what is made a separate branch of the military?

  1. U.S. Air Force
  2. U.S. Marine Corps
  3. U.S. Coast Guard
  4. U.S. Special Forces

6) On October 14, who is the U.S. Air Force test pilot to fly a Bell X-1 rocket plane faster than the speed of sound, the first time that this has been accomplished in level flight, or climbing?

  1. Neil Armstrong
  2. Chuck Yeager
  3. Eric "Winkle" Brown
  4. Neville Duke

7) On October 20, what country establishes diplomatic relations with the United States?

  1. Iraq
  2. West Germany
  3. Pakistan
  4. India

8) When was the U.S. Caribbean Command designated?

  1. October 10
  2. October 20
  3. October 30
  4. November 1

9) In California, the designer and airplane pilot performs the maiden flight of the Spruce Goose, the largest fixed-wing aircraft ever built was November 2.  (The flight lasts only eight minutes, and the "Spruce Goose" is never flown again.)  Who was the designer and airplane pilot?

  1. Howard Hughes
  2. Hilda Hewlett
  3. Bert Hinkler
  4. Bob Hoover

10) What program makes its television debut on the NBC-TV network in the United States on November 6?

  1. Name That Tune
  2. Meet the Press
  3. Hour of Power
  4. The Tonight Show

11) What is the U.S. House of Representatives vote, on November 24, to approve citations of Contempt of Congress against the so-called Hollywood 10, after the ten men refuse to co-operate with the House Un-American Activities Committee concerning allegations of communist influences in the movie business? (The ten men are blacklisted by the Hollywood movie studios on the following day).

  1. 326 -  37
  2. 336 - 27
  3. 346 17
  4. 356 - 7

12) The play A Streetcar Named Desire opens in a Broadway theater on December 3.  Who is the playwright?

  1. August Wilson
  2. Lanford Wilson
  3. Jaimie-Lee Harris Marcher Wise
  4. Tennessee Williams

13) Who conducts a concert performance of the first half of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Otello, which was based on William Shakespeare's play Othello, for a broadcast on NBC Radio on December 6?.  The second half of the opera is broadcast a week later.

  1. Arturo Toscanini
  2. Teodor Currentzis
  3. Christian Thielemann
  4. Zubin Mehta

14) When was the first practical electronic transistor is demonstrated by Bardeen, Brattain, and Shockley of the United States?

  1. December 12
  2. December 22
  3. December 17
  4. December 31

1947 (Aug - Dec) in US History [Answers]/h2>

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