The US Home Front

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The US Home Front.

1. What did ration stamps do?
a. Let you send items to soldiers at war
b. Allowed people to buy only a limited amount of a product
c. Force people to buy certain products
d. Soldiers used them to get ammunition
e. Generals gave them to soldiers as a reward for bravery

2. What was rationed in the United States during World War II?
a. Butter and sugar
b. Cars and gasoline
c. Coal and meat
d. All of the above
e. None of the above

3. How many American men were members of the armed forces by the time World War II was over in 1945?
a. 150,000
b. 500,000
c. One million
d. Three million
e. Ten Million

4. What important role did women play in the US home front?
a. They stayed at home
b. They baked goods that were sent to the front
c. They worked in the factories making weapons and ammo
d. They taught the young boys how to fight and shoot a gun
e. They did not play an important role

5. What was the nickname for women who went to work in factories?
a. Rosie the Riveter
b. Cathy the Carpenter
c. Amy the Ammo Maker
d. Harriet the Hammerer
e. Wendy the Welder

6. Where were many Japanese Americans sent after the attack on Pearl Harbor?
a. Home to Japan
b. Iwo Jima
c. Japanese reservations
d. Internment camps
e. Prison

7. Around how many war planes were made in the United States during World War II?
a. 2,000
b. 10,000
c. 300,000
d. 1 million
e. 2 million

8. True or False: Many famous celebrities such as movie stars and professional baseball players joined the US armed forces during the war.

9. What US President offered an official apology to Japanese Americans for the way they were treated during World War II?
a. Franklin D. Roosevelt
b. John F. Kennedy
c. Jimmy Carter
d. George H. W. Bush
e. Bill Clinton

10. How did the United States government try to keep moral up at home during the war?
a. With posters showing patriotism
b. With movies about heroic soldiers
c. With posters showing how people could help the war effort
d. With movies about how evil Hitler was
e. All of the above

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