Join game?
Enter PIN:

The Year 1942

3.8
(30 votes)
10 questions
English
Hard
1

Who patented a plastic automobile that would be 30% lighter than a conventional car?

Henry Ford

Carl Benz

Louis Chevrolet

William C. Durant

44% got this right

Henry Ford patented the "Soybean Car," which was a plastic-bodied car with a unique tubular steel framework.
2

In which month did the first American soldiers arrive in the British Isles during WWII?

January

August

March

October

Hard  13% got this right

On January 26, the first American forces arrive in Europe, landing in Northern Ireland.
3

Who was the president of the United States in 1942?

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Harry S. Truman

Herbert Hoover

66% got this right

4

Where did the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history occur?

Cocoanut Grove

Beverly Hills Supper Club

Rhythm Club

The Station Nightclub

Hard  13% got this right

The Cocoanut Grove nightclub fire claimed 492 lives on November 28, 1942.
5

Which holiday hit was released in 1942?

White Christmas

Silent Night

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Christmas Song

Hard  26% got this right

Bing Crosby's "White Christmas" first appeared in the movie "Holiday Inn."
6

Which product was invented in 1942?

Duct tape

Ballpoint pen

Color TV

Frisbee

Hard  29% got this right

Duct tape was originally called duck tape for its ability to waterproof ammunition cases.
7

Which Disney film premiered in 1942?

Bambi

Dumbo

Pinocchio

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Hard  24% got this right

"Bambi" was nominated for 3 Academy Awards.
8

What did Italian physicist Enrico Fermi create in December 1942?

Nuclear chain reaction

Artificial nuclear transmutation of mercury into gold

Manhattan Project

Operational calutron

Hard  28% got this right

9

Which cereal first hit the shelves in 1942?

Raisin Bran

Cheerios

Corn Flakes

Wheaties

Hard  7% got this right

10

Which athlete was born in 1942?

Muhammad Ali

Bruce Lee

Chuck Norris

Jack Nicklaus

49% got this right

Muhammad Ali was born January 17, 1942.