The Year 1942

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

Henry Ford

Carl Benz

Louis Chevrolet

William C. Durant

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

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

January

March

October

August

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

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Who was the president of the United States in 1942?

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Herbert Hoover

Harry S. Truman

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Cocoanut Grove

Rhythm Club

Beverly Hills Supper Club

The Station Nightclub

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

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Which holiday hit was released in 1942?

White Christmas

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

The Christmas Song

Silent Night

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

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Which product was invented in 1942?

Duct tape

Color TV

Frisbee

Ballpoint pen

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

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Which Disney film premiered in 1942?

Bambi

Dumbo

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Pinocchio

"Bambi" was nominated for 3 Academy Awards.

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What did Italian physicist Enrico Fermi create in December 1942?

Nuclear chain reaction

Manhattan Project

Artificial nuclear transmutation of mercury into gold

Operational calutron

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Which cereal first hit the shelves in 1942?

Raisin Bran

Cheerios

Corn Flakes

Wheaties

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Which athlete was born in 1942?

Muhammad Ali

Jack Nicklaus

Bruce Lee

Chuck Norris

Muhammad Ali was born January 17, 1942.
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