US World War II Rationing Quiz
During war sacrifices are required by both the military and those they left behind Here are some questions about wartime rationing on the home front 9 Questions.
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The rationing program was supervised by the OPA. What did OPA stand for?
Office of Price Authority
Office of Personal Adherence
Office of Price Administration
Office of Presidential Authority
The most restrictive gas ration card was known as the A card How many gallons of gas did it allow one able to purchase in a week?
Most of the rationing started in 1942 What item stayed on the ration list the longest?
Another item that was rationed was clothing Which one of these restrictions was NOT a requirement?
Eliminating cuffs on sleeves
Restricted hems on dresses to two inches
No skirts below the knees
Belts could only be two inches wide
For food rationing how many ration books would have been issued to a family of four consisting of two adults and two children?
Two Children under twelve not included
Two plus two half books
One as the entitlements took into account family size
Suppose a can of peas was sixteen points Your ration coupons are in fives You give the grocer twenty points What happens next?
You must buy items whose points are divisible by five
Nothing. The points are rounded up to twenty
The grocer gives you four cardboard tokens
The grocer gives a five back and the point total is rounded down
Typically each book had 48 points per month Which of these four items would have cost the most ration coupons?
canned green beans
Which of these items were NOT on on the lengthy ration list?
Perishables such as eggs milk and fresh vegetables
Rationing caused Americans to be creative with necessary but rationed items Which of these was NOT a positive benefit of the era of rationing?
Development of synthetic rubber
Groundwork for recycling programs
Development of artificial sweetener
Development of alternative means of obtaining rationed items
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