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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?

  • Four gallons
  • Eight gallons
  • Ten gallons
  • Twelve gallons


Most of the rationing started in 1942 What item stayed on the ration list the longest?

  • Gas
  • Suger
  • Tires
  • Shoes


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
  • Four
  • 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 peas
  • canned pineapple
  • canned soup
  • canned green beans


Which of these items were NOT on on the lengthy ration list?

  • Chicken wire
  • Typewriters
  • Farm plows
  • 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