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What year did the Fair Labor Standards Act, a component of FDR’s New Deal, make the 40-hour work week the norm?
What Eastern American city still goes by the moniker “The Electric City” because it was the first in the country to run streetcars solely on electricity in 1886?
Everybody has heard of blimps and dirigibles, but what distinguishes these two categories of airships?
Blimps are always smaller
The dirigible is more rigid
They use a different gas to stay airborne
There’s no difference
During Henry VIII’s reign, this awful position was established to help with the King’s most private concerns.
Master of the chamber
Groom of the stool
Man of the closet
Charles Metz created the Waltham Manufacturing Company in 1893, which is credited with producing the “first motorbike produced in the United States.” The first ride Metz took had a name.
What well-known Sports Utility Vehicle was created by the United States as an all-purpose military vehicle that is now utilized for both highway travel and off-roading?
In the 1950s, this sitcom was a well-liked television comedy. The main character was a physically funny lady who went on to become the first female head of a major television studio.
Amos ‘n’ Andy
I Love Lucy
Dennis the Menace
The Twilight Zone
What well-known television program, which provided an idealized portrayal of American life in the 1950s, helped the Cleaver family become well-known in the late 1950s?
Leave it to Beaver
What well-known fashion doll was produced by Mattel, Inc. in 1959?
A deal that guaranteed neither nation would attack the other was signed by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany. Despite the fact that the pact was signed in 1939, the Soviet Union’s invasion by Nazi Germany during Operation Barbarossa caused it to expire in 1941. What is the treaty’s name?
Treaty of Brest-Litovsk
Treaty of Ghent
Where did workers for bone molds work?
During the war, lucky boys like this young sailor handled explosives on board navy ships. What name did they go by?
What melancholy song was Elvis Presley’s 1956 release, first recorded by artist Big Mama Thornton? It became his most popular song and contributed to his elevation to “King of Rock & Roll.”
Great Balls of Fire
Johnny B. Goode
A movie about safety measures during a nuclear attack was produced by the US Civil Defense Administration and screened in schools as part of a public awareness program. The movie has a memorable jingle as well as a cartoon turtle. What’s the title of that movie?
One Week in October
The Waking Point
Duck and Cover
Town of the Times
Early trains ranged from workhorses used to move commodities and coal to more upmarket means of transportation for the wealthy. What was a “Pullman” in the early railroad lingo?
Type of track that was easy to lay down
The engine’s chimney
Which of the following was the slang phrase for individuals who built railroad rails by hand?
President Lincoln relied on Professor Thaddeus Lowe to develop a method to conduct reconnaissance on Confederate soldiers during the American Civil War. What sort of vehicle was “The Enterprise,” which Lowe created?
Hot air balloon
What well-known board game was initially produced in 1948 under the name “Criss-Crosswords”?
Where did a knight in the Middle Ages go to get his protective clothing?
What sector of the economy used river pigs?