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SAT® Subject Test in U.S. History

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Hollywood During the War

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During the war, the Hollywood movie industry was booming with an estimated 90 million movie tickets being sold each week.

All but which of the following explain why Americans attended the movies in such large numbers during the war?

A

The movies were an important source of news about the progress of our military in both Europe and the Pacific campaigns.

B

Americans earned good wages due to war work, yet the rationing of consumer goods left little for workers to spend their wages on.

C

Filmgoers enjoyed the many patriotic themes present in the films of the war era.

D

Strict gasoline rationing eliminated other sources of entertainment whereas movie theaters were easily accessible in the cities by subway or by foot.

E

The production of televisions was halted in order to provide materials for wartime production.