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PART 1:

Do you remember what "opportunity cost" means? That's right, it's the one, next-best thing you give up when you make a choice. As you read in Meet Molly, Americans faced many choices when the United States entered the war. American factories also had to give up producing some things so that they could use the factories to produce war equipment. Read the choices below and see if you can remember what was "given up" - the opportunity cost of each choice.

CHOICE OPPORTUNITY COST
1. Turnips from the Victory garden ________________________________________
2. Hula dancer costumes ________________________________________
3. Car factories made airplanes and tanks. ________________________________________
4. Clothing factories made uniforms and tents. ________________________________________
5. Shoe factories made boots for marching. ________________________________________
6. Toy factories made war equipment. ________________________________________