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Decade Quiz: 1950s

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the sixth decade of the 20th century.

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See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the sixth decade of the 20th century.

1. Frank Sinatra appeared in twenty movies during the '50s. Which of these films is not one of them?

  • The Manchurian Candidate
  • Guys and Dolls
  • From Here to Eternity

2. Which of the following did not make its first appearance in the 1950s?

  • Roll-on deodorant
  • Silly Putty™
  • Kellogg's Sugar Frosted Flakes

3. Where did Ike send U.S. Marines in July 1958, after proposing in his Eisenhower Doctrine that military and economic aid be sent to Middle Eastern nations against Communist aggression?

  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Israel

4. The 1994 movie Quiz Show was based on the scandalous rigging of which popular '50s show?

  • I've Got a Secret
  • $64,000 Question
  • Twenty-One

5. Which year saw the publication of literary classics Dr. Zhivago, On the Road, and The Cat in the Hat?

  • 1955
  • 1957
  • 1951

6. Who was not selected by NASA as one of the seven Mercury astronauts?

  • Virgil Grissom
  • Neil Armstrong
  • John Glenn

7. Roughly how many Hula-Hoops did creator Wham-O sell in 1958?

  • 41 million
  • 19 million
  • 100 million

8. Which key event in the black civil rights movement happened in 1954?

  • Supreme Court ends school segregation with its ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.
  • Congress passes the first civil rights bill since 1875, establishing the Civil Rights Commission and protecting voting rights.
  • Rosa Parks refuses to move to the back of a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala.

9. Which state became the new home to two New York baseball teams, the Dodgers and the Giants, after the 1957 season?

10. Which song won the first Grammy Award, in 1958?

  • "Nel blu dipinto di blu," Domenico Modugno
  • "All I Have to Do Is Dream," Everly Brothers
  • "Swingin' the Blues," Count Basie

1. Frank Sinatra appeared in twenty movies during the '50s. Which of these films is not one of them?
The Manchurian Candidate

2. Which of the following did not make its first appearance in the 1950s?
Silly Putty™

3. Where did Ike send U.S. Marines in July 1958, after proposing in his Eisenhower Doctrine that military and economic aid be sent to Middle Eastern nations against Communist aggression?
Lebanon

4. The 1994 movie Quiz Show was based on the scandalous rigging of which popular '50s show?
Twenty-One

5. Which year saw the publication of literary classics Dr. Zhivago, On the Road, and The Cat in the Hat?
1957

6. Who was not selected by NASA as one of the seven Mercury astronauts?
Neil Armstrong

7. Roughly how many Hula-Hoops did creator Wham-O sell in 1958?
100 million

8. Which key event in the black civil rights movement happened in 1954?
Supreme Court ends school segregation with its ruling in Brown v. Board of Education.

9. Which state became the new home to two New York baseball teams, the Dodgers and the Giants, after the 1957 season?
California

10. Which song won the first Grammy Award, in 1958?
"Nel blu dipinto di blu," Domenico Modugno

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