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The Fabulous Fifties - Part Two

written by: shimonbentzvi
This is another quiz on the 1950's. Good luck!

Question 1:

What did Joseph Woodland and Bernard Silver patent in 1952?
the barcode
the Univac computer
Silly Putty
the velcro

Question 2:

In the early 1950's, which of the following became the third country to have an atomic bomb?
Russia(the USSR)
The People's Republic of China

Question 3:

Which event did not occur in the same year as the other three?
Color Television is introduced.
Theodore Geisel writes "Cat in the Hat".
UNIVAC becomes the first mass-produced computer.
Atomic power is introduced.

Question 4:

Which event did not occur in the 1950's?
The Frisbee is successfully marketed in the USA.
The first successful test of a hydrogen bomb was done at Enewetak
TANG breakfast drink is introduced.
Bobby Fisher becomes the World Champion in chess.

Question 5:

In 1957 Jimmy Hoffa became president of which union?
American Brotherhood of Coal Miners
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
United Federation of Teachers

Question 6:

Which US space ship discovered the Van Allen Radiation Belt in 1958?
Explorer I
Telstar I
Apollo I
Titan I

Question 7:

What was Elvis Presley's first motion picture?
Love Me Tender
Jailhouse Rock
Viva Las Vegas

Question 8:

In the 1950's a Miami-based radio worker, named Lawrence Harvey Zeiger began his own radio show and became known under what name?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 9:

In the 1958 NFL Championship Game, the Colts played against the Giants. Which statement is untrue about the game?
Mel Triplett scored a 1 yard TD run.
The Giant's quarterback, Y.A.Tittle, threw a TD pass to Frank Gifford for the Giant's first score.
The game was the first NFL Championship to go into sudden-death overtime.
The game was won by the Baltimore Colts on a 2 yard run by Alan Ameche.

Question 10:

The Boston Celtics were the dominant professional basketball team in the 1950's. Which one of these never played for the Celtics in the 1950's?
Frank Ramsey
Jack Nichols
Walter Dukes
K.C. Jones

Question 11:

In the 1950's this lady became the first African-American woman to win major tennis tournaments including The French Open (1956), Wimbledon (1957 and 1958) and the US Open (1957 and 1958). She was also the first African-American to be named Female Athlete of the Year.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 12:

On which show did Elvis Presley make his first TV appearance?
Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater
The Steve Allen Tonight Show
The Ed Sullivan Show
The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show

Question 13:

Which one of these was not part of the Million Dollar Quartet, formed in 1956 by Sun Records?
Carl Perkins
Willie Nelson
Jerry Lee Lewis
Johnny Cash


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