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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?
Silly Putty
the barcode
the Univac computer
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?
Theodore Geisel writes "Cat in the Hat".
Atomic power is introduced.
UNIVAC becomes the first mass-produced computer.
Color Television is introduced.

Question 4:

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

Question 5:

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

Question 6:

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

Question 7:

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

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 won by the Baltimore Colts on a 2 yard run by Alan Ameche.
The game was the first NFL Championship to go into sudden-death overtime.

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?
K.C. Jones
Walter Dukes
Jack Nichols
Frank Ramsey

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?
The Steve Allen Tonight Show
The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show
Milton Berle's Texaco Star Theater
The Ed Sullivan Show

Question 13:

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


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