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The Nifty 50's

written by: Jeopardybound
 
Do you remember the 1950's? If you're like me and born afterward, definitely not! However, I don't feel that not living through a time period is a legitimate excuse for being ignorant about it. After all, it was a time that helped shaped the world into what it is today. So for all those who want to take a trip down memory lane or those that just want to learn about the past, here are 10 questions all on the 1950's!

Question 1:


Popularized by stars such as Elvis Presley and James Dean, what haircut style created with a comb and plenty of Brylcreem gained fame in the 50's among rebels and nonconformists?
Flattop
Ivy League
Mop-Top
Ducktail

Question 2:


Based on a novel by Lew Wallace, what epic historical 1959 American drama film won a record 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture?
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Lawrence of Arabia
The Ten Commandments
Ben-Hur

Question 3:


What famous TV show's star and her baby graced the cover of the first TV Guide issued in 1953?
I Love Lucy
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
Lassie
The Honeymooners

Question 4:


Who replaced Douglas MacArthur as Supreme Commander of the U.S. forces in the Korean War?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Matthew B. Ridgway
Omar Bradley
George Patton
George Marshall

Question 5:


What famous couple were executed on June 19, 1953 for conspiracy to commit espionage during a time of war?
Charles Starkweather & Caril Ann Fugate
The Rosenbergs
Bonnie & Clyde
The Rothschilds

Question 6:


Which two states were admitted into the Union in 1959?
Hawaii & Arizona
Alaska & Arizona
Alaska & Hawaii
Hawaii & Oklahoma

Question 7:


From 1950-1958, in what city was the World Series of Baseball played in?
Los Angeles
Boston
New York City
Chicago

Question 8:


Launched into space by the Soviet Union in 1957, what was the first artificial Earth satellite?
Sputnik
Voyager
Explorer
Salyut

Question 9:


Which musical comedy, based on Douglass Wallop's "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant", won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Musical?
Damn Yankees
Guys and Dolls
The Pajama Game
My Fair Lady

Question 10:


Founded in 1953, which burger chain ran into financial difficulties the next year and was purchased by two of its franchisees and renamed?
In-N-Out Burger
Rally's
McDonald's
Burger King

 


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