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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
Ducktail
Mop-Top
Ivy League

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?
Ben-Hur
Lawrence of Arabia
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Ten Commandments

Question 3:


What famous TV show's star and her baby graced the cover of the first TV Guide issued in 1953?
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
I Love Lucy
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)
George Patton
George Marshall
Omar Bradley
Matthew B. Ridgway

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

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?
Guys and Dolls
The Pajama Game
Damn Yankees
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
McDonald's
Burger King
Rally's

 


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