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Can You Ace This 50s Trivia Quiz?

Edited By: David Borg
The fifties were a pretty happenin' time, it's true! It was a time where microwave ovens and malted milkshakes reigned supreme! But how much do you really know about the fifties? Take this awesome fifties trivia quiz and find out for yourself!
smarties
 
 
This 1950's candy melts in your mouth not in your hands:
M&M's
Whatchamacallits
Skittles
Snickers
old books
 
 
The classic 1950 novel, Animal Farm was written by whom?
George Orwell
Ernest Hemingway
Orson Wells
Thomas Pynchon
academy awards
 
 
Which actress won an Oscar in 1954 for her portrayal of Princess Ann in the movie Roman Holiday?
Audrey Hepburn
Grace Kelly
Donna Reed
Marilyn Monroe
Disneyland castle
 
 
Disneyland opened in what year?
1955
1950
1965
1960
old bus
 
 
In Montgomery, Alabama, a bus boycott begins after this woman refuses to give up her seat to a white person:
Rosa Parks
Pearl Jordan
Billie Holiday
Leanne Dowling
credit card
 
 
Which bank launched the first-ever credit card in 1958?
Bank of America
Wells Fargo
National City Bank
Bank of England
tv dinner
 
 
Which company first introduced "TV Dinners" in 1954?
Swanson
Hungry Man
Banquet
Kraft
playing guitar
 
 
Who is said to have first used The term "Rock N Roll" in 1951?
Alan Freed
Elvis Presley
Johnny Cash
Marilyn Monroe
running man
 
 
In 1954, this man ran the first recorded sub-4 minute mile in human history:
Roger Bannister
Bill Dillinger
Phil Coleman
Guy Steel
record player
 
 
Name the number 1 song on the Billboard Charts in 1951:
'Be My Love'
'Moonlight Bay'
'The Rovin' Kind'
'The Old Lamplighter'
old tv
 
 
What were viewers shown in the first live commercial coast-to-coast broadcast?
Bridges
Cars
Cakes
Beaches
microphone
 
 
Who sang the never-to-be-forgotten, rock classic "Turn Me Loose"?
Fabian
Buddy Holly
Elvis Prelsey
Ricky Nelson
The 50s Were a Blur to You!
monochrome photo of model
 
Oops! We hate to break it to you, but unfortunately your results show that your memory of the 1950s is a little hazy at best. Don't panic just yet though, since this might actually be quite a blessing in disguise, since the fifties is one of the most vibrant periods to rediscover, and we're sure you'll have a whale of a time. However, if you still feel that the fifties aren't quite your cup of tea, then why not try giving our 1960s quiz a go instead?
You're a 50s Enthusiast!
smiling woman from 50s
 
Well done! While your results aren't 100% perfect, we can clearly see that you've got a pretty solid grounding of what took place in the world of the 1950s. Frank Sinatra and Alfred Hitchcock would be extremely proud of your efforts, and so should you! And who could blame you for being so knowledgeable about one of the 20th century's most vibrant and bustling times? If you enjoyed this quiz, then don't forget to share it with your friends, and check out our 1960s quiz too!
You're a 50s Expert!
fashion model from fifties
 
Superb! Your impeccable results show that you are well and truly one with the world of the 1950s. You know exactly who did what and why they did it in practically every sector, including history, film, music, and even popular culture! So, no matter if you're a 1960s superfan or are just somebody with an extraordinarily great memory, go ahead and give yourself a huge pat on the back, since you've well and truly earned it! If you enjoyed this quiz, then don't forget to share it with your friends, and check out our 1960s quiz too!
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