This Brilliant 1950s Quiz Is Truly a Blast From the Past

 For some of us, it feels like we were living in the 1950s only a handful of years ago, but how many of the most famous people and events do we actually remember? Take this trivia quiz and find out just how much you really know about the fabulous fifties, including things such as history, film, music, and even popular culture. Give it a go, and see how well you do, and don't forget to share it with your friends and family if you like it!
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In 1959, which 2 states became the final states to be admitted to the USA?
Alaska and Hawaii
New Mexico and Arizona
Utah and Oklahoma
Colorado and Nebraska
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In 1956, Elvis had his first-ever hit song. What was it?
Heartbreak Hotel
Jailhouse Rock
Always on My Mind
If I Can Dream
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In which year did Elizabeth II become Queen of England, and the USA successfully detonate their first hydrogen bomb?
1952
1950
1956
1959
Buddhist temple in Tibet
 
 
What nation did China invade in 1950?
Tibet
Nepal
Vietnam
North Korea
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What United States agency was founded in 1958?
NASA
The CIA
The Library of Congress
The FBI
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What was the highest-grossing movie of the '50s?
The Ten Commandments
Lady and the Tramp
Ben-Hur
The Bridge on the River Kwai
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Which huge American theme park opened its doors in 1955?
Disneyland
Universal Studios Florida
Six Flags America
Legoland Florida
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What did Francis Crick and James Watson discover in 1953?
The Double Helix DNA Model
Antibiotics
The Polio Vaccine
X-Rays
gold rings on Bible
 
 
Which American actress married Prince Rainier of Monaco in 1956?
Grace Kelley
Marilyn Monroe
Jayne Mansfield
Natalie Wood
girly piggy bank
 
 
What did Franklin National Bank launch in 1958?
The first credit card
The first cheque book
The first payday loan
The first student loan
monochrome Alfred Hitchcock
 
 
Which of these Alfred Hitchcock movies wasn't released in the 1950s?
The Birds
Strangers on a Train
Dial M for Murder
The Man Who Knew Too Much
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Who was the leader of the famous group of performers known as the Rat Pack?
Frank Sinatra
Elvis Presley
Ray Charles
Dave Brubeck
dollar bills
 
 
In 1955, what piece of text did the United States add to all paper money?
'In God We Trust'
'Washington D.C.'
'Federal Reserve Note'
'The United States of America'
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Which famous actor from the '50s was tragically killed in a car crash?
James Dean
John Wayne
Cary Grant
Clark Gable
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Which was the most statistically popular song of the 1950s?
'Goodnight Irene' by Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers
'Love Me Tender' by Elvis Presley
'Round and Round' by Perry Como
'Tequila' by The Champs
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Stick to the 21st Century!
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?
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You're a 1950s Enthusiast!
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!
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Your Heart Belongs to the 1950s!
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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