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How Well Do You Remember These 50s Headlines?

Do you remember these 1950s headlines as well as a true history buff? Let's find out! Embark on this 12 question trivia quiz and put your knowledge to the test!
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On December 1, 1955, this African American woman refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
Claudette Colvin
Rosa Parks
Martha Simpson

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In 1954, clinical trials for this cutting edge pharmaceutical officially began.
Birth control
Anti-depressents
Chemotherpay

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This year marked the start of a Postwar Baby Boom as birthrates begin to rise dramatically.
1951
1950
1952

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Alaska officially became a state in January of what year?
1958
1959
1955

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On November 3, 1954, this classic film monster rampaged through Tokyo for the first time.
Frankenstein
Godzilla
Gamera

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On February 16, 1959, this Communist rebel leader was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba.
Fidel Castro
Mashal Tito
Benito Juarez

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On June 25, 1950, this brief war began overseas.
Vietnam War
Korean War
Balkan War

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On February 9, 1950, Senator Joe McCarthy kicked off a second "Red Scare" when he accused the State Department of being overrun with....
Nazis
Communists
Leakers

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On February 6, 1952, this icon officially became Queen of England.
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth II
Mary I

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In September 1951, the musician known as "Ol' Blue Eyes" made his Las Vegas debut.
Sammy Davis Jr.
Frank Sintra
Bing Crosby

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"The Crucible" debuted on Broadway on January 22, 1953. Which historical event was it based on?
Nuremberg
The Salem Witch Trials
The Revolutionary War

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On September 5, 1957, this Jack Kerouac book would help define the Beat Generation.
The Dharma Bums
On the Road
To Hell and Back

C+, 1950s Headline Harrowing

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Uh-oh, when it comes to the headlines of the 1950s, you could stand to brush up on your facts! While you remembered a few things about this decade in history, there's still a lot for you to rehash. Worry not, you gave this quiz your all and likely learned something new along the way.

B+, 1950s Headline Hero

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You are a 1950s headline hero! It's obvious that you're a history buff who can't help but be fascinated by this decade in time. From the post war boom to the Korean War, nothing about this period in time gets by you.

A+, 1950s Headline Awesome

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You are 1950s headline awesome! Unlike so many Americans, you remember the events and newsworthy stories of this decade as if they just happened yesterday. Not only do you have a deep respect for history, you have a knowledge that is far superior to that of the average American!
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1
On December 1, 1955, this African American woman refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
Claudette Colvin
Rosa Parks
Martha Simpson
2
In 1954, clinical trials for this cutting edge pharmaceutical officially began.
Birth control
Anti-depressents
Chemotherpay
3
This year marked the start of a Postwar Baby Boom as birthrates begin to rise dramatically.
1951
1950
1952
4
Alaska officially became a state in January of what year?
1958
1959
1955
5
On November 3, 1954, this classic film monster rampaged through Tokyo for the first time.
Frankenstein
Godzilla
Gamera
6
On February 16, 1959, this Communist rebel leader was sworn in as Prime Minister of Cuba.
Fidel Castro
Mashal Tito
Benito Juarez
7
On June 25, 1950, this brief war began overseas.
Vietnam War
Korean War
Balkan War
8
On February 9, 1950, Senator Joe McCarthy kicked off a second "Red Scare" when he accused the State Department of being overrun with....
Nazis
Communists
Leakers
9
On February 6, 1952, this icon officially became Queen of England.
Queen Elizabeth I
Queen Elizabeth II
Mary I
10
In September 1951, the musician known as "Ol' Blue Eyes" made his Las Vegas debut.
Sammy Davis Jr.
Frank Sintra
Bing Crosby
11
"The Crucible" debuted on Broadway on January 22, 1953. Which historical event was it based on?
Nuremberg
The Salem Witch Trials
The Revolutionary War
12
On September 5, 1957, this Jack Kerouac book would help define the Beat Generation.
The Dharma Bums
On the Road
To Hell and Back

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