Can You Pass A 1950s Pop Quiz?

The golden era of America was more than just rock n' roll and poodle skirts! Can you pass a 1950's pop quiz with flying colors? It's time to put your knowledge of this decade to the test!
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In 1957, which company made the first Japanese car to be sold in the United States?
Toyota
Honda
Volkswagen
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Which famous baseball player did Marilyn Monroe wed in 1954?
Ty Cobb
Hank Aaron
Joe DiMaggio
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What movie won 11 Academy Awards in 1959?
Ben Hur
Lawrence of Arabia
The Philadelphia Story
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Who invented the polio vaccine in 1953?
Marie Curie
Jonas Salk
Fred Hallows
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Which war began on June 25th, 1950?
The Vietnam War
The Korean War
The Gulf War
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In 1954, this icon refused to give up her seat to a white person.
Harriet Tubman
Maya Angelou
Rosa Parks
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What legendary radio newsman brought America "See It Now" in 1951?
Edward R. Murrow
Ted Koppel
Tom Brokaw
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On what TV show did a young Richard Crenna play the recurring role of a lovesick school boy?
Our Miss Brooks
Leave it to Beaver
Dennis the Menace
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In 1951, the Topps company first released what form of collectable items?
Stamps
Action figures
Baseball cards
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Which bank launched the first credit card in the 1950s?
Bank of America
JP Morgan Chase
Franklin National Bank
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CBS' logo was the "eye." What was in the background?
Clouds
Trees
Mountains
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What was the highest grossing film of the 1950s?
The Sound of Music
Blue Hawaii
Lady and the Tramp
Result
So , you didn't pass this 1950s pop quiz! While you may not be the world's foremost expert on this decade, you do know enough to get by. You've got a great foundation, now it's time to start building on it!

C+, 1950s Novice

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Based on your quiz performance, you've got some 1950's know how! Unlike most Americans, you know more about the 1950's than just the cars and the fashion. You're familiar with the culture, the history, and the moments that made this decade so special!

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You're a total 1950s whiz kid! It's obvious that you're passionate about this decade in time! From the films and top songs to the historical moments that changed culture forever, you know the 1950s as well as anyone who lived through this decade first hand!

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1
In 1957, which company made the first Japanese car to be sold in the United States?
Toyota
Honda
Volkswagen
2
Which famous baseball player did Marilyn Monroe wed in 1954?
Ty Cobb
Hank Aaron
Joe DiMaggio
3
What movie won 11 Academy Awards in 1959?
Ben Hur
Lawrence of Arabia
The Philadelphia Story
4
Who invented the polio vaccine in 1953?
Marie Curie
Jonas Salk
Fred Hallows
5
Which war began on June 25th, 1950?
The Vietnam War
The Korean War
The Gulf War
6
In 1954, this icon refused to give up her seat to a white person.
Harriet Tubman
Maya Angelou
Rosa Parks
7
What legendary radio newsman brought America "See It Now" in 1951?
Edward R. Murrow
Ted Koppel
Tom Brokaw
8
On what TV show did a young Richard Crenna play the recurring role of a lovesick school boy?
Our Miss Brooks
Leave it to Beaver
Dennis the Menace
9
In 1951, the Topps company first released what form of collectable items?
Stamps
Action figures
Baseball cards
10
Which bank launched the first credit card in the 1950s?
Bank of America
JP Morgan Chase
Franklin National Bank
11
CBS' logo was the "eye." What was in the background?
Clouds
Trees
Mountains
12
What was the highest grossing film of the 1950s?
The Sound of Music
Blue Hawaii
Lady and the Tramp