How Much Do You Know About 1958?

1958 was a storied and amazing year in American history! Do you think you're the master when it comes to this epic year? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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True or false: In 1958, Elvis Presley was inducted into the US Army.
True
False
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What team won the 1958 World Series?
Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees
Los Angeles Dodgers
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What Middle East country experienced a military coup on July 14, 1958 in which the monarchy was overthrown?
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
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Who succeeded Pope Pius XII after his death on October 9, 1958?
Pope John Paul II
St John XXIII
Bl. Paul VI
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The first of these restaurants opened on July 7, 1958 in Toluca Lake, California.
Arbys
Burger King
IHOP
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What was the average cost of a gallon of gas in 1958?
.75 cents
.25 cents
.50 cents
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What was the name of the satellite launched by the US in 1958?
Nova I
Explorer I
Sputnik
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Which famous 14 year old won the United States Chess Championship in 1958?
Bobby Fisher
Merle Thomas
Martin Freeman
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Which famous explorer reached the South Pole in 1958?
Sir Edmund Hillary
John Cabot
Henry Hudson
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Who won Time's man of the year in 1958?
John F. Kennedy
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Charles de Gaulle
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Which famous card was introduced in 1958?
American Express
Capital One
Discover
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What was the most popular TV show of 1958?
Wagon Train
Gunsmoke
I've Got A Secret
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1958 nifty! While you might not be an expert on 1958 just yet, you've got a strong base knowledge. You might need a refresher course on this great year, but you're already well on your way!

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Based on the results of this quiz you are 1958 knowledgable! Well done! While anyone can claim to be a master of this great year in American history, you actually are! Not only do you know this year well, but it clearly holds a special place in your heart.

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are the 1958 master! 1958 holds a special place in your heart, as you know the history and culture of this year better than just about anyone else. We commend you for your ability to keep the events of this year straight given how it's often overshadowed by more volatile years! Well done!

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1
True or false: In 1958, Elvis Presley was inducted into the US Army.
True
False
2
What team won the 1958 World Series?
Chicago White Sox
New York Yankees
Los Angeles Dodgers
3
What Middle East country experienced a military coup on July 14, 1958 in which the monarchy was overthrown?
Egypt
Iran
Iraq
4
Who succeeded Pope Pius XII after his death on October 9, 1958?
Pope John Paul II
St John XXIII
Bl. Paul VI
5
The first of these restaurants opened on July 7, 1958 in Toluca Lake, California.
Arbys
Burger King
IHOP
6
What was the average cost of a gallon of gas in 1958?
.75 cents
.25 cents
.50 cents
7
What was the name of the satellite launched by the US in 1958?
Nova I
Explorer I
Sputnik
8
Which famous 14 year old won the United States Chess Championship in 1958?
Bobby Fisher
Merle Thomas
Martin Freeman
9
Which famous explorer reached the South Pole in 1958?
Sir Edmund Hillary
John Cabot
Henry Hudson
10
Who won Time's man of the year in 1958?
John F. Kennedy
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Charles de Gaulle
11
Which famous card was introduced in 1958?
American Express
Capital One
Discover
12
What was the most popular TV show of 1958?
Wagon Train
Gunsmoke
I've Got A Secret