How Much Do You Know About The 1950s?

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The first planned suburban neighborhood in the US was created in the 1950s. What was it?
Parkertown
Levittown
Libertyville
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In 1953, a New York couple was executed for allegedly passing classified information to the Soviets. Who were they?
The Rosenbergs
The Greenglasses
The Rothsteins
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The Brown v. the Board of Education ruling prohibited segregated schools. In what year was the ruling made?
1954
1957
1959
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In 1955, Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for what devastating illness?
Cholera
Scarlet fever
Polio
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In 1955, what young actor, who would go on to become legendary, died in a car accident after completing just three films?
Sal Mineo
James Dean
Buddy Holly
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In 1957, turmoil accompanied the integration of schools in what Southern city?
Memphis
Little Rock
Birmingham
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In 1955, the arrest of Rosa Parks led to a year-long boycott of the buses in what Southern city?
Birmingham
Montgomery
Jackson
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The war in Korea ended in what year?
1953
1958
1959
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Question 9/12

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Disneyland opened in 1955. Where is it located?
Anaheim
Los Angeles
San Diego
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Question 10/12

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The Peanuts comic strip was first published in 1950. Who was the creator?
Dr. Suess
Charles Schulz
Jim Henson
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Question 11/12

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Dwight Eisenhower was elected in 1952. Who was the outgoing president?
Franklin Roosevelt
Lyndon Johnson
Harry Truman
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Question 12/12

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Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951. Who was the author?
Kurt Vonnegut
John Updike
J.D. Salinger
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Too busy doing the Twist to pay attention to news stories? Or maybe you were too focused on rock-n-roll to follow current events?

C+, Slept Through The 50s?

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Elvis, Eisenhower, and poodle skirts. You know it all!

B+, Mid-century Master

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Chrome, rock-n-roll, and pompadours. When it comes to the 50s, you really know your stuff!

A+, Fifties Fanatic

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1
The first planned suburban neighborhood in the US was created in the 1950s. What was it?
Parkertown
Levittown
Libertyville
2
In 1953, a New York couple was executed for allegedly passing classified information to the Soviets. Who were they?
The Rosenbergs
The Greenglasses
The Rothsteins
3
The Brown v. the Board of Education ruling prohibited segregated schools. In what year was the ruling made?
1954
1957
1959
4
In 1955, Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for what devastating illness?
Cholera
Scarlet fever
Polio
5
In 1955, what young actor, who would go on to become legendary, died in a car accident after completing just three films?
Sal Mineo
James Dean
Buddy Holly
6
In 1957, turmoil accompanied the integration of schools in what Southern city?
Memphis
Little Rock
Birmingham
7
In 1955, the arrest of Rosa Parks led to a year-long boycott of the buses in what Southern city?
Birmingham
Montgomery
Jackson
8
The war in Korea ended in what year?
1953
1958
1959
9
Disneyland opened in 1955. Where is it located?
Anaheim
Los Angeles
San Diego
10
The Peanuts comic strip was first published in 1950. Who was the creator?
Dr. Suess
Charles Schulz
Jim Henson
11
Dwight Eisenhower was elected in 1952. Who was the outgoing president?
Franklin Roosevelt
Lyndon Johnson
Harry Truman
12
Catcher in the Rye was published in 1951. Who was the author?
Kurt Vonnegut
John Updike
J.D. Salinger