How Well Do You Know 1950s Fads?

You may know your 60s and 70s fads, but how well do you know your 1950s fads? It's time to find out! Embark on this quiz and discover just how well you really know fads of the 1950s!
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This was the most popular name for baby girls for six decades, the 1950s included. What was it?
Mary
Elizabeth
Linda
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Which 1950s men's hairstyle involved combing hair straight back with a part down the back of the head?
The greaser
The ducktail
The straight cut
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Which 1950s director initially conceived the idea for the cone bra?
Alfred Hitchcock
Howard Hughes
John Ford
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The "beatniks" trend came on full force in the 1950s. What was the stereotypical dress of a beat?
Sunglasses, beret, goatee
Tie dye, hemp, and long hair
Black pants, black sweater, white beanie
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What year did Swanson introduce its now infamous TV dinner?
1950
1954
1952
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Which actor portrayed the famous American frontiersman Davy Crockett thus starting a new fad in headwear?
Fess Parker
Chuck Connor
Daniel Mayber
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During the 1950s the number of American births skyrocketed. What is the time span of what is now called the "Baby Boom"?
1950-1967
1945-1960
1946-1964
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Rebelling against the full skirted, tight bodice look of the post-war years, this designer introduced boxy jackets and slacks?
Coco Chanel
Haltson
Gucci
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In 1950s lingo who or what was a "deuce"?
A model B coupe
A double date
A two dollar bill
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What was the name for the colorful, full, swingy skirt that typically hit just below the knee that many teens wore?
The poodle skirt
The kitty cat skirt
The swing skirt
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What nickname was given to the school dances in which teens removed their shoes to dance on the gym floor?
Sadie Hawkins Dance
Sock Hop
Winter Dreams Dance
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The combination of a booming American car culture and the renewed popularity of a night out lead to what invention?
The drive-in
The night picnic
Cruise night
Result
Well, you gave this quiz your all, but unfortunately, this quiz proved to be a bit of a flop! You may know a bit about fads of the 1950s, but many of them have simply fell apart with time. Better luck next time!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are truly 1950s fad fierce! It's obvious that you know your 1950s fads well, but you're not quite an expert just yet. Don't worry, with this base knowledge in tow, you'll learn everything you need to know about this fabulous decade.

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true 1950s fad phenom! Few people know the trends and fads of the 1950s quite as well as you do. It's obvious that this decade has and always will hold a special place in your heart!

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1
This was the most popular name for baby girls for six decades, the 1950s included. What was it?
Mary
Elizabeth
Linda
2
Which 1950s men's hairstyle involved combing hair straight back with a part down the back of the head?
The greaser
The ducktail
The straight cut
3
Which 1950s director initially conceived the idea for the cone bra?
Alfred Hitchcock
Howard Hughes
John Ford
4
The "beatniks" trend came on full force in the 1950s. What was the stereotypical dress of a beat?
Sunglasses, beret, goatee
Tie dye, hemp, and long hair
Black pants, black sweater, white beanie
5
What year did Swanson introduce its now infamous TV dinner?
1950
1954
1952
6
Which actor portrayed the famous American frontiersman Davy Crockett thus starting a new fad in headwear?
Fess Parker
Chuck Connor
Daniel Mayber
7
During the 1950s the number of American births skyrocketed. What is the time span of what is now called the "Baby Boom"?
1950-1967
1945-1960
1946-1964
8
Rebelling against the full skirted, tight bodice look of the post-war years, this designer introduced boxy jackets and slacks?
Coco Chanel
Haltson
Gucci
9
In 1950s lingo who or what was a "deuce"?
A model B coupe
A double date
A two dollar bill
10
What was the name for the colorful, full, swingy skirt that typically hit just below the knee that many teens wore?
The poodle skirt
The kitty cat skirt
The swing skirt
11
What nickname was given to the school dances in which teens removed their shoes to dance on the gym floor?
Sadie Hawkins Dance
Sock Hop
Winter Dreams Dance
12
The combination of a booming American car culture and the renewed popularity of a night out lead to what invention?
The drive-in
The night picnic
Cruise night