How Well Do You Know General 1950s Trivia?

Everyone is nostalgic for the 1950s. Let's see how much you know about the people, events, and trends from the years 1950-1959.
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Which film had the highest domestic box office gross of the 1950s?
Lady And The Tramp
The Ten Commandments
Some Like It Hot
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Whom did Dwight D. Eisenhower defeat in the 1952 Presidential election?
Harry S. Truman
Adlai Stevenson
Averell Harriman
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How many states did the U.S. have in 1950?
48
49
50
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Who is this?
George Burns
Steve Allen
Milton Berle
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What did Josef Stalin do in 1953?
He met with President Eisenhower
He invaded Hungary
He died
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Who was Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 1952?
Winston Churchill
Queen Elizabeth II
Yuri Gagarin
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Where were the 1956 Summer Olympics held?
Melbourne
Helsinki
London
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Where was Elvis Presley born?
Memphis, Tennessee
Tupelo, Mississippi
Atlanta, Georgia
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What was launched into space in 1957?
Sputnik I
Gemini I
Mercury I
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Question 10/12

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The US and the Soviet Union both tested nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Which country became the third to join the "nuclear club" with its atomic test of 1952?
England
France
China
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Question 11/12

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According to the 1950 US Census, the population of the United States in 1950 was approximately how many people?
50 million
150 million
250 million
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Between 1950 and 1959 how many times did the New York Yankees appear in the World Series?
3
5
8
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Jeepers! Mom and Pop are just so darn proud of you. Sure, you got a few wrong, but you really know your 50s trivia. Congrats!

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Golly gumdrops! You sure did a fine job, getting most or all of these questions right. Now go celebrate with a nice frosty egg cream.

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1
Which film had the highest domestic box office gross of the 1950s?
Lady And The Tramp
The Ten Commandments
Some Like It Hot
2
Whom did Dwight D. Eisenhower defeat in the 1952 Presidential election?
Harry S. Truman
Adlai Stevenson
Averell Harriman
3
How many states did the U.S. have in 1950?
48
49
50
4
Who is this?
George Burns
Steve Allen
Milton Berle
5
What did Josef Stalin do in 1953?
He met with President Eisenhower
He invaded Hungary
He died
6
Who was Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 1952?
Winston Churchill
Queen Elizabeth II
Yuri Gagarin
7
Where were the 1956 Summer Olympics held?
Melbourne
Helsinki
London
8
Where was Elvis Presley born?
Memphis, Tennessee
Tupelo, Mississippi
Atlanta, Georgia
9
What was launched into space in 1957?
Sputnik I
Gemini I
Mercury I
10
The US and the Soviet Union both tested nuclear weapons in the 1940s. Which country became the third to join the "nuclear club" with its atomic test of 1952?
England
France
China
11
According to the 1950 US Census, the population of the United States in 1950 was approximately how many people?
50 million
150 million
250 million
12
Between 1950 and 1959 how many times did the New York Yankees appear in the World Series?
3
5
8