How Well Do You Remember 1955?

1955 was over half a century ago - let's test out your memory. How well do you remember the crucial events and pop culture from this year? Take our quiz to find out!
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What country did the U.S. intervene in starting in 1955?
Korea
Iran
Kuwait
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What hurricane hit the U.S. in 1955, killing 200 people?
Lillian
Diane
Oracle
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Who were the NFL Champions in 1955?
Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots
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Which of the following was first developed in 1955?
microwave oven
oral contraceptive
color television
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Which of the following fast food chains started in 1955?
Burger King
Wendy's
McDonald's
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Which popular game show made its debut in 1955?
Hollywood Squares
The $64,000 Question
Jeopardy
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Which theme park opened in 1955?
DisneyWorld
DisneyLand
DisneyLand Europe
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The arrest of what figure in 1955 set into motion the American Civil Rights Movement?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X
Rosa Parks
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Which of the following men died in 1955?
Albert Einstein
Joseph Stalin
Humphrey Bogart
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Which 1954 film won the Academy Award in 1955?
On the Waterfront
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
12 Angry Men
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What vaccine began to be administered in schools in 1955?
chickenpox
polio
measles
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Which of the following actors died in a car crash in 1955?
Hans Albers
James Dean
Clark Gable
Result
Well, 1955 was over 60 years ago, so we can't beat you up too much for this score. As long as you know enough about the years you grew up during...if you grew up during this period and forgot about it, maybe you should study up on your childhood era!

C+, Failed At The Fifties

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1955 was literally 60+ years ago, so the fact that you missed a couple of the questions on this quiz isn't too shocking. What is impressive, however, is the number you answered correctly. You should be very proud of this score! Great work!

B+, Fan Of The Fifties

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1955 was literally 60+ years ago at this point, but you seem to be able to recall it like it was yesterday. Whether you grew up in this era, or just happen to know a ton about it as a world historian, great work!

A+, Fifties Fanatic

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1
What country did the U.S. intervene in starting in 1955?
Korea
Iran
Kuwait
2
What hurricane hit the U.S. in 1955, killing 200 people?
Lillian
Diane
Oracle
3
Who were the NFL Champions in 1955?
Cleveland Browns
Pittsburgh Steelers
New England Patriots
4
Which of the following was first developed in 1955?
microwave oven
oral contraceptive
color television
5
Which of the following fast food chains started in 1955?
Burger King
Wendy's
McDonald's
6
Which popular game show made its debut in 1955?
Hollywood Squares
The $64,000 Question
Jeopardy
7
Which theme park opened in 1955?
DisneyWorld
DisneyLand
DisneyLand Europe
8
The arrest of what figure in 1955 set into motion the American Civil Rights Movement?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Malcolm X
Rosa Parks
9
Which of the following men died in 1955?
Albert Einstein
Joseph Stalin
Humphrey Bogart
10
Which 1954 film won the Academy Award in 1955?
On the Waterfront
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
12 Angry Men
11
What vaccine began to be administered in schools in 1955?
chickenpox
polio
measles
12
Which of the following actors died in a car crash in 1955?
Hans Albers
James Dean
Clark Gable