What do you know or remember from the Fifties
Question 1
1. In 1952, thick smog in London caused the death of how many people?


Question 2
2. What was the name of Russia's first artificial satellite that was launched in 1957?


Question 3
3. During what year did California's Disneyland first open?


Question 4
4. Who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary as the first people to successfully climb the summit of Mount Everest in 1953?


Question 5
5. Who did Marilyn Monroe marry in 1954?


Question 6
6. Which country's lunar probe became the first man-made object to hit the moon in 1959?


Question 7
7. Which Soviet leader became the Premier of the Soviet Union in 1958?



Question 8
8. In what year Ghana gain its independence from Britain?


Question 9
9. What year did China invade Tibet?


Question 10
10. Who is said to have first used The term "Rock N Roll" in 1951?


Question 11
11. Which Communist leader came to power after the Cuban Revolution in 1959?


Question 12
12. Which popular entertainer was inducted into the US army in 1958?


Question 13
13. Which governor of Arkansas ordered the National Guard to prevent nine African American students from entering Little Rock Central High School while they were escorted by Federal Troops in 1957?


Question 14
14. Which American civil rights leader refused to give up her seat in 1955?


Question 15
15. Which company first introduced "TV Dinners" in 1954?


Question 16
16. What year did North Korea invade South Korea capturing Seoul?




Question 17
17. What year did Puerto Rico become a self-governing commonwealth of the United States?


Question 18
18. In 1954, a strike caused by which group forced Britain to declare a state of emergency?


Question 19
19. In 1957, Britain tested its first hydrogen bomb on what island?


Question 20
20. Jack Kilby invented which important piece of technology in 1958?


Question 21
21. Which Wisconsin Senator was censured in 1954 after his seeking out Communists in the US government?


Question 22
22. In what year were the words "Under God" added to the USA Pledge of Allegiance?


Question 23
23. Which royal became Britain's head of state in 1953?


Question 24
24. In what year did the Dennis the Menace comic strip appears in newspapers across the U.S. for the first time?


Question 25
25. Which landmark Supreme Court case ended racial segregation in public schools in 1954?


Question 26
26. Who discovered the "Double-Helix" structure of DNA in 1953?


Question 27
27. Which two men were introduced as NASA's first astronauts in 1959?


Question 28
28. Which actress married Prince Ranier of Monaco in 1956?


Question 29
29. Who is credited for developing the first Polio vaccine in 1953?


Question 30
30. What year were the first color television pictures broadcast from Empire State Building?


Question 31
31. Which Japanese car manufacturer started selling cars in the USA in 1957?


Question 32
32. Which popular fast food chain restaurant was first opened in 1955?


Question 33
33. What popular toy was first introduced by Wham-O in 1958?


Question 34
34. In 1952, the Mau Mau Rebellion began in what country?


Question 35
35. The nationalization of which canal led Israel, Britain, and France to attack Egypt in 1956?








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1. 4,000 People 2. Sputnik 1 3. 1955 4. Tenzing Norgay 5. Joe DiMaggio 6. USSR (Soviet Union) 7. Nikita Khrushchev 8. 1957 9. 1950 10. Cleveland Disc Jockey Alan Freed 11. Fidel Castro 12. Elvis Presley 13. Orval Faubus 14. Rosa Parks 15. Swanson 16. 1950 17. 1952 18. National Rail 19. Christmas Island 20. The microchip 21. Joseph McCarthy 22. 1954 23. Queen Elizabeth II 24. 1951 25. Brown v. Board of Education 26. James Watson and Francis Crick 27. John Glenn Jr. and Alan Shepard Jr. 28. Grace Kelly 29. Jonas Salk 30. 1951 31. Toyota 32. McDonald's 33. The Hula Hoop 34. Kenya 35. Suez Canal