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trivia quiz  50s TV Heroes: Heroic Gestures and Other Habits cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Jul 19 05

Some swashed, some buckled and one even drooled. See if you can identify these iconic television heroes from their trademark behaviors and accoutrements.
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uglybird gold member
Jul 19 05
4704 plays
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trivia quiz  1959 TV Westerns - Number 4 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 25 04

Although I could probably dig up some more obscure 1959 westerns, this is my fourth, and final one. Of course I saved my personal Top 10 list for last. Enjoy.
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rblayer
Jan 25 04
3192 plays
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trivia quiz  Classic TV shows from 1950 through 1959 Part 2 cool 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, classictvnut, Apr 10 07

You may remember television programs of the 1950s, but how much do you really remember about them? Take this quiz and find out.
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classictvnut
Apr 10 07
2457 plays
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trivia quiz  Classic TV shows from 1950 through 1959 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, classictvnut, Apr 07 07

TV in the 1950s seems to the the decade in which most people are interrested. The old shows seem to be the best, at least in our memories. Let's test your memory of this wonderful television decade.
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classictvnut
Apr 07 07
3711 plays
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trivia quiz  Nostalgic Television - 1952 Season Premiers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 26 04

Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne of England and Jonas Salk developed a vaccine for polio. 1952 also saw several new sitcoms and the "Man of Steel".
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rblayer
Jan 26 04
2985 plays
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trivia quiz  Nostalgic Television - 1951 Season Premiers cool 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 23 04

While the Rosenbergs were being convicted of selling atomic secrets and President Truman was firing General Douglas McArthur, most Americans were loving Lucy. These shows premiered that year.
Easy
rblayer
Jan 23 04
3030 plays
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trivia quiz  Nostalgic Television - 1954 Season Premiers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 29 04

The year was 1954 and "On the Waterfront" won the Best Picture Oscar. The medium of television allowed millions of Americans to see Sen. Joe McCarthy's downfall in the Army Hearings. Some of the following shows came out the same year.
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rblayer
Jan 29 04
2238 plays
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trivia quiz  ZIV Television: Syndicated Memories Of The '50s cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Sep 20 12

In TV's infancy, stations had lots of time to fill and very little programming available with which to fill it. Frederick Ziv saw the need and began producing half hour dramas for syndication. Early baby boomers will recall these "ZIV" productions.
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wilbill gold member
Sep 20 12
591 plays
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trivia quiz  Nostalgic Television - 1955 Season Premiers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 31 04

Ray Krok opened the first McDonald's and the Dodgers edged the Yankees 4-3 in the World Series in 1955. These shows premiered he same year.
Average
rblayer
Jan 31 04
2598 plays
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trivia quiz  Nostalgic Television - 1959 Season Premiers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Feb 06 04

It's 1959 and the 'Fabulous 50's' draw to a close. Castro takes over in Cuba and Nixon and Khrushchev engage in a "Kitchen Debate". Some more sophisticated TV shows are beginning to appear.
Average
rblayer
Feb 06 04
2700 plays
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trivia quiz  Nostalgic Television - 1953 Season Premiers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 28 04

Stalin died and the Korean Conflict ended in 1953, but everyone still loved 'Lucy', the number one show on TV. These ten programs premiered as 'baby boomers' turned eight years old.
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rblayer
Jan 28 04
1875 plays
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trivia quiz  Feeling Nostalgic? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Jul 15 13

All questions pertain to American children's TV shows shown during the 1950s. If you're feeling nostalgic then give this quiz a try.
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nmerr gold member
Jul 15 13
978 plays
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trivia quiz  Nostalgic Television - 1957 Season Premiers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Feb 03 04

As Sputnick orbited the earth and federal troops integrated Arkansas schools, 1957 brought TV viewers a big dose of cop-detective-lawyer shows.
Average
rblayer
Feb 03 04
2064 plays
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trivia quiz  Fifties TV Child Stars cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Feb 18 15

I was close to the same age as many of the child stars acting in TV shows in the 1950s. Do you remember these child stars?
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shvdotr gold member
Feb 18 15
774 plays
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trivia quiz  1959 TV Westerns - Number 3 cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 21 04

Are you tired of this category? Can you imagine being a television viewer in 1959 when a large percent of prime time was 'oaters'? No wonder a few years later there were practically none on the air.
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rblayer
Jan 21 04
1941 plays
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trivia quiz  Nostalgic Television - 1950 Season Premiers cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 22 04

Truman was President and although it was in its infancy, television was beginning to mirror Americana. I hope that you enjoy this trip to the simpler times of yesteryear.
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rblayer
Jan 22 04
1629 plays
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trivia quiz  1950s What's Their Line? cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, billfay, Sep 04 00

In this quiz, match up the TV character with the occupation. All multiple choice!!
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billfay
Sep 04 00
4320 plays
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trivia quiz  Sitcoms of the 1950's cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, chessart, Feb 04 15

I grew up in the 1950's enjoying the many great sitcoms on American TV during that era. They still linger in the memory.
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chessart gold member
Feb 04 15
783 plays
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trivia quiz  Be Very Afraid! Early TV Cold Warriors cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, wilbill, Sep 29 12

The Commies were coming! In the early '50s The Red Scare was very real, but you didn't learn about it in network entertainment programs. If you wanted to know about Red agents, you had to watch syndicated spy shows in non-prime time.
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wilbill gold member
Sep 29 12
444 plays
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trivia quiz  Television's Golden Age - the '50s 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JRooowe, Oct 04 15

No HD... black and white... no remote control... Then there was the aggravating vertical roll! Still.. it was lots of entertainment right in your own living room. Some of it was pretty good. Perhaps you remember these.
Average
JRooowe gold member
Oct 04 15
885 plays
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trivia quiz  Television's Golden Age - the '50s II 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, JRooowe, Oct 25 15

Just a handful of TV stations... and most signed off at around midnight. No matter. There was a lot of great television created "back in the day." Perhaps you remember these.
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JRooowe gold member
Oct 25 15
624 plays
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trivia quiz  TV Westerns' Sidekicks 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, MWG, Apr 22 01

Here are some questions about some of those old tv western heroes and their faithful sidekicks. These are really old series from the 50's so be prepared to ponder hard.
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MWG
Apr 22 01
2280 plays
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trivia quiz  1959 TV Westerns - Number 1 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 19 04

If you are, or were a western fan, 1959 was your year. With over 40 prime time shows on the air, you could catch a 'bang bang shoot 'em up' just about any time. I'll give a summary, you pick the series.
Tough
rblayer
Jan 19 04
1551 plays
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trivia quiz  Television in the 1950's ... Remember ? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, MaceoMack, Dec 14 08

What have you heard or remember about the infant stages of television? This quiz will give you a clue and some insight on television's first broadcast decade.
Tough
MaceoMack
Dec 14 08
948 plays
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trivia quiz  Hey, I Remember that Show! (1950s TV) 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Pick61, Jan 17 13

TV was in its infancy in the '50s. Some great shows emerged and some, well, not so great. See if you can answer some questions about a few of them.
Average
Pick61
Jan 17 13
828 plays
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trivia quiz  Nostalgic Television - 1958 Season Premiers 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Feb 05 04

People were listening to "the Purple People Eater" and "The Bridge on the River Kwai" was a box office hit. These shows aired for the first time in 1958.
Average
rblayer
Feb 05 04
1494 plays
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trivia quiz  Golden Age of Television: The '50s III 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, JRooowe, Feb 16 16

Tin foil on the rabbit ears? What sounds like a PETA nightmare was actually an attempt at better TV reception. Here are a few questions on the shows we were trying to watch.
Tough
JRooowe gold member
Feb 16 16
639 plays
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trivia quiz  1959 TV Westerns - Number 2 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 20 04

This is my second of four planned quizzes regarding 1959's over-westernized season. Will the same fate await cop/lawyer shows? I hope that you enjoy this one.
Tough
rblayer
Jan 20 04
1095 plays
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trivia quiz  Turn That TV Off! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, nutmeglad, Jun 09 04

"Turn that TV off!" Ahh, I can still hear mom's gentle screech echoing down the hall. But did I listen? No! And the result is a quiz on 50's kids' shows. I should have listened. Really.
Average
nutmeglad
Jun 09 04
1410 plays
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trivia quiz  Life As Viewed Through A 10-inch TV Screen 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, lompocjoe, May 02 07

Ahhhh...television. What would we do without it? In its early days, TV presented some truly memorable programs. Let's see how many you remember...
Tough
lompocjoe
May 02 07
1056 plays
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