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  There are 35 quizzes and 355 trivia questions in this category.
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50s TV Heroes: Heroic Gestures and Other Habits

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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4533 plays
1959 TV Westerns - Number 4

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.
Average (10 qns)
3081 plays
Classic TV shows from 1950 through 1959 Part 2

You may remember television programs of the 1950s, but how much do you really remember about them? Take this quiz and find out.
Average (15 qns)
2325 plays
Classic TV shows from 1950 through 1959

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.
Average (10 qns)
3588 plays
Nostalgic Television - 1952 Season Premiers

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".
Average (10 qns)
2913 plays
Nostalgic Television - 1951 Season Premiers

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 (10 qns)
2946 plays
Nostalgic Television - 1954 Season Premiers

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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2175 plays
ZIV Television: Syndicated Memories Of The '50s

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.
Average (10 qns)
567 plays
Fifties TV Child Stars

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?
Average (10 qns)
720 plays
Nostalgic Television - 1955 Season Premiers

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 (10 qns)
2559 plays
Nostalgic Television - 1953 Season Premiers

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.
Average (10 qns)
1836 plays
Nostalgic Television - 1959 Season Premiers

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 (10 qns)
2670 plays
Sitcoms of the 1950's

I grew up in the 1950's enjoying the many great sitcoms on American TV during that era. They still linger in the memory.
Average (10 qns)
579 plays
Nostalgic Television - 1957 Season Premiers

As Sputnick orbited the earth and federal troops integrated Arkansas schools, 1957 brought TV viewers a big dose of cop-detective-lawyer shows.
Average (10 qns)
2037 plays
Television's Golden Age - the '50s II

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.
Average (10 qns)
444 plays
Feeling Nostalgic?

All questions pertain to American children's TV shows shown during the 1950s. If you're feeling nostalgic then give this quiz a try.
Average (10 qns)
945 plays
1959 TV Westerns - Number 3

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.
Average (10 qns)
1908 plays
Nostalgic Television - 1950 Season Premiers

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.
Average (10 qns)
1611 plays
1950s What's Their Line?

In this quiz, match up the TV character with the occupation. All multiple choice!!
Average (10 qns)
4266 plays
Television's Golden Age - the '50s

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 (10 qns)
717 plays
Be Very Afraid! Early TV Cold Warriors

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.
Average (10 qns)
414 plays
TV Westerns' Sidekicks

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.
Average (10 qns)
2211 plays
1959 TV Westerns - Number 1

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 (10 qns)
1524 plays
Television in the 1950's ... Remember ?

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 (10 qns)
927 plays
Hey, I Remember that Show! (1950s TV)

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 (10 qns)
804 plays
Nostalgic Television - 1958 Season Premiers

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 (10 qns)
1473 plays
Life As Viewed Through A 10-inch TV Screen

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 (10 qns)
1035 plays
1959 TV Westerns - Number 2

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 (10 qns)
1077 plays
Golden Age of Television: The '50s III

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 (10 qns)
462 plays
Turn That TV Off!

"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 (10 qns)
1374 plays
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