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1.
  Fifties TV Quartets   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
For each series appearing at least partially in the 1950s, I've given you four characters. Just match each character quartet with their series.
Easier, 15 Qns, shvdotr, Aug 25 21
Easier
shvdotr gold member
Aug 25 21
1230 plays
2.
  Match the Actor with the Show - 1950s Edition   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Ten actors, ten television shows mainly from the 1950s. Match the actor with the show in which he had a leading role.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Jan 21 20
Very Easy
PDAZ gold member
Jan 21 20
1765 plays
3.
  50s TV Heroes: Heroic Gestures and Other Habits   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Some swashed, some buckled and one even drooled. See if you can identify these iconic television heroes from their trademark behaviors and accoutrements.
Average, 10 Qns, uglybird, Aug 09 17
Average
uglybird
Aug 09 17
5749 plays
4.
  1950s Sitcoms that I Like   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I grew up on sitcoms from the 1950s up to current times. These are some of the sitcoms I liked that debuted in the 1950s.
Easier, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Jan 02 22
Easier
Ilona_Ritter gold member
Jan 02 22
1177 plays
5.
  Classic TV shows from 1950 through 1959 Part 2   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
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, classictvnut, Aug 29 09
Average
classictvnut
3200 plays
6.
  American TV Shows Vol. 6   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the characters to the American television show that first aired between 1958 and 1960.
Very Easy, 15 Qns, wwe84, Mar 12 18
Very Easy
wwe84 gold member
Mar 12 18
1781 plays
7.
  Classic TV shows from 1950 through 1959   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, classictvnut, Jan 18 18
Average
classictvnut
Jan 18 18
4429 plays
8.
  American TV Shows Vol. 4   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the actors/hosts to the American television show that first aired between 1955 and 1957.
Easier, 15 Qns, wwe84, Mar 12 18
Easier
wwe84 gold member
Mar 12 18
1533 plays
9.
  American TV Shows Vol. 2    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the characters to the American television series that debuted between 1951 and 1952.
Easier, 10 Qns, wwe84, Mar 12 18
Easier
wwe84 gold member
Mar 12 18
1935 plays
10.
Ten actresses, ten television shows mainly from the 1950s. Match the actress with the show in which she had a leading role.
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Feb 29 20
Average
PDAZ gold member
Feb 29 20
750 plays
trivia question Quick Question
This "39 year old" miser brought his radio show to television in 1950, where it ran for another fifteen years.

From Quiz "Nostalgic Television - 1950 Season Premiers"




11.
  Fifties TV Child Stars   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, shvdotr, Feb 19 15
Average
shvdotr gold member
1205 plays
12.
  1959 TV Westerns - Number 4   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, Apr 16 15
Average
rblayer
3708 plays
13.
  Sitcoms of the 1950's   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, chessart, Aug 24 23
Average
chessart gold member
Aug 24 23
1352 plays
14.
  American TV Shows Vol. 3    
Match Quiz
 15 Qns
Match the actors/hosts to the American television show that first aired between 1952 and 1955.
Average, 15 Qns, wwe84, Mar 12 18
Average
wwe84 gold member
Mar 12 18
1369 plays
15.
  Nostalgic Television - 1951 Season Premiers   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Easier, 10 Qns, rblayer, Aug 03 14
Easier
rblayer
3402 plays
16.
  Feeling Nostalgic?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, nmerr, Jul 15 13
Average
nmerr gold member
1254 plays
17.
  Television's Golden Age - the '50s II   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, JRooowe, Oct 25 15
Average
JRooowe gold member
966 plays
18.
  Nostalgic Television - 1959 Season Premiers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, Aug 28 14
Average
rblayer
2961 plays
19.
  Nostalgic Television - 1952 Season Premiers   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, Feb 20 19
Average
rblayer
Feb 20 19
3273 plays
20.
  ZIV Television: Syndicated Memories Of The '50s   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, wilbill, Jul 01 13
Average
wilbill
926 plays
21.
  Television's Golden Age - the '50s   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, JRooowe, Oct 04 15
Average
JRooowe gold member
1181 plays
22.
  1950s What's Their Line?   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz, match up the TV character with the occupation. All multiple choice!!
Average, 10 Qns, billfay, Feb 25 12
Average
billfay
4763 plays
23.
  Nostalgic Television - 1955 Season Premiers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, Sep 19 20
Average
rblayer
Sep 19 20
2834 plays
24.
  1950's TV Game Shows    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
TV game shows were all the rage in the 1950's. I was in my early teen years in the 50's. I can remember sitting on the floor and gawking at our big black and white box. Have fun with these questions about the age of innocence.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Mar 15 23
Average
ncterp gold member
Mar 15 23
694 plays
25.
  Television in the 1950's ... Remember ?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, MaceoMack, Mar 19 18
Tough
MaceoMack
Mar 19 18
1132 plays
26.
  TV Westerns' Sidekicks   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, MWG, Mar 22 13
Average
MWG
2481 plays
27.
  Be Very Afraid! Early TV Cold Warriors   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, wilbill, Sep 29 12
Average
wilbill
699 plays
28.
  Hey, I Remember that Show! (1950s TV)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, Pick61, Apr 11 18
Average
Pick61
Apr 11 18
993 plays
29.
  Nostalgic Television - 1953 Season Premiers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, Nov 29 17
Average
rblayer
Nov 29 17
2028 plays
30.
  Golden Age of Television: The '50s III    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, JRooowe, Feb 16 16
Tough
JRooowe gold member
910 plays
31.
  Nostalgic Television - 1957 Season Premiers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, May 13 17
Average
rblayer
2243 plays
32.
  Nostalgic Television - 1950 Season Premiers   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, Jan 23 17
Average
rblayer
1792 plays
33.
  1959 TV Westerns - Number 3   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, Jul 14 09
Average
rblayer
2195 plays
34.
  Nostalgic Television - 1954 Season Premiers   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 29 04
Average
rblayer
2383 plays
35.
  1959 TV Westerns - Number 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, Jan 19 04
Tough
rblayer
1827 plays
36.
  Turn That TV Off!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"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, nutmeglad, Dec 19 04
Average
nutmeglad
1559 plays
37.
  Life As Viewed Through A 10-inch TV Screen    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, lompocjoe, Jun 07 07
Tough
lompocjoe
1173 plays
38.
  Nostalgic Television - 1958 Season Premiers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, Mar 31 20
Average
rblayer
Mar 31 20
1642 plays
39.
  Nostalgic Television - 1956 Season Premiers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It was 1956 and Soviet troops were invaded Hungary and the first trans-Atlantic telephone cable was completed. These new game shows, westerns and soaps premiered.
Average, 10 Qns, rblayer, Jan 03 10
Average
rblayer
1379 plays
40.
  The 1950s Most Popular TV Shows    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
American television was in its infancy during the 1950s as both corporate sponsors and the networks sought the right formula to attract viewers. This quiz is about their successes.
Difficult, 10 Qns, rblayer, May 19 05
Difficult
rblayer
1303 plays
41.
  1950s TV Cops    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Listed are law enforcement officers from 1950s TV shows. Match them up to the programs listed in this all multiple choice quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, billfay, Nov 19 22
Average
billfay
Nov 19 22
1921 plays
42.
  1959 TV Westerns - Number 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
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, rblayer, Dec 30 15
Tough
rblayer
1284 plays
43.
  1950s TV Cities    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Listed are TV shows from the 1950s. Match them up to the city or town (real or fictional) that the series was set in. All multiple choice!
Tough, 10 Qns, billfay, Feb 12 12
Tough
billfay
2164 plays
44.
  Name the Television Year: 1950s    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
See how much you know about popular TV shows in the 1950. I'll give you the Top Five television show for that year and some trivia, and you guess the right year. I'll also give you the Best Picture Oscar winner for that year.
Tough, 10 Qns, GWU_Boy, Jan 25 03
Tough
GWU_Boy
977 plays
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