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Do You Remember The 1950s? Trivia Quiz


How well do you remember the 1950s? The Rosenbergs were executed. The Egyptian monarchy was overthrown. The Montgomery Bus Boycott took place. Khrushchev visited the US. Take this quiz to find out what else you remember. Good luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by arsalanrizvi. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
arsalanrizvi
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
81,783
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
4461
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Question 1 of 10
1. 1951. General _________________________ was relieved of his position as commander-in-chief of the US Armed Forces in Korea.

Answer: (He was commander of US forces in the Far East during WWII-first and last name)
Question 2 of 10
2. 1952. _________________ published "Invisible Man".

Answer: (He also wrote 'Flying Home' and 'King of the Bingo Game'-first and last name)
Question 3 of 10
3. 1953. __________________ died after ruling the USSR for over 25 years.

Answer: (First and last name only)
Question 4 of 10
4. 1954. _____________ is divided into north and south after communists take control of government.

Answer: (The US fought a war against the northern part of this country)
Question 5 of 10
5. 1955. ________________ opens in Anaheim, near Los Angeles, California.

Answer: (The happiest place on Earth)
Question 6 of 10
6. 1956. Egypt nationalizes the ______ Canal.

Answer: (It links the Mediterranean and Red Seas)
Question 7 of 10
7. 1957. In ______________, Arkansas, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends the National Guard to enforce racial desegregation.

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 8 of 10
8. 1958. The US establishes ___________, to coordinate its efforts to reach space.

Answer: (The US civil agency that deals with space programs, etc.)
Question 9 of 10
9. 1959. _______________ becomes premier of Cuba.

Answer: (First and last name)
Question 10 of 10
10. 1960. Democrat ________________________ is elected president of the US.

Answer: (He was assassinated three years later)

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1. 1951. General _________________________ was relieved of his position as commander-in-chief of the US Armed Forces in Korea.

Answer: Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur wanted the US to attack China which backed communist North Korea. Because of public criticism of this idea, president Harry Truman fired him and called him back home, where he received a hero's welcome.
2. 1952. _________________ published "Invisible Man".

Answer: Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison (1914-1994) was one of the greatest African-American writers. He was born and brought up in Oklahoma.
3. 1953. __________________ died after ruling the USSR for over 25 years.

Answer: Stalin

Stalin assumed dictatorial powers in the the mid-to-late 1920s and was dictator of the USSR during WWII. He was known as a "ruthless Communist tyrant." Lenin wanted to help the Russian people, yet Stalin concentrated on the military and his own personal needs, marking the beginning of the decline of the Soviet Union. After his death, his body was placed next to Lenin's.
4. 1954. _____________ is divided into north and south after communists take control of government.

Answer: Vietnam

In 1954, Viet Minh rebels took Dien Bien Phu. Vietnam was divided into northern and southern regions.
5. 1955. ________________ opens in Anaheim, near Los Angeles, California.

Answer: Disneyland

Disneyland was a big part of Walt Disney's empire.
6. 1956. Egypt nationalizes the ______ Canal.

Answer: Suez

Israel, Britain, and France invaded Egypt but withdrew when the US and USSR opposed the invasion.
7. 1957. In ______________, Arkansas, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends the National Guard to enforce racial desegregation.

Answer: Little Rock

This was a landmark in the civil rights movement.
8. 1958. The US establishes ___________, to coordinate its efforts to reach space.

Answer: NASA

America's first satellite was launched that year.
9. 1959. _______________ becomes premier of Cuba.

Answer: Fidel Castro

He invaded southeast Cuba in 1956 after several years of exile and with his brother Raul, Che Guevara, and nine other rebels, hid out in the Sierra Maestra Mountains, from where they attracted supporters and fought a guerrilla war that toppled the corrupt Batista regime.
10. 1960. Democrat ________________________ is elected president of the US.

Answer: John Kennedy

Kennedy was the youngest person to be elected president. He was one of the greatest and most popular president of the United States. He was assassinated in Dallas, TX, suspectedly by Lee Oswald.
Source: Author arsalanrizvi

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