The 50's

The 50's

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1.

Elvis Presley's 1956 televised performance of the song Hound Dog cause the press to dub him with what nickname?

Elvis the Great
The King
The King of Rock & Roll
The Memphis Maniac
Elvis the Pelvis
I don't know
2.

On December 1st, 1955, African-American Rosa Parks achieved notoriety and created controversy by doing what?

Refusing to use a segregated washroom.
Insisting on her right to vote in a municipal election.
Refusing to give up her seat on a bus for a white passenger.
Refusing to wear a bra in public.
Insisting her children be allowed to attend a whites only school.
I don't know.
3.

The military treaty known as the Warsaw Pact was signed in 1955 in what country?

Hungary
Czechoslovakia
East Germany
Romania
Albania
Poland
I don't know.
4.

The Enola Gay is infamous for what reason?

Being the first civil rights bill declaring equal rights for homosexuals.
Being the first published literature about homosexuals to be officially banned.
Being the first nuclear power plant.
Being the plane that dropped the first atomic bomb.
Being the first plane to feature “automatic pilot” operations.
I don't know.
5.

Which of the following famous corporations was founded in 1955?

McDonald's
NASA
IBM
General Motors
Ford Motor Company
I don't know.
6.

On November 3rd, 1957, Laika became the first living creature to enter orbit aboard the Soviet's Sputnik 2 satellite. What type of animal was Laika?

Cat
Chimpanzee
Orangutan
Sheep
Dog
Human
I don't know.
7.

Fidel Castro became dictator of Cuba in 1959 by overthrowing what leader?

Che Guevara
General Manuel Noriega
Alfredo Cristiani
General Fulgencio Batista
Alfredo Stroessner
Emperor Nero
I don't know.
8.

Alaska officially became the 49th U.S. state in what year?

1953
1955
1957
1959
None of the above
I don't know.
9.

In January 1957, the Wham - O company first produced what novelty product?

Lego
Hula-Hoop
Rubik’s Cube
G.I. Joe action figure
Frisbee
I don't know.
10.

Which world-famous theme park first opened in 1955?

Disneyland (USA)
Tivoli Gardens (Denmark)
Europa Park (Germany)
Epcot (USA)
Tokyo Disneyland (Japan)
I don't know.
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