Quiz: Can You Pass This 50s Modern History Test? Most Won’t Score Over 40%

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How well do you know the Fabulous Fifties?

This quiz explores all things Fifties, from movies, significant events, popular culture, icons, and music!

 Jun 03, 2018

1 of 18Pick your answer!

Why were the baby boomers given their name?
they were born when the atomic bomb was being made
because of the high birth rate post-WWII
the birth rate was significantly lower than past generations

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What term was used to describe the fan frenzy surrounding the Beatles?

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Between what years were baby boomers born approximately?
1946 -1964
1925 - 1935
1996 - 2005

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What was the average age of a bride in the 1950s?

5 of 18Pick your answer!

What band was John Lennon a member of?
The Who
The Beach Boys
The Beatles

6 of 18Pick your answer!

The _______ War was between the United States and the Soviet Union.

7 of 18Pick your answer!

About how much was minimum wage in 1950?

8 of 18Pick your answer!

Which deadly chemical was used heavily in the Vietnam War?
Agent Orange
Stink Bombs
Tear Gas

9 of 18Pick your answer!

In 1956, Elvis Presley made his film debut in _______.
Some Like it Hot
Love Me Tender
Pretty Woman

10 of 18Pick your answer!

Which famous pop star was drafted into the army in 1957?
Elvis Presley
John Lennon
Michael Jackson

11 of 18Pick your answer!

Who were the Fab Four from Liverpool?
The Beatles
The Who
The Everly Brothers

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What was the name of Mattel's talking doll?

13 of 18Pick your answer!

What does it mean if someone is an "ankle biter"?
They are wearing high heels
They are drunk
They are acting like a child

14 of 18Pick your answer!

Telephone numbers used to begin with letters. True or False?

15 of 18Pick your answer!

What were you instructed to do during an air raid drill at school?
Go to the basement
Sit against a wall with your head down
Hide under your desk

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A knuckle sandwich is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich made with strawberry jelly. True or False?

17 of 18Pick your answer!

If someone is "kookie" that means they are:

18 of 18Pick your answer!

The "Red Scare" was the fear of _____________ spreading across the United States.
The Plague
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