1950s History Trivia Quiz

How much do you know about 1950s history? Take our fun quiz now and find out!

Which president of the United States was in office from Jan. 20, 1953 to Jan. 20, 1961?

Юкатан [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
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Which disease did Dr. Jonas Salk successfully create a vaccine for in 1952?

Willem van de Poll [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons
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What was the name of the first satellite launched into orbit by Russia in 1957?

NSSDC, NASA[1] [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Who overthrew Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and became dictator of Cuba?

U.S. Department of State [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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What year did Disneyland open?

Orange County Archives [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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What famous explorer first climbed Mount Everest in 1953?

Kerem Barut [CC BY-SA 2.5 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5)]
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Who became Premier of the Soviet Union in 1958?

National Archives and Records Administration [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Senator Joseph McCarthy, who conducted a nationally televised hearing in 1954 to root out Communists in the government, represented what state?

United Press International telephoto [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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What is the name of the woman who refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama in 1955?

Pete Souza [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Which member of the royal family became head of state in Great Britain in 1953?

Eileen Warren / The Royal Mews on Coronation Day
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