History Quiz / American History: 1950s

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Quiz Updated May 17, 2015

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The tension between the US and the USSR is described as this type of 'war'Cold War
98.8%
Last state added to the United StatesHawaii
97%
This place 'where dreams come true' opensDisneyland
93.4%
He initiates a legendary career with his first RCA single, 'Heartbreak Hotel'Elvis Presley
91.1%
This Cuban revolutionary is denied help by America and subsequently turns to USSRFidel Castro
87.2%
Watson and Crick are credited with concluding the helical structure of this moleculeDNA
79.2%
Salinger writes this controversial novelThe Catcher in the Rye
79%
This first artificial satellite to enter Earth's orbit influences the 'Space Race'Sputnik I
76.3%
First successful transplant of this (or any) vital organKidney
73.6%
Landmark case declaring segregated public education as 'unconstitutional'Brown v. Board of Education
67.4%
Hint Answer % Correct
Polio vaccine is developed by this manJonas Salk
66.3%
This backyard, 'plastic' baseball is introducedWiffle ball
64.8%
Rod Serling brings us to this dimensionTwilight Zone
62.5%
Rosa Parks refuses to give up a seat in a bus in this segregated Southern townMontgomery
60.5%
These 'Bums' finally beat the Yankees in the World SeriesBrooklyn Dodgers
60.4%
Eisenhower concept that once one nation falls to Communism, the surrounding ones will tooDomino Theory
55.6%
After successful Soviet detonation of the atom bomb, the U.S creates this deadlier WMDHydrogen Bomb
54.7%
Juvenile delinquency gives rise to this generation, coined by Jack Kerouac, and possibly the precursor to hippiesBeat Generation
53.5%
Nine integrated students are infamously harassed while attending Central High School in this cityLittle Rock
48.3%
Turning point of the Korean War (for America) is when General MacArthur's forces land hereIncheon
24.1%
 
Number % Answered
20 (all)
9.4%
18-19
16%
16-17
17.6%
14-15
16.6%
12-13
13.9%
10-11
10.6%
8-9
6.8%
6-7
4.1%
4-5
2.6%
2-3
1.7%
1-1
0.8%

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