Video 1950s – The 20th Century
1) How many N. Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel on June 25, 1950?
2) How many nations contributed troops and supplies to the Korean War?
3) General McArthur bragged that his troops would be home by
a) The new year
4) Did McArthur want to attack
5) In what year was McArthur relieved of his command in
6) How many S. Korean soldiers were killed in the war?
7) Where was McCarthy from?
8) What did J. Edgar Hoover do?
a) Head of FBI
b) Attorney General
c) Chief of Staff
9) How many combat missions did McCarthy claim to have flown?
10) In 1952 who won the presidential race?
11) What did McCarthy say about Truman?
a) He was weak on communism
b) He was weak mistaken on how he dealt with
c) He should have ordered the
12) Were any communists ever revealed among the ranks of the army?
13) In what year did McCarthy die?
14) Who was Eisenhower’s running mate?
15) How many terms did Eisenhower spend in the White House?
16) What did the GI bill help Americans do?
a) Make a career in the military
b) Get a Masters degree
c) Buy a home
17) By the end of the 1950s what percentage of the population lived in the suburbs?
18) What was the message to women in the 1950s?
a) They could have a career and family
b) They should limit the number of children to two
c) Their place was in the home
19) Did the
20) How did young people react to the pressures of the Cold War?
a) They protested government involvement
b) They sought an escape
c) They enrolled in the military
21) Who invented the term “rock and roll”?
22) Name of first song of Elvis Presley?
a) “That’s all right”
b) “Blue Suade Shoes”
c) “Hound Dog”
23) What film was Marlon Brando in which won the Academy Award for best picture?
a) Streetcar Named Desire
b) On the Waterfront
c) Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolfe
24) How old was James Dean when he died?
25) In what year did Marylyn Monroe achieve stardom?
26) What were the Ronsenbergs accused of?
a) Passing information to
b) Being spies for
c) Passing atomic secrets to the Russians
27) In what year did the first hydrogen bomb explode?
28) What did Stalin do in 1953?
a) He invaded
b) He died
c) He began his 5 year plan
29) What happened to
a) Hungarians set up a Western style government
b) The Soviets granted them independence
c) Soviet troops crushed the uprising
30) What weapon did the
a) Atomic bomb
b) The CIA
c) Arm shipments
31) In which year did the
32) Who did Castro turn to for help?
c) The Soviets
33) Who did Mickey Mantle play for?
b) NY Yankees
34) Who put the first satellite into orbit?
35) In what year was NASA created?
36) Did Mao’s Great Leap forward help
37) In what year did Krushev visit the
38) In 1950s African Americans made up what percentage of
39) What was the campaign called organized by the NAACP?
a) Uprising for
b) Fight for Freedom
c) Freedom Ride
40) Brown vs. Board of Education was a law suit about
a) A black student who wanted to ride a white bus
b) A black student wanting to go to an all white public school
c) A black student who wanted to enroll at Harvard
41) How did the Supreme Court rule in Brown vs. Board of Education about segregation?
a) Segregation was legal and advised
b) Segregation could have no part in public education
42) How many students were prevented from going to
43) In what year did Rose Parks take a seat in the front of a city bus?
44) What was the result of the
a) Segregation in any context was made a felony
b) Segregation in public transportation was made illegal
c) Private schools could not segregate students