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A non-complicated quiz based on games of the 1940's & 1950's games!


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  • 1. 

    Which board game, released in 1944, is sold in Brazil as "Detective"?

    • A.

      Why

    • B.

      The Game of Life

    • C.

      Simon

    • D.

      Clue

    Correct Answer
    D. Clue
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Clue. Clue is a board game that was released in 1944 and is sold in Brazil as "Detective".

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  • 2. 

    Where is a normal game of "Diplomacy" set?

    • A.

      Early 20th Century Europe

    • B.

      1950's England

    • C.

      The Middle East In 1948

    • D.

      Ancient Egypt

    Correct Answer
    A. Early 20th Century Europe
    Explanation
    "Diplomacy" is a strategy board game that simulates the political and military conflicts of early 20th century Europe. The game involves players representing different countries and engaging in negotiations and alliances to gain control over territories. Therefore, the correct answer is Early 20th Century Europe.

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  • 3. 

    What toy did French inventor Arthur Granjean develop in the late 1950's?

    • A.

      Cabbage Patch Dolls

    • B.

      Easy-Bake Oven

    • C.

      Etch-A-Sketch

    • D.

      Frisbee

    Correct Answer
    C. Etch-A-Sketch
    Explanation
    French inventor Arthur Granjean developed the Etch-A-Sketch toy in the late 1950s. The Etch-A-Sketch is a mechanical drawing toy that allows users to create artwork by turning two knobs to move a stylus that displaces aluminum powder on the inside of the toy's screen. This invention became popular worldwide and is still enjoyed by children and adults today.

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  • 4. 

    In 1957, the Wham-O Company bought the rights to which flying disk game?

    • A.

      Frisbee

    • B.

      Fussball

    • C.

      Nerf Balls

    • D.

      Yoyo

    Correct Answer
    A. Frisbee
    Explanation
    In 1957, the Wham-O Company acquired the rights to the flying disk game known as Frisbee. This suggests that Frisbee was the game that Wham-O purchased, making it the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    What was a 1950's children's game that required nothing more than chairs and music?

    • A.

      Olly Olly Oxen Free

    • B.

      Musical Chairs

    • C.

      Tag

    • D.

      Go Fish

    Correct Answer
    B. Musical Chairs
    Explanation
    Musical Chairs is a 1950's children's game that requires nothing more than chairs and music. In this game, a number of chairs are arranged in a circle or a row, with one less chair than the number of players. When the music starts playing, the players walk or dance around the chairs. As soon as the music stops, everyone tries to sit on a chair. The player left without a chair is eliminated, and one chair is removed for the next round. The game continues until there is only one player left, who is declared the winner.

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  • 6. 

    Which game, invented in 1948, uses a game board with 225 squares on it?

    • A.

      Rubik's Cube

    • B.

      Sorry

    • C.

      Scrabble

    • D.

      Trivial Pursuit

    Correct Answer
    C. Scrabble
    Explanation
    Scrabble is the correct answer because it is a game invented in 1948 that uses a game board with 225 squares on it. Scrabble is a word game where players place letter tiles on the board to form words and earn points. The game board consists of a grid of 15x15 squares, totaling 225 squares. Therefore, Scrabble fits the given description.

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  • 7. 

    When the "Hula Hoop" was first sold in America, what was its selling price?

    • A.

      0.49

    • B.

      0.99

    • C.

      1.98

    • D.

      3.29

    Correct Answer
    C. 1.98
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1.98. This suggests that when the "Hula Hoop" was first sold in America, its selling price was $1.98.

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  • 8. 

    Who invented the game "Clue" and was actually a specialist in savage murder?

    • A.

      Milton Bradley

    • B.

      Charles Darrow

    • C.

      Anthony E. Pratt

    • D.

      George Lerner

    Correct Answer
    C. Anthony E. Pratt
    Explanation
    Anthony E. Pratt is the correct answer because he is the inventor of the game "Clue." The question also mentions that he was a specialist in savage murder, which suggests that Pratt had a deep understanding of murder mysteries and used that knowledge to create the game. Milton Bradley, Charles Darrow, and George Lerner are not associated with the invention of "Clue."

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  • 9. 

    Which game, created in 1959, involved buying, selling and trading?

    • A.

      Candyland

    • B.

      The Game Of Life

    • C.

      Big Business

    • D.

      Monopoly

    Correct Answer
    C. Big Business
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Monopoly. Monopoly is a game that was created in 1959 and involves buying, selling, and trading properties. Players move around the board, purchasing properties and collecting rent from other players who land on their properties. The objective of the game is to bankrupt opponents by owning the most valuable properties and charging high rent.

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  • 10. 

    Which card game, invented in Uruguay in the late 1940's, is named for the Spanish word "basket"?

    • A.

      Cribbage

    • B.

      Whist

    • C.

      Canasta

    • D.

      Pinochle

    Correct Answer
    C. Canasta
    Explanation
    Canasta is the correct answer because it is a card game that was invented in Uruguay in the late 1940s. The word "canasta" is derived from the Spanish word for "basket", which refers to the basket used to hold the playing cards during the game. Canasta is a popular game that involves melding cards and scoring points, and it has gained popularity worldwide since its invention.

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  • 11. 

    Which television network aired the game show "I've Got a Secret" starting in 1952?

    • A.

      ABC

    • B.

      BBC

    • C.

      CBS

    • D.

      NBC

    Correct Answer
    C. CBS
    Explanation
    The correct answer is CBS. "I've Got a Secret" was a game show that aired on CBS starting in 1952. It was a popular show where contestants would reveal a secret to a panel of celebrities who would then try to guess the secret through a series of yes-or-no questions. CBS was one of the major television networks during that time and aired many popular shows.

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  • 12. 

    What game, invented in 1944, includes a character named Miss Scarlett?

    • A.

      Buccaneer

    • B.

      Sorry!

    • C.

      Monopoly

    • D.

      Clue

    Correct Answer
    D. Clue
    Explanation
    Clue is the correct answer because it is a game invented in 1944 that includes a character named Miss Scarlett. In the game, players solve a murder mystery by gathering clues and deducing the culprit, weapon, and location of the crime. Miss Scarlett is one of the six playable characters in the game, each with their own unique personality and backstory.

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  • 13. 

    What British game, invented in 1944, is called "Clue" in the USA?

    • A.

      Earl Grey Mystery Clue

    • B.

      Clue Quest

    • C.

      Cluedo

    • D.

      Colonel Mustard's Clues

    Correct Answer
    C. Cluedo
    Explanation
    Cluedo is the correct answer because it is a British game that was invented in 1944 and is called "Clue" in the USA. It is a popular murder mystery board game where players must solve a murder by deducing the suspect, weapon, and location of the crime. The game involves strategic thinking, deductive reasoning, and careful observation of clues.

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  • 14. 

    Which of these was not a character in the 1940's detective game "Clue"?

    • A.

      Reverend Green

    • B.

      Professor Plum

    • C.

      Colonel Prawn

    • D.

      Mrs. Peacock

    Correct Answer
    C. Colonel Prawn
    Explanation
    Colonel Prawn was not a character in the 1940's detective game "Clue". The game featured Reverend Green, Professor Plum, and Mrs. Peacock as characters, but Colonel Prawn was not included.

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