Pop Culture Of Late '50s And Early '60s Quiz

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Pop Culture Of Late 50s And Early 60s Quiz - Quiz

Let's see how much you know about the late '50s and early '60s pop culture with this quiz created on a pop culture theme. If you are a true fan of pop culture, then it is highly possible that you must know about the pop culture of that time. Just play this wonderful quiz and test your knowledge of pop culture. Do your best and try to score as much as you can. Best of luck to you with this!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How much did a first-class stamp cost in 1960?

    • A.

      $0.05

    • B.

      $0.10

    • C.

      $0.04

    • D.

      $0.08

    Correct Answer
    C. $0.04
    Explanation
    In 1960, a first-class stamp cost $0.04.

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  • 2. 

    Who won the 1959 World Series of Baseball?

    • A.

      LA Dodgers

    • B.

      Chicago White Sox

    • C.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • D.

      Boston Red Sox

    Correct Answer
    A. LA Dodgers
    Explanation
    LA Dodgers defeated the Chicago White Sox 4 games to 2.

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  • 3. 

    What movie, starring Jack Lemmon, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960?

    • A.

      The Ten Commandments

    • B.

      El Cid

    • C.

      The Apartment

    • D.

      Planet of the Apes

    Correct Answer
    C. The Apartment
    Explanation
    The movie starring Jack Lemmon that won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1960 is "The Apartment." "The Apartment" is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine. The film follows the story of C.C. Baxter, played by Jack Lemmon, who works in a large New York insurance company. Baxter lends his apartment to his superiors for their extramarital affairs in the hope of advancing his career.

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  • 4. 

    What comedic television show starred Lucille Ball from 1951 until 1957?

    • A.

       I Love Lucy

    • B.

      Twilight Zone

    • C.

      Honeymooners

    • D.

      Star Trek

    Correct Answer
    A.  I Love Lucy
    Explanation
    Lucille Ball, alongside her husband Desi Arnaz, starred in the whacky and hilarious show "I Love Lucy," one of the most successful comedy shows ever aired.

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  • 5. 

    The song  "Quiet Village" was recorded with the exotic sounds of which group?

    • A.

      Martin Denny

    • B.

      Dean Howard

    • C.

      Howard Dean

    • D.

      Denny Martin

    Correct Answer
    A. Martin Denny
    Explanation
    Martin Denny is the correct answer because he was a musician known for popularizing the exotica genre in the 1950s and 1960s. "Quiet Village" is one of his most famous songs, featuring a blend of tropical and Polynesian sounds. Denny's unique style incorporated instruments like vibraphones, bird calls, and bongos to create a lush and atmospheric musical experience. His recordings often transported listeners to faraway places, making him a pioneer in creating an exotic and immersive musical experience.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these toys/games did NOT appear in 1960?

    • A.

      Etch-A-Sketch

    • B.

      Barbie

    • C.

      Chatty Cathie

    • D.

      Frisbee

    Correct Answer
    D. Frisbee
    Explanation
    The Frisbee from Wham-O was introduced in 1957.

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  • 7. 

    Who's favorite saying was "Yabba Dabba Do"?

    • A.

      Bull Moose

    • B.

      Fred Flintstone

    • C.

      Boo Boo

    • D.

      Bullwinkle

    Correct Answer
    B. Fred Flintstone
    Explanation
    Fred Flintstone's famous catchphrase was "Yabba Dabba Do." Fred Flintstone was the main character in the animated family friendly show "The Flintstones." The show, a "Honeymooners"-esque show of a romanticized Stone Age following the lives and adventures of the titular family, neighbors, and friends, ran from 1960 until 1966.

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  • 8. 

    What's the name of this 1960s singing group?

    • A.

      The Belmonts

    • B.

      Phil, Don, and Curt

    • C.

      Jimmie, Billy, and Phil

    • D.

      Dino, Desi, and Billy

    Correct Answer
    D. Dino, Desi, and Billy
    Explanation
    left to right ~
    Desi Arnaz, Jr, Billy Hinsche & Dean Paul Martin,

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  • 9. 

    Name this 1957 automobile...

    • A.

      Pontiac

    • B.

      Buick

    • C.

      Oldsmobile

    • D.

      Studebaker

    Correct Answer
    D. Studebaker
    Explanation
    Studebaker is the correct answer because it was a well-known automobile brand in 1957. Pontiac, Buick, and Oldsmobile were also popular car brands during that time, but Studebaker was a distinct brand known for its unique designs and innovative features. Therefore, Studebaker is the most likely option for the given question.

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  • 10. 

    Which was NOT dance in the '50s/'60s?

    • A.

      The Twist

    • B.

      The Mashed Potato

    • C.

      The Creep

    • D.

      The Pony

    Correct Answer
    C. The Creep
    Explanation
    The question asks which dance was NOT popular in the '50s/'60s. The Twist, The Mashed Potato, and The Pony were all popular dances during that time period. However, The Creep was not a popular dance in the '50s/'60s, making it the correct answer.

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Andrea Glass |MA (Medieval History) |
History
Andrea is an accomplished historian with a Master's degree in medieval history from the University of Leicester. Her expertise, cultivated over a decade of academic research and paper writing, spans various historical topics. Her passion for history fuels her commitment to sharing knowledge through diverse mediums, enriching understanding and fostering appreciation for the past. Andrea's meticulous attention to detail and comprehensive understanding of historical subjects also extends to her role in reviewing historical quizzes, ensuring accuracy, relevance, and educational value for students and enthusiasts alike.

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