Baby Boomers Nostalgia Quiz - 1950s

Baby Boomers Nostalgia Quiz - 1950s

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  1. What was the name of Lucy's neighbour and friend in 'I Love Lucy'?
  2. Queen Elizabeth II - who was her father?
  3. The phrase 'going ape' was popular in the 150's. What does it mean?
  4. Name the scientist won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952
  5. Name the famous movie director who hosted a popular TV series featuring dramas, thrillers, and mysteries
  6. In 1953 the Rosenberg couple were executed for what crime?
  7. Name the first man-made satellite launched into space?
  8. Throughout the 1950's a high ranking member of the British Intelligence worked as a double agent serving the KGB. Who was he?
  9. Who was on the cover of the first 'Playboy' Magazine?
  10. When Fidel Castro seized Cuba, who did he overthrow?
  11. What was the name of the ranch in 'Bonanza'?
  12. Stalin died in 1953. Who succeeded him?
  13. Name the TV crime drama headed by Elliot Ness.
  14. Which popular female clothing item was introduced by Allen Gant in 1959?
  15. Who wrote and recorded the song 'Your Cheating Heart'?
  16. In 1952 the longest running play opened in London, it was ...
  17. Dr. Jonas Salk produced a vaccine for ...
  18. In 1955 an amusement park was opened in California; what was it called?
  19. Four days after he was killed in a car crash, the film 'Rebel Without a Cause' was released. Who was he?
  20. Which reference book for world records was first published in 1955?
  21. What was the name of the dog the Russians sent into space in 1957?
  22. Who sang 'Ring of Fire'?
  23. Who sang the 'Banana Boat Song'?


1. Ethel (Ethel and Fred Mertz) 2. King George VI 3. Going crazy 4. Albert Schweitzer 5. Alfred Hitchcock 6. Espionage 7. 'Sputnik' was launched by the Russians 8. 'Kim' Philby or Harold Adrian Russell 9. Marilyn Monroe 10. Fulgencio Batista 11. Ponderosa 12. Nikita Khrushchev 13. The Untouchables 14. The pantyhose 15. Hank Williams 16. The Mousetrap 17. He developed the first vaccine for Polio 18. Disneyland 19. James Dean 20. The Guinness Book of Records 21. Laika 22. Johnny Cash 23. Harry Belafonte

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Mary 6th Jan 2019 Activities In Memory Care Unit
Trivia from the baby boomer age is a big help. Gets so much discussion going on. Thank you for all you do.
Talita 11th Jan 2019
Thanks for your feedback Mary!
Sandra 4th Nov 2016 Activities Coordinator
What a wonderful site. I have printed some activities already and am looking forward to trying them with my clients.
thank you
Talita 7th Nov 2016
Thanks so much for your feedback Sandra! Good Luck!
Pamela 2nd Oct 2016 Respite Carer
What a day it was when I came across this wonderful site, Golden Carers. Our guests at the respite centre absolutely love quizzes, and I have printed numerous quizzes today for the upcoming week. thank you so much to everyone involved in this fabulous site.
Talita 3rd Oct 2016
oh thank you Pamela! Your feedback is so much appreciated!
kareen 13th Sep 2016 activities officer
my resis love quiz time and discussions....I will give them a topic to discuss and it creates so much conversation.. This nostalgia quiz will be great as they always like new challenges
thanks for the hard work you put into making our Jobs a bit simpler....This is such a valuable site for all us diversional therapists. thank you thank you I cant thank you enough :-)
Talita 19th Sep 2016
oh thank you so much Kareen! Your feedback is much appreciated.
Helen 25th Aug 2016 Diversional Therapist
I work at a Diversional Therapist in Gisborne, New Zealand. Nostalgia is always a success and I'm looking forward to using the quiz in one of my sessions. Thanks
Talita 26th Aug 2016
Thanks for your feedback Helen! Hope it goes well!
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