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1956 - 1959

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1. In 1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower is re-elected President by defeating...
Hubert Humphrey
Adlai Stevenson
Estes Keefauver

2. In 1956 American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Ranier II of Monaco. Which of these is NOT a Grace Kelly movie?
High Noon
High Society
High and the Mighty

3. When My Fair Lady opened on Broadway in 1956, who played Eliza Doolittle?
Julie Andrews
Audrey Hepburn
Mary Martin

4. The first artificial satellite, Sputnik was quickly followed by Sputnik II which carried a dog. What was the name of the first dog into space?

5. Who becomes the 3rd nation to join the "nuclear club" with the explosion of an atomic weapon?
Great Britian

6. 1957 sees the introduction of the ill-fated Edsel. How many model years did it last?

7. The Music Man opens on Broadway. Which of these songs is NOT from the show?
Ya Got Trouble
Seventy Six Trombones
I Could Have Danced All Night

8. West Side Story opens on Broadway. Which of these was NOT part of the creative team?
Oscar Hammerstein
Leonard Bernstein
Stephen Sondheim

9. For the first time in 26 years, in 1958 the price of a U.S. postage stamp is raised from...
2¢ to 3¢
3¢ to 4¢
4¢ to 5¢

10. In 1958, NASA is created. What do the letters stand for?
National Air and Space Authority
National Aeronautics and Science Agency
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

11. In 1958, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) awarded the very first Gold plaque to...
Perry Como
Pat Boone
Frank Sinatra

12. The first ever Grammy Award for best song went to...
Tom Dooley
Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare)

13. NASA names the original 7 Mercury astronauts. Which of these was NOT one of the 7?
John Glenn
Deke Slayton
Neil Armstrong

14. In 1959 the Dalai Lama flees Tibet for...
The United States

15. Twelve nations sign treaty for scientific, peaceful, co-operative use of...
The oceans

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