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1950s Trivia Questions

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Besides China, which nation was an ally of North Korea during the Korean War of 1950-53 ... ?
Option : Thailand
Option : Soviet Union
Option : Turkey
Option : France
Answer : Soviet Union
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Fidel Castro ousted which Cuban dictator who fled to the Dominican Republic on 1st January 1959 ... ?
Option : Fulgencio Batista
Option : Ernesto Zedillo
Option : Carlos Andres Perez
Option : Jose Felix Uriburu
Answer : Fulgencio Batista
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In 1957, what became the first satellite launched into orbit by the Soviet Union ... ?
Option : Sputnik 1
Option : Vanguard 1
Option : Rostok 1
Option : Venera 1
Answer : Sputnik 1
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Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser nationalized the [S--- C----] in 1956.
Answer : Suez Canal
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Who won two best director Oscars in the 1950s, one for "A Place In The Sun" and the other for "Giant" ... ?
Option : Billy Wilder
Option : George Cukor
Option : George Stevens
Option : Victor Fleming
Answer : George Stevens
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The ANZUS Pact was signed in September 1951 by Australia, New Zealand and which other country ... ?
Option : United States
Option : Canada
Option : Cuba
Option : Japan
Answer : United States
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In 1951, [Mo--- L-m---ton] in Papua New Guinea erupted and killed 3,000 people.
Answer : Mount Lamington
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Toltoys founder, Australian Alex Tolmer, created the plastic version of the Hula Hoop and sold hundreds of thousands in Australia in 1957.
Option : TRUE
Option : FALSE
Answer : TRUE
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Who succeeded Harry S Truman as US president in 1953 ... ?
Option : Franklin D Roosevelt
Option : Lyndon B Johnson
Option : Ulysses S Grant
Option : Dwight D Eisenhower
Answer : Dwight D Eisenhower
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Which nation joined NATO in 1955 ... ?
Option : Spain
Option : Poland
Option : West Germany
Option : Albania
Answer : West Germany

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