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The 1950s Awesome Quiz

A quiz about the first decade of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. 10 Questions.

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The first "Carry On" film came out in 1958. What was it called?

  • Carry on Nurse
  • Carry on Cabbie
  • Carry on Constable
  • Carry on Sergeant

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The musical "My Fair Lady" was first performed in 1956. Which famous writer, who wrote the play on which the musical was based, died in 1950?

  • Oscar Wilde
  • Emlyn Williams
  • George Bernard Shaw
  • J B Priestly

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Which British athlete ran the first sub-four minute mile in May 1954?

  • Roger Bannister
  • Christopher Brasher
  • Roger Edwards
  • Christopher Chatterway

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The BBC made several natural history programmes in the 1950s. Who presented "Zoo Quest" in 1954?

  • Peter Scott
  • George Cansdale
  • Johnny Morris
  • David Attenborough

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Which of the following was not a progamme on "Watch with Mother" during the 1950s?

  • The Wooden Tops
  • Andy Pandy
  • Rainbow
  • Bill and Ben

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"The Sky at Night" has always been presented by Patrick Moore. When was it first broadcast?

  • 1955
  • 1956
  • 1957
  • 1958

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Can you place the following events from the 1950s in correct date order starting with the earliest?

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  • The Festival of Britain
  • The Coronation
  • WW2 rationing ends
  • ITV is launched

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During the 1950s, what were the groups of young men who dressed in long jackets, drainpipe trousers and winkle pickers called?

  • Rockers
  • Teddy Boys
  • Mods
  • Punks

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Which songwriter, who later had a massive hit with "Oliver!" in the 1960s, wrote a musical about life in the 1950s called "Fings ain't wot they used t'be" in 1959?

  • Julian Slade
  • Noel Gay
  • Lionel Bart
  • Tony Hatch

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How many of Queen Elizabeth II's four children did she give birth to in the 1950s?

  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four