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1956 Trivia Quiz - Questions With Answers

 

By popular demand, Peter Pan, starring Mary Martin, is what?
A: Restaged live by Producers' Showcase on NBC-TV.

Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser vows to do what?
A: Reconquer Palestine.

The 1956 Winter Olympic Games open where?
A:  Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy.

British spies Guy Burgess and Donald Maclean resurface in the Soviet Union after what?
A: After being missing for 5 years.

Elvis Presley enters the United States music charts for the first time, with what song?
A:  "Heartbreak Hotel."

Norma Jean Mortenson legally changes her name to what?
A: Marilyn Monroe.

Doris Day records her most famous song. What song is it?
A: Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).

Morocco declares its independence from what country?
A: France.

96 U.S. Congressmen sign the Southern Manifesto. What was it?
A: A protest against the 1954 Supreme Court ruling (Brown v. Board of Education) that desegregated public education.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above what for the first time?
A: 500

Elvis Presley releases his first what?
A: Gold Album titled Elvis Presley.

What hit Broadway musical opens in New York City?
A: My Fair Lady.

Tunisia gains independence from what country?
A: France.

The first episode of what soap opera is broadcast on the CBS television network?
A: As the World Turns.

Actress Grace Kelly marries whom?
A: Rainier III, Prince of Monaco.

Heavyweight boxing champion Rocky Marciano retires having never what?
A: Lost a professional boxing match.

Elvis Presley performs "Hound Dog", on what TV show?
A: The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.

Playwright Arthur Miller appears before the what?
A: The House UnAmerican Activities Committee.

Gamal Abdel Nasser becomes the what?
A: The 2nd president of Egypt.

Actress Marilyn Monroe marries whom?
A: Playwright Arthur Miller.

President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs the Federal Aid Highway Act, creating what?
A: The Interstate Highway System

Where was the first Lockheed U-2 spy plane flown over?
A: The Soviet Union.

At New York City's Copacabana nightclub, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis perform their what?
A: Last comedy show together.

The Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with what?
A: The Swedish ship SS Stockholm in heavy fog, killing 51.

A joint resolution of Congress is signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, authorizing what?
A:  "In God we trust" as the U.S. national motto.

Elvis Presley appears on what TV show for the first time?
A: The Ed Sullivan Show.

What Cecil B. DeMille epic film, starring Charlton Heston as Moses, is released in the United States?
A: The Ten Commandments.

13-year-old Bobby Fischer beats grandmaster Donald Byrne in what tournament?
A: The Rosenwald Memorial Tournament in New York City.

The Huntley-Brinkley Report debuts on what TV network?
A:  NBC-TV in the United States.

The United States Supreme Court declares illegal the state and municipal laws requiring what?
A: Segregated buses in Montgomery, Alabama, thus ending the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The 1956 Summer Olympics begin in what city?
A:  Melbourne, Australia.

Floyd Patterson wins the what?
A: The world heavyweight boxing championship.

What country becomes a member of the United Nations?
A: Japan.

What TV game show debuts on CBS-TV?
A: To Tell the Truth.

Bob Barker makes his TV debut as host of what game show?
A: Truth or Consequences.