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1957 Trivia Quiz - Questions With Answers

 

The San Francisco and Los Angeles stock exchanges merge to form what?
A: The Pacific Coast Stock Exchange.

Hamilton Watch Company introduces the first what?
A: Electric watch.

After 69 years the last issue of what magazine is published?
A: Collier's Weekly.

Elvis Presley appears on what TV show for the 3rd and final time?
A: The Ed Sullivan Show.

What new toy product does Wham-O Company produce?
A: The first Frisbee.

Humphrey Bogart passes away after what?
A: A long battle with cancer.

Dwight D. Eisenhower is inaugurated for a what?
A:  A second term as President of the United States.

What happens when Ku Klux Klan members force truck driver Willie Edwards to jump off a bridge into the Alabama River?
A: He drowns as a result.

The first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, is "what" on March 3, 1980?
A: Decommissioned.

The last person to be executed in New Zealand, Walter James Bolton, is what?
A: Hanged at Mount Eden Prison for poisoning his wife.

What Dr. Seuss story is published in the United States?
A: The Cat in the Hat.

Egypt re-opens what?
A: The Suez Canal.

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests what labor union leader?
A:  Jimmy Hoffa and charges him with bribery.

The 29th Academy Awards ceremony is held in Hollywood and what movie wins Best Picture?
A: Around the World in 80 Days.

What horse wins the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in record time?
A: Gallant Man.

What Elvis Presley film opens in theaters?
A: Loving You.

What International agency is established?
A: The International Atomic Energy Agency.

What local dance show produced by WFIL-TV in Philadelphia, joins the ABC Television Network?
A: American Bandstand.

United States Senator Strom Thurmond sets the record for the longest filibuster with his 24-hour, 18-minute speech railing against what?
A: A civil rights bill.

Governor Orval Faubus of Arkansas calls out the US National Guard, to prevent what?
A:  African-American students from enrolling in Central High School in Little Rock.

The Ford Motor Company introduces what model of automobile?
A: The Edsel.

What new western TV show premieres on CBS?
A: Have Gun, Will Travel.

What Academy Award-winning movie is released?
A: The Three Faces of Eve.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops to Arkansas to do what?
A: To provide safe passage into Central High School for the Little Rock Nine.

Soviet Union launches what?
A:  Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the earth.

What hit sitcom premieres on CBS?
A: Leave It to Beaver.

What Ayn Rand novel is published?
A: Atlas Shrugged.

The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 2, with the first what to orbit the Earth?
A:  Animal (a dog named Laika) on board.

Gordon Gould invents the what?
A: The laser.

U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower has a what?
A: Stroke.

The first U.S. attempt to launch a satellite fails when what happens?
A: The Vanguard rocket blows up on the launch pad.

What Boeing airliner flies for the first time?
A: The Boeing 707.