For eight years, Dwight Eisenhower presided over the "affluent society." Which of the following did not occur during his tenure?
|A)||Dien Bien Phu|
|B)||Federal Highway Act|
|C)||Brown v. Board of Education|
|D)||Bay of Pigs|
In claiming that "You have plenty of show off," this Chevrolet ad is clearly in tune with the mainstream of the "Affluent Society." Which of the following writers examined in depth the wrenching persistence of poverty in The Other America?
This poster for Rebel Without a Cause presents James Dean, who remained a particularly vivid sign of 1950s youth culture even after (or perhaps due to) his death. Which of the following films did not feature James Dean?
|A)||Rebel without a Cause|
|B)||The Blackboard Jungle|
|D)||East of Eden|
Record promoter Sam Phillips reportedly remarked in the 1950s, "If I could find a white man with a Negro sound, I could make a billion dollars." Soon thereafter, he found Elvis Presley, and the rest is history. Which of these early rock ‘n’ roll musicians also could be considered a "white man with a Negro sound," albeit a less successful one?
In the affluent society of the early 1950s, beaches—like most other places in the South—remained segregated. But the façade of segregation began to crumble after the 1954 Brown decision and the 1955 defiance of Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her bus seat to a white man. In what Southern city did Rosa Park's action spark the Civil Rights movement of the 50s and 60s?
African-American protestors march for school integration after the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education. Who was the chief justice of the Supreme Court that handed down the 1954 Brown ruling?
Rosa Park's bus stand also marked the emergence of arguably the most influential and widely admired civil rights leader of the twentieth century, Martin Luther King, Jr. Which important interracial organization did King found soon after the 1955 bus boycott?
|A)||National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons|
|B)||Congress of Racial Equality|
|C)||Southern Christian Leadership Conference|
|D)||Student's Non-Violent Coordinating Committee|
This NASA rocket is on its way to the moon, meaning it must be part of
|A)||the Mercury program.|
|B)||the Gemini program.|
|C)||the Apollo program.|
|D)||the space shuttle program.|
In July of 1969, the first man walked on the moon. His name is
|C)||Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.|
Here, the space shuttle prototype Enterprise lands. In what year did a space shuttle first enter earth orbit?