Quiz: Can You Pass a 1956 Trivia Quiz?
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Can You Pass a 1956 Trivia Quiz?
By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

It was more than 50 years ago. 1956 was a tumultuous time in the history of the world. 

How much do you remember about it? Did you live through it, or do you possess book knowledge about it?

Both will come in handy in our 1956 Trivia Quiz, a devilish collection of questions that will test your knowledge of just about anything.

In sport, do you know the name of the Czech tennis player who was born in 1956? She went on to win more than 20 Grand Slam titles. Or which team were crowned Major League Baseball champs. Perhaps you know who won the National Football League championship, even though there was no Super Bowl yet.

But there are so many more interesting questions, including records, culture and politics.

For example, who was the United States president in 1956? His vice-president? Which little piece of water almost caused an international flare up and who famously said: "We will bury you!"

Finally, a quote you would have heard many times before. But who actually said 'Live fast, die young, leave a good-looking corpse'?

So what are you waiting for? Each question has four potential answers and a hint for when you are really stumped!

Good luck!


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