Nifty 50’s Quiz

  1. When did ”Little Suzie” finally wake up?

(a) The movie’s over, it’s 2 o’clock
(b) The movie’s over, it’s 3 o’clock
(c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock

  1. ”Rock Around The Clock” was used in what movie?

(a) Rebel Without A Cause
(b) Blackboard Jungle
(c) The Wild Ones

  1. What’s missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint?

Earth _____
(a) Angel
(b) Mother
(c) Worm

  1. ”I found my thrill.” Where?

(a) Kansas City
(b) Heartbreak Hotel
(c) Blueberry Hill

  1. ”Please turn on your magic beam

_____ _____ bring me a dream,”

(a) Mr. Sandman
(b) Earth Angel
(c) Dream Lover


  1.   For which label did Elvis Presley first record?

(a) Atlantic
(b) RCA
(c) Sun

  1.   He asked, ”Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” Who was he?

(a) Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
(b) Charlie Brown
(c) Buster Brown

  1. In Bobby Darin’s ”Mack The Knife,” the one with the knife, was named:

(a) Mac Heath
(b) Mac Cloud
(c) McNamara

  1. Name the song with

”A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.”

(a) Good Golly, Miss Molly
(b) Be-Bop-A-Lula
(c) Tutti Fruitti

  1. Who is generally given credit for originating the term ”Rock And Roll”?

(a) Dick Clark
(b) Wolfman Jack
(c) Alan Freed

  1. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:

(a) Little Richard
(b) Frankie Lymon
(c) Tony Orlando

  1. Paul Anka’s ”Puppy Love” is written to what star?

(a) Brenda Lee
(b) Connie Francis
(c) Annette Funicello

  1. The Everly Brothers were…..

(a) Pete and Dick
(b) Don and Phil
(c) Bob and Bill

  1. The Big Bopper’s real name was:

(a) Jiles P. Richardson
(b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr.
(c) Marion Michael Morrison

  1. In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called…

(a) Decca
(b) Cameo
(c) Motown

  1. Edd Brynes had a hit with ”Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb”. What TV show was he on?

(a) 77 Sunset Strip
(b) Hawaiian Eye
(c) Surfside Six

  1. In 1960 Bobby Darin married:

(a) Carol Lynley
(b) Sandra Dee
(c) Natalie Wood

  1. They were a one hit wonder with ”Book Of Love”

(a) The Penguins
(b) The Monotones
(c) The Moonglows

  1. The Everly Brothers sang a song called
    ”Till I ______ You.”

(a) Loved
(b) Kissed
(c) Met

  1. Chuck Berry sang
    ”Oh, ___________, why can’t you be true?”

(a) Suzie Q
(b) Peggy Sue
(c) Maybelline

  1. ”Wooly _______”

(a) Mammouth
(b) Bully
(c) Pully

  1. ”I’m like a one-eyed cat…..”

(a) can’t go into town no more
(b) sleepin’ on a cold hard floor
(c) peepin’ in a seafood store

  1. ”Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do……..”

(a) cause there ain’t no answer for a life without booze
(b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues
(c) cause my car’s gassed up and I’m ready to cruise

  1. ”They often call me Speedo, but my real name is……”

(a) Mr. Earl
(b) Jackie Pearl
(c) Milton Berle

  1. ”Be Bop A Lula ….”

(a) she’s got the rabies
(b) she’s my baby.
(c) she loves me, maybe

  1. ”Fine Love, Fine Kissing …”

(a) right here
(b) fifty cents
(c) just for you

  1. ”He wore black denim trousers and..”

(a) a pink carnation
(b) pink leotards
(c) motorcycle boots


  1. ”I got a gal named……”

(a) Jenny Zamboni
(b) Gerri Mahoney
(c) Boney Maroney

Ready to check your Answers:

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Check your answers:

  1. (c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock
  2. (b) Blackboard Jungle
  3. (a) Angel
  4. (c) Blueberry Hill
  5. (a) Mr. Sandman
  6. (c) Sun
  7. (b) Charlie Brown
  8. (a) Mac Heath
  9. (c) Tutti Fruitti
  10. (c) Alan Freed
  11. (a) Little Richard
  12. (c) Annette Funicello
  13. (b) Don and Phil
  14. (a) Jiles P. Richardson
  15. (c) Motown
  16. (a) 77 Sunset Strip
  17. (b) Sandra Dee
  18. (b) The Monotones
  19. (b) Kissed
  20. (c) Maybelline
  21. (b) Bully
  22. (c) peepin’ in a sea food store
  23. (b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues
  24. (a) Mr. Earl
  25. (b) she’s my baby
  26. (a) right here
  27. (c) motorcycle boots
  28. (c) Boney Maroney