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Before the invention of cars and trains, how did people travel?

Via trains and boats

100

Who was the first African American to play in MLB? For what team?

Jackie Robinson for the Brooklyn Dodgers

100

What safety feature was developed later in the decade for all vehicle manufacturers to use for free?

Three-point seatbelt

100

What was the most popular car of the decade?

Volkswagen

100

This decade is popular for the rise of this tight fitting flare styled pant.

Bell-bottoms

100

This jacket was a must have during the decade.

Leather jacket

100

This phone was announced in the earlier part of the decade. It could end and receive SMS messages; and lists ten dialed calls, ten received calls and ten missed calls.

Nokia 2110

200

Who was the famous pioneer of modern fashion of the 30s?

Cristobal Balenciaga

200

The 40s is also known as what decade (2 names)

The decade of the Baby Boomers & World War II

200

Which device was created to record and play back audio and video material from magnetic tape during this decade?

video tape recorder

200

Name another term for car services?

Livery services

200

This videotape recording format dominated the end of the decade.

VHS

200

Theater enjoyed a boom during this decade, thanks in large part to big productions that were launched at this famous location.

Broadway

200

This was the first text message sent in the earlier part of the decade by engineer Neil Papworth.

Merry Christmas

300

What were toothbrushes made of originally before they were created in 1938?

Boar’s hair

300

Name 3 technological advancements of the decade?

jet engine, nuclear fusion, rocket technology

300

Which music genres dominated the decade?

Rock & Roll and Classic Pop

300

Which sport became the most popular during the decade?

Professional football

300

This symbol was used to route the first text-based messaging system in the beginning of the decade.

The ‘@‘ symbol

300

Name 3 new genres of music that took over the decade.

Hip Hop, New Wave, Hair Metal

300

 The NFL expanded to this many teams with the addition of the Carolina Panthers and the Jacksonville Jaguars in this decade.

30

400

Which was the first bridge made completely out of steel?

George Washington Bridge

400

Name 3 animated movies that were released by Disney during the decade.

Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi

400

The bop dance style was inspired by what dance moves?

The jitterbug and the east coast swing

400

Who invented and designed the first computer mouse prototype?

Douglas Engelbart and Bill English

400

IBM began selling these drives in the beginning of the decade.

floppy disk

400

This new operating system was released in 1985 and created by Bill Gates and Paul Allen.

Microsoft Windows

400

The MTA introduces this payment option, installing turnstiles that accept them at the Wall Street and Whitehall Street subway stations.

MetroCards

500

Name three famous musicians of the decade.

Duke Ellington, Berry Goodman, Billie Holiday.

500

Name the two brothers who started the McDonalds restaurant.

Richard and Maurice McDonald

500

Who invented the first credit card? When was it invented?

Frank McNamara in 1950

500

Name 4 popular TV shows during the decade.

The Flintstones, 101 Dalmations, Mary Poppins, Scooby Doo

500

Major studios continued to work on films that became known as these popular movies that drew huge audiences to the theater.

Blockbusters

500

The 1980s were the NBA’s best decade because of the arrival of these three players.

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan

500

This act was signed into law, requiring that public transportation be accessible to people with disabilities during this decade.

Americans with Disabilities Act

600

 Name 5 classic holiday songs of the decade.

God Bless America, Over the Rainbow, Silent Night, Strange Fruit, Stormy Weather

600

Who created the first electronic computer? In what year?

John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry in 1942

600

Name 4 artists that dominated the charts in classic pop during the decade.

Patti Page, Frankie Laine, The Four Lads, Nat “King” Cole

600

How many teams did the NBA have by the end of the decade?

17

600

Name the 5 most popular sports of this decade.

baseball, basketball, football, boxing, soccer

600

Name the 4 greatest football teams of the decade.

San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears

600

Name the 5 dances that dominated the decade.

“The Running Man” “The Hammer” “Voguing” “The Sprinkler” “Macarena”

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