Take a trip back to the days before air ovens, instant pots, and wi-fi. Just a few decades ago, most American school-aged children took home economics. These classes were primarily designed to teach young girls how to prepare for housekeeping as future wives, but boys learned essential domestic skills, too. Home economics curricula taught students cooking terms and methods, fashion and sewing basics, health and nutrition fundamentals, and ways to cultivate good grooming and manners. The pride of keeping an orderly home and cooking a nutritious and tasty meal are just a few of the manifold benefits of applied home economics training. Although some of the techniques that were popular back in the 1950s are not relevant today, we all can certainly use many of the tips that prior generations of children learned. Are you well-versed in the homemaking basics? Take this test to see if you know as much as a 1950s high schooler!
If you’ve never cracked open a quiz by Kyle, you’re missing out. This savvy examinator writes his knowledge from a place of passion - he made it to the final round in a quiz show as a child, and his love of the question-answer format was born. Never one to sit on his laurels, after losing out to a well-read young lady named Myrtle, Kyle set out become the best quiz master the internet has ever known. In his six-year tenure as a test-writer, has Kyle written for a) three quiz sites b) no quiz sites c) more than 30 quiz sites d) National Geographic. Yes - his friends also find him kind of obnoxious (and the answer is C). If you’re serious about your status as a supreme quizard and are determined to make your way through the ranks to our Expert level, you won’t be able to escape a few of Kyle’s challenging, informative projects.
The 1950s witnessed the invention of many revolutionary items that still add convenience and appeal to home life. Saran wrap, the microwave oven, nonstick pans, instant iced tea, Super Glue, and colored kitchen appliances burst on the scene of kitchens during this decade. The credit card and McDonald's appeared during the middle of the 20th century as well. Perennially popular toys birthed in the 50s include Mr. Potato Head, Barbie, and the Hula Hoop. The bar code made shopping and inventory-keeping easier for customers and store owners across the country. The first diet soft drink hit grocery shelves in the early 1950s.
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