Cars & Culture in the U.S. in the 1950s


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The Interstate Highways were modeled on what country's roads?

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1. Which industry did NOT benefit greatly from the new car culture?

2. Which of these best describes a muscle car?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to examine your knowledge of interstate highways, muscle cars, car manufacturers in the 1950s, and the encouragement to buy new cars.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You're going to answer questions on the following:

  • Where interstate highways were first developed
  • The industry that car culture hindered
  • Qualities of muscle cars
  • Popular car companies in the 1950s in the United States
  • People's new-found encouragement to buy car in the 1950s

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the rise of car culture and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the growth in interest of cars
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about interstate highways in a different manner

Additional Learning

Watch the accompanying video lesson by the name of Cars & Culture in the U.S. in the 1950s to obtain more information on this material. This lesson will delve into:

  • Soldiers' return from war
  • Major car manufacturers
  • The need for better roads
  • Cars and culture