Popular Culture and Mass Media

Review Questions

The disc jockey who popularized rock and roll was ________.

  1. Bill Haley
  2. Elvis Presley
  3. Alan Freed
  4. Ed Sullivan

Hint:

C

What challenges did Hollywood face in the 1950s?

Hint:

Antitrust lawsuits deprived studios of their theaters, and the careers of many actors, directors, and screenwriters were destroyed by Senator McCarthy’s blacklist of suspected Communists. Meanwhile, the new technology of television drew audiences away from the movies by providing convenient at-home entertainment.