Quiz: Can You Name All of These 1953 School Supplies?
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Can You Name All of These 1953 School Supplies?
By: Sami F.
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About This Quiz

In 1953, students used a variety of school supplies to complete their academic work. At the time, many of these school supply products were popular, innovative, and must-haves for students looking to get the most out of their education. Whether simple or complex, the 1950s had several different kinds of school supplies designed for use in the classroom. 

Since the 1950s, America has come a long way when it comes to education, technology, and school supplies. Some of these vintage school supplies might look unfamiliar to you if you weren't a student in 1953. The out-of-date devices were helpful to students at the time, but today there are more handy inventions available to pupils who are pursuing an education. Other school supplies from this era might surprise you because you still use these items to this day.

See where inventors got it right and where they still had some work to do with their old school inventions by testing your knowledge with this quiz. Find out how many 1953 school supplies you can name by taking this quiz.

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This school supply involves math; do you know what it is?
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What is this fun vintage school item?
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Some students used this educational tool in the 1950s; what is it?
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What is this old device found in schools across the world called?
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Maybe you've used this vintage school supply before; what is it called?
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This school supply was used in medieval times through the 1950s; what is it?
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If a student made a mistake, they would use this 1950s school supply; what is it?
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What is the vintage school supply on the left?
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What is the name of this 1950s school supply?
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Can you name this school supply?
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What matches this picture of a school item?
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This school supply was used often in the 50s; what is it?
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Do you know what this 1953 school supply is?
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What it this school supply known as?
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What is this piece of 1950s school equipment?
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Students usually wrote on this type of paper; what is it?
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What is this classroom resource?
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What is this coloring tool?
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What is this type of board called?
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What would 1953 students keep in this box?
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What are these school supplies called?
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What are these colorful school supplies called?
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What is the name of this 1950s school supply?
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You may have one of these 1950s school supplies in your home; what is it called?
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Do you know the name of this item?
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These products are modern versions of a 1950s school supply called?
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What is the name of this writing tool that was used in the 1950s?
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What is this school supply known as?
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Do you know what this 1950s supply is?
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What is this type of paint used in the 1950s?
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Do you recognize this school supply?
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You can't use watercolor paint without this school supply; what is it?
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What do you call this 1953 school supply?
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These school supplies were helpful; what are they called?
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What is the name of this helpful academic tool?
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This box held common 1950s crafting supplies inside; what is it called?
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These index tabs were used for what 1953 school supply?
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Surely you recognize this item; what is it?
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Versions of this school supply were frequently used in the 1950s; what is it called?
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Do you know what this vintage tin was commonly used for in 1953?
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