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Do You Remember The 12 Scary Moments Baby Boomers Faced?

Do you think you can remember the 12 scary moments that every baby boomer likely faced? It's time to put your knowledge of this generation to the ultimate test!
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What was the name of the cartoon turtle used to demonstrate the air raid civil defense drill in schools?
Alvin
Bert
Henry

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Which country did many Americans fear would drop a nuclear bomb at any moment in the early 1960s?
The Soviet Union
Cuba
Germany

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Which disease struck Polio over 60,000 people in 1952, mostly children, and killed 3,000 Americans?
Measles
Polio
Influenza

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What was the name of the Russian satellite launched in 1957?
Kremlin
Sputnik
Apollo

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Which of the following was not a scary 1958 science fiction film?
War of the Satellites
My Baby Is A Martian
I Married A Monster From Outer Space

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In what year was the Emergency Broadcast System initiated?
1958
1966
1963

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In what city was the Iron Lung developed?
Boston
Chicago
New York

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Who was Nikita Khrushchev's successor in 1964?
Nikolai Bulganin
Leonard Brezhnev
Georgi Malenkov

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What is the "Doomsday Clock"?
Scientists opinion of global danger
United Nation's timepiece
World's thermonuclear weapons stockpile

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Who was the U.S. Secretary of Defense during the 1962 crisis?
Adlai Stevenson
Robert McNamara
Maxwell Taylor

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What sport was largely responsible for an easing of tensions between China and the U.S.?
Basketball
Table tennis
Baseball

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What do the names Whitman, Manson and Speck have in common?
They were all politicians in the 1960s
They were all serial killers in the 1960s
They were all Russian spies in the 1960s

C+, Baby Boomer Basic

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Based on the results of this quiz, your knowledge on the 12 moments and inventions that scared baby boomers is a bit basic. Though you may remember the good times, you've chosen to block out these dark moments in history.

B+, Baby Boomer Expertise

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When it comes to the historical moments that most baby boomers had to endure, you know your stuff! In fact, you could never forget or unlearn these 12 moments in boomer history!

A+, Baby Boomer Expert

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When it comes to the moments that most baby boomers had to endure, you're pretty much an expert. Whether you lived through this time or are taken by the history, you know all there is to know about these world changing events.
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1
What was the name of the cartoon turtle used to demonstrate the air raid civil defense drill in schools?
Alvin
Bert
Henry
2
Which country did many Americans fear would drop a nuclear bomb at any moment in the early 1960s?
The Soviet Union
Cuba
Germany
3
Which disease struck Polio over 60,000 people in 1952, mostly children, and killed 3,000 Americans?
Measles
Polio
Influenza
4
What was the name of the Russian satellite launched in 1957?
Kremlin
Sputnik
Apollo
5
Which of the following was not a scary 1958 science fiction film?
War of the Satellites
My Baby Is A Martian
I Married A Monster From Outer Space
6
In what year was the Emergency Broadcast System initiated?
1958
1966
1963
7
In what city was the Iron Lung developed?
Boston
Chicago
New York
8
Who was Nikita Khrushchev's successor in 1964?
Nikolai Bulganin
Leonard Brezhnev
Georgi Malenkov
9
What is the "Doomsday Clock"?
Scientists opinion of global danger
United Nation's timepiece
World's thermonuclear weapons stockpile
10
Who was the U.S. Secretary of Defense during the 1962 crisis?
Adlai Stevenson
Robert McNamara
Maxwell Taylor
11
What sport was largely responsible for an easing of tensions between China and the U.S.?
Basketball
Table tennis
Baseball
12
What do the names Whitman, Manson and Speck have in common?
They were all politicians in the 1960s
They were all serial killers in the 1960s
They were all Russian spies in the 1960s

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