Do You Know The Best Books Of The 1960s?

The 1960s were full of influential and lasting books that have since become classics. Do you think you really know the best books of the 1960s? Take these 12 questions and find out just how novel savvy you are!
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"Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky" was an award-winning book of 1969. It is a book of...
Poetry
Folk tales
Epics
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"Sounder" won the Newberry Medal in 1970. Sounder is....
A dog
A boy
A nickname
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Because of concerns about the Cold War, many books in early 1960's were what genre?
Spy
Romance
Western
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In 1960, James Michener wrote a best-selling novel about this place that had recently become a state...
Arizona
Oklahoma
Hawaii
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In 1961, Harper Lee wrote a best-selling book about children growing up in a small town in Alabama. Can you name the book?
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A Separate Peace
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"Happiness Is a Warm Puppy" was a 1962 best selling book of cartoons by Charles Schulz. What comic strip did he write?
Garfield
Peanuts
Kathy
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Which science fiction novel was written by Madeleine L'Engle in 1963?
The Illustrated Man
A Wrinkle In Time
The Little Prince
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Which 1960's novel featured the character Billy Pilgrim?
A Slaughterhouse Five
The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Catch 22
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Which non-fiction novel details the murders of a small town Kansas family?
In Cold Blood
Andromeda Strain
Farenheit-451
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Which 1960's novel offers an alternative ending to World War II?
Cat's Cradle
Dune Messiah
The Man in the High Castle
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Which 1960's novel was written by Jacquelline Susan?
Franny and Zooey
Valley of the Dolls
Hell's Angels
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"Something Wicked This Way Comes" is a novel by...
Ray Bradbury
H.P. Lovecraft
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Result
Unfortunately, the novels of the 1960's simply didn't speak to you in the same way that modern works do. You didn't know these 12 novels, but at least you learned something new along the way. There's no failure in that!

C+, 1960s Novel Novice

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true 1960's novel whiz! Not only did you know ever book mentioned in this quiz, but we know your knowledge on 60's literature goes far beyond the confines of this test. Well done!

B+, 1960's Novel Nice

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The books on this quiz changed the landscape of literature forever! As a book aficinado, you likely already know this. The books of the 60's had a lasting and impressive effect on your life. That's probably why you know these great works so well!

A+, 1960's Book Ace

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1
"Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky" was an award-winning book of 1969. It is a book of...
Poetry
Folk tales
Epics
2
"Sounder" won the Newberry Medal in 1970. Sounder is....
A dog
A boy
A nickname
3
Because of concerns about the Cold War, many books in early 1960's were what genre?
Spy
Romance
Western
4
In 1960, James Michener wrote a best-selling novel about this place that had recently become a state...
Arizona
Oklahoma
Hawaii
5
In 1961, Harper Lee wrote a best-selling book about children growing up in a small town in Alabama. Can you name the book?
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
A Separate Peace
6
"Happiness Is a Warm Puppy" was a 1962 best selling book of cartoons by Charles Schulz. What comic strip did he write?
Garfield
Peanuts
Kathy
7
Which science fiction novel was written by Madeleine L'Engle in 1963?
The Illustrated Man
A Wrinkle In Time
The Little Prince
8
Which 1960's novel featured the character Billy Pilgrim?
A Slaughterhouse Five
The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test
Catch 22
9
Which non-fiction novel details the murders of a small town Kansas family?
In Cold Blood
Andromeda Strain
Farenheit-451
10
Which 1960's novel offers an alternative ending to World War II?
Cat's Cradle
Dune Messiah
The Man in the High Castle
11
Which 1960's novel was written by Jacquelline Susan?
Franny and Zooey
Valley of the Dolls
Hell's Angels
12
"Something Wicked This Way Comes" is a novel by...
Ray Bradbury
H.P. Lovecraft
Slouching Towards Bethlehem