How Much Do You Know About The 1960s?

Test Your Knowledge Of This Fascinating Decade!
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Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose in what year?
1962
1965
1967
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Question 2/12

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In 1963, The Feminine Mystique was published. Who was the author?
Betty Friedan
Virginia Johnson
Gloria Steinem
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Question 3/12

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In 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in what city?
Washington, DC
Memphis
Atlanta
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Question 4/12

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What city experienced race riots that led to the "long hot summer" of 1967?
Detroit
Los Angeles
Chicago
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Question 5/12

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Clark Gable died in 1961, shortly after filming what movie?
The Misfits
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mogambo
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Question 6/12

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The US and the Soviet Union came dangerously close to nuclear war over the issue of missiles in Cuba in what year?
1960
1962
1966
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Question 7/12

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What president established the Peace Corps?
Kennedy
Johnson
Nixon
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Question 8/12

pbs.org
In Birmingham, the police commissioner ordered police dogs and fire hoses used on civil rights activists. Who was he?
Fred Shuttlesworth
Jim Clark
Bull Connor
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Question 9/12

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In what year did the Beatles make their arrival in the US?
1961
1964
1968
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Question 10/12

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In 1964, Lyndon Johnson was given virtually a free hand to manage the war in Vietnam because of an alleged attack where?
Tonkin Gulf
US Embassy in Saigon
Halong Bay
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Question 11/12

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The Voting Rights Act was passed in what year?
1960
1965
1967
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Question 12/12

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In 1962, the first American orbited the Earth. Who was it?
John Glenn
Neil Armstrong
Michael Collins
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Or maybe you enjoyed yourself just a bit too much in the 1960s and don't remember them?

C+, Slept Through the 60s?

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Marilyn, the Beatles, Vietnam, Civil Rights...you really know the 60s! Groovy!

B+, Seriously 60s

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Groovy, baby! You've got your mid-century mojo going! You really know the 60s!

A+, Psychedelic Smarty Pants

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1
Marilyn Monroe died of a drug overdose in what year?
1962
1965
1967
2
In 1963, The Feminine Mystique was published. Who was the author?
Betty Friedan
Virginia Johnson
Gloria Steinem
3
In 1968, Martin Luther King was assassinated in what city?
Washington, DC
Memphis
Atlanta
4
What city experienced race riots that led to the "long hot summer" of 1967?
Detroit
Los Angeles
Chicago
5
Clark Gable died in 1961, shortly after filming what movie?
The Misfits
Mutiny on the Bounty
Mogambo
6
The US and the Soviet Union came dangerously close to nuclear war over the issue of missiles in Cuba in what year?
1960
1962
1966
7
What president established the Peace Corps?
Kennedy
Johnson
Nixon
8
In Birmingham, the police commissioner ordered police dogs and fire hoses used on civil rights activists. Who was he?
Fred Shuttlesworth
Jim Clark
Bull Connor
9
In what year did the Beatles make their arrival in the US?
1961
1964
1968
10
In 1964, Lyndon Johnson was given virtually a free hand to manage the war in Vietnam because of an alleged attack where?
Tonkin Gulf
US Embassy in Saigon
Halong Bay
11
The Voting Rights Act was passed in what year?
1960
1965
1967
12
In 1962, the first American orbited the Earth. Who was it?
John Glenn
Neil Armstrong
Michael Collins