How Much Do You Know About The Year 1961?

The year 1961 is quite the important one! How much do you know about it? Take our quiz to find out!
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In 1961, the world's population was estimated to be _______.
4 billion
3 billion
6 billion
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Who won the World Series in 1961?
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Chicago Cubs
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Who became the first man to enter space in 1961?
John Glenn
Alan Shepard
Yuri Gagarin
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Which of the following programs began in 1961, ended in 1969, and featured Patrick Macnee in a starring role?
The Avengers
Steed & Peel
Columbo
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What is the name for the unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro in 1961?
Operation ANVIL
The Bay of Pigs
The Cuba Situation
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Who was inaugurated as U.S. president in 1961?
Lyndon B. Johnson
Ronald Reagan
John F. Kennedy
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Which of the following famous amusement parks opened their first location in 1961?
Six Flags
King's Dominion
DisneyLand
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Which famous author committed suicide in 1961?
Ernest Hemingway
Jack London
Sylvia Plath
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Which of the following was established by President Kennedy in 1961?
The War on Drugs
The Peace Corps
Habitat for Humanity
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Which space probe was launched by the Soviet Union in 1961?
Apollo 3
Venera 1
Sputnik 2
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Which dance became popular in 1961?
The Pony
The Macarena
The Chicken Dance
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Which of the following films won Best Picture for 1961 (at the 1962 ceremony)?
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Hustler
West Side Story
Result
Well...1961 WAS over 50 years ago, and it's a pretty specific year to have to remember a bunch of facts from. Don't beat yourself too much - but just don't go around calling yourself an expert on the '60's either!

C+, Sorrowful Sixties

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Right!
While you missed some of the harder questions on this quiz, you proved without a shadow of a doubt that you know a majority of your facts about the year 1961. Great work!

B+, So-So At The Sixties

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Right!
You're a regular sixties superstar! If you know this much about the entire decade of the 60's - which, with a score like this, we assume you do - we'd be incredibly impressed. Great work!

C+, Sixties Superstar

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1
In 1961, the world's population was estimated to be _______.
4 billion
3 billion
6 billion
2
Who won the World Series in 1961?
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Chicago Cubs
3
Who became the first man to enter space in 1961?
John Glenn
Alan Shepard
Yuri Gagarin
4
Which of the following programs began in 1961, ended in 1969, and featured Patrick Macnee in a starring role?
The Avengers
Steed & Peel
Columbo
5
What is the name for the unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro in 1961?
Operation ANVIL
The Bay of Pigs
The Cuba Situation
6
Who was inaugurated as U.S. president in 1961?
Lyndon B. Johnson
Ronald Reagan
John F. Kennedy
7
Which of the following famous amusement parks opened their first location in 1961?
Six Flags
King's Dominion
DisneyLand
8
Which famous author committed suicide in 1961?
Ernest Hemingway
Jack London
Sylvia Plath
9
Which of the following was established by President Kennedy in 1961?
The War on Drugs
The Peace Corps
Habitat for Humanity
10
Which space probe was launched by the Soviet Union in 1961?
Apollo 3
Venera 1
Sputnik 2
11
Which dance became popular in 1961?
The Pony
The Macarena
The Chicken Dance
12
Which of the following films won Best Picture for 1961 (at the 1962 ceremony)?
Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Hustler
West Side Story