How Well Do You Know 1960s American History?

Do you know and love the 1960s better than just about anyone you know? Do you care deeply about American history? You've come to the right place! It's time for you to put your 1960s knowhow to the test!
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Which landmark festival featured an electric guitar performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" by Jimi Hendrix?
Coachella
Newport Folk Festival
Woodstock
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What was the term used for Lyndon Johnson's domestic programs: 'The _____ Society'?
Swell
Great
Better
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Which basketball legend scored 100 points in a single NBA game?
Wilt Chamberlain
Larry Bird
Dave Bing
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Americans sighed in relief when the USSR promised to dismantle missiles stocked in what nearby nation?
Canada
Mexico
Cuba
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Which 1960s supreme court case established the "right to remain silent?"
Plessy v. Ferguson
Miranda v. Arizona
Roe v. Wade
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Which military faction fought the US in South Vietnam?
Viet Cong
The Rebels
Freedom fighters
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What was the name of Rachel Carson's profound book that denounced the use of DDT?
Silent Spring
One Earth
The Guide to Living Well
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Which famous pop artist emerged on the scene with paintings of Campbell's Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe?
Roy Lichtenstein
Andy Warhol
Jackson Pollock
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What type of herbicide was used against Vietnam by the US during Operation Ranch Hand?
Anthrax
Mustard Gas
Agent Orange
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Which best selling book by Betty Friedan declared women's dissatisfaction as housewives and trophy wives?
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
The Feminine Mystique
Valley of the Dolls
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Who did John F. Kennedy defeat in the US Presidential election in 1960?
Lyndon Johnson
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
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In which year were the Black Panthers political organization formed?
1966
1969
1964
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you area 60s savant! While you might not know everything there is to know about this socially charged time in American history, you still have a strong foundational knowledge on the happenings of this storied decade. Well done!

C+, 60s Savant

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a 60s star! You have a strong fascination and love of this storied decade in American history. It's clear that you've spent time reading, researching, and studying the happenings of this time. Give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done!

B+, 60s Star

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Based on the results of this quiz you are a 60s history hero! You've always loved history in general, but you've always had a soft spot for the 1960s in particular. Who could blame you? This socially and politically charged time will go down in the books as one of America's greatest decades. Well done!

A+, History Hero

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1
Which landmark festival featured an electric guitar performance of "The Star Spangled Banner" by Jimi Hendrix?
Coachella
Newport Folk Festival
Woodstock
2
What was the term used for Lyndon Johnson's domestic programs: 'The _____ Society'?
Swell
Great
Better
3
Which basketball legend scored 100 points in a single NBA game?
Wilt Chamberlain
Larry Bird
Dave Bing
4
Americans sighed in relief when the USSR promised to dismantle missiles stocked in what nearby nation?
Canada
Mexico
Cuba
5
Which 1960s supreme court case established the "right to remain silent?"
Plessy v. Ferguson
Miranda v. Arizona
Roe v. Wade
6
Which military faction fought the US in South Vietnam?
Viet Cong
The Rebels
Freedom fighters
7
What was the name of Rachel Carson's profound book that denounced the use of DDT?
Silent Spring
One Earth
The Guide to Living Well
8
Which famous pop artist emerged on the scene with paintings of Campbell's Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe?
Roy Lichtenstein
Andy Warhol
Jackson Pollock
9
What type of herbicide was used against Vietnam by the US during Operation Ranch Hand?
Anthrax
Mustard Gas
Agent Orange
10
Which best selling book by Betty Friedan declared women's dissatisfaction as housewives and trophy wives?
Slouching Towards Bethlehem
The Feminine Mystique
Valley of the Dolls
11
Who did John F. Kennedy defeat in the US Presidential election in 1960?
Lyndon Johnson
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
12
In which year were the Black Panthers political organization formed?
1966
1969
1964