How Well Do You Know 1960s World History?

You may know your 1960s American history, but how well do you know what was happening in the rest of the world during this time? Let's find out just how great your 1960s knowledge really is!
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The execution of revolutionary leader Che Guevara in 1967 took place in which country?
Cuba
Mexico
Bolivia
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On May 22, 1960, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded (with a magnitude of 9.5) occurred in what country?
Chile
Indonesia
Japan
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The Great Blackout of 1965 affected what 2 countries?
Canada and the United States
Mexico and the United States
Russia and the United States
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In 1966, Chinese Communist party leader Mao Zedong launches what revolution?
Industrial
Peaceful
Cultural
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What was the 1969 war between El Salvador and Honduras called?
Postage Stamp
Cod
Football
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Who was the first human to journey into outer space?
Gagarin
Glenn
Aldrin
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Which side of Germany began the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961?
East
West
They started at the same time
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The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed CIA sponsored military invasion of what country in 1961?
Cuba
Vietnam
Russia
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On December 3, 1967, South African doctor, Christiaan Barnard, was the first to?
Perform a successful heart transplant
Discover birth control pills
Create a successful polio vaccine
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In what year did England concurrently host and win the FIFA World Cup?
1962
1966
1964
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Which South African leader was sentenced to life in prison in 1964?
Nelson Mandela
Winnie Mandela
Jacob Zuma
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Burundi gained its independence from what country in 1962?
Belgium
Poland
France
Result
Unfortunately, when it comes to world history of the 1960s, you could use a bit of help. While you may know your US history,world history proved a bit more challenging. Fret not, at least you learned something new in your trivial pursuits!

C+, World History Woes

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Based on the results of this quiz, you know your 1960s world history better than most. Though you missed a few questions, you proved that you have an amazing aptitude for all things world history. Well done!

B+, World History Wise

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When it comes to the world history of the 1960s, you've got a firm grasp on the facts that matter. It's clear that you know your 1960s history way better than the average American. Go ahead and brag a little, you've earned it!

A+, World History Gifted

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1
The execution of revolutionary leader Che Guevara in 1967 took place in which country?
Cuba
Mexico
Bolivia
2
On May 22, 1960, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded (with a magnitude of 9.5) occurred in what country?
Chile
Indonesia
Japan
3
The Great Blackout of 1965 affected what 2 countries?
Canada and the United States
Mexico and the United States
Russia and the United States
4
In 1966, Chinese Communist party leader Mao Zedong launches what revolution?
Industrial
Peaceful
Cultural
5
What was the 1969 war between El Salvador and Honduras called?
Postage Stamp
Cod
Football
6
Who was the first human to journey into outer space?
Gagarin
Glenn
Aldrin
7
Which side of Germany began the construction of the Berlin Wall in 1961?
East
West
They started at the same time
8
The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a failed CIA sponsored military invasion of what country in 1961?
Cuba
Vietnam
Russia
9
On December 3, 1967, South African doctor, Christiaan Barnard, was the first to?
Perform a successful heart transplant
Discover birth control pills
Create a successful polio vaccine
10
In what year did England concurrently host and win the FIFA World Cup?
1962
1966
1964
11
Which South African leader was sentenced to life in prison in 1964?
Nelson Mandela
Winnie Mandela
Jacob Zuma
12
Burundi gained its independence from what country in 1962?
Belgium
Poland
France