1960s Decade Quiz #1

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1960s?
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Who was assassinated in Memphis?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Fill in the blank: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The _____ has landed
Eagle
What type of hat was famously worn by Che Guevara?
Beret
Who won the 1966 World Cup?
England
What pesticide was criticized by the book "Silent Spring"?
DDT
Who said "We're more popular than Jesus now"?
John Lennon
What gang provided security for the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Free Concert?
The Hells Angels
What artist's studio was called "The Factory"?
Andy Warhol
What city was swinging?
London
What African-American winter holiday was first celebrated in 1966?
Kwanzaa
What, according to the media, did feminists burn?
Their Bras
Who was Jackie Kennedy's second husband?
Aristotle Onassis
On what holiday did North Vietnam launch a major offensive?
Tet
What was the name of Mao's effort to purge traditional elements from Chinese society?
The Cultural
Revolution
What Eastern European city had a "spring" that was crushed by Soviet tanks?
Prague
Who wrote the true crime novel "In Cold Blood"?
Truman Capote
What country had massive student and worker protests in May of 1968?
France
Who was the first person to go into space?
Yuri Gagarin
What event did Bob Beamon win at the 1968 Summer Olympics?
Long Jump
What medical procedure was performed for the first time by Christiaan Barnard?
Heart Transplant
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Level 59
May 12, 2015
It was the greatest decade - as PROVEN by the fact that a 68 year old can get 100%!
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Level 36
Jun 5, 2020
are you still alive
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Level 47
Sep 22, 2020
It is *possible* he is dead because he hasn't posted any new quizzes since like october 2019, and he has almost 700 quizzes so he definitely posted regularly. It's possible he was just overwhelmed by the pandemic and had too much to do though.
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Level 26
May 12, 2015
Why is UK not excepted for England? Do England Scotland and Wales have completely different teams?
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Level 26
May 14, 2015
UK shouldn't be accepted, it's nothing to do with the other countries who all have their own teams! sort ya geography out america!
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Level 83
Apr 24, 2017
So someone named "ChrisInAfrica" is an American in your eyes? You know what they say happens when you "assume", right?
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Level 72
Dec 24, 2017
We have our geography straight. The team might be England, but the COUNTRY is UK. 500 quizzes here are proof.
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Level 71
Dec 25, 2017
The question is "who won", not "which country won". There is not a football team called "UK"
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
@joeythelemur and I assume you assume chris is from africa? But, the name is not ChrisfromAfrica, but ChrisinAfrica. Which really does not say anything about where he is from. (if anything, personally, it indicates more that he is nót from there, I would only write my name like that if I was originally from somewhere else)
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
@rgc quizzes are proof? So anything that is written becomes reality? Ok, I will make 500 quizzes now which will say Japan is larger than the USA, than that will be truth.

Things like that can get quite dangerous in my opinion. ( that is how propaganda works. Ow but I have seen hundreds of posters saying 'X' are/causes "y").

Regardless of whether or not england is a country or not, your comment is backwards thinking. Something does not become true because it is on a site. The site should reflect the truth (though can be influenced by personal opinion). The site has no jurisdiction over the rest of the world. Though it has total jurisdiction over the site, if they say an answer is correct, it is correct, whether you agree with it or not.

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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
excellent point ghanburigan. People shouldnt get their knickers/panties or other choice of underwear in a bunch ;)
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Level 81
Aug 25, 2019
They're inordinately proud of winning 53 years ago.
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
Well there are only a few others that have won, 7 if I am not mistaken. And I believe soccer/football is huge in the uk
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Level 63
May 7, 2020
We are. To be honest, it's a bit embarrassing. It's on my list of things we as a nation should let go of and consign to the past: winning the World Cup, the Two Ronnies and Cliff Richard.
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Level 66
Nov 8, 2019
Please learn to differentiate 'accept' from 'except'.
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Level 63
May 7, 2020
The UK or Britain is not just England (I think this misunderstanding is why many Americans insist on referring to a "British" accent when they mean English accent - a British accent would technically have to include all the English, Welsh, Scottish accents). There are many reasons we have separate the football teams rather than be lumped into all playing for a United Kingdom team. The short answer is basically history. An important thing to remember is the individual countries of the UK all have a strong sense of national identity. A Scot wants to play for and support Scotland's team - they wouldn't be caught dead cheering for England.
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Level 22
May 10, 2020
The UK doesn't have a national team, England does.
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Level 53
May 12, 2015
hahaha I tried so hard to give all the powerful Greek names I could think of for Jackie O's husband. I tried Hercules (and Herakles), Apollo, and Adonis. It was when I typed Poseidon that I knew I truly had no chance.
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Level 58
May 12, 2015
Prague isn't in Eastern Europe. It's further West than Vienna, and I don't think anyone would consider that Eastern Europe.
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Level 80
May 12, 2015
But pretty much everyone considers Czechoslovakia Eastern Europe. It was an Eastern Bloc country. It's certainly not Western Europe. Only way it wouldn't be Eastern Europe is if you further subdivide the continent to make a Central Europe. It's not just about longitude and latitude, either. It has to do with shared history, culture, politics, and the geography of the iron curtain. See this helpful map. If it's red or pink, that's Eastern Europe. If it's orange or green, it's probably still Eastern Europe. If it's blue or grey, it might be something else.
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Level 50
May 15, 2015
Thanks for the map, Kal, I understand the situation better now. Also, when you put these links in comments, do you research about the topic after seeing it in the quiz, or do you just think "gee, that map on Wikipedia's Eastern Bloc page would be really helpful here"?
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Level 80
May 15, 2015
A little bit of both. If I see a point raised that I'm interested in but don't know much about I might look up information before commenting. In this case, I just went looking for a visual aid and found one.
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Level 71
May 7, 2020
So according to that map, Turkey and Greece belong to Western Europe, while East Germany is part of Eastern Europe. I think a lot of people would have something to say against that, especially in today's Germany. And yes, the term Central Europe does exist, which is essentially Germany and surrounding countries - including Czech Republic.
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Level 80
May 8, 2020
I said if it's blue or grey on that map, it might be something else. Turkey has never been considered part of Western Europe, or part of Eastern Europe, it's something else. Greece I actually have seen grouped in with Western Europe before and it makes some sense to do that. I've also seen it labeled Eastern or Southern Europe. East Germany, if you are going to divide Eastern and Western Europe along the Iron Curtain as was very often done, would be in Eastern Europe. That doesn't mean that the continent cannot be divided in different ways, or that Eastern Europe can't be conceptualized to mean something different. I've seen all of Germany grouped in with Western Europe. I've seen it grouped in with Northern or Central Europe. None of these designations are more correct. Some are more common. Commonly, Europe is divided in to East and West. Given that common division, Czechoslovakia would almost always be grouped in with Eastern Europe.
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Level 80
May 8, 2020
and in the context of a question about democratic uprisings being crushed by Soviet tanks, it makes an awful lot of sense to go with the traditional Cold War conceptualization of Eastern and Western Europe that is well-illustrated in the map I posted.
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Level 66
May 13, 2015
Czechoslovakia was certainly part of Eastern Europe due to geography and political reasons but it could be argued that now it has split up, Czech Republic is part of Central Europe and not Eastern Europe. After all it is on a similar latitude to Berlin but Slovakia is very much part of Eastern Europe
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
you cant mix politics with latitudes.
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Level 66
Dec 24, 2017
There's a huge difference between 1960s Eastern Bloc and today's Eastern Europe. To compare them, even as just a launching pad, is starting with falsehoods. Czechoslovakia may have been 'somewhat' aligned politically with the East, but Czechia geographically is Central Europe. I was just in Prague a couple of years and one idiot in party kept telling everyone it was his first time in Eastern Europe and every local who spoke English was very quick to correct him - it's Central Europe.
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Level 80
Dec 24, 2017
To quote someone above who seems to know what he's talking about "It's certainly not Western Europe. Only way it wouldn't be Eastern Europe is if you further subdivide the continent to make a Central Europe."

So, right, if there is such a thing as "central Europe," then that's where Czechoslovakia is.

On the other hand if you are dividing Europe into East and West placing Prague into Eastern Europe doesn't make you an idiot, it makes you correct. The locals probably don't want to be associated with the stigma that goes along with "Eastern Europe," but they know they can't get away with claiming to be "Western Europe"... so they insist on this "central Europe designation" maybe try reading, instead of traveling to a place, hearing a couple locals say something, and then proclaiming anyone who says otherwise an idiot.
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
The point isnt where you capital is but if your country as a whole is considered to be western europe or not. And that alone gets complicated because every organisation has a slightly different view and or definition for it.

And yes it depends on if some uses east and west, or more subdivisions like central (and north and south). By that logic you can call someone that is saying spain is west europe and idiot, if you go by the sytem that also uses south (west) europe. But that definitely doesnt not make them eastern europe all of a sudden.

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Level 70
May 12, 2015
I think that the answer "heart replacement surgery" ought to be accepted.
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
how about heart switcheroo?
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Level 74
May 13, 2015
A decent quiz, if a little US-centric.
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Level 83
May 7, 2020
Just a thought, how many questions about the U.S. would it take for the quiz to be considered "too U.S. centric?" There's only about 8 or 9 questions related to the U.S. (from what I could tell), and the rest are all over the world.
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Level 67
May 7, 2020
There are 196 countries in the world. If the USA gets 40-45% of the overall questions in a quiz, that's US-centric.
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Level 73
May 7, 2020
Going by that count, there should be as many quizzes about Nauru, St. Lucia and San Marino as there are about the US, the UK, and Russia.
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Level 55
May 7, 2020
Well the USA had and has a huge influence on the rest of the world, technology, and culture.
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Level 66
Nov 8, 2019
What do you mean 'ancient' history?
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Level 50
May 7, 2020
I don't know the context behind the swinging question. Never heard of that one.
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Level 73
May 7, 2020
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Level 61
May 7, 2020
Who the heck is Bob Beaman and why is it important that he won a relatively minor Olympic event half a century ago?
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Level 81
May 7, 2020
Long jumper who destroyed the world long jump record by nearly 2 feet in the '68 Olympics. That record stood until 1991 when it was beaten by less than an inch. One of the most extraordinary athletic achievements of the decade and a landmark event in track in field.
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Level 71
May 7, 2020
I think Dick Fosbury's flop would fall into that same category, and would have made a good alternative question.
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Level 61
May 7, 2020
Even today the world record for the long jump is 8m95cm. Beamon jumped 8m90cm, 52 years ago. So other competitors from all around the world have only been able to improve upon that mark 5cm in 52 years. To put it in some context, the world record for the high jump in 1968 was 2m28cm by Soviet Valeriy Brumel. The current world record is 2m45cm by Cuban Javier Sotomayer(Another amazing world record which has stood since 1993). So the high jump world record has increased 17cm in the same time, a much greater relative increase.
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Level 74
May 8, 2020
I had to try Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, just to see if it would be accepted. But it was excepted.