1960s Decade Quiz #2

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1960s?
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Last updated: January 3, 2020
First submittedFebruary 12, 2015
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What dance was popularized by Chubby Checker?
The Twist
What "family" killed actress Sharon Tate and others?
Manson Family
What British actor did Elizabeth Taylor marry?
Richard Burton
What brand of sugary drink mix did astronauts drink?
Tang
Who sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President"?
Marilyn Monroe
What couple stayed in bed for an entire week, for peace?
John Lennon &
Yoko Ono
What city had a "Summer of Love" in 1967?
San Francisco
What musical had a notorious nude scene?
Hair
What 1962 crisis do some people think nearly led to World War III?
Cuban Missile Crisis
What doll was introduced as Barbie's boyfriend?
Ken
What did Nikita Khrushchev supposedly bang against his desk
at a meeting of the UN?
His Shoe
What was hosted by Seattle in 1962, New York City in 1964, and Montreal in 1967?
The World's Fair
What influential book was written by Betty Friedan?
The Feminine Mystique
Who wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
Harper Lee
What period of violence began in Northern Ireland?
The Troubles
On what magazine's cover did Alfred E. Neuman frequently appear?
Mad
What model of American spy plane flew over Russia?
U-2
Who was the only black member of the Rat Pack?
Sammy Davis Jr.
What was the name of Lyndon B. Johnson's program to reduce poverty
and racial injustice?
The Great Society
Who was the President of France for most of the decade?
Charles de Gaulle
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Level 83
Feb 15, 2015
Sammy. Sammy junior. Damn. Close. It was just a guess anyway.
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Level 57
Feb 18, 2015
"Duck and Cover" was a 1950s thing.
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Level 57
Aug 17, 2015
Look up Duck and Cover on Wikipedia. It was an EARLY 50s thing. It really belongs in a 1950s quiz, not a 1960s one.
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Level 44
Aug 17, 2015
Oh cuz Wiki is always accurate. I can go in there now and make duck and cover a 60s thing
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
and it soon would be edited back when the mistake was caught. Wiki is not omnipotent, and not everything is correct ( or up to date) especially controversial subjects.but atleast it has many editors, whereas a single source could claim anything they wanted. And the unaware reader would just ( have to) believe it, because the people that were aware of the blatant mistakes could not do anything about it.

I am not pro wikipedia as the ultimate source, but I think people shit on it too much without considering the pro's

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Level 78
Aug 17, 2015
Agree. It began in the early 1950's. By the '60's we had learned the best thing to do in case of a nuclear attack was to put our heads between our legs and kiss our behinds goodbye.
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Level 59
Aug 15, 2015
I only got 2. I'm obviously not an American or interested in hippie culture.
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Level 65
Aug 15, 2015
Hippie Culture? That made no sense
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Level 59
Aug 16, 2015
About a third of the questions are about hippie culture. I didn't know any of them. Even the image next to the quiz is of a hippie.
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Level 53
Aug 16, 2015
2 of the questions were about "hippie culture". That's 10 percent. Maybe 3, if you count John Lennon and Yoko Ono as hippies. Still not a third....
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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
Agreed, maybe he meant questions that are set during the hippie period? Cause the questions themselves indeed rarely are about the hippie culture itself. Then again, the 2nd comment again mentioned hippie culture specifically... *shrugs* I give up... no idea how to explain this haha.

I am very curious now though which other 4-5 questions sulps thought had to do with hippie culture

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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
I would think and hope not violence/politics. so World fair, Sammy davis jr., Twist, and Monroe? (I also discounted space, toys, books and actors as subjects) are the only ones that would "make sense" (music and events) though they dont at all. I dont know anything about hippy culture either, but they are famous enough to know they do not have anything to do with hippies.
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Level 78
May 14, 2020
I grew up in the '60s and at most, as ColoHarpare and Sifraven said, three questions are about hippie culture which didn't begin in the US until the middle of the decade. And that photo may be a hippie look, but it appears too modern to really be from the '60s.
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Level 52
Aug 15, 2015
The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was a far more influential book.
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2016
so?
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Level ∞
Jan 3, 2020
Also, it wasn't. Also, it was written in 1970.
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Level 72
May 15, 2020
1970 is the last year of the 1960s...
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Level 64
Aug 15, 2015
Should "Expo" count as a common nickname for "The World's Fair"?
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Level 44
Aug 15, 2015
Little known trivia fact, the working title of 'X-Men Days of Future Past' was 'X-Men The Feminine Mystique.' Of course, one should always remember the famous Abraham Lincoln quote: 'Don't believe everything you read on the internet.'
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Level 74
Aug 17, 2015
"Ancient" history? I got 20 out of 20 with 3:09 remaining.
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Level 78
Aug 17, 2015
Oh! Calcutta! should also work for the musical with a notorious nude scene.
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Level 53
Aug 21, 2015
agreed - that was what I put first
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Level 77
Oct 2, 2016
I tried "Oh! Calcutta!" first as well, but I think that the question fairly points only to "Hair". Weren't the actors in "Oh! Calcutta!" in the all-together throughout most of the show? That would clearly, IMO, distinguish it from "Hair", which most certainly did have 1 well-known scene where the cast bared all.
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Level 78
May 14, 2020
I see your point, although the opening scene of Calcutta where all the actors disrobe is the one that made news. Most of the remaining skits had only a few actors in the buff until the close which echoed the opening scene. (So I've read. I've never seen it.)
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2017
the Nikita Khrushchev shoe event never happend
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Level 38
Apr 13, 2018
It did.
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Level ∞
Jan 3, 2020
We'll never know... There are conflicting reports:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoe-banging_incident

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Level 67
Mar 11, 2020
Nikita is a guy?? what?
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Level 78
May 14, 2020
Sure looked like a guy to me when he was yelling on TV.
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Level 66
May 13, 2020
It's hard to overstate how US-centric this is. It's just absurd.
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Level 64
May 13, 2020
It's hard to overstate how stale this complaint is. The Quizmaster is American. Most of the quiztakers are American. You don't pay anything to use this site. If you want different quizzes, you and the horde of people raising this complaint can get together and draft different quizzes that meet your needs. Go ahead and make the "1960's in Europe and Africa" quiz. Quit griping about the hard work of a guy who runs a free recreational site. It's not the UN. Nobody promised you total proportionality among countries. Do you go to McDonald's and complain about the lack of Chinese food?
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Level 57
May 13, 2020
you're literally simping for the qm
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Level 82
May 13, 2020
It's not "simping," it's the truth. This happens all the time. The United States has made a huge impact on the world in recent years, and it's a huge country, both in terms of land and population, so of course there's going to be a lot of questions about it. Get over it.
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Level 57
May 13, 2020
Look. I understand America is influential. But let's say QM makes a quiz just like this and half of the questions are about Uganda. Everybody will be like "Wtfrick QM, why are they all about uganda?" Most people will think the quiz is quite odd. But if it's about the oh-so "beautiful" and "glorious" United States, nobody bats an eye. It's not even like these questions are world applying. Some questions I get, but a friggin dance move? Go to Moldova or something, go up to someone and ask them: "Do the Chubby Checker Twist!" They'll look at like you like you're mad! But if you ask them about actual American history that APPLIES to the entire WORLD, they'll know. All I'm asking is for a quiz to be made that you don't have to be American to understand
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Level 82
May 14, 2020
The problem with your Uganda analogy is that it's mostly known for being a poor country in Africa with a rising population, and Idi Amin. If there were more things to follow up on then there would probably be a bunch more Uganda questions. But there aren't. Sure, Marilyn Monroe singing Happy Birthday to the President doesn't sound like a big deal, and really isn't. But it's been referenced, parodied, and reenacted many times throughout the years. Don't believe me? There's a whole Wikipedia page about it. There are THOUSANDS of quizzes on this site that many non-Americans can understand whether the questions are about America or not.

But what do I know, right? I'm an American, so I guess maybe I should stop talking? Whatever. This is a complaint that's never gonna die as long as JetPunk still exists and Quizmaster's still making quizzes. Unless people like you let it die. Just stop. Please.

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Level 64
May 13, 2020
Elizabeth Taylor was also married to Michael Wilding, also an English actor.
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Level 82
May 13, 2020
They were married was in the 50s. The quiz is about the 60s.
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Level 57
May 13, 2020
more than half of these questions are about american history. Don't give me that 'aMeRiCa iS tHe mOsT iNfLuEnTiAl nAtIoN', because i don't care. Add something from somewhere else.
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Level 64
May 13, 2020
Write your own quiz. Where did you get the idea these questions were supposed to cater to you?
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Level 57
May 13, 2020
"where did you get the idea these questions were supposed to cater to you" they literally are supposed to cater to me. that's the point of making a public website, to cater to the people that come on to it. oh, and guess what happens if I write a quiz? less than 40 people take it. You're kinda dense, aren't you?
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Level 64
May 13, 2020
I'm not dense at all. I understand that a *free* recreational quiz site run by like three people is not going to be able to please everyone. The Quizmaster, not you, gets to determine what his site will be. On what basis are you making these demands? Do you pay membership dues? Were you promised something to come to this site? Did someone guarantee quizzes catering equally to every nationality? No? Then where do you get this idea that he has to cater to you? If you go to a store (or a website), you are welcome to their inventory. You are welcome to request different inventory. You are *not* entitled to call them "absurd" for not having exactly what you want. Should I go on a European sports website and complain that there isn't enough coverage of the NHL? No, because it's not where they lay their focus, and the fact that *I* want to read about the NHL does not require them to change how they do things. It's up to them.
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Level 64
May 13, 2020
And if you're really that torn up about this, here's what you do: write a "1960's outside the US" quiz. Leave a comment on this quiz that says "if you want a 1960's quiz with a more global perspective, check out my quiz. Here's a link..." There you go. Problem solved. Now the masses clamoring for a more global quiz have an option, and they can click your quiz instead of leaving the same tired comment. The quizmaster on this site, like the quizmaster on *every* site, gets to decide what his site will be. He can recalibrate accordingly based on feedback to enlarge (or shrink, if he wants) his audience, but to make demands like he owes you something for visiting his *free* and very *recreational* website is preposterous.
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Level 57
May 13, 2020
The difference between your example with sports and what were talking about is the fact that Euro networks don't run NHL things because not a lot of people care about the NHL in places like Spain and France. However, this is a history quiz. Not everything needs to be about America. I'm sure that if you removed some of the USA-related answers and replaced them with other questions nobody would really care, however the abundance of America-centric answers gets me, a non-american, and others quite confused. Now i'm not saying remove questions like the one about the Cuban Missile Crisis, because that was a worldwide thing. But please, for the love of god, I really don't care who sung Happy Birthday to the president. I don't know why that's considered such huge history. Whoop-dee-doo! Marilyn Monroe, an actress who was only famous for her looks, sang a song to the American president! Wowie Zowie! Call CNN!
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Level 72
May 14, 2020
Jetpunk is a trivia site after all. Trivial facts like Marilyn singing Happy Birthday attract users and generate traffic just as much as "serious" history questions. If anything I would call to include more events in other countries... but if there are too many questions that most quiztakers can't answer, it probably damages traffic too.
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Level 64
May 14, 2020
@noooolan, I am not saying no one can critique a quiz or advocate for a different manner of questions. It's the "how-dare-you!" attitude that rankles me. From what I can tell, the Quizmaster does most of this himself and works pretty hard to be fair-minded about things. But he's one guy. And I'm sure coming up with enough questions for countless quizzes is taxing, so he probably dips into the well he knows best -- the culture of his homeland. You seem to think it's an "America First" thing. I really don't think that's it. If he were French, the questions would probably skew French. I can also tell you, having run a pub quiz myself for a few years, that when you ask questions about what you don't know, you run into more problems. Sometimes your understanding of events or context is wrong. So, when in doubt, the clearest questions will come from what you know, not what you had to look up online. Go easy on the guy, is all I'm saying. He provides a really good service for free.
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Level 55
May 19, 2020
I put Charles de Gaul :/
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Level 67
Jun 9, 2020
"What British actor did Elizabeth Taylor marry?" makes it sound like she married a horse. Shouldn't it be "Who"?
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Level 82
Jun 18, 2020
"Who British actor did Elizabeth Taylor marry?" Yeah that sounds better.