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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 66
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 77
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 66
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 66
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 51
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 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 77
Aug 17, 2015
Oh! Calcutta! should also work for the musical with a notorious nude scene.
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Level 52
Aug 21, 2015
agreed - that was what I put first
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Level 76
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 58
Mar 18, 2017
the Nikita Khrushchev shoe event never happend
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Level 37
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 66
Mar 11, 2020
Nikita is a guy?? what?