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1960s General Knowledge #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 60
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 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 45
May 12, 2015
Yes
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level 79
May 12, 2015
It is excepted.
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level 27
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 80
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 71
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 66
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 72
Aug 25, 2019
They're inordinately proud of winning 53 years ago.
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level 54
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 77
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 49
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 77
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 65
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 63
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 77
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
May 12, 2015
I think that the answer "heart replacement surgery" ought to be accepted.
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level 72
May 13, 2015
A decent quiz, if a little US-centric.