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1960s General Knowledge #2

Do you have what it takes to answer these questions about the 1960s?
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Last updated: December 5, 2019
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 city had a Summer of Love?
San Francisco
Who sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President"?
Marilyn Monroe
What British actor did Elizabeth Taylor marry?
Richard Burton
What musical had a notorious nude scene?
What was the name of Lyndon B. Johnson's program to reduce poverty
and racial injustice?
The Great Society
What should you do in case of a nuclear attack?
Duck and Cover
What doll was introduced as Barbie's boyfriend?
What brand of sugary drink mix did astronauts drink?
What period of violence began in Northern Ireland?
The Troubles
Who wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird"?
Harper Lee
Who was the only black member of the Rat Pack?
Sammy Davis Jr.
What model of American spy plane flew over Russia?
On what magazine's cover did Alfred E. Neuman frequently appear?
What did Nikita Khrushchev bang against his desk at a meeting of the UN?
His Shoe
What couple stayed in bed for an entire week, for peace?
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
What influential book was written by Betty Friedan?
The Feminine Mystique
What was hosted by Seattle in 1962, New York City in 1964, and Montreal in 1967?
The World's Fair
Who was the President of France for most of the decade?
Charles de Gaulle
level 82
Feb 15, 2015
Sammy. Sammy junior. Damn. Close. It was just a guess anyway.
level 57
Feb 18, 2015
"Duck and Cover" was a 1950s thing.
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.
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
level 76
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.
level 59
Aug 15, 2015
I only got 2. I'm obviously not an American or interested in hippie culture.
level 65
Aug 15, 2015
Hippie Culture? That made no sense
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.
level 52
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....
level 52
Aug 15, 2015
The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer was a far more influential book.
level 67
Feb 16, 2016
level 63
Aug 15, 2015
Should "Expo" count as a common nickname for "The World's Fair"?
level 43
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.'
level 74
Aug 17, 2015
"Ancient" history? I got 20 out of 20 with 3:09 remaining.
level 76
Aug 17, 2015
Oh! Calcutta! should also work for the musical with a notorious nude scene.
level 51
Aug 21, 2015
agreed - that was what I put first
level 71
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.
level 57
Mar 18, 2017
the Nikita Khrushchev shoe event never happend
level 38
Apr 13, 2018
It did.