1960s Decade Quiz #1

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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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
What country won its first, and to date only, FIFA World Cup in 1966?
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 type of clothing, according to the media, did feminists burn?
Bras
Who did Jackie Kennedy marry in 1968?
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 capital in central Europe 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,
besting the world record by more than half a meter?
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 55
Jun 5, 2020
are you still alive
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Level 55
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 34
May 10, 2022
oh no
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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 32
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 87
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 77
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 69
May 7, 2022
It actually does say "what country." I get that for people in the UK "country" has a different interpretation than it does to other English speaking people, but perhaps you could change the wording of the question if you are set on not accepting the UK (which is the home country of the team, by many English speakers' definition of the word.)
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Level 87
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 67
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 76
Nov 8, 2019
Please learn to differentiate 'accept' from 'except'.
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Level 67
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 28
May 10, 2020
The UK doesn't have a national team, England does.
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Level 56
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 72
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 76
May 13, 2015
A decent quiz, if a little US-centric.
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Level 87
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 71
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 76
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 76
Nov 8, 2019
What do you mean 'ancient' history?
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Level 71
May 7, 2022
Sarcasm, dear boy. It's called having a sense of humour.
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Level 49
May 7, 2020
I don't know the context behind the swinging question. Never heard of that one.
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Level 76
May 7, 2020
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Level 73
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 85
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 74
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 65
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 ∞
Jan 30, 2022
It's crazy how many track records were set a LONG time ago. There's a couple reasons for this.

1) Some events (long jump, high jump, sprinting) are mostly determined by genetics, and genes haven't changed. Supposedly Jesse Owens would be just as fast as modern sprinters if he raced on a modern track.

2) The 1980s were a golden age of steroids that allowed many women to set records that might never be touched.

The longest standing record in athletics was set in 1983 by this woman.

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Level 81
May 8, 2020
I had to try Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, just to see if it would be accepted. But it was excepted.
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Level 63
Feb 10, 2022
Never heard of Kwanzaa. Seriously obscure question that is completely out of whack with this series, where most of the questions are fairly easy.
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Level 62
May 7, 2022
the question asks "which country won....?" in that case UK should be perfectly acceptable as an answer.
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Level 68
May 9, 2022
England is referred to as a 'country' despite not being a 'country' in the sense of being a UN member. And since each 'country' within the UK has its own World Cup squad, accepting anything aside from England would be inaccurate.
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Level 55
May 7, 2022
haha "ancient history". That made me laugh
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Level 68
May 9, 2022
I'm sorry, but how is long jump the least guessed? Just seems like an easy one to guess.
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Level 65
Jun 19, 2022
Why is a photo of Armstrong attached to the quiz when he is not an answer and the only space-related question is about Gagarin?