The “cultural decade” of the 1960s is more loosely-defined than the actual decade, beginning around 1963–1964 with the John F. Kennedy assassination and the Beatles’ arrival in the United States, and ending around 1969–1970 with the Altamont Free Concert, the Beatles’ breakup, and the Kent State shootings or with the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam and the resignation of U.S. President Nixon in 1974.

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This Is The 60s Trivia Challenge

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The 1960s was a time of radical change. How much of the 60s do you remember? Try to answer these trivia questions to learn if you're an expert on this amazing time in history.

This Is The 60s Trivia Challenge

Question 1 of 12.

What ship ran aground on the shore of "an uncharted desert isle" marooning its crew on "Gilligan's Island"?

1. S.S. Gilligan
2. S.S. Minnow
3. S.S. Seaman
4. S.S. Mariner
Question 2 of 12.

In 1965, Dr. Christian Barnard performed the first transplant of what organ in South Africa?

1. Lung Transplant
2. Kidney Transplant
3. Liver Transplant
4. Heart Transplant
Question 3 of 12.

The first worldwide dance craze, what 1960s dance was inspired by rock and roll music and specifically Chubby Checker?

1. The Hully Gully
2. Mashed Potato
3. The Twist
4. The Monster Mash
Question 4 of 12.

Who was the first African-American named Supreme Court Justice in 1967?

1. Thurgood Marshall
2. Theodore McMillian
3. Clarence Thomas
4. Wade H. McCree
Question 5 of 12.

What popular novelty item was invented by Edward Craven Walker in 1963?

1. Snow Globe
2. Lava Lamps
3. Slinky
4. X-Ray Goggles
Question 6 of 12.

Rhodesia declared its independence from Britain in 1965 to later become what country?

1. Zimbabwe
2. New Zealand
3. Australia
4. South Africa
Question 7 of 12.

In 1964, Jack Ruby was convicted of murdering which other accused assassin?

1. Juan Lavalle
2. Darci Alves da Silva
3. George Bennett
4. Lee Harvey Oswald
Question 8 of 12.

The highest grossing film of the 1960s, with movie stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer?

1. Mary Poppins
2. My Fair Lady
3. The Sound of Music
4. West Side Story
Question 9 of 12.

The first VCR home video recorder was introduced by what company in 1964?

1. Philips
2. Ampex
3. Toshiba
4. Sony
Question 10 of 12.

What was the name of the first weather satellite launched by the US in 1960?

1. TIROS-1
4. NOAA 20 (JPSS 1)
Question 11 of 12.

In what year did the construction of the Berlin Wall begin?

1. 1961
2. 1962
3. 1968
4. 1965
Question 12 of 12.

Who became the first man to go outside of a space vehicle in a "Space Walk" in 1965?

1. Aleksei Leonov
2. Scott Carpenter
3. Neil Armstrong
4. Buzz Aldrin

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