The 1960s Quiz

May 15, 2023

THE 1960’s QUIZ
All of the questions in this quiz are based on the 1960s

This week we will be going through the decades for our quizzes. So today (Monday) is the 1960's Tuesday is the 1970s and so on, until Friday which will be the Noughties!

QUESTIONS

1. On which island nation did the US discover Soviet nuclear missiles which led to a major escalation in the Cold War and is said to be the closest the world has come to a full scale nuclear war?

2. Who became US president on January 20th 1961?

3. Which African American Muslim minister was assassinated in Manahttan, NYC on February 21 1965 by three members of the Nation of Islam?

4. Why did Valentina Tereshkova make headline news across the world in June 1963?

5. Beatlemania in the USA really only erupted after their appearance on which TV show in 1964?

6. Apart from music, what links Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves and Hawkshaw Hawkins to Tennessee?

7. Which American record producer, who was later convicted of murder, created the new kind of music known as the ‘Wall of Sound’?

8. The Compton Cafeteria Riot occurred in August 1966 in the Tenderloin district of which US city?

9. Which European country fought a 13 year long war which started in 1961 with its African colonies with atrocities committed by all sides during the conflict?

10. How many US presidents were in office during the 1960’s and a bonus point if you can name them all?

 

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ANSWERS

1. On which island nation did the US discover Soviet nuclear missiles which led to a major escalation in the Cold War and is said to be the closest the world has come to a full scale nuclear war?
CUBA

2. Who became US president on January 20th 1961?
JOHN F. KENNEDY

3. Which African American Muslim minister was assassinated in Manahttan, NYC on February 21 1965 by three members of the Nation of Islam?
MALCOLM X

4. Why did Valentina Tereshkova make headline news across the world in June 1963?
FIRST WOMAN IN SPACE

5. Beatlemania in the USA really only erupted after their appearance on which TV show in 1964?
THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW

6. Apart from music, what links Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves and Hawkshaw Hawkins to Tennessee?
THEY ALL DIED IN PLANE CRASHES IN THE STATE

7. Which American record producer, who was later convicted of murder, created the new kind of music known as the ‘Wall of Sound’?
PHIL SPECTOR

8. The Compton Cafeteria Riot occurred in August 1966 in the Tenderloin district of which US city?
SAN FRANCISCO

9. Which European country fought a 13 year long war which started in 1961 with its African colonies with atrocities committed by all sides during the conflict?
PORTUGAL

10. How many US presidents were in office during the 1960’s and a bonus point if you can name them all?
FOUR – DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER - JOHN F. KENNEDY – LYNDON B. JOHNSON – RICHARD NIXON

 

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