Quiz: Life in the '60s Quiz
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Life in the '60s Quiz
By: Torrance Grey
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About This Quiz

The 1960s are remembered as a time of tumult and change. However, to be accurate, most of that occurred in the late 1960s and spilled over well into the early 1970s. The first part of the 1960s was a relatively sedate time, culturally ... though the seeds of change were already being sown with the election of a young, vital and progressive president, John F. Kennedy, whose brief tenure in office was known as "Camelot." 

Elsewhere in the 1960s, London was the hotbed of the colorful and artistic "Mod" culture. Russia, then part of the Soviet Union, took an early lead in what was known as the "Space Race." (Spoiler for Russia fans: It didn't last). In California, Stanford and UCLA were making the first server-to-server connections, laying the groundwork for what would later become the internet. Naturally, these cutting-edge computer scientists began to use this early connection to discuss the popular '60s TV show, "Star Trek," and so was born -- or at least foreshadowed -- the chat rooms and forums we've all come to know and love. (Sort of). 

Whether you remember the 1960s from having lived through them, or you're a young fan of the era who regrets being "born too late," (sigh), we've got a quiz for you. Test your knowledge of all things groovy now!

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What was your mom most likely to call a frozen dinner with a compartmentalized tray?
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In which of these places was it forbidden to smoke?
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An inexpensive general store was called a five-and-_____ store.
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Who hosted "The Tonight Show" for most of the 1960s?
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Your handheld radio was called a _______ radio.
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Who governed Cuba throughout the 1960s?
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In what year was John F. Kennedy killed?
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In 1969, Mr. and Mrs. Brady of "The Brady Bunch" made history by doing what?
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Who was the first man in space?
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In 1967, Christiaan Barnard was the first doctor to do what?
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Which of these astronauts was NOT part of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969?
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Which of these shows couldn't you watch yet in the 1960s?
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America's invasion of Cuba took place at the Bay of _____.
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How many days did the Cuban Missile Crisis last?
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Which of these inventions rolled out in 1967?
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Which of these designers is most associated with the miniskirt?
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True or false: The first computer mouse was invented in the 1960s.
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Which of these "27 Club" musicians died in the 1960s?
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In which of these "Twilight Zone" episodes did William Shatner guest-star before he starred in "Star Trek"?
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What were "skinny jeans" called in the 1960s?
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Which of these actresses was derided in the '60s as "the world's oldest virgin"?
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Which San Francisco neighborhood is most associated with the hippie movement?
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Who played the music-loving nun, Maria, in the film, "The Sound of Music"?
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In what year did the first Mustangs roll out?
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Which leading cultural figure was assassinated in 1968?
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Who ran against Richard Nixon in the 1968 presidential election?
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In which state did the Woodstock festival take place?
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Who produced and performed the protest song, "For What It's Worth"?
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Who was the famous frontman of the "Mothers of Invention"?
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From which of these did Rolling Stone magazine take its name?
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Which of these 1960s forms of transportation has been adopted by surfers?
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