1960's History Trivia Quiz

20 Questions
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The sixties saw the assassination of J F Kennedy one of the most loved presidents of America. This era also sparked a lot of civil rights protests but ended on a high note with man’s first landing on the moon. What else can you remember about this decade? Take the test and find out.

Sample Question

Name of the first shuttle launched into space by the Russians

Apollo

Sputnik

Stayputnik

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Apollo

    • B. 

      Sputnik

    • C. 

      Stayputnik

  • 2. 
    Counter culture group know for long hair, rock'n roll and peace and love
    • A. 

      Gangters

    • B. 

      Red necks

    • C. 

      Hippies

  • 3. 
    Area in which the counter culture group was started
    • A. 

      Haight-Ashbury

    • B. 

      New York City

    • C. 

      Milton

  • 4. 
    Music festival held in the summer of '69 in upstate New York
    • A. 

      Ocheaga music festival

    • B. 

      Burlington jazz festival

    • C. 

      Woodstock

  • 5. 
    Organization created to fight for important womans issues
    • A. 

      WLF

    • B. 

      NOW

    • C. 

      WRN

  • 6. 
    Author of the book "Feminine Mystique"
    • A. 

      Maya Angelou

    • B. 

      Betty Friedan

    • C. 

      Betty Ford

  • 7. 
    African american woman that wouldn't give up her seat on a bus
    • A. 

      Oprah Winfrey

    • B. 

      Aunt jemima

    • C. 

      Rosa Parks

  • 8. 
    Structure used to divide West and East Berlin
    • A. 

      Berlin Wall

    • B. 

      Iron Curtain

    • C. 

      A Fence

  • 9. 
    Artist who's silk screen painting brought art into mainstream America
    • A. 

      Salvador Dali

    • B. 

      Andy Warhol

    • C. 

      Picasso

  • 10. 
    Political party that encouraged blacks to fight for their freedom and achieve it through any means necessary 
    • A. 

      Black Panthers

    • B. 

      KKK

    • C. 

      Conservative Republicans

  • 11. 
    The leader of the NAACP that was assassinated in 1963
    • A. 

      James Meredith

    • B. 

      MLK

    • C. 

      Medgar Evers

  • 12. 
    British band from Liverpool England that came to america in 1964
    • A. 

      The Beatles

    • B. 

      The Bugs

    • C. 

      The Insects

  • 13. 
    NAACP lawyer to become the first black Supreme Court Justice
    • A. 

      Medgar Evers

    • B. 

      James Meredith

    • C. 

      Thurgood Marshall

  • 14. 
    Law passed in the summer of 1964 that outlawed racism in public places
    • A. 

      34th Amendment

    • B. 

      Civil Rights Act

    • C. 

      Jim Crow Laws

  • 15. 
    African American leader of the nation of Islam
    • A. 

      Malcolm X

    • B. 

      MLK

    • C. 

      Medgar Evers

  • 16. 
    The belief that women should be equal to men
    • A. 

      Feminism

    • B. 

      Egalitarianism

    • C. 

      Racism

  • 17. 
    Tactic used by black activists where they use whites only amenities
    • A. 

      Freedom marches

    • B. 

      Rallies

    • C. 

      Sit-ins

  • 18. 
    Black Minister who led the Montgomery Bus Boycott
    • A. 

      Richard Pryor

    • B. 

      MLK

    • C. 

      Malcolm X

  • 19. 
    President Johnson's program to end poverty and racism in America
    • A. 

      The Breakfast Club

    • B. 

      The Great Society

    • C. 

      The American Society

  • 20. 
    An Anti-Feminist who opposed the ERA and created a coalition against them
    • A. 

      Phyllis Shlafly

    • B. 

      Hilary clinton

    • C. 

      Martha Stewart