Key Events Of The 1960's Era

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What event happened in January of 1961?

    • A.

      John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President of the USA.

    • B.

      Humphrey Bogart got another academy award.

    • C.

      John Glenn walked on the moon.

    • D.

      Sesame Street premiered for the first time.

    Correct Answer
    A. John F. Kennedy was sworn in as the 35th President of the USA.
  • 2. 

    Which events all occured in 1969?

    • A.

      Buzz Aldrin and the Apollo 11 crew landed on the moon, Scooby-Doo and Sesame Street children's television shows premiered, Ohio State beats USC in the Rose Bowl to win the national championship title for the 1968 season, Super Bowl III with New York versus Baltimore, etc.

    • B.

      The Beatles premiered with their first song, the Hippie movement began, Elvis sang his number one hit at the Kodak Theater, etc.

    • C.

      Theodore Roosevelt died, Queen Elizabeth of England gave her speech in London, Dorothy Dandridge got her first academy award, etc.

    • D.

      Dancing with the Stars premiered, John Glenn was born, Tiger Woods was born, etc.

    Correct Answer
    A. Buzz Aldrin and the Apollo 11 crew landed on the moon, Scooby-Doo and Sesame Street children's television shows premiered, Ohio State beats USC in the Rose Bowl to win the national championship title for the 1968 season, Super Bowl III with New York versus Baltimore, etc.
    Explanation
    In 1969, several significant events took place. Buzz Aldrin and the Apollo 11 crew successfully landed on the moon, marking a major milestone in space exploration. Additionally, popular children's television shows Scooby-Doo and Sesame Street premiered, entertaining and educating young audiences for years to come. Ohio State's victory over USC in the Rose Bowl secured them the national championship title for the previous year's season. Super Bowl III, featuring a match between New York and Baltimore, was also held in 1969. These events were all notable occurrences in 1969.

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  • 3. 

    Which one of these mainstream acts by younger adults/kids/teenagers became popular in 1965, during the summer of love and haight?

    • A.

      The Hippies

    • B.

      The Beatniks

    • C.

      Starting fires

    • D.

      Messing up cars

    Correct Answer
    A. The Hippies
    Explanation
    During the summer of love in 1965, the Hippie movement gained popularity among younger adults, kids, and teenagers. The Hippies were known for their countercultural values, advocating for peace, love, and communal living. They rejected mainstream society and embraced alternative lifestyles, often characterized by long hair, colorful clothing, and psychedelic music. The Hippies played a significant role in shaping the cultural and social landscape of the 1960s, making them the correct answer in this context.

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  • 4. 

    What was the name of the "colored" Barbie doll that was said to be the first African American Barbie that was introduced in 1967?

    • A.

      Colored Francie

    • B.

      Kristie

    • C.

      Ginger

    • D.

      Skipper

    • E.

      Georgia

    Correct Answer
    A. Colored Francie
    Explanation
    Colored Francie was the name of the "colored" Barbie doll that was introduced in 1967. This doll was considered to be the first African American Barbie, representing diversity and inclusivity in the Barbie line. The introduction of Colored Francie was a significant step towards promoting representation and breaking racial barriers in the toy industry.

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  • 5. 

    What year did Carol Shelby introduce his Shelby Ford Mustang?

    • A.

      1964

    • B.

      1966

    • C.

      1969

    • D.

      1965

    Correct Answer
    A. 1964
    Explanation
    In 1964, Carol Shelby introduced his Shelby Ford Mustang. This was the year when the iconic Shelby Mustang was first unveiled to the public. It was a collaboration between Carroll Shelby, a renowned American automotive designer, and Ford Motor Company. The Shelby Mustang was known for its powerful performance and distinctive design, making it a popular choice among car enthusiasts.

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  • 6. 

    Which two popular shows inspired Fred Silverman, CEO of CBS Daytime Television in the 60's to produce the popular kids tv show, Scooby Doo?

    • A.

      I Love a Mystery, (1940's radio show), and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, (early 1960's show)

    • B.

      Sesame Street and Barbie

    • C.

      Marmaduke and Jonny Quest

    • D.

      Penelope Pitstop and Josie and the Pussycats

    Correct Answer
    A. I Love a Mystery, (1940's radio show), and The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, (early 1960's show)

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