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History By The Decades: The 1960’s Quiz

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The Bay of Pigs Invasion was a Cold War conflict that consisted of a botched attack launched upon what nation?
Cuba
The U.S.S.R.
Turkey
Haiti

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How long did the Bay of Pigs Invasion last?
Not even 24 hours
Just under 48 hours
About one week
Over one month

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In 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and 2600 other Civil Rights Movement protesters were arrested during a massive protest in what Alabama city meant to travel to Montgomery?
Silver's Creek
Leviston
Reddfield
Selma

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What is the name of the telephone connection directly from Washington D.C. to the Kremlin meant to subvert full-scale nuclear war between the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R.?
The Hot Line
The Cold Line
The Olive Branch Line
The Rainbow Connection

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In 1961, what Russian cosmonaut became the first human to enter outer-space?
Antalov Nivevski
Yuri Gagarin
Alexey Leonov
Gherman Titiov

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Unsafe at Any Speed was a book about the dangerous practices of the automotive industry that caused a great deal of consumer outage. What famous American penned this book?
Upton Sinclair
L. Ron Hubbard
Ralph Nader
Al Gore

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After the arrest of Marquette Frye in 1965, race riots tore through the neighborhood of Watts in what American city?
Minneapolis
Detroit
Los Angleles
San Fransisco

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The U2 Spy Plane Incident of 1960 saw the capture of what American pilot by Soviet forces after his plane was brought down over their borders?
Marshall Leonard Tirn
Francis Gray Powers
Rupert Coldstone Smithe
Matthew Benson Port

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As a result of the U2 Spy Plane Incident, Nikita Khrushchev cancelled plans to attend what peace summit slated for later in 1960?
The Roman Accords
The Cambridge Universality Conference
The Belgian Peace Talks
The Paris Summit Conference

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On the 30th of October, 1961, the U.S.S.R. successfully tested what nuclear weapon which is the most powerful explosive ever detonated on Earth?
Cosnausturb
Lenninbaum
Kruschev's Knuckle
Tsar Bomba

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In 1960, numerous nations in Central Africa became free of the colonial control of what European nation which had harshly exploited their peoples and resources?
Belgium
Spain
Portugal
Switzerland

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The Elysee Treaty of 1963 was historically significant for allying what two European nations for the first time in centuries?
France and the U.K.
The U.K. and Russia
France and Russia
France and Germany

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The President of the United States John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in what American city?
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Dallas
Portland
Miami
Albuquerque

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What man took over the post of President of the United States immediately following the death of John F. Kennedy?
Dwight Eisenhower
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon

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What is the name of man who murdered Lee Harvey Oswald?
Sirhan Sirhan
Jack Ruby
John Wilkes Boothe
James Earl Ray

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Thurgood Marshall made American history in 1967 when he became which of the following?
The first African American Secretary of State
The first African American National Supreme Court Justice
The first African American National Senator
The first African American Vice-President of the United States

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The American Supreme Court made a landmark decision which forced law enforcement officers to inform arrested individuals of their rights following what case?
Loving v. Virginia
Brown v Board of Education of Topeka Kansas
Miranda v. Arizona
Bakke v. California

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In 1964, Nelson Mandela was arrested for his efforts in protesting segregation in what nation?
Liberia
Saudi Arabia
Algeria
South Africa

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The discovered affair of what British politician led to his resignation in 1963 which would have lasting repercussions in the nation's government for years to come?
Ned Tivell
John Profumo
Gordon Sedgewick
Patrick Orlean

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On January 3rd 1961, the United States closed its embassy in what nation to officially end its diplomatic relations with that nation?
Cuba
Vietnam
The U.S.S.R.
Austrailia

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The Six Day War was a conflict in the Middle East in which what nation emerged victorious?
Jordan
Israel
Egypt
Iran

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At the end of the Six Day War, the casualty ratio of Israel to the other nations was which of the following?
3:70
1:20
1:10
1:5

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The Feminine Mystique was a book written in this era that inspired the Feminist Movement of the age and was written by what author?
Tiffanie Bernice
Sarah Nelson
Morgan Rupert
Betty Friedan

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What American Civil Rights Act from the 1960's officially forbade discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or color?
The Civil Rights Act of 1964
The Civil Rights Act of 1966
The Civil Rights Act of 1967
The Civil Rights Act of 1969

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What resolution officially forced the United States of America into the Vietnam War?
The DeSaix Resolution
The Eisenhower Doctrine
The Gulf of Tonkin Resolution
The Monroe Doctrine

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What was the name of the first American astronaut to make it into outer-space?
John Glenn
Alan Shepard
Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin

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Which of the following famous astronauts was the first American to orbit the earth from space?
Neil Armstrong
Alan Shepard
John Glenn
Buzz Aldrin

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In 1962, which North African nation was formed as it was officially granted independence from the colonial control of France?
Chad
Egypt
Algeria
Syria

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In 1962, The Second Vatican Council was called to order in hopes or reforming the Catholic Church. What pope assembled this council?
John XXIII
John Paul II
Benedict XV
Leo VIII

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What is the name of the Cold War symbol erected to divide East and West Germany starting in 1961?
The Kruschev Wall
The Nuremberg Wall
The Hellsinki Wall
The Berlin Wall

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What is the name of the prominent Civil Rights leader whose assassination on February 21st 1965 led to much public unrest?
Martin Luther King Jr.
Malcolm X
Myron Graves
Leon Pascal

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On August 28th, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. What's the name of this speech?
"To Boldly Go"
"Life Alight"
"Come Undone"
"I Have a Dream"

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