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1960's Modern History Fun Quiz

This Quiz covers the 1960s questions include What was the name of the unsuccessful Cuban invasion attempt, what year did the construction of the Berlin Wall begin and many more

  • Question 1

    1. Who did John F. Kennedy defeat in the US Presidential election in 1960?


    Question 2

    2. Which South African leader was sentenced to life in prison in 1964?


    Question 3

    3. Cult members murdered several people in August of 1969, they were led by who?


    Question 4

    4. In 1965, Dr. Christian Barnard performed the first transplant of what organ in South Africa?


    Question 5

    5. In which year were the Black Panthers political organization formed?


    Question 6

    6. What was the name of the first weather satellite launched by the US in 1960?


    Question 7

    7. Burundi gained its independence from what country in 1962?


    Question 8

    8. In what year was Egypt's Aswan Dam completed?


  • Question 9

    9. In what year did The People's Republic of China test its first hydrogen bomb?


    Question 10

    10. Who became the first man to go outside of a space vehicle in a "Space Walk" in 1965?


    Question 11

    11. Which famous American penitentiary closed in 1963?


    Question 12

    12. Which Pope became the first to visit the United States in 1965?


    Question 13

    13. Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in what year?


    Question 14

    14. In 1966, the actor Ronald Reagan began his involvement with US politics when he became the governor of what state?


    Question 15

    15. The Soviet Union spacecraft Vostok 1 was launched in 1961 carrying which man who then became the first man in space?


    Question 16

    16. Which chain department store first opened in Garden City, Michigan in 1962?


  • Question 17

    17. In which year did Sidney Poitier become the first black actor to win the Academy Award (Oscar) for best actor?


    Question 18

    18. What safety device did Allen Breed invent in 1968?


    Question 19

    19. What was the name of the unsuccessful Cuban invasion attempt that tried to overthrow Fidel Castro in 1961?


    Question 20

    20. Which African countries gained independence from France in 1960? (There are several answers)


    Question 21

    21. In what year was US President John F. Kennedy assassinated?


    Question 22

    22. Rhodesia declared its independence from Britain in 1965 to later become what country?


    Question 23

    23. By 1966, the United States had nearly how many troops in Vietnam?


    Question 24

    24. When did the Voting Rights Act became law in the US?


    Question 25

    25. Which war-torn Asian country returned to civilian rule in 1963?


    Question 26

    26. The first VCR home video recorder was introduced by what company in 1964?


  • Question 27

    27. In what year did Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech?


    Question 28

    28. Who discovered the first quasar in 1961 in California?


    Question 29

    29. In what year did the construction of the Berlin Wall begin?


    Question 30

    30. Who assassinated Robert Kennedy in Los Angeles, California in 1968?


    Question 31

    31. The 1966 purge of intellectuals in China by leader Mao Zedong is known as what?


    Question 32

    32. In what year did Neil Armstrong become the first man to set foot on the moon?


    Question 33

    33. Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela are all original members of what organization formed in 1960?


    Question 34

    34. The Cuban Missile Crisis involved a stand-off between which two countries that nearly ended in nuclear war in 1962?


    Question 35

    35. What 1964 incident triggered the official start of the Vietnam War?



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