Decade Quiz: 1960s - FamilyEducation

Decade Quiz: 1960s

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the seventh decade of the 20th century.

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See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the seventh decade of the 20th century.

1. The first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam in:

  • 1965
  • 1960
  • 1968

2. Showering was never the same for many who saw this 1960 psychological thriller by Alfred Hitchcock:

  • The Birds
  • Psycho
  • Rear Window

3. "Strangers in the Night" earned the 1966 Record of the Year award for:

4. Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon in 1969. Who was the second person to walk on the moon?

5. Many attribute the birth of the gay rights movement in the U.S. to this 1969 event:

  • Woodstock
  • Stonewall Riot
  • The first Gay Pride march

6. All three of the following substances contributed to social change and upheaval among the young during the 1960s. Which one was legal?

7. John F. Kennedy's assassination plunged the nation into despair in 1963. In what year did the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy take place?

  • 1961
  • 1964
  • 1968

8. In August 1968, Czechoslovakia was invaded by:

9. This war, which ended on June 5, 1967, left Israel occupying Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank. What was its name?

  • The Transjordan War
  • The Six Day War
  • The Yom Kippur War

10. The first prime-time soap opera premiered on ABC in 1964. It was called:

  • Peyton Place
  • Dark Shadows
  • Family Affair

1. The first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam in:
1965

2. Showering was never the same for many who saw this 1960 psychological thriller by Alfred Hitchcock:
Psycho

3. "Strangers in the Night" earned the 1966 Record of the Year award for:
Frank Sinatra

4. Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon in 1969. Who was the second person to walk on the moon?
Buzz Aldrin

5. Many attribute the birth of the gay rights movement in the U.S. to this 1969 event:
Stonewall Riot

6. All three of the following substances contributed to social change and upheaval among the young during the 1960s. Which one was legal?
The Pill

7. John F. Kennedy's assassination plunged the nation into despair in 1963. In what year did the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy take place?
1968

8. In August 1968, Czechoslovakia was invaded by:
The Soviet Union

9. This war, which ended on June 5, 1967, left Israel occupying Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and West Bank. What was its name?
The Six Day War

10. The first prime-time soap opera premiered on ABC in 1964. It was called:
Peyton Place

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