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Sixties World History Quiz: The Big Challenge

Trivia about 1960s World History
Were you part of the swinging 60's or were you a hermit? Find out how much you remember about the iconic decade.

From ‘Flower Power’ to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. there is so much to talk about in this decade. The Sixties World History Quiz: The Big Challenge has condensed this into 10 quick questions that will let you prove just how much you truly know about one of the most significant decades in centuries.

The theory is that the earth is around 4.5billion years old. It’s crazy to think that the world has so much history in those 4.5billion years yet there was a single decade where so much happened that it would shape the future of the world forever. This decade was the sixties.

Share your results from the Sixties World History Quiz: The Big Challenge with family and friends to see how their answers compare. You’re going to walk away from the quiz as either a champion or having learned some astounding facts, so take the quiz now!

  • Question of

    Three people escaped from which famous US prison in June 1962?

    • Alcatraz
    • Leavenworth
    • Marion
    • Polunsky
  • Question of

    Which rock group played their first gig at the Marquee Club in London in July 1962?

    • The Rolling Stones
    • The Doors
    • Thin Lizzy
    • Led Zepellin
  • Question of

    Which group released “Surfin’ Safari” in August 1962?

    • The Beach Boys
    • The Monkees
    • Aerosmith
    • The Beatles
  • Question of

    Ringo Starr replaced Pete Best as the drummer in which group in 1962?

    • The Beatles
    • The Rolling Stones
    • Kinks
    • The Who
  • Question of

    What was the profession of Russian Rudolf Nureyev, who defected to the west in June 1961?

    • Dancer
    • Painter
    • Singer
    • Engineer
  • Question of

    18 year old Peter Felcher was shot trying to cross the wall in which city in 1962?

    • Berlin
    • Rome
    • Paris
    • Prague
  • Question of

    Emperor Haile Selassie of which country met with JFK in Maryland in 1963?

    • Ethiopia
    • Sudan
    • South Africa
    • Ghana
  • Question of

    Alcatraz prison close to which city closed for the last time in 1963?

    • San Francisco
    • Los Angeles
    • New York
    • Atlanta
  • Question of

    The car manufacturer Lamborghini was founded in which country in 1963?

    • Italy
    • Spain
    • United States
    • Japan
  • Question of

    A volcanic eruption in 1963 near which country created a new island called Surtsey?

    • Iceland
    • Chile
    • South Africa
    • Fiji


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