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1960s World History Quiz: The Big Challenge

Trivia about 1960s World History
Were you too busy enjoying the Summer of Love to remember the 1960s? Take the test!

The 1960s World History Quiz: The Big Challenge will test your knowledge on the decade that was so impactful to mankind that it has shaped even present day. We will be asking you a variety of questions. We’re covering everything from sporting titles to musical accomplishments.

The sixties was a huge decade for world history. It was dominated by wars, high profile assassinations but also advancements in technology. This was, after all, the decade that man first landed on the moon and the world’s first heart transplant was performed.

Do you remember the decade yourself? Or have simply learned about it more recently? Either way, the 1960s World History Quiz will truly set apart the Paul McCartney’s from the George Harrison’s. Take the quiz now to prove your knowledge.

  • Question of

    Madagascar gained independence from which country in June 1960?

    • France
    • Greece
    • Italy
    • Belgium
  • Question of

    King Saud took power of which country in December 1960?

    • Saudi Arabia
    • Iraq
    • Egypt
    • India
  • Question of

    The Beatles first played in the Cavern Club in which city in March 1961?

    • Liverpool
    • London
    • Manchester
    • Birmingham
  • Question of

    Which country withdrew from the British Commonwealth in March 1961?

    • South Africa
    • Malaysia
    • Canada
    • New Zealand
  • Question of

    Sierra Leone declared independence from which country in 1961?

    • UK
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • Portugal
  • Question of

    Who won the Pulitzer Prize for “To Kill A Mockingbird” in 1961?

    • Harper Lee
    • Philip Roth
    • Mark Twain
    • Toni Morrison
  • Question of

    The US Ranger spacecraft crash landed on which celestial body in 1962?

    • Moon
    • Mars
    • Venus
    • Sun
  • Question of

    Antonio Segni became President of which country in 1962?

    • Italy
    • Switzerland
    • Greece
    • Portugal
  • Question of

    SS officer Adolf Eichmann was executed in which country in 1962 after being convicted of war crimes?

    • Israel
    • Jordan
    • United States
    • France
  • Question of

    Which country won the 1962 FIFA World Cup?

    • Brazil
    • England
    • West Germany
    • France


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