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Hair - Hair tells the story of a group of politically active, longhaired hippies who are fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War.In New York, the first "hippie" musical opened in New York in 1967. Name it.

       a. Hair
       b. Godspell
       c. Tommy
       d. Aquarius


D. H. Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover is said to have originated from events in Lawrence's own unhappy domestic life.In 1960, the novel Lady Chatterley's Lover was the subject of an obscenity trial in Britain. Who wrote the novel?

       a. Kurt Vonnegut
       b. D. H. Lawrence
       c. Ray Bradbury
       d. J.D. Salinger


India - Known as the Sino-Indian War, a disputed Himalayan border was the main pretext for the war.In 1962, China launched attacks on the border of which of their neighbouring countries?

       a. Burma
       b. India
       c. Mongolia
       d. Vietnam


Skopje - Skopje is currently the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia.Which ancient city, located in Yugoslavia, was destroyed in 1963 by an earthquake?

       a. Skopje
       b. Dubrovnik
       c. Ljubljana
       d. Zadar


Apollo 1 - A cabin fire during a launch pad test was the cause of the accident.Three astronauts were killed when a spacecraft blew up on the launch pad at Cape Kennedy in 1967. Name the spacecraft.

       a. Mercury 1
       b. Apollo 1
       c. Gemini 1
       d. Saturn 1


Judy Garland - The American Film Institute placed Judy among the ten greatest female stars in the history of American cinema in 1999.Which beloved American singer and actress died of a drug overdose on June 22, 1969 at the age of 47?

       a. Judy Garland
       b. Marilyn Monroe
       c. Anne Bancroft
       d. Bette Davis


Pierre Trudeau - Pierre was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984.Which Canadian politician became Prime Minister in 1968?

       a. Pierre Trudeau
       b. Lester B. Pearson
       c. Joe Clark
       d. John Turner


The Tet Offensive - The Tet Offensive created a crisis within the American government who were unable to convince the American public that it had been a major defeat for the communists.What name is given to the co-ordinated attack launched on over 100 urban areas of South Vietnam by the Vietcong in 1968?

       a. The Tet Offensive
       b. Operation Taylor Common
       c. Operation Pierce Arrow
       d. Battle of the Iron Triangle


Lenny Bruce - The official cause of Lenny's death was listed as 'acute morphine poisoning caused by an accidental overdose'.In 1966, which American comedian died from a drug overdose at the age of 40?

       a. Lewis Black
       b. Richard Pryor
       c. Lenny Bruce
       d. George Carlin


Nelson Mandela - Mandela was released from Victor Verster Prison on 11 February 1990.Which leader of the African National Congress was sentenced by a South African court to life imprisonment for treason in 1964?

       a. Nelson Mandela
       b. Mangosuthu Buthelezi
       c. P. W. Botha
       d. Steve Biko


An American Dream - The novel was somewhat controversial for its portrayal and treatment of women.In 1965, Norman Mailer published his fourth novel. What was it called?

       a. The Executioner's Song
       b. An American Dream
       c. The Deer Park
       d. The Naked and the Dead


Frank Sinatra - The song hit number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 chart and the Easy Listening chart.Who has a hit with the song, Strangers in the Night in 1966?

       a. The Monkees
       b. Frank Sinatra
       c. The Righteous Brothers
       d. The Four Tops


The Graduate - Adjusted for inflation, the film is #21 on the list of highest-grossing films in North America.In 1967, Dustin Hoffman starred alongside Anne Bancroft in what blockbuster movie?

       a. The Graduate
       b. Funny Girl
       c. Yours, Mine, and Ours
       d. Rosemary's Baby



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