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#1. In what year was the “Summer of Love”?

#2. In what year did approximately 700 American advisory forces first arrive in Vietnam?

#3. The Bay of Pigs Invasion, in April 1961, was an unsuccessful action by a CIA-trained force in an attempt to overthrow the government of what nation?

#4. On October 16, 1964, what country detonated its first nuclear weapons test?

#5. For what reason were the Nixon/Kennedy US Presidential debates unique?

#6. The 1960 Valdivia earthquake is to date the most powerful earthquake ever recorded, rating 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale. In which country did it occur?

#7. The first human to travel into space and subsequently to orbit the earth did so on April 12, 1961. What was his name?

#8. The first heart transplantation operation was done in 1967 by Professor Christiaan Barnard in which country?.?

#9. Who wrote the book “The Feminine Mystique”?

#10. In 1967, French president Charles De Gaulle visited Canada. What did he do there that caused a significant diplomatic rift between the two countries?

#11. In what year did the Beatles arrive in the USA?

#12. There were two FIFA World Cups held in the 1960s, one was hosted by England. Who hosted the other?

#13. Libya’s monarchy was overthrown on September 1, 1969, and a radical new government took power. What was the name of the army officer who led the coup?

#14. The Six Days War was a war between what country and the neighbouring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria? [I—–]

#15. Following the election of Alexander Dubcek as First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia, a series of reforms were enacted in the country, including the loosening of restrictions on speech and travel. The period of liberalization continued until the Soviet invasion on 21 August 1968. This time period is known as the _____________?

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