Monitor Quiz: The Sixties, Revisited

For anyone who's had his fill of baby-boomer nostalgia, read no further. For the rest of you, see how much you remember about the decade in which a generation came of age:

1. What private school in Massachusetts was portrayed by John Knowles in his 1960 novel 'A Separate Peace?'

2. Name the style of hat for which Jacqueline Kennedy was famous.

3. What were the names of Nancy Drew's three sleuthy friends?

4. What breed of dog did LBJ own while he was president?

5. How many books are in J.R.R.Tolkien's 'The Lord of the Rings'? (Extra credit: Name them.)

6. What worldwide event took place in Queens, New York City, from April 22, 1964 to Oct. 17, 1965?

7. What poet is known for using all lower-case letters in his poems?

8. Which United States President did Norman Rockwell describe as 'no fun to paint'?

9. 'The Honeymooners' TV sitcom was the inspiration for what prime-time cartoon comedy (the first ever)?

10. What was Tony Nelson's job in the sitcom 'I Dream of Jeannie'?

11 What Beatles song, written in French, won a 1966 Grammy?

12. What recording artist sang, 'It ain't no use to sit and wonder why, babe'?

13. Which syndicated newspaper cartoon has never featured an adult?

14. Who are the world's two most successful songwriters of No. 1 singles?

15. According to the lyrics of their popular song, how were the Beach Boys preparing to go 'Surfin' USA'?

16. Who were Knothead and Splinter?

17. On what rock 'n' roll album did Shirley Temple's picture appear?

18. What sinister cartoon couple appeared on 'Rocky and His Friends'? (Extra credit: Do you know their last names, too?)

19. With what family did Lassie live on the TV show?

20. What Broadway musical was inspired by Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'?

21. What musical group took 'the last train to Clarksville'?

22. For what newspaper did Jimmy Olsen work?

23. In what town did Barney and Betty Rubble live?

24. On what island did Capt. Jonas Grumby find himself marooned?


(1) Deerfield (Mass.) Academy; (2) the 'pillbox' hat; (3) Bess Marvin, George Fayne, and Ned Nickerson; (4) beagle; (5) three: 'The Fellowship of the Ring,' 'The Two Towers,' and 'The Return of the King.' 'The Hobbit' is not part of the trilogy; (6) the New York World's Fair; (7) E.E. Cummings; (8) Richard Nixon; (9) 'The Flintstones'; (10) an astronaut; (11) 'Michelle (Ma Belle)'; (12) Bob Dylan; (13) Peanuts; (14) John Lennon and Paul McCartney; (15) They were waxing their surfboards; (16) They were nephews of Woody Woodpecker; (17) The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' (1967); (18) Boris Badenov, Natasha Fatale; (19) The Millers (20) 'West Side Story'; (21) The Monkees; (22) The Daily Planet; (23) Bedrock; (24) Gilligan's Island.

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