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How Well Do You Know The Swingin' '60s?
by Isadora Teich
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ABOUT THIS QUIZ

Okay, we'll admit it: The 1960s are a love-em-or-hate-em decade, and a lot of people fall in the latter camp. It was a generation of excess, with eye-bruisingly loud psychedelic art, drug use that sometimes ruined lives, and some truly awful hairstyle and clothing choices. 

But maybe that's an undeserved bad rap. Look closer, and you'll see that there was a lot more going on in the 1960s than the cliches that have clung to them for decades after. For example, the 1960s were a period of medical innovation, with a South African surgeon performing a ground-breaking transplant. 

The 1960s also brought us the first-ever playing of a now-beloved sporting event (we can't tell you which; it's a spoiler) and a brilliant first novel that is still taught in schools today. (We'll give you a hint: Its unexpected sequel, "Go Set a Watchman," came to bookstores decades afterward, in 2015). 

Also, the first televised presidential debate took place in the 1960s, and you might find this hard to believe, but there wasn't a crawl line across the bottom of the screen or a seven-person panel of squabbling "experts" afterward! It looks revolutionary, in retrospect.

The 1960s: all we are saying, is give them a chance! And what better way to do that than to revisit them with our quiz!

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