Afghanistan has been a nation all too familiar with war in its history. How many years did the Soviet-Afghan War last?
Who did the Soviets replace Nikita Khrushchev with in 1964?
Who issued the famous 'fatwa' against Salman Rushdie in the early 80s, calling for his death?
Hasan Ali Mansur
Most agree that the success of Ronald Reagan's campaign for President of the USA came from the votes and support of Baby Boomers. Who was his pick for Vice President?
George W. Bush
George H.W. Bush
What was former President Jimmy Carter doing during the peak years of the Baby Boomer generation?
He was farming peanuts
He was a State Representative in Georgia
He was serving in the US Army
He was serving in various vessels in the US Navy
The Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 put the world at the brink of nuclear war. Which of the countries below was also part of what also was known as the 'October Crisis?'
The generation that lived through post World War II certainly had to deal with issues concerning depression. What was most often prescribed to help them with their issues?
There was more than one 'Red Scare' in the history of the USA. How many have there been in the history of the country?
Who piloted the command module 'Columbia' while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent their time on the surface of the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission?
Gordon Cooper, Jr
What type of ape or monkey was 'Albert' the the first of a series of 'Alberts' that flew in V2 rockets in the late 40s?
There were many great innovations that came out of the Baby Boomer years including a famous fastener named after the combination of two French words. What was it?
What was the first jet aircraft to enter commercial service for carrying passengers?.
De Havilland Comet
Avro Canada C102
Which act was considered the preeminent event that led to the Civil Rights Movement of the 60s?
The Brown v. Board of Education decision
Rosa Parks and her decision to not give up her seat on a bus in Alabama
The killing of Emmett Till
Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream Speech"
Which of the following US Presidents was not born in the Baby Boomer years?
George W. Bush
Jazz in the Boomer days grew in popularity and evolved through several fantastic stages. Which famous jazz festival, which began in 1954, still carries on to this day?
New Orleans Jazz Festival
Newport Jazz Festival
Montreal Jazz Festival
Chicago Jazz Festival
Who wrote, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," in 1962?
Hunter S. Thompson
Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play baseball for the Major League. Which team did he play for?
New York Yankees
Who did the Philippines become independent from in 1946 after being ruled by a foreign nation for 48 years?
United States of America
What was the name of the first programmable electronic computer unveiled at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946?
Cray CDC 6600
Which fashion craze created by Mary Quant in London had its start in 1965 and soon spread all over the world?
Many Baby Boomer success stories came from the 60s. Where did Sam Walton open his first Wal-Mart store in 1962?
Which Beatles song was released in the UK in 1962 becoming their first single ever?
A Hard Day's Night'
I Saw Her Standing There.'
Love Me Do.'
All My Loving'
Hippies were a huge part of the scene and their culminating experience was the massive Woodstock gathering. How many performances were played to the audience of some 400,000 people?
After Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person in space for the Soviet Union, how long after his feat did Alan Shepard become the first American in space?
The Women's liberation movement came to full light during the late 60s and into the 70s. Who wrote the book, 'The Feminine Mystique,' which put to words what so many women in the States and around the world were feeling at the time?
What were young people burning in protest of the Vietnam War in the 60s and 70s?
Copies of the Constitution
What popular toy was created by Wham-O in 1958?
Which year is considered by many to be the peak year of the Baby Boom?
Which one of the following was not a member of the Warsaw Pact signed in 1955?
Many great things came out of the Baby Boomer generation including frozen TV dinners. Which famous brand started the revolution?
What was the average cost of a new house in 1960?
In the post world years, one world leader pledged a policy of containment in order to curtail the spread of communism. Who was that world leader?
Henry A. Wallace
What was the name of the conference that split Germany into four zones after the war, and thus began the start of the Cold War?.
Treaty of Versailles
In the postwar days Americans emerged fairly well off from the Great Depression. Because of this, which of the following aspects of the United States changed the landscape forever?
The Interstate Highway system was created and people fled the big cities to pursue their dreams in suburbia
White collar jobs became more important than blue collar jobs
Obesity rates skyrocketed as people went out to restaurants more often
People sold their farms and moved to the city
Why is the health care debate that's been burdening the US government for decades now such a big deal for Baby Boomers?
They are at or near retirement and the US will have a tough time coping with the large population of aging retirees
The retirement age keeps shifting against their favor
Most of them are Democrats and the Republicans won't cater to their needs
Most of their HMOs are in a dire state due to the ACA
Who formed the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, or CND, in 1957?
The United Kingdom
The United States
Some Baby Boomers may remember the Banana Man from a whacky TV show of their time. Which show was the Banana Man on?
The Twilight Zone
Saturday Night Live
The Beat Generation was kind of a subset of the Baby Boomer generation beginning in the late 40s. Who was the first to coin the phrase?
What was the name of the generation that preceded the Baby Boomer generation?
The Silent Generation
The War Generation
The Lost Generation
During the Arab-Israeli War/Yom Kippur war in 1973 which organization placed an embargo on oil causing massive shortages of gas as well as a massive surge in its price?
United Arab Emirates
Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
Society of Petroleum Engineers
A Real Millennial
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Crossroads of Generations
Judging by your answers, you no longer belong to the boomer generation, but were born a little later. However, you are familiar with many historical events and personalities of that time, and you are well versed in what happened in those years. In addition, after our test, you will know a little more! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!
Judging by your answers, you belong to the boomer generation. You may have been born a little later, but you are familiar with many historical events and personalities of that time, and you are well versed in what happened in those years. We hope that our test still gave you new knowledge! Send this quiz to your friends, let's see if they can do it better!