This Quiz Will Reveal Your Knowledge of the Baby Boomer Generation

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This Quiz Will Reveal Your Knowledge of the Baby Boomer Generation
Boomers, zoomers, millennials - which generation do you belong to? Each generation has its characteristics, behavioral patterns, and values. Let's see how well you know the features of the baby boomer generation!

Afghanistan has been a nation all too familiar with war in its history. How many years did the Soviet-Afghan War last?

9 years

5 years

15 years

18 years

Who did the Soviets replace Nikita Khrushchev with in 1964?

Boris Yeltsin

Yuri Andropov

Leonid Brezhnev

Mikhail Gorbachev

Who issued the famous 'fatwa' against Salman Rushdie in the early 80s, calling for his death?

Ayatollah Khomeini

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?

Walter Mondale

Caspar Weinberger

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?'

France

Germany

Spain

Turkey

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?

Marijuana

Shock therapy

Thorazine

Amphetamines

There was more than one 'Red Scare' in the history of the USA. How many have there been in the history of the country?

2

5

3

4

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?

James Lovell

Alan Shepard

Gordon Cooper, Jr

Michael Collins

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?

Pig-tailed macaque

Squirrel monkey

Rhesus

Chimpanzee

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?

Velcro

Zipper

Vise-grips

Carabiner

What was the first jet aircraft to enter commercial service for carrying passengers?.

De Havilland Comet

Boeing 707

Tupolev Tu-104

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?

Gerald Ford

George W. Bush

Donald Trump

Bill Clinton

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?

Tom Wolfe

Jack Kerouac

Hunter S. Thompson

Ken Kesey

Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to play baseball for the Major League. Which team did he play for?

Cincinnati Reds

New York Yankees

Cleveland Indians

Brooklyn Dodgers

Who did the Philippines become independent from in 1946 after being ruled by a foreign nation for 48 years?

Portugal

Holland

Spain

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

Atanasoff-Berry Computer

ENIAC

BRAINIAC

Which fashion craze created by Mary Quant in London had its start in 1965 and soon spread all over the world?

Tie-dye shirts

Bell-bottoms

Bouffant hairstyle

Miniskirt

Many Baby Boomer success stories came from the 60s. Where did Sam Walton open his first Wal-Mart store in 1962?

Nebraska

Arkansas

Kansas

Missouri

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?

36

30

28

32

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?

1 month

1 year

2 years

6 months

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?

Jane Fonda

Betty Friedan

Gloria Steinem

Ayn Rand

What were young people burning in protest of the Vietnam War in the 60s and 70s?

Draft cards

Bibles

Dollar bills

Copies of the Constitution

What popular toy was created by Wham-O in 1958?

Pogo Stick

The Hula-Hoop

The Frisbee

The Slinky

Which year is considered by many to be the peak year of the Baby Boom?

1951

1957

1960

1955

Which one of the following was not a member of the Warsaw Pact signed in 1955?

Poland

Bosnia

Soviet Union

Czechoslovakia

Many great things came out of the Baby Boomer generation including frozen TV dinners. Which famous brand started the revolution?

Stouffer's

Banquet

Morton

Swanson's

What was the average cost of a new house in 1960?

$27,300

$12,700

$10,500

$18,400

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?

Harry Truman

Franklin Roosevelt

Henry A. Wallace

Winston Churchill

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?.

Atlantic Conference

Yalta Conference

Treaty of Versailles

Potsdam Conference

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

Canada

India

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

Captain Kangaroo

Batman

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?

Allen Ginsberg

Jack Kerouac

Andy Warhol

Neal Cassidy

What was the name of the generation that preceded the Baby Boomer generation?

Generation X

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

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Ok, Boomer

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