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Year in Review: 1961

Test your knowledge of the events of 1961. The questions cover a wide range of topics (politics, entertainment, sports, science, etc).


Quiz ID:#8178
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Created By:cnmne*us*****




#1   Who was the first person to orbit the earth?

#2   Who became President of the United States?

#3   In automobile racing, who won the Indianapolis 500?

#4   Hassan II became the king of what country?

#5   What book won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?

#6   The Secretary-General of the United Nations was killed in a plane crash. What was his name?

#7   The Bay of Pigs invasion occurred in what country?

#8   A fire at a circus in the city of Niteroi killed 323 people. In what country did this occur?

#9   In basketball, what team won the National Basketball Association (NBA) Championship?

#10   Which of the following events did not occur in 1961?

#11   In 1961, Sierra Leone obtained its independence from France.

#12   In 1961, the Portuguese Colonial War began in Angola.

#13   In 1961, ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union.





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