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1968

written by: silverqueen
 
"1968: Like a knife blade, the year severed past from future." In a 40th year anniversary special Time Magazine wrote about The Year That Changed the World. Let's travel back to a time when there was the sound of " marching, charging feet, boy."

Question 1:

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Gasp, nude comes to Broadway! What playbill proclaimed it was the "American tribal love-rock musical"?
Hair
Camelot
Godspell
O, Calcutta!


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Question 2:


The first line of real dialogue wasn't spoken until fourty minutes after the movie began. In what movie will you find the quote "I became operational at the H.A.L. computer plant in Urbana, Illinois."?
A Clockwork Orange
Star Wars
2001: A Space Odyssey
Eyes Wide Shut

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The # 1UCLA Bruins played the # 2 University of Houston Cougars in the first televised regular season basketball game, that was billed as the Game of the Century. Elvin Hayes, known as "Big E" led the Cougars. Who was the star of the # 1 Bruins?
Larry Byrd
Wilt Chamberlain
Lew Alcindor
Julius Ervin


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Who said, "I've seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the Promised Land."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


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On August 20, 1968 five members of the Warsaw Pact invaded this country to quell the new reforms put in place by this country's new leader. In what country did Alexander Dubcek try to bring freedom of the press and rights for workers?
Poland
Ukraine
Hungary
Czechoslovakia

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In Operation Niagara, on January 21, 1968, "the United States dropped more bombs into a smaller area over a shorter period of time than had any other air campaign in the history of warfare." In what military action did less than 6,000 United States Marines hold off an estimated 30,000 North Vietnamese Army and People's Army of Vietnam troops?
Battle of Dien Bien Phu
Hamburger Hill
Siege of Khe Sanh
Tet Offensive


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Question 7:


What Beatles' single, that ran seven minutes, was the first to be released on the Beatles new Apple label?
The Long and Winding Road
Revolution
Let It Be
Hey, Jude

Question 8:


When Anti-war protesters, socialists and Yippes (Youth International Party ) descended on the 1968 Democratic National Convention, the mayor of this city responded by using 12,000
policemen, 6,000 Illinois National Guardsmen and 6,000 U.S. army troops armed with flamethrowers and bazookas. What mayor said "The policeman isn't there to create disorder, the policeman is there to preserve disorder."?
Richard Daley
Jerry Brown
John Lindsay
Nelson Rockafeller

Question 9:


It was after winning the California Democratic Primary that Robert Kennedy was shot at the Ambassador Hotel when he walked into a service area to greet supporters. Who was convicted for the assassination of Robert Kennedy?
Sirhan Sirhan
Jack Ruby
James Earl Ray
Lee Harvey Oswald

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From the top grossing movie of 1968 we learn that one word, "Plastics", is the key to the future. In what movie did Benjamin ask "Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?"
The Odd Couple
The Valley of the Dolls
Yours, Mine and Ours
The Graduate


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