1960's Trivia Contest

Trivia Contest - special 60's prize for the winner. One point for each correct answer - although some questions can be worth more than one point.

Even though you were in diapers for part of this decade, we hope you remember something about "The Sixties"

I lost my original answers to these, but thanx to JodyP who researched 'em and sent the attached answers. I've gotten some updates over the years, so if you see one that is wrong, send me an Email

1. What colors were the Rock'em Sock'em Robots?
Red & Blue

2. What toy car was introduced in 1968? 
Hot Wheels

3. What were the stickers called that made fun of actual products? 
Wacky Packages (thanx to VincentP) 

4. What year did the FDA approve the birth control pill? 

5. When was President Kennedy assassinated? (Month and year) 
November 22, 1963

6. What city hosted the 1967 World's Fair? 

7. What was the date of the first moon landing? 
July 20, 1969

8. The first Superbowl game was in 1967. The Green Bay Packers won. Who lost? Score?
Kansas City Chiefs, 35-10

9. I guess that's so, we don't have a pot, but at least I'm sure of all the things we got was sung by whom?f song? 
Title of Song?
Sonny & Cher "I Got You Babe"

10. Who sang and what was the title of the song "See Mrs. Gray, she's proud today, because her roses are in bloom?"
Devin Arkin "Georgia Avenue" (some have said it's "The Monkees-Pleasant Valley Sunday")

11. Gazing from my window to the streets below, on a freshly silent shroud of snow was from what song? Sung by?
Simon & Garfunkel "I Am A Rock"

12. In 1969, Mike Collins stood by while his two companions did what? 
Walked on the moon

13. In 1964, Jonas Grumby was the captain of what TV ship? 
SS Minnow on Gilligan's Island

14. Who lived at 1313 Mockingbird Lane? 

15. In 1967, what game outsold the Monopoly? 

16. In 1969, who was Captain America better known as to moviegoers? 
American Super Hero

17. What year were the touch-tone phone and the cassette tape recorder introduced? 

18. The most expensive movie made in the early sixties cost $44 million and starred Elizabeth Taylor. What was the title?

19. What product had the tag line "Cleans like the White Tornado?"
Ajax Liquid

20. What year were Zip Codes introduced? 

21. What team joined baseball in 1962? 
Houston Colts 45's who later became the Astros

22. What Nobel Prize winner killed himself in 1961? 
Ernest Hemmingway

23. In 1963, things cost a lot less. Tell us the price of these items: 
      Movie ticket?
      McDonalds hamburger?
      A gallon of gas?
      A postage stamp?
Movie - $1.00, hamburger - $0.15, gallon of gas - $0.30, postage stamp - $0.05

24. However, some things cost more. Today the average price of this household item is $275, but in 1963, it cost a whopping $400. What was the item? 

The answers to the following questions can be found in the slide show or among the Alek paraphernalia:

1.     What notable landmark shown in the slide show no longer exists?
New York World Trade Center Towers

2.     What was Alek's rank and service in the Armed Forces?
Captain - United States Air Force

3.     To the nearest thousand, how may X-mas lights appear in the slide show?
54,000 - It's a Boy (2,000), 5 Years (2,000), Xmas 2000 (12,000), 2001 (16,000), 2002 (22,000)
4.     Where was Dirk conceived?
Hot Tub in Pagado House near Green Mountain

5.     What time was sunset tonight?

6.     What do Nuclear Bombs do?
Go Bang!

7.     List as many of the different modes of transportation that are shown in the slide show: (Hint: a car is one, a plane is another, there are at least 20). Quarter point for each correct answer - minus one point for false answers, so don't make 'em up!

8.     What significant event happened the day after the sausage daiquiris? (No real clues on this one, very hard, but points awarded for good guesses - also be sure to ask Alek about these flavorful daiquiris)
Dirk was born

9.     What was the significance of Alek's initials at the time he was born?
"AOK" - what John Glenn said during his 1962 spaceflight

10.  What was Alek wearing when he when he got together with Wendy for the first timee?
Member's Only Jacket and "slick" white pants

11.  What is significant about "ZS-SAV"? (tough one, but two clues exist and worth two points if you can identify it, and two more points if you can figure out two significant things about it).
ZS-SAV was the tail number on the first South African Airways 747-400 that my Dad flew over on the delivery flight