This page is designed to test the smarts of our class.  Any question be it trivia, current events, history, geography, or from Jay Leno's show are allowed.  If you have a favorite question, please e-mail Judy Lampman Lankau,, for posting.

1) What was the average cost of a new house in 1961?
2) In 1961, what was the average income?

3) What was the cost of a gallon of gasoline in 1961?
27 cents
51 cents
64 cents
48 cents
4) In 1961 the average cost of a new car was...

5) Who was born in 1961?
Woody Harrelson
George Clooney
Toby Keith
All of the above
6) What soft drink was introduced in 1961?
Mountain Dew
NeHi Grape
A&W Root Beer

7) Which fad became a real hit in 1961?
Miniature race cars
Fancy pony tail holders
Frosty the sno-cone machine
Pet rocks
8) The Best Picture Oscar in 1961 went to...
The Guns of Navarone
West Side Story
The Hustler

9) Best actor Oscar in 1961 went to....
Charles Boyer (Fanny)
Paul Newman (The Hustler)
Spencer Tracy (Judgment at Nuremberg)
Maximilian Schnell (Judgment at Nuremberg)
10) Best Actress Oscar in 1961 went to....
Audrey Hepburn (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Sophia Loren (Two Women)
Pipe Laurie (The Hustler)
Natalie Wood (Splendor in the Grass)

11) The most watched TV show in 1961 was...
Have Gun, Will Travel
Candid Camera
The Ed Sullivan Show
12) The 1961 Yankees win the World Series by defeating...
Cincinnati Reds
Boston Red Sox
New York Mets
Baltimore Orioles

13) The #1 song in the top 100 of 1961 was...
Traveling' Man (Ricky Nelson)
Big Bad John (Jimmy Dean)
Pony Time (Chubby Checker)
Runaround Sun (Dion)
14) In January 1961, the NYTimes Best Seller list was topped by...
Franny and Zooey (J.D. Salinger)
The Carpetbaggers (Harold Robbins)
Hawaii (James Michener)
Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)

15) 1961 was a big year for:
Montgomery Bus Boycott
Rosa Parks
The Freedom Riders
The Selma to Montgomery Marches
16) Everyday life changes when this is introduced in 1961:
Electric Can Opener
Electric toothbrush
Electric Carving Knife
Electric Car