1960s Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

Random Trivia Quiz w/ British Focus

Sixties Trivia Quiz Questions

This random quiz game contains 1960s trivia quiz questions about everything from the decade that changed the world.

Politics, events, music, movies, persons, sports, TV, disasters, and more.

Each set of 1960s trivia quiz questions is picked from hundreds of questions in our database.

# 1: According to the Beatles, JoJo was a man who thought he was what?

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JoJo appears in the Beatles song Get Back, released as a single on 11 April 1969 and credited to the Beatles with Billy Preston.

Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it wouldn't last

# 2: What is the title of the song?

Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? is a song by the British singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt. It was released in 1969 and became a number-one 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart. It didn't do as well in United States.

# 3: Who plays the role as the kidnapped wife, Maria, in the 1966 American western The Professionals?

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The Professionals is a 1966 American western written, produced, and directed by Richard Brooks. It starred Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Robert Ryan, and Claudia Cardinale, with Jack Palance, Ralph Bellamy, and Woody Strode in supporting roles.

# 4: He had a hit with this song in 1964. His name?

# 5: According to the song by Leonard Cohen, who feeds you tea and oranges?

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The lyrics are from Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. The song was first recorded by Judy Collins for her 1966 album In My Life. It was later released by Cohen himself on the album Songs of Leonard Cohen

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover.

# 6: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a book from 1962 written by:

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel written by Ken Kesey. It was adapted into the Broadway play by Dale Wasserman in 1963. Bo Goldman adapted the novel into a 1975 film directed by Milos Forman. The film won five Academy Awards.

# 7: The following songs were all nominated for an Academy Award at the 40th Academy Awards (1968). Which song won the Award?

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Talk to the Animals is a song written by British composer Leslie Bricusse. It was featured in the film Doctor Dolittle (1967). In the film, the song was performed by Rex Harrison.

It has since then been recorded by artists such as Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Roger Moore.

# 8: After the qualifying round for the 1970 FIFA World Cup, there was a brief war known as the Football War between what countries?

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The brief war fought by El Salvador and Honduras in 1969 is known as the Football War, the Soccer War, or 100 Hour War. Honduras and El Salvador met in the second North American qualifying round for the 1970 FIFA World Cup. A final, third game, between the countries took place in Mexico City on 26 June 1969. El Salvador won after extra time. After the game, El Salvador dissolved all diplomatic ties with Honduras. The war began on 14 July 1969.

Even though the games triggered more tension between the countries, the causes of the war go deeper.

# 9: She was only fifteen when her version of Shout reached the UK charts in 1964. Her name?

Scottish pop singer Lulu had a #7 UK hit with the song in 1964 (attributed to Lulu and the Luvvers). She also reached the charts in 1986 with a re-recorded version.

# 10: Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated when staying in a motel in which city?

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Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, April 4, 1968, at the age of 39.

After having defeated Senator Eugene McCarthy in the California presidential primary, Robert Kennedy was assassinated on June 5, 1968. He was shot by Sirhan Sirhan, a 24-year-old Palestinian.

# 11: Which was The Dave Clark Five’s first and only number 1 hit in UK?

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Glad All Over is a song by Dave Clark Five. It was the bands's first big hit, reaching No.1 on the UK Singles Chart and No.6 on the American US Billboard Hot 100.

# 12: Who is she?

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The image is from Barbarella, a 1968 science fiction film directed by Roger Vadim. The film stars Jane Fonda as Barbarella.

# 13: Norma Jeane Mortenson was better known under her stage name:

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Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles General Hospital.

# 14: The Oscar winning song The Windmills of Your Mind is featured in which film?

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The Windmills of Your Mind is a song with music by French composer Michel Legrand. It was featured as the theme for the 1968 film The Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway in the leading roles.

The song won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1968. Noel Harrison reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart with his version of the song. Dusty Springfield's version reached number 31 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song has also been recorded by numerous artists, such as Neil Diamond, Val Doonican, The Anita Kerr Singers, Alison Moyet, Elaine Paige, Jimmie Rodgers, the Sandpipers, Barbra Streisand, Vanilla Fudge, and Edward Woodward.

The French lyrics are written by Eddy Marnay and the English lyrics by Americans Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman.

# 15: What are the opening lyrics for Bob Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower?

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The song All Along The Watchtower starts:
There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief,
There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.

# 16: What song by The Rolling Stones starts with the line: Please allow me to introduce myself?

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The song Sympathy for the Devil starts:
Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith

# 17: What is the name of the group?

Arnold Layne is the debut single released by Pink Floyd in 1967. It peaked at No. 20 in United Kingdom.

# 18: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 35th Academy Awards (1963). Which film won the Award?

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Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. The film was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. Peter O'Toole plays the title role.

The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won seven at the 35th Academy Awards (1963), including Best Director and Best Picture.

To Kill a Mockingbird won three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Gregory Peck.

# 19: Syd Barrett was a member of what band from the sixties?

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Syd Barrett was a British guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for being a part of the British band Pink Floyd.

# 20: A memorial in New York’s Central Park is named after what Beatles song?

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Strawberry Fields is a landscaped section in New York City's Central Park that is dedicated to the memory of former Beatle John Lennon. It is named after the Beatles' song Strawberry Fields Forever written by Lennon.


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