1960s Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

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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: The film To Kill a Mockingbird is based on a novel by:

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American film directed by Robert Mulligan. The film is based on a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. The book was an immediate success, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and is today a classic of modern American literature. It was adapted to film by Horton Foote.

# 2: Who wrote the 1964 novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car?

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Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car is a children's novel written by Ian Fleming for his son Caspar, with illustrations by John Burningham.

# 3: Which American author was awarded the1962 Nobel Prize in Literature?

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John Ernst Steinbeck was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception. He is widely known for the novels The Grapes of Wrath (1939), Cannery Row (1945), and East of Eden (1952).

The Nobel Prize in literature has not been awarded to Eugene O'Neill, F. Scott Fitzgerald or John Updike.

# 4: Who had a one-hit wonder with Eve of Destruction in 1965?

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Eve of Destruction is a song written by P. F. Sloan. The best-known recording is by Barry McGuire. His version hit No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

# 5: The Motown record company was founded by:

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Motown was founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960.

# 6: In the 1960s, Aldo Moro was Prime Minister of which country?

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Aldo Moro was an Italian politician and the 38th Prime Minister of Italy, from 1963 to 1968, and then again from 1974 to 1976.

# 7: Which studio album by the Beatles included the song Penny Lane?

Penny Lane was included on the Magical Mystery Tour album.

Magical Mystery Tour was released as a double EP in the United Kingdom and an LP in the United States. The LP version included the band's 1967 single releases. The LP version was not released in the UK until 1976.

# 8: Who plays the leading character in The Thomas Crown Affair from 1968?

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The Thomas Crown Affair is a 1968 film directed and produced by Norman Jewison. Steve McQueen plays the leading character, Thomas Crown. Faye Dunaway plays the investigator, Vicki Anderson. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning Best Original Song for Michel Legrand's Windmills of Your Mind

# 9: This is a 1967 single released by:

Bend Me, Shape Me was first recorded by The Outsiders as a track on their album The Outsiders In in 1966. The American Breed released their version in 1967. It peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1968 and No. 24 in the UK Singles Chart.

# 10: Willy Wonka is a character in which of these novels?

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's novel by British author Roald Dahl. It tells the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka.

# 11: Who won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in BUtterfield 8 (1960)?

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BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 drama film directed by Daniel Mann. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey. After being nominated four years in a row, Elizabeth Taylor won her first Academy Award in the category Best Actress in a leading role.

The capitalized 'B' and 'U' in the title derives from the pattern of old telephone exchange names in the United States and Canada.

# 12: Who was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American film directed by Sydney Pollack. The story revolves around a group of contestants desperate to win a Depression-era dance marathon. The leading roles are played by Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Bruce Dern, Bonnie Bedelia, and Gig Young.

The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, but not for Best Picture (a record). The film only won in one category. Gig Young got an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

# 13: Which TV series featured Patrick McGoohan as secret agent John Drake?

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Danger Man (Secret Agent in U.S.) is a British television series which was broadcast in the sixties. The series featured Patrick McGoohan as secret agent John Drake.

# 14: Which group had a hit with Bad Moon Rising in 1969?

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Bad Moon Rising is a song written by John Fogerty and performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival. It was released in April 1969. The song reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart

# 15: Catch-22 is a novel written by:

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Catch-22 is a novel by Joseph Heller. It is set during World War II, from 1942 to 1944. It mainly follows the life of Captain John Yossarian, a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier.

# 16: This Australian athlete is also known as the Rocket:

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Rod Laver, also known as the Rocket, is till considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He is one of the most famous athletes of the 1960s.

# 17: What group had a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 with Crimson and Clover?

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Crimson and Clover is a 1968 song by American rock band Tommy James and the Shondells. The song peaked at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 February 1, 1969. The song spent 16 weeks on the U.S. charts.

# 18: Audrey Hepburn stars in which of these films?

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Wait Until Dark (1967) is an American film directed by Terence Young. It stars Audrey Hepburn as Susy Hendrix, a young blind woman.

The story revolves around old-fashioned doll with hidden drugs. Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna play two of the criminals looking for the doll.

Hepburn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, but did not win. Instead, Katharine Hepburn got the Award for her role in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

# 19: What is the name of the main character, played by Audrey Hepburn, in Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

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Breakfast at Tiffany's is a 1961 American film by Blake Edwards. It stars Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly (Lula Mae Barnes) and George Peppard as Paul Varjak (Fred). Mickey Rooney appears in the film as the neighbor I.Y. Yunioshi.

The film is loosely based on a novella by Truman Capote.

Henry Mancini won an Academy Award for Best Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. Together with Johnny Mercer, he also won the Award for Best Original Song (Moon River). Audrey Hepburn was nominated for an Award in the category Best Actress in a Leading Role, but did not win.

# 20: Who topped Billboard Hot 100 with Stand By Me in 1961?

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Stand by Me was originally performed by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King. It was released on the Atco label in 1961 and reached no 1 on Billboard Hot 100.

The song was later featured in the 1986 film Stand by Me. It hit the charts again in 1987, reaching number one in several countries, including UK.

The song is written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller,

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