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: Which American band released the album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears in 1966?

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"""If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears is the 1966 debut album by The Mamas & the Papas (spelled """"The Mama's and the Papa's"""" on the cover)."""

# 2: What group had a hit with The Rain, The Park, And Other Things in 1967?

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The Rain, the Park & Other Things is a song by The Cowsills. It topped the charts in Canada and reached No. 2 in United States and New Zealand.

# 3: Who plays the role as Benjamin Braddock, the main character, in the 1967 movie The Graduate?

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The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The role as 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate, is played by Dustin Hoffman.

# 4: Ray Charles’ hit I Can’t Stop Loving You was originally written and recorded by:

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The song was originally written and composed by country singer Don Gibson. It was first released as B-side to Oh, Lonesome Me in 1958.

# 5: What is the title of Leonard Cohen’s debut album from 1967?

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Songs of Leonard Cohen is the debut album of Canadian musician Leonard Cohen. It was released in 1967. The album had little success in United States, but reached #13 in UK and spent nearly a year and a half in the UK album charts.

# 6: 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.

# 7: In which country was actress Julie Andrews born?

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Julie Andrews was born on 1 October 1935 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England.

# 8: At the 1964 Summer Olympics, swimmer Dawn Fraser won the 100 m freestyle event for the third time in a row. Fraser represented which country?

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At the 1964 Summer Olympics, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser won the 100 m freestyle event for the third time in a row. She was named the Australian of the Year the same year and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1965.

# 9: Martin Murray and Honey Lantree were leading members of which 1960s group?

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The Honeycombs started in November 1963 as an amateur band founded by Martin Murray. Its members were Murray, a hairdresser, his salon assistant Honey Lantree, her brother John and two friends. Originally they called themselves the Sheratons.

# 10: When you have to shoot, shoot. Don’t talk. This quote is from what 60s movie?

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The quote is from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.

# 11: What British singer had a leading role as the Tunnel King in the Great Escape (1963).

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John Leyton is an English actor and singer. As a singer, he is perhaps best known for Johnny Remember Me, which reached Number 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1961. His next single, Wild Wind, reached Number 2.

As an actor he appeared in films like The Great Escape, Guns at Batasi, Every Day's a Holiday, and Von Ryan's Express.

# 12: He was born Charles Edward in St. Louis, Missouri:

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Chuck Berry was born into a middle-class African-American family in St. Louis, Missouri. His birth name was Charles Edward Anderson Berry

# 13: Three of the members of this band in the sixties were Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and Ray Manzarek. Who was the fourth?

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Doors were formed in 1965, United States, and disbanded in 1973. Members were Robby Kriege, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Pat Sullivan (1965), and Jim Morrison (1965-71).

# 14: Julie Andrews appears in all of these movies, except:

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Julie Andrews plays a role in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967), Star! (1968), and Darling Lili (1970). She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her performance in all three movies. In Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) Dick Van Dyke plays against Sally Ann Howes.

# 15: 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.

# 16: Which word is missing in title of this hit by Long John Baldry: Let the __________ Begin?

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Let the Heartaches Begin is a song recorded by British singer Long John Baldry. It was a number one hit in the UK, number 2 in Ireland and peaked at number 88 on the Billboard Hot 100.

# 17: Who is she?

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Stella Stevens began her acting career in 1959 and starred in films like Girls! Girls! Girls! (with Elvis Presley) and The Nutty Professor (with Jerry Lewis).

# 18: John Cale, Sterling Morrison and Angus MacLise formed the Velvet Underground in 1964. Who was the forth member?

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In 1964, Lou Reed and John Cale brought in Sterling Morrison and Angus MacLise to form a new quartet initially known as The Warlocks, and later the Velvet Underground.

# 19: Which French author was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1964?

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Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age. Sartre refused to accept the prize.

Sartre was a key figure in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology.

The Nobel Prize in literature has not been awarded to Marcel Proust, Simone de Beauvoir, or Pierre Boulle.

# 20: Who plays against Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls!?

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Stella Stevens began her acting career in 1959 and starred in films like Girls! Girls! Girls! (with Elvis Presley) and The Nutty Professor (with Jerry Lewis).

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  1. Great quiz. Thanks

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