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: 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).

# 2: Which song was the Beach Boys’ first number one hit in USA?

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I Get Around was The Beach Boys' first number-one hit song in the United States. The single peaked at number seven in the United Kingdom.

Surfer Girl peaked at number 7 in 1963, California Girls reached number 3 in 1965, and Barbara Ann reached number 2 in 1965.

# 3: Steve McQueen has a leading role in all of these movies, except:

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For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volonté.

The film is the second part of what is known as the Dollars Trilogy, following A Fistful of Dollars and preceding The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

# 4: Who topped the charts with the song Runaway in 1961?

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Runaway was a number one hit by Del Shannon in 1961. It was written by Shannon and keyboardist Max Crook, and became a major international hit, reaching number one in USA, UK, Canada, and Australia.

# 5: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 42nd Academy Awards (1970). Which film won the Award?

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Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American film directed by John Schlesinger. The film is based on a novel by James Leo Herlihy, adapted for the film by Waldo Salt. Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman play the leading roles.

The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. At the time, it was the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture.

# 6: Marilyn Monroe stars in which of these films?

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Let's Make Love is a 1960 musical film directed by George Cukor. Marilyn Monroe plays the role as Amanda Dell, a singer and actress. Yves Montand plays the role as billionaire Jean-Marc Clement, who is mistaken for an actor. The film would be Monroe's last musical film performance.

# 7: This a detail from a sixties music album released by:

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Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake is the 3rd album by Small Faces. It peaked at number one on the UK Album Charts in 1969. The title and album design was a parody of Ogden's Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco produced in Liverpool by Thomas Ogden.

# 8: Which event happened first?

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President Kennedy Establishes the Peace Corps in 1961. Sound of Music got the Best Picture Award in 1966. Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated in 1968. The Woodstock music festival took place in New York 1969.

# 9: Which was the second film in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions?

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From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film made by Eon Productions and the second to star Sean Connery as James Bond.

# 10: 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).

# 11: Which group hit the charts with Albatross and Oh Well in 1969?

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Fleetwood Mac was formed in London in 1967. In 1969, they had a major hit with Albatross and a lesser hit with the single Oh Well.

# 12: Which group had a doo-wop hit with the old classic Blue Moon in 1961?

Blue Moon was written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934. The crossover recording to rock and roll was probably made by Elvis Presley in 1956. In 1961, the Marcels made their famous version of the song, adding their well-known introduction to the song. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number one on the UK Singles Chart.

# 13: 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.

# 14: Who wrote the book Ode to a High Flying Bird, a tribute to jazz legend Charlie Parker?

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In 1965, Charlie Watts published Ode to a Highflying Bird, a children's book and a tribute to the jazz legend Charlie Parker.

The book was written in 1960, before his career with the Rolling Stones and when he still was an aspiring graphic designer. It was written as a children's book with a play-school-style narrative of Parker's life and simple drawings. It was not until the success with Rolling Stones that the same company that issued the Stones' monthly fan magazines also published the book.

In 1991, a reprint of the book was offered together with a box set of music in honor of Charlie Parker.

# 15: Blackberry Way is a 1968 top hit by:

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Blackberry Way is a 1968 single by English band The Move. It reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1969.

# 16: 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.

# 17: In 1969, John Lennon returns his MBE medal to protest the British government’s involvement in what?

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In 1969, John Lennon returns his MBE medal to protest the British government's involvement in the Nigerian Civil War. The war is also known as the Biafran War. The British government supported the Nigerian federal forces against the Biafrans. The war lasted from 1967 to January 1970.

John Lennon wrote:
Your Majesty,

I am returning my MBE as a protest against Britain's involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam and against 'Cold Turkey' slipping down the charts.

With love. John Lennon of Bag.

# 18: 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

# 19: Which word is missing in this song title: Concrete & ______?

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Concrete and Clay is a 1965 hit single by the UK pop group Unit 4 + 2. It reached No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart and no. 28 on Billboard Hot 100.

# 20: Who plays the role as Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 movie version of True Grit?

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True Grit is a 1969 American western directed by Henry Hathaway. It is the first adaptation of Charles Portis' novel True Grit. John Wayne plays the role as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. This performance gave Wayne his only Academy Award.

A film sequel, Rooster Cogburn, was made in 1975, with Wayne playing against Katharine Hepburn. In 2010, Joel and Ethan Coen directed a re-make of the film with Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn.

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