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: Pierre Trudeau was Prime Minister between 1968 and 1979. In which country?

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Pierre Trudeau was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984.

# 2: This is a detail from movie poster. Which film is it?

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My Fair Lady is a 1964 film adapted from a stage musical based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The film stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins.

# 3: 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.

# 4: Which animated film by Walt Disney from the 60s is based on the musical Camelot?

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Walt Disney's production of The Sword in the Stone premiered on December 25, 1963.

The film is an adaptation of T. H. White's The Once and Future King after the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe musical Camelot.

# 5: Who plays Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the villain, in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service?

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Telly Savalas plays the role as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Donald Pleasence had previously played the role in You Only Live Twice

# 6: 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.

# 7: 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.

# 8: What hit by Elvis Presley starts with the line: We’re caught in a trap?

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Elvis Presley's hit Suspicious Minds starts:

We're caught in a trap
I can't walk out
Because I love you too much, baby

Suspicious Minds is written Mark James, who also recorded the song. Elvis made it a number one hit in 1969, and one of the most notable hits of his career.

# 9: 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.

# 10: What actors play the main characters in the American road movie Easy Rider?

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Easy Rider is a 1969 American film written by Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, and Terry Southern. It was produced by Peter Fonda and directed by Dennis Hopper. Hopper and Fonda also play the leading roles. Jack Nicholson plays lawyer and the local drunk, George Hanson. At the 42nd Academy Awards, Jack Nicholson was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and the film was also nominated for Best Original Screenplay.

# 11: 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.

# 12: 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.

# 13: This is a song by Tim Hardin. What’s the title?

Reason to Believe is a song written, composed, and first recorded by American folk singer Tim Hardin in 1965. It was also a hit for Rod Stewart in the 70s and 1993.

# 14: 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).

# 15: Nanker Phelge was a collective pseudonym used between 1963 and 1965 by:

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Nanker Phelge (or Nanker/Phelge) was a pseudonym for the collaboration of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and sometimes pianist Ian Stewart (as credited in the ASCAP database). When songs were credited to Nanker Phelge, Rolling Stones would share writing credit and royalties.

# 16: 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.

# 17: Four of the original members of this band were Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts. Who was the fifth member?

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The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts.

Stewart was very quickly removed from the official line-up, but continued as occasional pianist until his death in 1985.

# 18: Who plays the role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho from 1960?

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Anthony Perkins plays Norman Bates, the homicidal owner of the Bates Motel, in the Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.

# 19: In the 1960s, Harold Holt was Prime Minister of which country?

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Harold Holt was an Australian politician and the 17th Prime Minister of Australia. He was Prime Minister for only 22 months before he disappeared in December 1967 while swimming, and was presumed drowned.

# 20: A pop and rock music genre, developed in the United Kingdom in the early 1960s, got it’s name from this river:

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Merseybeat got its name after bands from Liverpool and nearby areas beside the River Mersey.


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