1960s Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

Random Trivia Quiz w/ British Focus

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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: Who had a hit with Travelin’ Man in 1961?

Travelin' Man is written by songwriter Jerry Fuller. It was recorded by Ricky Nelson in 1961. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 in UK. The record's B-side, Hello Mary Lou reached number 9 on the same chart. In most of Europe, Hello Mary Lou was released on its own with It's Late as the B-side.

# 2: Audrey Hepburn has a leading role in three of these movies. In which one does she NOT appear?

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A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) was the last film directed, written, produced and scored by Charlie Chaplin. It stars Sophia Loren as the main character, Natasha. The film's theme music (This Is My Song), became a hit for Petula Clark, reaching number 1 in UK, and number 3 on US Billboard Hot 100.

Audrey Hepburn plays Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She also stars in How to Steal a Million (1966), and Funny Face (1957).

# 3: This a detail from a 60s music album released by:

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Ballad of Easy Rider is the 8th album by the Byrd. It was released in 1969. The album was named after the song Ballad of Easy Rider, which is theme song for the 1969 film, Easy Rider. Most of the songs, however, had no connection with the film. The album peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard chart and No. 41 on the UK Albums Chart.

# 4: 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.

# 5: This is the intro to which song by the Rolling Stones?

The Rolling Stones No. 2 is the second UK album by the Rolling Stones released in 1965. The album featured Off the Hook, written by Jagger and Richards.

# 6: Klaus Voormann received a Grammy Award for the cover design of a Beatles album. Which one?

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Klaus Voormann is a German artist, musician, and record producer. He designed artwork for many bands including the Beatles album Revolver, for which he won a Grammy.

# 7: 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.

# 8: Robert Vaughn and David McCallum play secret agents in what 60s television series?

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American television series broadcast 1964 to 1968. It revolves around two secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.

# 9: 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.

# 10: Who won the Women’s 100 m. event at the 1960 Summer Olympics?

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The women's 100 metres sprint event at the 1960 Olympic Games was won by Wilma Rudolph (United States). Dorothy Hyman (Great Britain) finished second, and Giuseppina Leone (Italy) finished third.

Rudolph became the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field during a single Olympic Games.

# 11: 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).

# 12: Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones were members of what American band?

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The Monkees were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American TV series The Monkees. Band members were Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones.

# 13: Who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 1964 and 1970?

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Harold Wilson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom between 16 October 1964 and 19 June 1970. He also held the office between 4 March 1974 and 5 April 1976.

# 14: How many times did Germany win the Eurovision Song Contest during the 1960s?

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Germany did not win the Eurovision Song Contest until 1982, when Nicole won with the song Ein bißchen Frieden. Germany finished last in 1964 and 1965, both times with zero points.

# 15: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da is a Beatles song about Desmond and Molly. What is their last name?

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Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da was released by the Beatles on their 1968 album The Beatles (The White Album). It was also released as a single in several countries, except United Kingdom and United States. The lyrics: In a couple of years they have built
A home sweet home
With a couple of kids running in the yard
Of Desmond and Molly Jones

# 16: Which band released this album in the 60s?

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The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967.

# 17: All of these songs are officially written and composed by Lennon-McCartney, except:

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All of these songs are from the album Revolver (1966) and officially written and composed by Lennon-McCartney except Taxman, which is written and composed by George Harrison.

# 18: Which was the first single by the Beatles to top the charts in United Kingdom?

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From Me to You was the Beatles' third single, but their first number one on the United Kingdom charts. In United States, From Me to You failed to chart at the time of its initial release.

# 19: 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.

# 20: 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.

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  1. Great quiz. Thanks

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