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 plays the title character in Zorba the Greek?

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Zorba the Greek is a 1964 film written, produced, edited, and directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and starring Anthony Quinn as the title character.

# 2: The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 American war film starring the following actors, except:

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The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 American war film directed by Robert Aldrich. The cast includes Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, and Donald Sutherland - but not Clint Eastwood.

# 3: The 1966 album A Quick One was recorded by:

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A Quick One is the second studio album by The Who. It was released in 1966.

In the United States, the album was also released under the title Happy Jack on Decca Records.

# 4: This a detail from an album released by which group:

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Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by the Byrds. It was released on August 30, 1968.

# 5: This is a hit song by Roy Orbison. What’s the title?

In Dreams is a song by Roy Orbison. Released as a single on Monument Records in February 1963. It topped the charts in Australia and Ireland, peaked at No. 7 on Billboard Hot 100, and at No. 6 in U.K.

# 6: What triggered the 100 Hour War between El Salvador and Honduras in 1969?

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The brief war fought by El Salvador and Honduras in 1969 is known as the Football War, the Soccer War, or 100 Hour War. Honduras and El Salvador met in the second North American qualifying round for the 1970 FIFA World Cup. A final, third game, between the countries took place in Mexico City on 26 June 1969. El Salvador won after extra time. After the game, El Salvador dissolved all diplomatic ties with Honduras. The war began on 14 July 1969.

Even though the games triggered more tension between the countries, the causes of the war go deeper.

# 7: 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.

# 8: Who plays the leading character Baby Jane Hudson in the 1962 version of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? is a 1962 American thriller film produced and directed by Robert Aldrich. The film stars Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The film was remade in 1991 as a television film starring real-life sisters Vanessa and Lynn Redgrave.

It was nominated five Academy Awards, including Best Actress, winning only one (Best Costume Design, Black and White).

# 9: Who wrote and had a hit with Elusive Butterfly in 1966?

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Elusive Butterfly is written and recorded by Bob Lind. It was released as a single in December 1965 and peaked at #5 on Billboard Hot 100 and in U.K. In Australia, it entered the charts on April 10, 1966 and spent three weeks at #2 during July 1966.

# 10: Which band had a hit with Catch Us If You Can in 1965?

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Catch Us If You Can is a song by The Dave Clark Five. It reached number 5 on the UK Singles Chart in the late summer of 1965 and number 4 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart.

# 11: Listen to the clip. This is a recording by:

Ha! Ha! Said the Clown is recorded by Manfred Mann. It peaked at No. 4 on the UK Singles Chart in 1967.

# 12: All of the following artists performed at the Woodstock festival in 1969, except:

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Bob Dylan did not take the stage at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Instead, he played at the Isle of Wight Festival of Music, on August 31 the same year.

# 13: Who wrote A Spaniard in the Works, a book first published in 1965?

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A Spaniard in the Works is a book written by John Lennon and published in 1965. The book consists of the same type of poems, stories and drawings that was found in Lennon's previous book, In His Own Write.

The book ends: Linda forever,
Aya.
'Quand on veut un mouton, c'est preuve qu'on existe.'

# 14: In 1969, he had a hit with A Boy Named Sue:

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A Boy Named Sue is a song written by Shel Silverstein and made popular by Johnny Cash. Cash recorded the song live in concert on February 24, 1969 at California's San Quentin State Prison for his At San Quentin album.

# 15: The poet and singer Leonard Cohen was from which country?

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Leonard Cohen was born in 1934 in Canada.

# 16: The 1967 album Between the Buttons is recorded by which band?

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Between the Buttons is the fifth British and seventh American studio album by The Rolling Stones, released in 1967.

# 17: What nationality was John Steinbeck, the 1962 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature?

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John Ernst Steinbeck was an American writer. He was born in Salinas, California, United States. He was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.

# 18: Who plays the main character in Rosemary’s Baby?

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Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polansk. It is based on a novel by Ira Levin. The cast features Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes.

# 19: Who plays a leading role in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)?

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Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1962 film starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. Carol Reed started directing the film, but was pulled out of the project and replaced by Lewis Milestone. Milestone is credited as director of the picture.

It was the first film to be officially filmed in Ultra Panavision 70 widescreen.

Nominated for seven Oscars, the film failed to win any of them.

# 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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