1960s Random Trivia Quiz – 20 Questions

 

Sixties trivia quiz - 20 questions

Sixties Trivia Quiz Questions

This random quiz game contains 60s trivia questions about everything from the decade that changed the world.

Politics, events, music, movies, persons, sports, TV, disasters, and more.

Each set of 60s trivia quiz questions is picked from hundreds of questions in our database.

 

# 1: The line What a drag it is getting old opens which song by the Rolling Stones?

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What a drag it is getting old.

Things are different today,
I hear ev'ry mother say
Mother needs something today to calm her down
And though she's not really ill...
There's a little yellow pill...


Mother's Little Helper first appeared as the opening track to the United Kingdom version of the 1966 album Aftermath. The single peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

# 2: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 38th Academy Awards (1966). Which film won the Award?

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The Sound of Music is a 1965 musical film directed and produced by Robert Wise. Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer play the leading roles.

The film and the Broadway musical are based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trapp.

The film features several popular songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, including Edelweiss, My Favorite Things, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, and Do-Re-Mi.

# 3: Slaughterhouse-Five is an American classic antiwar book written by:

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Slaughterhouse-Five is a science fiction-infused anti-war novel by Kurt Vonnegut about the World War II experiences and journeys through time of Billy Pilgrim.

# 4: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 37th Academy Awards (1965). Which film won the Award?

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My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film directed by George Cukor. It is adaptation of the musical of the same name, which originally was based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.

At the 37th Academy Awards (1965), My Fair Lady won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

# 5: 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.

# 6: The line He got monkey finger, he shoot Coca-Cola is from which Beatles song?

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The line is from Come Together, the opening track on the album Abbey Road and was also released as a single coupled with Something.

# 7: 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.

# 8: The Oscar winning song Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head is featured in which film?

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Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head is written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The song won an Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 42nd Academy Awards in 1970.

The song became a number one hit with B. J. Thomas.

# 9: Who played the role as Rowdy Yates in the western series Rawhide?

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Rawhide aired for eight seasons from 1959 to 1966, with a total of 217 black-and-white episodes.

# 10: Chris von Saltza won four medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. In which sport?

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Swimmer Chris von Saltza won four medals at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Individually she won a gold medal in the women's 400-meter freestyle and a silver medal in the 100-meter freestyle. She won two more gold medals in the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay and 4x100-meter medley relay.

# 11: Listen to the clip. This is a hit song recorded by:

Paul Jones had several Top 10 hits with Manfred Mann before going solo in July 1966. He released I've Been a Bad, Bad Boy in 1967, which peaked at no. 5 in United Kingdom.

# 12: Syd Barrett was a member of what band from the sixties?

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Syd Barrett was a British guitarist, singer and songwriter best known for being a part of the British band Pink Floyd.

# 13: Can you name original artist from the following lyrics: knows not where he’s going to, isn’t he a bit like you and me?

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Nowhere Man is a song by the Beatles, from the British version of their album Rubber Soul.

# 14: What are the opening lyrics for The Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations?

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The song Good Vibrations starts:
I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

# 15: You Never Can Tell was released in 1964. 30 years later it appeared in a film by Quentin Tarantino. What is the name of the film?

The song appeared in Pulp Fiction. It was played for a contest at Jack Rabbit Slim's in which John Travolta and Uma Thurman danced for the contest's main prize.

# 16: 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.

# 17: This is the cover of which famous album released in 1969?

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Tommy is the fourth studio album by the English rock band The Who, a double album first released in May 1969. It peaked at number 4 on Billboard Pop Albums Charts and at number 2 on UK Chart Albums. Three singles were released from the album: Pinball Wizard, I'm Free, and See Me, Feel Me.

# 18: The 1966 film A Man for All Seasons is about which famous person?

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A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British film directed by Fred Zinnemann. The film is based on Robert Bolt's play about Sir Thomas More. It stars Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More and Wendy Hiller as Alice More. Orson Welles has a role as Cardinal Wolsey.

# 19: In 1967, the Daily Mail newspaper reports 4,000 potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. The article inspires the lyrics to which Beatles song?

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January 17, 1967, The Daily Mail newspaper reports 4,000 potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. The article is used as an inspiration for The Beatles song A Day in the Life. It is the final song on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

# 20: In the sixties, she held the record for most Olympic medals:

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Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina won two gold medals, a silver medal and two bronze medals. She held the record for most Olympic medals until American swimmer Michael Phelps broke the record in 2012.

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