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: 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.

# 2: 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.

# 3: Disney’s The Sword in the Stone premiered what year?

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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.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: What song was written and originally recorded by Don Gibson and later a number one hit for Ray Charles?

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I Can't Stop Loving You is a song by country singer Don Gibson. He released the song as the B-side of Oh, Lonesome Me in 1958. Ray Charles covered the song in 1962, making it a number one hit song on Billboard Hot 100. It kept the top position for five weeks. It also reached number one in Australia and on the UK singles charts.

# 7: Robert Rauschenberg is mainly know for his:

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Robert Rauschenberg was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the pop art movement.

# 8: Who became Israeli Prime Minister in 1969?

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Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister.

She was Israel's first and the world's fourth woman to hold this type of office. Meir resigned as prime minister in 1974, and died in 1978.

David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel and in office from 3 November 1955 to 26 June 1963.

Begin was in office 21 June 1977 - 10 October 1983.

Peres held the office 13 September 1984 - 20 October 1986 and 22 November 1995 - 18 June 1996.

# 9: 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.

# 10: What hit 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.

# 11: What is the name of the group?

Arnold Layne is the debut single released by Pink Floyd in 1967. It peaked at No. 20 in United Kingdom.

# 12: 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.

# 13: Which album came first?

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Johnny Cash's album The Sound of Johnny Cash hit the charts in 1962. Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home is his 5th album, released in 1965. My generation is also a 1965 album. Beach Boys released Pet Sounds in 1966.

# 14: In what sixties movie does the main character Atticus Finch defend a black man against a rape charge?

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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.

Gregory Peck plays the role as Atticus Finch, who is appointed to defend a black man against an accusation of rape of a white teenaged girl. Mary Badham plays the role as Jean Louise 'Scout' Finch. Robert Duvall makes his film debut as Arthur 'Boo' Radley.

# 15: At the 1964 Summer Olympics, swimmer Dawn Fraser won the 100 m freestyle event for the third time in a row. Fraser represented which country?

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At the 1964 Summer Olympics, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser won the 100 m freestyle event for the third time in a row. She was named the Australian of the Year the same year and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1965.

# 16: Which candidate was the target of an assassination attempt during the presidential primaries of 1972?

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George Wallace, Jr. was the 45th Governor of Alabama. He ran for U.S. President four times (three as a Democrat and one on the American Independent Party ticket). On May 15, 1972, he was attacked and shot five times during a campaign. His near assassination effectively ended his campaign and left him paralyzed. He used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life.

# 17: In 1969, this baseball player was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated:

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In 1969, Seaver and the New York Mets won their first World Series championship. Seaver finished runner-up to Willie McCovey for the League's Most Valuable Player Award. At the end of the year, Seaver was presented with the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of the year and Sportsman of the Year award.

# 18: Willy Wonka is a character in which of these novels?

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's novel by British author Roald Dahl. It tells the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka.

# 19: The original Woodstock Festival in New York was held in what year?

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The Woodstock Festival was held in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to 18, 1969.

# 20: 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.

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