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 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.

# 2: Who directed the American historical drama film Spartacus from 1960?

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Spartacus is an American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick and starring Kirk Douglas as the rebellious slave.

# 3: The Motown record company was founded by:

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Motown was founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation on April 14, 1960.

# 4: To describe the the outbreak of Beatlemania in U.S.A.,T.V. reporter Walter Cronkite coined what term?

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The British Invasion was a phenomenon that occurred in the mid-1960s when rock and pop music acts from the United Kingdom, as well as other aspects of British culture, became popular in the United States. The term British Invasion is often credited to T.V. reporter Walter Cronkite.

# 5: This is a hit song by Chuck Berry, released in 1964. What is the title?

No Particular Place to Go is a song by Chuck Berry, released as a single in 1964. It reached No. 10 in U.S.A, No. 6 in Canada, and No. 3 in United Kingdom.

# 6: This is a detail from movie poster. What is the name of the film?

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West Side Story is a musical inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The film premiered 1961.

# 7: The 1967 album Surrealistic Pillow is recorded by:

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Surrealistic Pillow is the second album by American rock band Jefferson Airplane, released in 1967.

# 8: What is the title of this song?

Everybody's Somebody's Fool was a #1 hit for Connie Francis in United States and Australia. It was also a No. 1 hit in Norway for eight weeks. It peaked at No. 5 in United Kingdom.

# 9: Who composed the Oscar winning songs Moon River and Days of Wine and Roses?

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Moon River is composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics written by Johnny Mercer. It got an Oscar for Best Original Song at the 34th Academy Awards in 1962. The song is featured in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's and was performed by Audrey Hepburn in the film. It also won the 1962 Grammy Award for Record of the Year and the Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

It was a hit single for Jerry Butler in late 1961, reaching number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100. A recording by Mancini himself reached the same spot. In UK, South African singer Danny Williams reached number one with his version of the song. The best remembered version of the song, however, is perhaps the one recorded by Andy Williams.

# 10: Who made this painting of Jackie Kennedy?

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This painting of Jackie Kennedy (Onassis) is made by Andy Warhol. Between May and November in 1964, he made more than 300 Jackie paintings.

# 11: What song by Bob Dylan starts with the line: Once upon a time you dressed so fine?

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The song Like A Rolling Stonestarts:
Once upon a time you dressed so fine
You threw the bums a dime in your prime, didn't you?
People'd call, say, Beware doll, you're bound to fall
You thought they were all kiddin' you
You used to laugh about
Everybody that was hangin' out...

# 12: 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.

# 13: Norma Jeane Mortenson was better known under her stage name:

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Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926, in Los Angeles General Hospital.

# 14: Complete the title of the 1965 song by the Beatles: Norwegian _______ (This Bird Has Flown).

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Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) is a song by the Beatles, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It was first released on the album Rubber Soul, 1965.

# 15: In what year was John F. Kennedy assassinated?

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John F. Kennedy was assassinated while traveling in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, in November 1963.

# 16: Which group had a number one hit with Baby Love in 1964?

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Baby Love is a 1964 song recorded by the Supremes. It peaked at No. 1 in both United Kingdom and United States.

# 17: This a detail from a sixties music album released by:

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Led Zeppelin's debut album was titled Led Zeppelin. It was recorded in October 1968 at Olympic Studios in London and released on Atlantic Records on 12 January 1969 in the United States and 31 March in the United Kingdom. The album cover was chosen by Jimmy Page. It features a black-and-white image of the burning Hindenburg airship.

# 18: What is the title of the song?

Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? is a song by the British singer-songwriter Peter Sarstedt. It was released in 1969 and became a number-one 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart. It didn't do as well in United States.

# 19: Sunshine of Your Love is a 1968 hit by:

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Sunshine of Your Love is a 1song by the British rock band Cream. It is one of Cream's best known and most popular songs. It terached number 3 in Canada and number 5 in USA.

# 20: Who plays against Jerry Lewis in The Nutty Professor (1963)?

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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).

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