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: 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.

# 2: Which actor plays the main character in the 1963 movie Donovan’s Reef?

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Donovan's Reef is a 1963 American film directed by John Ford. The leading character Michael Patrick Donovan is played by John Wayne. It was Wayne's last film together with director John Ford.

The film also stars Lee Marvin, Jack Warden, and Elizabeth Allen.

# 3: Which studio album by the Beatles included the song Penny Lane?

Penny Lane was included on the Magical Mystery Tour album.

Magical Mystery Tour was released as a double EP in the United Kingdom and an LP in the United States. The LP version included the band's 1967 single releases. The LP version was not released in the UK until 1976.

# 4: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a book from 1962 written by:

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a novel written by Ken Kesey. It was adapted into the Broadway play by Dale Wasserman in 1963. Bo Goldman adapted the novel into a 1975 film directed by Milos Forman. The film won five Academy Awards.

# 5: What is the title of Leonard Cohen’s debut album from 1967?

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Songs of Leonard Cohen is the debut album of Canadian musician Leonard Cohen. It was released in 1967. The album had little success in United States, but reached #13 in UK and spent nearly a year and a half in the UK album charts.

# 6: 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.

# 7: The Ballad of the Green Berets was written and recorded by:

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The Ballad of the Green Berets is a patriotic song in the ballad style about the Green Berets, an elite special force in the U.S. Army. It was written by then Staff Sgt. Barry Sadler. The song was the No. 1 hit in the U.S. for the five weeks

# 8: Who made these lyrics famous: I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway?

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Glen Campbell's hit Rhinestone Cowboy starts:
I've been walkin' these streets so long
Singin' the same old song
I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway
Where hustle's the name of the game
And nice guys get washed away like the snow and the rain
There's been a load of compromisin'
On the road to my horizon
But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me...

# 9: Three of the original members of this band were Dave Davies, Pete Quaife, and Mick Avory. Who was the fourth member?

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The Kinks initially consisted of Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Pete Quaife, and Mick Avory.

# 10: The film Doctor Zhivago, directed by David Lean, is based on the novel by which novelist?

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Boris Pasternak was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. He is perhaps best known as the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the First World War. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.

The 1965 British-American film is directed by David Lean. It stars Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. The film won five Academy Awards:
  • Best Art Direction (John Box, Terence Marsh, Dario Simoni)
  • Best Cinematography (Freddie Young)
  • Best Adapted Screenplay (Robert Bolt)
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Original Score (Maurice Jarre)

# 11: Who was the lead singer for Paul Revere & the Raiders during the 1960s?

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Mark Lindsay is perhaps best known as the lead singer for Paul Revere & the Raiders. Lindsay continued to record solo singles for a few years and had some success with Arizona (1969) and Silver Bird (1970).

# 12: 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.

# 13: What song by The Rolling Stones starts with the line: Please allow me to introduce myself?

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The song Sympathy for the Devil starts:
Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul and faith

# 14: 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.

# 15: There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done. Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung… The lyrics were made famous by which British band?

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All You Need Is Love is a song by the Beatles. It was written by John Lennon and credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first performed by the Beatles on Our World, the first live global television link. The single was released July 7, 1967.

(Members of the Rolling Stones also appeared in the studio).

# 16: 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.

# 17: 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.

# 18: Who is she?

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The image is from Barbarella, a 1968 science fiction film directed by Roger Vadim. The film stars Jane Fonda as Barbarella.

# 19: 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.

# 20: On what label did the Beach Boys release their debut single Surfin’ in 1961?

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Surfin' was released as the first Beach Boys single in November 1961 on Candix Records. It is written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love. The song later appeared on the 1962 album Surfin' Safari.

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