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 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.

# 2: 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.

# 3: 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.

# 4: Take your protein pills and put your helmet on are lyrics from a song recorded by:

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The lyrics are from Space Oddity, a song written and recorded by David Bowie. It was first released in 1969. It was also the opening track of Bowie's second studio album.

# 5: 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.

# 6: 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

# 7: Who plays the role as Alfie Elkins in the 1966 movie Alfie?

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Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael Caine.

# 8: Who won her first Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in BUtterfield 8 (1960)?

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BUtterfield 8 is a 1960 drama film directed by Daniel Mann. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor and Laurence Harvey. After being nominated four years in a row, Elizabeth Taylor won her first Academy Award in the category Best Actress in a leading role.

The capitalized 'B' and 'U' in the title derives from the pattern of old telephone exchange names in the United States and Canada.

# 9: Who had a number one hit in US with Mr. Lonely in 1964?

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In 1964, Bobby Vinton had his 4th number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with Mr. Lonely. The song was written by Bobby Vinton and Gene Allen. It was recorded in 1962, but not released on single until 1964. The song did not enter the British charts.

# 10: Who plays the title character in the Perry Mason TV series?

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Perry Mason is an American legal drama series originally broadcast on CBS television from September 21, 1957, to May 22, 1966. The title character is played by Raymond Burr.

# 11: Which city hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics?

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Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics

# 12: Can you name the song title from the following lyrics: Charcoal burning everywhere, rows of houses that are all the same.

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The song Pleasant Valley Sunday by the Monkees starts:
The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song
They serenade the weekend squire
Who just came out to mow his lawn
Another pleasant valley Sunday
Charcoal burning everywhere
Rows of houses that are all the same
And no one seems to care.

# 13: In 1969, Brian Jones leaves the Rolling Stones and is replaced by:

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Michael Taylor is perhaps best known as a former member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and the Rolling Stones. He joined the Rolling Stones in after Brian Jones left the band in 1969. Taylor appears on the classic albums Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St.

# 14: What group scored Tamla Motown’s first million-selling hit record with Shop Around?

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The Miracles were an American rhythm and blues group and the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy's Motown Records.

Shop Around was released on Tamla T-54034 t in the fall of 1960. It became the label's first number one hit on the Billboard R&B singles chart, and also reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1961, it became Motown Records' first million-selling hit record.

# 15: According to the song by Leonard Cohen, who feeds you tea and oranges?

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The lyrics are from Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. The song was first recorded by Judy Collins for her 1966 album In My Life. It was later released by Cohen himself on the album Songs of Leonard Cohen

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover.

# 16: What’s the name of this singer?

Running Scared is a song Roy Orbison. It is written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. It was released in March 1961 and reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In Britain, it peaked at No. 9.

# 17: Which word is missing in title of this hit by the Seekers: The _____ is Over?

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The Carnival Is Over is originally a Russian folk song. With English-language lyrics by Tom Springfield, the song became a hit with Australian folk pop group The Seekers in 1965.

# 18: Shirley MacLaine stars in all of these movies, except:

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) stars Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier, and Katharine Hepburn.

# 19: Which Oscar-winning film from 1961 stars Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, and Rita Moreno?

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West Side Story is a 1961 musical drama directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins. The film is an adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name. The story is inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet.

The film stars Richard Beymer, George Chakiris, Rita Moreno, Russ Tamblyn, and Natalie Wood. The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards and won 10, including Best Picture.

Some of the songs from the film include Somewhere, Maria, and America. None for nominated for an Award.

# 20: 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.

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