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: In 1961, the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) started building what?

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The Berlin Wall was a barrier that divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. German Democratic Republic started constructing the wall starting on 13 August 1961.

# 2: 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.

# 3: What group released Come on as their first single in 1963?

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Come On is a song written and first released by Chuck Berry in 1961. The Rolling Stones picked the song for their debut single, released in the late spring of 1963 on Decca. Stones' version reached No. 21 on the UK single charts.

# 4: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 41st Academy Awards (1969). Which film won the Award?

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Oliver! is a 1968 British musical drama film directed by Carol Reed. It is based on a stage musical of the same name. The story, music and lyrics are written by Lionel Bart. The story is based on Charles Dickens' novel Oliver Twist.

At the 41st Academy Awards in 1969, Oliver! won six out of 11 nominations, including the Awards for Best Picture.

# 5: What hit by Elvis Presley 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.

# 6: 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...

# 7: 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.

# 8: 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.

# 9: This a detail from a 60s music album released by which group?

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A Quick One is the 2nd studio album by The Who, released in 1966. In United States, the album was also released under the title Happy Jack in 1967.

# 10: Who topped Billboard Hot 100 with Stand By Me in 1961?

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Stand by Me was originally performed by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King. It was released on the Atco label in 1961 and reached no 1 on Billboard Hot 100.

The song was later featured in the 1986 film Stand by Me. It hit the charts again in 1987, reaching number one in several countries, including UK.

The song is written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller,

# 11: 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.

# 12: Audrey Hepburn stars in which of these films?

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Wait Until Dark (1967) is an American film directed by Terence Young. It stars Audrey Hepburn as Susy Hendrix, a young blind woman.

The story revolves around old-fashioned doll with hidden drugs. Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna play two of the criminals looking for the doll.

Hepburn was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, but did not win. Instead, Katharine Hepburn got the Award for her role in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

# 13: 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.

# 14: This is the intro to which song by the Rolling Stones?

The Rolling Stones No. 2 is the second UK album by the Rolling Stones released in 1965. The album featured Off the Hook, written by Jagger and Richards.

# 15: Which of the following classic movies from the sixties did NOT win an Academy Award for Best Picture?

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Doctor Zhivago is a 1965 British-American film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture and best director. It 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)

# 16: Who became Prime Minister of India in January, 1966?

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Indira Gandhi was the first female Prime Minister of India and central figure of the Indian National Congress party. She served from 1966 to 1977 and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984.

# 17: Which band had a hit with San Franciscan Nights in 1967?

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San Franciscan Nights is a 1967 song by Eric Burdon and The Animals. It reached a peak position of number 1 on the Canadian RPM charts, number 9 on the U.S. pop singles chart, and number 7 on the UK pop singles chart.

# 18: 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.

# 19: 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.

# 20: Which was the first film in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions?

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Dr. No is the first James Bond film produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, a partnership that would continue until 1975. The film is based on the 1958 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. It stars Sean Connery as James Bond and Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder.



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