1960s Random Trivia Quiz - 20 Questions | Ultimate60s

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: You Never Can Tell was released in 1964. 30 years later it appeared in a film by Quentin Tarantino. What is the name of the film?

The song appeared in Pulp Fiction. It was played for a contest at Jack Rabbit Slim's in which John Travolta and Uma Thurman danced for the contest's main prize.

# 2: The Hollies originated as a duo formed by Allan Clarke and:

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Allan Clarke and Graham Nash began performing together during the skiffle craze of the late 1950s. The later took the name Ricky and Dane Young. In 1962, Clarke and Nash joined the Deltas. The band soon started calling themselves The Hollies

# 3: Which French author was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 1964?

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Jean-Paul Sartre was awarded the 1964 Nobel Prize in Literature for his work which, rich in ideas and filled with the spirit of freedom and the quest for truth, has exerted a far-reaching influence on our age. Sartre refused to accept the prize.

Sartre was a key figure in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology.

The Nobel Prize in literature has not been awarded to Marcel Proust, Simone de Beauvoir, or Pierre Boulle.

# 4: The 1966 album Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme is recorded by:

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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme is the third studio album by Simon & Garfunkel. It was produced by Bob Johnston and released in October, 1966.

# 5: Who plays the role as Rooster Cogburn in the 1969 movie version of True Grit?

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True Grit is a 1969 American western directed by Henry Hathaway. It is the first adaptation of Charles Portis' novel True Grit. John Wayne plays the role as U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn. This performance gave Wayne his only Academy Award.

A film sequel, Rooster Cogburn, was made in 1975, with Wayne playing against Katharine Hepburn. In 2010, Joel and Ethan Coen directed a re-make of the film with Jeff Bridges as Rooster Cogburn.

# 6: 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.

# 7: I saw her today at a reception, a glass of wine in her hand. These lyrics are from a song by:

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You Can't Always Get What You Want by The Rolling Stones starts: I saw her today at a reception
A glass of wine in her hand

# 8: Which artist had a number one hit with Poor Little Fool on the first Billboard Hot 100 chart in August 1958?

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The Hot 100 Era officially began on Monday, August 4, 1958, which would be the week ending August 10. Poor Little Fool recorded by Ricky Nelson was the first number one (two weeks).

Prior to the creation of the Hot 100, Billboard published multiple singles charts each week.

# 9: 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.

# 10: Which artist had a number one hit with It’s All in the Game on Billboard Hot 100 in 1958?

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It's All in the Game was a 1958 hit for Tommy Edwards. The song is based on a 1911 composition entitled Melody in A Major written by Charles Dawes, later Vice President of the United States under Calvin Coolidge.

# 11: Which hit song from the early 60s starts with following lyrics: Tonight you’re mine, completely. You give your love so sweetly…

Will You Love Me Tomorrow by the Shirelles was first song by an all-girl group to reach number one on Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It was released on Scepter single 1211, with Boys on the B-side. On early pressings it was simply known as Tomorrow.

The song is written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King.

# 12: In 1961, the Tokens had a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with:

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The Lions Sleep Tonight was recorded by Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds for the South African Gallo Record Company in 1939. It was covered internationally by many 1950s pop and folk revival artists, including The Weavers, Jimmy Dorsey, Yma Sumac, Miriam Makeba, and The Kingston Trio. In 1961, it became a number one hit in the U.S. with The Tokens.

# 13: 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.

# 14: The main characters in The Odd Couple (1968) are played by:

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The Odd Couple is a 1968 American comedy directed by Gene Saks, and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

# 15: What nationality was John Steinbeck, the 1962 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature?

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John Ernst Steinbeck was an American writer. He was born in Salinas, California, United States. He was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception.

# 16: Which song was the Beach Boys’ first number one hit in USA?

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I Get Around was The Beach Boys' first number-one hit song in the United States. The single peaked at number seven in the United Kingdom.

Surfer Girl peaked at number 7 in 1963, California Girls reached number 3 in 1965, and Barbara Ann reached number 2 in 1965.

# 17: 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.

# 18: What spacecraft made the second manned mission to land on the Moon in 1969?

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Apollo 12 was the second manned flight in the United States Apollo program to land on the Moon. Mission members were Charles Conrad, Jr., Richard F. Gordon, Jr., and Alan L. Bean.

# 19: 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.

# 20: The following lyrics are from which famous hit song: I’ve been for a walk on a winter’s day?

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California Dreamin is a song by The Mamas & the Papas, first released in 1965.

The lyrics: All the leaves are brown and the sky is gray.

I've been for a walk on a winter's day.

I'd be safe and warm if I was in L.A.

California dreamin' on such a winter's day.

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