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: Joe Frazier, Hans Huber, and Giuseppe Ros competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics. In which sport?

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Joe Frazier, future heavyweight champion of the world, won a gold medal for the USA in heavyweight boxing.

# 2: 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

# 3: At age 21, Eddie Cochran dies after a road accident this year:

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During his British tour in April 1960, Eddie Cochran dies after a road accident in Chippenham, Wiltshire.

# 4: A Bigger Splash is a large pop art painting by which British artist?

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A Bigger Splash is a large pop art painting by British artist David Hockney.

# 5: 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).

# 6: What’s the name of this group?

Hungry is a song by Paul Revere & the Raiders. Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. The song reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

# 7: This is a 1967 single released by:

Bend Me, Shape Me was first recorded by The Outsiders as a track on their album The Outsiders In in 1966. The American Breed released their version in 1967. It peaked at No. 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1968 and No. 24 in the UK Singles Chart.

# 8: In 1961, this basketball player was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated:

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Jerry Lucas was a nationally-awarded high school player, national college star at Ohio State, and 1960 gold medal Olympian and international player before starring as a professional player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He got the Sportsman of the Year Award in 1961.

# 9: 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.

# 10: The line He got monkey finger, he shoot Coca-Cola is from which Beatles song?

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The line is from Come Together, the opening track on the album Abbey Road and was also released as a single coupled with Something.

# 11: 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.

# 12: The Beach Boys was formed in which state?

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The band was formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961. The original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine.

# 13: Who plays Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the villain, in the James Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service?

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Telly Savalas plays the role as Ernst Stavro Blofeld in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Donald Pleasence had previously played the role in You Only Live Twice

# 14: You see, in this world there’s two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.‘ The quote is from what 60s movie?

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The quote is from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly a 1966 Italian epic Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Leone, starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.

# 15: 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.

# 16: Who became Israeli Prime Minister in 1969?

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Golda Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister.

She was Israel's first and the world's fourth woman to hold this type of office. Meir resigned as prime minister in 1974, and died in 1978.

David Ben-Gurion was the first Prime Minister of Israel and in office from 3 November 1955 to 26 June 1963.

Begin was in office 21 June 1977 - 10 October 1983.

Peres held the office 13 September 1984 - 20 October 1986 and 22 November 1995 - 18 June 1996.

# 17: Who plays against Elvis Presley in Girls! Girls! Girls!?

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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).

# 18: Which band released this album in the 60s?

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The Velvet Underground & Nico is the debut album by American rock band The Velvet Underground and vocal collaborator Nico. It was originally released in March 1967.

# 19: What year did RCA Victor Records start releasing all pop singles in both mono and stereo?

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RCA Victor Records is the first record company to release pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously. Elvis Presley's Stuck on You becomes RCA's first mono/stereo release in March 1960.

# 20: 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.

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