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 songs were all nominated for an Academy Award at the 40th Academy Awards (1968). Which song won the Award?

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Talk to the Animals is a song written by British composer Leslie Bricusse. It was featured in the film Doctor Dolittle (1967). In the film, the song was performed by Rex Harrison.

It has since then been recorded by artists such as Bobby Darin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Roger Moore.

# 2: According to the Beatles, JoJo was a man who thought he was what?

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JoJo appears in the Beatles song Get Back, released as a single on 11 April 1969 and credited to the Beatles with Billy Preston.

Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner
But he knew it wouldn't last

# 3: Three of the members of this band in the sixties were Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and Ray Manzarek. Who was the fourth?

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Doors were formed in 1965, United States, and disbanded in 1973. Members were Robby Kriege, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Pat Sullivan (1965), and Jim Morrison (1965-71).

# 4: What are the opening lyrics for The Beach Boys’ Good Vibrations?

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The song Good Vibrations starts:
I, I love the colorful clothes she wears
And the way the sunlight plays upon her hair
I hear the sound of a gentle word
On the wind that lifts her perfume through the air

# 5: This album was recorded by which band?

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Crown of Creation is the fourth studio album by Jefferson Airplane. It was released in September 1968 and peaked at number six on the US charts.

# 6: 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.

# 7: This is a detail from movie poster. What is the name of the film?

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Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. It stars Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.

# 8: This is a hit recording by which group?

This Diamond Ring is a 1965 hit by Gary Lewis & the Playboys. It was first recorded By Sammy Ambrose on Musicor #1061, then by the Playboys. Gary Lewis & the Playboys' version peaked at No. 1 in February, 1965.

# 9: 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.

# 10: This is a detail from movie poster. What is the name of the film?

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West Side Story is a musical inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. The film premiered 1961.

# 11: Debbie Meyer of United States won three gold medals at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. In what events?

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While still a 16-year old student at Rio Americano High School in Sacramento, California, Deborah Meyer became the first swimmer to win three individual gold medals in one Olympics. She won the 200-, 400-, and 800-meter freestyle swimming races in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.

# 12: Steve McQueen has a leading role in all of these movies, except:

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For a Few Dollars More is a 1965 Italian western film directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Gian Maria Volonté.

The film is the second part of what is known as the Dollars Trilogy, following A Fistful of Dollars and preceding The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

# 13: Which album came first?

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Johnny Cash's album The Sound of Johnny Cash hit the charts in 1962. Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home is his 5th album, released in 1965. My generation is also a 1965 album. Beach Boys released Pet Sounds in 1966.

# 14: Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones were members of what American band?

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The Monkees were formed in Los Angeles in 1965 by Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider for the American TV series The Monkees. Band members were Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones.

# 15: 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.

# 16: 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).

# 17: Which President pledged to land a man on the moon by the end of the sixties?

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In a congressional address on May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy pledges to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade.

# 18: Which President signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964?

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The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the United States. The Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

# 19: This is a detail from movie poster. Which film is it?

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My Fair Lady is a 1964 film adapted from a stage musical based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. The film stars Audrey Hepburn as Eliza Doolittle and Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins.

# 20: This is a detail from a sixties album cover. Which group recorded the album?

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Pet Sounds is the 11th album by the Beach Boys, released in 1966. It reached no. 10 on the US album charts and peaked at no. 2 in UK.

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