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: What company was founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher and Doris F. Fisher?

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In 1969, Donald and Doris Fisher open the first Gap store on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco. The company will later operate Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Intermix, and Athleta.

# 2: 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.

# 3: Which band had a hit with On a Carousel in 1967?

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On a Carousel is a song by the Hollies. It is written by Allan Clarke, Graham Nash and Tony Hicks. Released in 1967, it reached number 4 in UK and number 11 in United States.

# 4: 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.

# 5: The film West Side Story is based on which famous story?

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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.

# 6: 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

# 7: Which band had a hit with Glad All Over in 1964?

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Glad All Over is a song by Dave Clark Five. It was the bands's first big hit, reaching No.1 on the UK Singles Chart and No.6 on the American US Billboard Hot 100.

# 8: Audrey Hepburn has a leading role in three of these movies. In which one does she NOT appear?

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A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) was the last film directed, written, produced and scored by Charlie Chaplin. It stars Sophia Loren as the main character, Natasha. The film's theme music (This Is My Song), became a hit for Petula Clark, reaching number 1 in UK, and number 3 on US Billboard Hot 100.

Audrey Hepburn plays Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. She also stars in How to Steal a Million (1966), and Funny Face (1957).

# 9: What was John Kennedy’s middle name?

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, commonly referred to by his initials JFK, served as the 35th President of the United States from January 1961 until his assassination in November 1963.

# 10: Which American band released the album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears in 1966?

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"""If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears is the 1966 debut album by The Mamas & the Papas (spelled """"The Mama's and the Papa's"""" on the cover)."""

# 11: The poet and singer Leonard Cohen was from which country?

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Leonard Cohen was born in 1934 in Canada.

# 12: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 35th Academy Awards (1963). Which film won the Award?

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Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. The film was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. Peter O'Toole plays the title role.

The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won seven at the 35th Academy Awards (1963), including Best Director and Best Picture.

To Kill a Mockingbird won three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Gregory Peck.

# 13: Which group had a number one hit with Baby Love in 1964?

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Baby Love is a 1964 song recorded by the Supremes. It peaked at No. 1 in both United Kingdom and United States.

# 14: 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).

# 15: Three of the original members of this band were Dave Davies, Pete Quaife, and Mick Avory. Who was the fourth member?

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The Kinks initially consisted of Ray Davies, Dave Davies, Pete Quaife, and Mick Avory.

# 16: Who plays the role as Benjamin Braddock, the main character, in the 1967 movie The Graduate?

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The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. The role as 21-year-old Benjamin Braddock, a recent college graduate, is played by Dustin Hoffman.

# 17: Who was nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Actress category for her role in They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? is a 1969 American film directed by Sydney Pollack. The story revolves around a group of contestants desperate to win a Depression-era dance marathon. The leading roles are played by Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Bruce Dern, Bonnie Bedelia, and Gig Young.

The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, but not for Best Picture (a record). The film only won in one category. Gig Young got an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

# 18: Nanker Phelge was a collective pseudonym used between 1963 and 1965 by:

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Nanker Phelge (or Nanker/Phelge) was a pseudonym for the collaboration of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and sometimes pianist Ian Stewart (as credited in the ASCAP database). When songs were credited to Nanker Phelge, Rolling Stones would share writing credit and royalties.

# 19: In 1961, this song topped the charts in Australia for 6 weeks. Who is the artist?

Runaway is a song made famous by Del Shannon in 1961. It topped the charts in Australia, United Kingdom, United States, and many other countries.

# 20: 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.

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