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: 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.

# 2: Silent Spring is a 1960s book by:

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Silent Spring is an environmental science book by Rachel Carson. The book was published on 27 September 1962 and it documented the adverse effects on the environment of the indiscriminate use of pesticides

# 3: Listen to the clip. This is a hit song recorded by:

Paul Jones had several Top 10 hits with Manfred Mann before going solo in July 1966. He released I've Been a Bad, Bad Boy in 1967, which peaked at no. 5 in United Kingdom.

# 4: 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.

# 5: 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.

# 6: What are the opening lyrics for Bob Dylan’s All Along The Watchtower?

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The song All Along The Watchtower starts:
There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief,
There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief.
Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth,
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth.

# 7: Slaughterhouse-Five is an American classic antiwar book written by:

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Slaughterhouse-Five is a science fiction-infused anti-war novel by Kurt Vonnegut about the World War II experiences and journeys through time of Billy Pilgrim.

# 8: 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.

# 9: Who plays the leading role as Catherine Holly in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)?

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Suddenly, Last Summer is a 1959 American film based on the play of the same title by Tennessee Williams. The film was directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and produced by Sam Spiegel. Elizabeth Taylor plays Catherine Holly, a young woman institutionalized for a severe emotional disturbance after her cousin, Sebastian Venable, died on summer holiday in Europe. The late Sebastian's wealthy mother, Violet Venable, is played by Katharine Hepburn.

Both Katharine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor were nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Actress in a leading role, but did not win. Simone Signoret (Room at the Top) was awarded the Oscar that year.

# 10: Willy Wonka is a character in which of these novels?

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 1964 children's novel by British author Roald Dahl. It tells the adventures of young Charlie Bucket inside the chocolate factory of eccentric chocolatier Willy Wonka.

# 11: 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.

# 12: This a detail from a sixties music album released by:

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Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake is the 3rd album by Small Faces. It peaked at number one on the UK Album Charts in 1969. The title and album design was a parody of Ogden's Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco produced in Liverpool by Thomas Ogden.

# 13: In the 1960s, Harold Holt was Prime Minister of which country?

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Harold Holt was an Australian politician and the 17th Prime Minister of Australia. He was Prime Minister for only 22 months before he disappeared in December 1967 while swimming, and was presumed drowned.

# 14: 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.

# 15: 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.

# 16: What is the title of Leonard Cohen’s debut album from 1967?

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Songs of Leonard Cohen is the debut album of Canadian musician Leonard Cohen. It was released in 1967. The album had little success in United States, but reached #13 in UK and spent nearly a year and a half in the UK album charts.

# 17: Who had a number one hit with Running Bear on Billboard Hot 100 in 1960?

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Running Bear topped the Billboard Hot 100 January 18 until February 8 1960. It also topped the British charts in February 1960. The song was recorded by Johnny Preston.

# 18: 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

# 19: Which word is missing in title of this hit song: Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely _________?

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Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter is a popular song written by British actor, screenwriter and songwriter Trevor Peacock. It was a hit by Herman's Hermits in 1965

# 20: 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

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