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 1967 album Surrealistic Pillow is recorded by:

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Surrealistic Pillow is the second album by American rock band Jefferson Airplane, released in 1967.

# 2: The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 37th Academy Awards (1965). Which film won the Award?

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My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film directed by George Cukor. It is adaptation of the musical of the same name, which originally was based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.

At the 37th Academy Awards (1965), My Fair Lady won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director.

# 3: 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.

# 4: Who had a number one hit in US with There! I’ve Said It Again in 1964?

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In 1964, Bobby Vinton had his third number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 with There! I've Said It Again. The song was written and composed by R. Evans and D. Mann. It reached number 34 in UK.

# 5: 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.

# 6: A coup in Libya deposed King Idris in 1969, and brought which leader to power?

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Idris was the first and only king of Libya. He reigned from 1951 to 1969, when Muammar Gaddafi took power in a coup. The monarchy was abolished and a republic proclaimed. Muammar Gaddafi stayed in power for 42 years until 2011.

# 7: What South African cardiac surgeon performed the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant in 1967?

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Christiaan Barnard was a South African cardiac surgeon who performed the first successful human-to-human heart transplant. The transplant operation took place on 3 December 1967, in an operation lasting nine hours and using a team of thirty people, including Barnard's brother, Marius Barnard.

# 8: 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

# 9: Which word is missing in title of this hit by the Seekers: The _____ is Over?

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The Carnival Is Over is originally a Russian folk song. With English-language lyrics by Tom Springfield, the song became a hit with Australian folk pop group The Seekers in 1965.

# 10: On what label did the Beach Boys release their debut single Surfin’ in 1961?

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Surfin' was released as the first Beach Boys single in November 1961 on Candix Records. It is written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love. The song later appeared on the 1962 album Surfin' Safari.

# 11: 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).

# 12: 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.

# 13: Who plays the main character in Rosemary’s Baby?

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Rosemary's Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polansk. It is based on a novel by Ira Levin. The cast features Mia Farrow and John Cassavetes.

# 14: Which American author was awarded the1962 Nobel Prize in Literature?

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John Ernst Steinbeck was awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Literature for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception. He is widely known for the novels The Grapes of Wrath (1939), Cannery Row (1945), and East of Eden (1952).

The Nobel Prize in literature has not been awarded to Eugene O'Neill, F. Scott Fitzgerald or John Updike.

# 15: Who gets her oats in the Beatles song Two of Us?

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At the beginning of the song John shouts: I Dig a Pygmy, by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids... Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats!.

# 16: Who had a Billboard number one hit with Moody River in 1961?

Moody River was written by and originally performed by country rockabilly singer Chase Webster. In 1961, Pat Boone released his version on the Dot label. It became a number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year.

The song has since then be covered by several artists, including Frank Sinatra, Johnny Rivers, and John Fogerty.

# 17: Robert Vaughn and David McCallum play secret agents in what 60s television series?

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is an American television series broadcast 1964 to 1968. It revolves around two secret agents, played by Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.

# 18: Who is she?

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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).

# 19: 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.

# 20: According to the song by Leonard Cohen, who feeds you tea and oranges?

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The lyrics are from Suzanne by Leonard Cohen. The song was first recorded by Judy Collins for her 1966 album In My Life. It was later released by Cohen himself on the album Songs of Leonard Cohen

Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she's half crazy
But that's why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you've always been her lover.

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