1960s Movie and TV: 80 Trivia Questions From The Space Age

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Step back in time to the swinging sixties, as we journey through the memorable moments of 1960s television and film!

If you’re excited to test your knowledge about a time when The Beatles rocked the airwaves, Johnny Carson ruled late-night television, and iconic movies captivated audiences around the globe, then we are so excited that you’re here.

In this ’60s movie/TV trivia quiz, we’ll delve into everything about television and movies from the 1960s, exploring legendary shows, historic events, and unforgettable performances that continue to shape popular culture today.

From the electrifying debut of The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show to the iconic moments of cinematic brilliance in films like Lawrence of Arabia and To Kill a Mockingbird, there’s something for every fan of vintage entertainment to enjoy in this one!

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Decades Trivia: 1960s Movies

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What was the highest-grossing film of the 1960s?

Answer: The Sound of Music (1965)

Who directed the iconic sci-fi film “2001: A Space Odyssey” released in 1968?

Answer: Stanley Kubrick

Which film, released in 1961, starred Audrey Hepburn as the iconic character Holly Golightly?

Answer: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

In which film does Clint Eastwood play a mysterious stranger who arrives in a small town torn apart by feuds?

Answer: A Fistful of Dollars

Who directed the controversial and groundbreaking film Easy Rider released in 1969?

Answer: Dennis Hopper

Which film, released in 1967, featured the character of James Bond facing off against the villainous Auric Goldfinger?

Answer: Goldfinger

In Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, who played the role of Dr. John Prentice, the African American fiancé of Joanna?

Answer: Sidney Poitier

Which band starred in the surreal musical film “Head,” which served as a satirical commentary on their own image?

Answer: The Monkees

In “The Hustler,” what is the nickname of the pool player portrayed by Paul Newman?

Answer: Fast Eddie Felson

Who starred as the submarine commander in the Cold War thriller “Ice Station Zebra”?

Answer: Rock Hudson

Who directed the classic heist film “The Italian Job,” known for its memorable Mini Cooper car chase scene?

Answer: Peter Collinson

In “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” what is the thing that various characters race to find?

Answer: Buried treasure

Who directed the stop-motion fantasy film “Jason and the Argonauts,” known for its groundbreaking special effects?

Answer: Don Chaffey

In Disney’s “The Jungle Book,” what is the name of the young boy raised by wolves in the jungle?

Answer: Mowgli

What is the name of the character played by Katharine Hepburn in “The Lion in Winter,” who schemes to secure the throne for her favorite son?

Answer: Eleanor of Aquitaine

In “The Love Bug,” what is the name of the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own?

Answer: Herbie

In “Mary Poppins,” what is the name of the chimney sweep played by Dick Van Dyke?

Answer: Bert

Name the film that starred Paul Newman as a rebellious prisoner who refuses to conform to authority.

Answer: Cool Hand Luke

Who played the role of Bonnie Parker in the 1967 film “Bonnie and Clyde”?

Answer: Faye Dunaway

What film, released in 1962, tells the story of a lawyer defending a black man accused of raping a white woman?

Answer: To Kill a Mockingbird

In which film does Julie Andrews play the magical nanny who brings joy to the lives of the Banks family?

Answer: Mary Poppins

Who directed the classic film “Lawrence of Arabia” released in 1962?

Answer: David Lean

Which film, released in 1969, features two Harley-riding hippies traveling through the American Southwest on motorcycles?

Answer: Easy Rider

Name the film that follows the adventures of two outlaws in the Old West, played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford.

Answer: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

How many segments make up “How the West Was Won”?

Answer: Three segments.

In “The Italian Job,” what type of vehicles are used for the iconic heist?

Answer: Mini Coopers.

Who portrays T.E. Lawrence in the film “Lawrence of Arabia”?

Answer: Peter O’Toole.

What is the profession of the main character in Federico Fellini’s “8½”?

Answer: He is a film director.

Where is “The Sound of Music” primarily set?

Answer: Austria.

What disturbing hobby does the protagonist of “Peeping Tom” (1960) have?

Answer: Filming fear and death.

Who directed the samurai film “Yojimbo” (1961)?

Answer: Akira Kurosawa.

Who directed the French New Wave film “Breathless”?

Answer: Jean-Luc Godard.

What famous river is a recurring motif in “How the West Was Won”?

Answer: The Mississippi River.

What war does T.E. Lawrence become involved in during the film “Lawrence of Arabia”?

Answer: World War I.

In “Bonnie and Clyde” (1967), What kind of vehicle do Bonnie and Clyde famously drive in the film?

Answer: Ford V8.

Who directed the film “Psycho,” released in 1960, known for its iconic shower scene?

Answer: Alfred Hitchcock

Name the film adaptation of a Broadway musical that tells the story of a cockney flower girl transformed into a lady.

Answer: My Fair Lady

Who played the iconic role of Atticus Finch in the film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird”?

Answer: Gregory Peck

Which film, released in 1966, features a cat burglar played by Audrey Hepburn and a charming con artist played by Peter O’Toole?

Answer: How to Steal a Million

In which film does Charlton Heston play an astronaut who crash-lands on a planet ruled by intelligent apes?

Answer: Planet of the Apes

In which film does Sidney Poitier play a detective investigating a murder in a racially charged Southern town?

Answer: In the Heat of the Night

In “Doctor Zhivago,” who played the titular character, a physician and poet caught in the midst of the Russian Revolution?

Answer: Omar Sharif

Who starred as the biker named Wyatt in the iconic road film “Easy Rider”?

Answer: Peter Fonda

Which biblical figure is portrayed by Charlton Heston in the epic film “Exodus”?

Answer: Moses

In “Funny Girl,” who played the role of Fanny Brice, a comedic performer and singer?

Answer: Barbra Streisand

Who portrayed the young college graduate Benjamin Braddock in the coming-of-age film “The Graduate”?

Answer: Dustin Hoffman

Decades Trivia: 1960s TV Shows

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What iconic TV show featured a time-traveling police box called the TARDIS?

Answer: Doctor Who

What iconic moment in television history occurred when The Beatles made their debut on The Ed Sullivan Show?

Answer: The birth of Beatlemania.

What made The Soupy Sales Show stand out among other children’s programs in the 1960s?

Answer: Its raucous humor and breaking of the fourth wall.

Who became the host of The Tonight Show in 1962, setting the standard for late-night television for decades to come?

Answer: Johnny Carson.

What technological innovation, introduced during a sports broadcast in 1963, forever changed the way audiences watched live events?

Answer: Instant replay.

What iconic speech, delivered in 1963, rallied support for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and was aired on all three major TV networks?

Answer: Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

What tragic event in 1963, followed by the televised funeral procession and the live shooting of the accused assassin, became etched in the memory of a generation?

Answer: The assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

What TV holiday special, premiering in 1965, featured Linus reading from the Gospel of Luke and replaced a traditional laugh track with a jazz score?

Answer: “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

What historic event in 1969 captivated the world as humans set foot on the moon for the first time?

Answer: The Apollo 11 moon landing.

What TV series had its finale in 1967 that concluded Dr. Richard Kimble’s four-year quest to find his wife’s real killer?

Answer: The finale of “The Fugitive.”

What memorable song, sung by Kermit the Frog in 1969, became a hit and conveyed a message of self-acceptance?

Answer: “Bein’ Green.”

What animated series, featuring a modern Stone Age family, was a staple of 1960s television?

Answer: The Flintstones

Which groundbreaking TV series featured the first interracial kiss on American network television?

Answer: Star Trek: The Original Series

What was the name of the family in the spooky and beloved 1960s TV show created by Charles Addams?

Answer: The Addams Family

In which TV show would you find characters named Rob Petrie, Laura Petrie, and Buddy Sorrell?

Answer: The Dick Van Dyke Show

Which TV show features a group of eccentric characters living on an island after being shipwrecked?

Answer: Gilligan’s Island

What is the name of the family at the center of the supernatural sitcom Bewitched?

Answer: The Stephens family

Which TV show follows the misadventures of the Clampett family from the Ozarks that strike it rich and move to Beverly Hills?

Answer: The Beverly Hillbillies

In which TV series would you encounter characters named Maxwell Smart and Agent 99?

Answer: Get Smart

Which animated TV show features a space-age family living in the futuristic world of Orbit City?

Answer: The Jetsons

What is the name of the ship in the sci-fi TV series Star Trek captained by James T. Kirk?

Answer: USS Enterprise (NCC-1701)

In which TV series (ran from 1966–1971) would you find characters named Barnabas Collins and Victoria Winters?

Answer: Dark Shadows

Which TV show follows the adventures of a group of prisoners of war in a German camp during World War II?

Answer: Hogan’s Heroes

Which TV show features a family of astronauts who become stranded in space after their ship is sabotaged by the scheming Dr. Zachary Smith?

Answer: Lost in Space

Which TV series explores the adventures of a young genie named Jeannie and her master, an astronaut?

Answer: I Dream of Jeannie. Unlike most genie stories, there are no three wishes rule, so Jeannie uses her magic all the time, often without talking to her rescuer about it first.

In which TV show would you find characters named Thurston Howell III and Lovey Howell?

Answer: Gilligan’s Island

Which TV series features a talking car named KITT and its crime-fighting driver, Michael Knight?

Answer: Knight Rider

What is the name of the fictional town where The Andy Griffith Show takes place?

Answer: Mayberry, North Carolina

In which TV series would you encounter characters named Jed Clampett and Granny Moses?

Answer: The Beverly Hillbillies

Which TV show follows the lives of two mismatched roommates, one messy and one neat freak?

Answer: The Odd Couple

What is the name of the fictional school where the TV series Room 222 is set?

Answer: Walt Whitman High School

Which TV show features a group of meddling kids and their talking Great Dane solving mysteries?

Answer: Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

In which TV series would you find characters named Mike Brady, Carol Brady, and Alice Nelson?

Answer: The Brady Bunch

Which TV show follows the lives of residents in a New York apartment building, including the superintendent, Schneider?

Answer: One Day at a Time

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