115 Nostalgic Trivia Questions All About The 1960s Decade

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Are you ready to groove back to a time when outer space TV shows, go-go boots, and lava lamps were all the rage? Welcome to our trivia quiz all about the 1960s!

In this article, we’ve handpicked a selection of trivia questions that’ll transport you straight to the mod era of beehive hair-dos, flower power, paisleys, and of course, The Beatles!

Get ready to have a ton of fun and reminisce as we revisit iconic moments of the 60s. Then, we’ll test your knowledge of movie and TV classics like The Brady Bunch and The Sound of Music — all the best stuff that kept audiences glued to their screens. From there, we’ll also test your knowledge of historical events, pop culture, and more.

You ready? Let’s test your ’60s knowledge and see if you’re truly an expert in everything about the decade!

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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

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

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 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

Decades Trivia: 1960s Music

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Question: Which British rock band released their iconic album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in 1967?

Answer: The Beatles

Which iconic American rock ‘n’ roll star returned to civilian life in 1960 after serving two years in the U.S. Army?

Answer: Elvis Presley

Who scored Motown Record Corporation’s first US No. 1 pop hit with the song “Please Mr. Postman” in 1961?

Answer: The Marvelettes

What was the name of the surf rock band that quickly became the premier group in the genre during the early 1960s?

Answer: The Beach Boys

Which famous folk singer released her debut album on Vanguard Records in December 1960?

Answer: Joan Baez

What was the name of the song that topped the charts in the US in 1964 by the Newcastle-born Eric Burdon and his band “The Animals”?

Answer: “The House of the Rising Sun”

Which British rock band released the hit single “You Really Got Me” in August 1964, often regarded as the first hard rock hit?

Answer: The Kinks

Who was the lead singer of The Doors, known for his poetic lyrics and charismatic stage presence?

Answer: Jim Morrison

What song are these lyrics from: “I can’t get no satisfaction, I can’t get no…”

Answer: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by The Rolling Stones

Who was the lead vocalist of The Who, famous for his powerful voice and energetic performances?

Answer: Roger Daltrey

Finish the lyrics: “Hey Jude, don’t make it bad, take a sad song and…”

Answer: “make it better” (“Hey Jude” by The Beatles)

Can you name the song from these lyrics: “Hey! Ho! Let’s go! Hey! Ho! Let’s go! Hey! Ho! Let’s go! Hey! Ho! Let’s go!”

Answer: “Blitzkrieg Bop” by The Ramones

What was the title of Bob Dylan’s 1965 album that marked a transition to a more electric sound, signaling the shift towards album-focused rock?

Answer: “Bringing It All Back Home”

Who released the album “Pet Sounds” in 1966, which significantly influenced the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”?

Answer: The Beach Boys

What was the name of the duo that released the single “The Sound of Silence” in 1965, which gained popularity during the mid-60s?

Answer: Simon and Garfunkel

In 1966, which Australian group became the first from their country to have a number one hit with “Georgy Girl”?

Answer: The Seekers

Which artist had their first No. 1 hit with “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” in 1968 before tragically dying in a plane crash?

Answer: Otis Redding

What was the title of the album released by Bob Dylan in December 1967, which leaned towards a country rock sound?

Answer: “John Wesley Harding”

What was the name of the TV special filmed by The Rolling Stones in December 1968, featuring performances from various artists?

Answer: The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus

Which band released the influential album “Days of Future Passed” in November 1967?

Answer: The Moody Blues

Who released the single “Mrs. Robinson” in 1968, which was featured in the film “The Graduate”?

Answer: Simon and Garfunkel

What was the title of the debut album released by The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967?

Answer: “Are You Experienced”

Who released the album “Sweetheart of the Rodeo” in late 1968, forming the basis for country rock?

Answer: The Byrds (with Gram Parsons)

Which album by The Beatles was released in 1969 and is often regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time?

Answer: “Abbey Road”

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    1960s Trivia: Fashion, Sports, and Pop Culture

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    What fashion trend was popularized by the counterculture movement and featured colorful, psychedelic patterns?

    Answer: Tie-dye clothing.

    In which board game, introduced in 1965, players race to spend all of their money with risky investments and big spending, aiming to be the first to go bankrupt?

    Answer: Go For Broke

    Which classic board game, first published in 1960, allows players to experience different life stages, carrying out life’s little adventures by placing pink and blue peg people in cars while traveling a 3-D game board on the way to “retirement”?

    Answer: The Game of Life

    Who is often considered the greatest songwriter of all time and had a significant influence on 1960s music?

    Answer: Bob Dylan.

    What is the name of the phenomenon surrounding The Beatles, known as intense fan worship for them?

    Answer: Beatlemania.

    What was the slogan popularized by Timothy Leary during the late 1960s?

    Answer: “Turn on, tune in, drop out”.

    What was the name of the music festival that became a symbol of the counterculture movement in 1969?

    Answer: Woodstock.

    What type of footwear for women became a symbol of rebellion and freedom in the 1960s, featuring a low heel and a long, fitted shaft often reaching the knee?

    Answer: Go-go boots.

    What iconic hairstyle for women became popular in the 1960s, characterized by a sleek, straight look with a center part?

    Answer: The mod bob.

    What type of dance became a sensation in the 1960s, featuring energetic movements and often performed to upbeat music?

    Answer: The twist.

    What outdoor activity involving beaches gained popularity in the 1960s?

    Answer: Surfing.

    What fashion trend for men became popular in the 1960s, characterized by slim-fitting suits, narrow ties, and polished shoes?

    Answer: Mod fashion.

    Can you describe what mod dresses in the 1960s looked like?

    Answer: Dresses featuring bold geometric patterns and bright colors.

    What hobby, popularized by hippies and artists, involved transforming everyday objects into unique pieces of art?

    Answer: Upcycling.

    What iconic clothing item, popularized by Mary Quant, became a symbol of youth and freedom for women in the late 1960s?

    Answer: The miniskirt.

    What accessory, associated with the space age aesthetic, became a popular decoration in homes and dorm rooms during the 1960s?

    Answer: Lava lamps.

    What iconic American muscle car was introduced by Ford in 1964 and quickly became a symbol of the 1960s youth culture?

    Answer: Ford Mustang

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    Which Italian sports car, known for its sleek design and powerful performance, gained popularity in the 1960s and was featured in the film “The Graduate”?

    Answer: Alfa Romeo Spider (or Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider)

    What compact car, introduced by British Motor Corporation in 1959 but gained significant popularity in the 1960s, became an emblem of British automotive design?

    Answer: Mini Cooper

    What hairstyle, worn by members of Los Gatos, was considered rebellious and unconventional during the 1960s?

    Answer: Mop-top haircuts.

    What hairstyle for women, characterized by a high, voluminous crown of hair, was a popular choice in the early 1960s?

    Answer: The beehive hairdo.

    What type of fabric pattern, known for its swirling patterns and bold colors, was commonly used for clothing and home decor during the 1960s?

    Answer: Paisley prints.

    Which NBA team dominated the tournaments during the 1960s, winning eight straight titles from 1959 to 1966?

    Answer: The Boston Celtics.

    What NCAA basketball team, coached by John Wooden, asserted dominance in the American college basketball landscape during the 1960s?

    Answer: The UCLA Bruins.

    In which city were the 1968 Summer Olympics held, marking a significant event in sports history during the 1960s?

    Answer: Mexico City, Mexico.

    What alternative sport gained popularity as part of the counterculture movement in the mid-1960s?

    Answer: Disc sports (Frisbee).

    Decades Trivia: Historical Events During The 1960s

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    What event marked the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962?

    Answer: The discovery of Soviet missiles in Cuba by U.S. spy planes.

    Who became the first human to journey into outer space in 1961?

    Answer: Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet cosmonaut.

    What was the overarching conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1960s?

    Answer: The Cold War.

    Who were the four presidents of the United States during the 1960s?

    Answer: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard Nixon.

    What was the name of the mission that saw Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin become the first humans to walk on the moon in 1969?

    Answer: Apollo 11.

    Which civil rights leader delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963?

    Answer: Martin Luther King Jr.

    What major event occurred in Berlin in 1961 that became a symbol of the Cold War division between East and West?

    Answer: The construction of the Berlin Wall.

    What was the name of the ship that was intercepted by U.S. forces in 1962, leading to the Cuban Missile Crisis?

    Answer: The USS Discovery.

    Which Southern American country faced a military coup in 1964, leading to the establishment of a military dictatorship that lasted until the 1980s?

    Answer: Brazil.

    Which major public figure in the USA was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963?

    Answer: President John F. Kennedy.

    What was the name of the Soviet space probe that successfully orbited and returned the first images of the far side of the Moon in 1959?

    Answer: Luna 3.

    Which Southeast Asian country experienced a significant increase in U.S. military involvement during the 1960s?

    Answer: Vietnam.

    What was the name of the cultural movement that emerged in the United States in the 1960s, characterized by a rejection of conventional social norms?

    Answer: The counterculture or hippie movement.

    What event in 1963 prompted the signing of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, which prohibited nuclear weapon tests in the atmosphere, outer space, and underwater?

    Answer: The Cuban Missile Crisis.

    Which U.S. legislation, signed into law in 1964, outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin?

    Answer: The Civil Rights Act of 1964.

    What was the name of the U.S. military operation that aimed to remove communist forces from South Vietnam?

    Answer: Operation Rolling Thunder.

    Which Caribbean nation declared independence from British rule in 1962?

    Answer: Jamaica.

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