Sixties Quiz – Random General Knowledge – 10 Questions



#1. Four of the original members of this band were Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Charlie Watts. Who was the fifth member?

The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones, Ian Stewart, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts.

Stewart was very quickly removed from the official line-up, but continued as occasional pianist until his death in 1985.


#2. Who plays the role as the martian in the TV series My Favorite Martian?

Ray Walston was an American actor and comedian, best known as the title character on My Favorite Martian, an American television sitcom that aired on CBS from September 29, 1963, to May 1, 1966.


#3. Who was Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany between 29 October 1957 and 11 October 1963?

Konrad Adenauer was Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany (West-Germany) during the following periods:

  • 20 September 1949-20 October 1953
  • 20 October 1953-29 October 1957
  • 29 October 1957-14 November 1961
  • 14 November 1961-13 December 1962
  • 14 December 1962-11 October 1963
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#4. Listen to the clip. What is the name of the group?

Turn! Turn! Turn! is originally written by Pete Seeger and released by The Limeliters. The Byrds released the song as their3rd single in 1965. Their version peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number 26 on the UK Singles Chart.


#5. Which of these companies was established in the 1960s?

Dollar Rent A Car was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1965 by Henry J. Caruso. Alamo Rent a Car was founded in 1974. National Car Rental was formed in 1947. Zipcar was founded in 2000 by Antje Danielson and Robin Chase


#6. In 1969, Boris Spassky became World Champion in what?

Boris Spassky became the 10th World Chess Champion, holding the title from 1969 to 1972. He is known as one of the greatest chess players of all time.


#7. The Oscar winning song Moon River is featured in which movie?

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.


#8. What year did RCA Victor Records start releasing all pop singles in both mono and stereo?

RCA Victor Records is the first record company to release pop singles in mono and stereo simultaneously. Elvis Presley’s Stuck on You becomes RCA’s first mono/stereo release in March 1960.


#9. Robert Rauschenberg is mainly know for his:

Robert Rauschenberg was an American painter and graphic artist whose early works anticipated the pop art movement.


#10. Who played Captain Virgil Hilts in the 1963 film The Great Escape?

The Great Escape is a 1963 American film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth prisoners during World War II. The film was directed and produced by John Sturges. Steve McQueen plays Capt. Virgil Hilts, the Cooler King. James Garner plays Flt. Lt. Robert Hendley, the Scrounger. Other roles are plated by Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, and David McCallum. The British singer John Leyton also has a role in this movie.


1960s Random General Knowledge Quiz


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Difficult Sixties General Knowledge Questions

This 1960s general knowledge quiz has 10 random questions about memorable people and events from a decade that changed the world.

Questions range from politics, movies, events, sports, and TV shows to simple trivia.

Each set of questions is drawn from a pool of 300 questions in our database, which means that each quiz will be unique and different from the previous.

The quiz is considered hard and the average score is just above 50 percent.

What Kind of Questions are on the Sixties Quiz?

Many questions are about entertainment, like 1960s pop music, films, and TV series. Like these ones:

  • Who plays the role as Norman Bates in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho from 1960?
  • Who gets her oats in the Beatles song “Two of Us”?
  • Who had a Top Ten hit with “Sweet Nothin’s” in 1960?

Other questions focus on famous persons like celebrities, politicians, writers, and painters.

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