#1. At the 1964 Summer Olympics, swimmer Dawn Fraser won the 100 m freestyle event for the third time in a row. Fraser represented which country?
At the 1964 Summer Olympics, Australian swimmer Dawn Fraser won the 100 m freestyle event for the third time in a row. She was named the Australian of the Year the same year and was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1965.
#2. Which of these companies was founded in the 1960s?
Founded by Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman in 1964, Nike (NKE) was originally called Blue Ribbon Sports. Puma was formed in 1948 and Adidas and Asics in 1949.
#3. Who was President of France between 1959 and 1969?
Charles de Gaulle was the dominant military and political leader of France for much of the period from 1940 to 1969. He held the office as President between 8 January 1959 and 28 April 1969.
#4. This a detail from a 60s music album released by:
Ballad of Easy Rider is the 8th album by the Byrd. It was released in 1969. The album was named after the song Ballad of Easy Rider, which is theme song for the 1969 film, Easy Rider. Most of the songs, however, had no connection with the film. The album peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard chart and No. 41 on the UK Albums Chart.
#5. Who plays the leading role as George in the 1966 film "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf"?
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a 1966 film directed by Mike Nichols. The film stars Elizabeth Taylor as Martha and Richard Burton as George, with George Segal as Nick and Sandy Dennis as Honey.
#6. Willy Wonka is a character in which of these novels?
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.
#7. Which group released Come on as their first single in 1963?
Come On is a song written and first released by Chuck Berry in 1961. The Rolling Stones picked the song for their debut single, released in the late spring of 1963 on Decca. Stones’ version reached No. 21 on the UK single charts.
#8. Which group had a number one hit on Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 with Everyday People?
Everyday People is recorded by Sly and the Family Stone. It was their first single to peak at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. It held that position for 4 weeks in February and March 1969.
#9. Which of the following classic movies from the sixties did NOT win an Academy Award for Best Picture?
Doctor Zhivago is a 1965 British-American film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including best picture and best director. It film won five Academy Awards:
- Best Art Direction (John Box, Terence Marsh, Dario Simoni)
- Best Cinematography (Freddie Young)
- Best Adapted Screenplay (Robert Bolt)
- Best Costume Design
- Best Original Score (Maurice Jarre)
#10. 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.
1960s Random General Knowledge Quiz
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.
- Who wrote “A Spaniard in the Works“, a book first published in 1965?
- Who was President of France between 1959 and 1969?
- Who hosted the TV show “American Bandstand“?
This quiz was originally published as “trivia questions for the 1960s” on Ultimate60s.com, a website that was discontinued in 2021.