#1. 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
#2. Which candidate was the target of an assassination attempt during the presidential primaries of 1972?
George Wallace, Jr. was the 45th Governor of Alabama. He ran for U.S. President four times (three as a Democrat and one on the American Independent Party ticket). On May 15, 1972, he was attacked and shot five times during a campaign. His near assassination effectively ended his campaign and left him paralyzed. He used a wheelchair for the remainder of his life.
#3. Who plays a leading role in the movie Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)?
Mutiny on the Bounty is a 1962 film starring Marlon Brando and Trevor Howard. Carol Reed started directing the film, but was pulled out of the project and replaced by Lewis Milestone. Milestone is credited as director of the picture.
It was the first film to be officially filmed in Ultra Panavision 70 widescreen.
Nominated for seven Oscars, the film failed to win any of them.
#4. A Bigger Splash is a large pop art painting by which British artist?
A Bigger Splash is a large pop art painting by British artist David Hockney.
#5. Who composed the Oscar winning songs "Moon River" and "Days of Wine and Roses"?
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.
#6. Three of the members of this band in the sixties were Robby Krieger, John Densmore, and Ray Manzarek. Who was the fourth?
Doors were formed in 1965, United States, and disbanded in 1973. Members were Robby Kriege, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek, Pat Sullivan (1965), and Jim Morrison (1965-71).
#7. Which group made these lines famous: "If you should ever leave me / Well life would still go on believe me"?
The lines are from God Only Knows by the Beach Boys:
If you should ever leave me
Well life would still go on believe me
The world could show nothing to me
So what good would living do me
God only knows what I’d be without you
#8. This is a hit song by Roy Orbison. What's the title?
In Dreams is a song by Roy Orbison. Released as a single on Monument Records in February 1963. It topped the charts in Australia and Ireland, peaked at No. 7 on Billboard Hot 100, and at No. 6 in U.K.
#9. 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.
#10. The TV show Bonanza starred Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, and:
Bonanza ran from 1959 to 1973. Lasting 14 seasons and 430 episodes. Pernell Roberts plays the role as Adam Cartwright, Lorne Greene the role as Ben Cartwright, Dan Blocker the role as Hoss Cartwright, and Michael Landon plays the role as Joseph Little Joe Cartwright.
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.