#1. Which team won the first championship of the American Basketball Association in 1968?
Pittsburgh Pipers, later called Pittsburgh Condors, won the first league title in 1968 by defeating New Orleans Buccaneers.
#2. 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).
#3. The Bell Jar is a novel written by:
The Bell Jar is a novel written by the American writer and poet Sylvia Plath. Originally published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas in 1963, the novel is semi-autobiographical, with the names of places and people changed.
#4. Which famous song contains the lines: I hear babies crying, I watch them grow.?
What a Wonderful World is written by Bob Thiele (as George Douglas) and George David Weiss. It was first recorded by Louis Armstrong and released in 1967. The song ends: I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know
And I think to myself,
What a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself
What a wonderful world.
#5. The United States Peace Corps was established by which President?
The Peace Corps is a volunteer program run by the United States government. President John F. Kennedy issued an executive order establishing the Peace Corps i March, 1961..
#6. The Blue Diamonds were a 1960s rock and roll duo from which country?
The Blue Diamonds were a Dutch 1960s rock and roll duo, best known for their million-selling chart-topping single Ramona.
#7. The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 American war film starring the following actors, except:
The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 American war film directed by Robert Aldrich. The cast includes Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas, and Donald Sutherland – but not Clint Eastwood.
#8. Uncle Martin O'Hara is a character in which 60s TV series?
My Favorite Martian aired from 1963 to 1966 for 107 episodes. The series starred Ray Walston as Uncle Martin (the Martian) and Bill Bixby as Tim O’Hara.
#9. Who topped Billboard Hot 100 with Stand By Me in 1961?
Stand by Me was originally performed by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King. It was released on the Atco label in 1961 and reached no 1 on Billboard Hot 100.
The song was later featured in the 1986 film Stand by Me. It hit the charts again in 1987, reaching number one in several countries, including UK.
The song is written by Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller,
#10. The following films were all nominated for Best Picture at the 35th Academy Awards (1963). Which film won the Award?
Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. The film was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. Peter O’Toole plays the title role.
The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards and won seven at the 35th Academy Awards (1963), including Best Director and Best Picture.
To Kill a Mockingbird won three Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Gregory Peck.
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.