Sixties Quiz – Random General Knowledge – 10 Questions



#1. This is a detail from movie poster. Which film is it?

Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 film based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. It stars Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.


#2. Who composed the Monkees hit I'm a Believer?

I’m a Believer is composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by The Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. It was a number one hit world wide.


#3. Which record label was founded by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in 1962?

A&M Records was founded as an independent record label by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss in 1962.


#4. 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.


#5. Which city hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics?

Tokyo hosted the 1964 Summer Olympics


#6. Marilyn Monroe stars in which of these films?

Let’s Make Love is a 1960 musical film directed by George Cukor. Marilyn Monroe plays the role as Amanda Dell, a singer and actress. Yves Montand plays the role as billionaire Jean-Marc Clement, who is mistaken for an actor. The film would be Monroe’s last musical film performance.


#7. Andy Griffith plays the role as a criminal-defense attorney in which TV series?

Matlock is an American television legal drama, starring Andy Griffith in the title role of criminal-defense attorney Ben Matlock.


#8. Who was born in the 1960s?

Boris Johnson was born in 1964, Pedro Sánchez in 1972, Joe Biden in 1942, and Nancy Patricia Pelosi in 1940.


#9. In what sixties movie does the main character Atticus Finch defend a black man against a rape charge?

To Kill a Mockingbird is a 1962 American film directed by Robert Mulligan. The film is based on a novel by Harper Lee published in 1960. The book was an immediate success, winning the Pulitzer Prize, and is today a classic of modern American literature. It was adapted to film by Horton Foote.

Gregory Peck plays the role as Atticus Finch, who is appointed to defend a black man against an accusation of rape of a white teenaged girl. Mary Badham plays the role as Jean Louise ‘Scout’ Finch. Robert Duvall makes his film debut as Arthur ‘Boo’ Radley.


#10. 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.


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.

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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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