1960s Pop Culture Trivia Quiz1960s Popular Culture Trivia Questions
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Who had a US top ten hit with the song "When Will I Be Loved" in 1960?
a. Linda Ronstadt
b. Roy Orbison
c. Ricky Nelson
d. The Everly Brothers
The Everly Brothers - Linda Ronstadt had a huge hit with a cover of the song in 1975.
The first NFL Super Bowl was played in January of this year.
1967 - The Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs by a score of 35 to 10.
What ship ran aground on the shore of "an uncharted desert isle" marooning its crew on "Gilligan's Island"?
a. S.S. Gilligan
b. S.S. Seaman
c. S.S. Mariner
d. S.S. Minnow
S.S. Minnow - Gilligan's Island ran from 1964 to 1967.
Which song was written about Jenny Boyd, sister of Pattie Boyd, by British singer-songwriter Donovan in 1968?
a. Jenny, Jenny
b. Jenny Take a Ride
c. Jennifer Juniper
d. Dig Me Out Jenny
Jennifer Juniper - Jennifer Juniper can be found on Donovan's album "The Hurdy Gurdy Man".
The highest grossing film of the 1960s, what movie stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer?
a. Mary Poppins
b. West Side Story
c. The Sound of Music
d. My Fair Lady
The Sound of Music - The Sound of Music is based on the real life story of the Von Trapp Family singers.
Who played the role of the 2,000-year-old genie named Jeannie in the popular 1960s sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie"?
a. Barbra Eden
b. Emmaline Henry
c. Barbara Feldon
d. Elizabeth Montgomery
Barbra Eden - Thirty of the 139 episodes produced were filmed in black and white.
Which professional basketball team won 9 of the 10 possible NBA championships to be won during the 1960s?
a. Detroit Pistons
b. New York Knicks
c. Boston Celtics
d. Philadelphia Warriors
Boston Celtics - The only year that the Celtics didn't win the NBA championship was in 1967.
What popular novelty item was invented by Edward Craven Walker in 1963?
a. Snow Globe
c. X-Ray Goggles
d. Lava Lamps
Lava Lamps - In 2015, a newly designed lamp that uses ferrofluid in place of wax was introduced into the market.
Played by Barbara Feldon, who was Smart's beautiful partner on the 1960s sitcom "Get Smart"?
99 - Created by Mel Brooks, Get Smart satirized the secret agent genre.
Which of the following 1960s movies did not win an Academy Award for Best Picture?
a. Funny Girl
b. Tom Jones
c. Midnight Cowboy
d. A Man For All Seasons
Funny Girl - Barbra Streisand won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in the 1968 film Funny Girl.
Recorded in 1964, which Beatle's hit song has the lyric - "You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things"?
a. A Hard Day's Night
b. We Can Work it Out
c. I Want to Hold Your Hand
d. Can't Buy Me Love
A Hard Day's Night - Credited to Lennon-McCartney, A Hard Day's Night was primarily written by John Lennon.
In 2013, TV Guide ranked this 1960s animated TV show the second "Greatest TV Cartoon of All Time".
a. Mister Magoo
b. Mighty Mouse
c. The Jetsons
d. The Flintstones
The Flintstones - The Simpsons was ranked the number one greatest.
The first worldwide dance craze, what 1960s dance was inspired by rock and roll music and specifically Chubby Checker?
a. The Monster Mash
b. The Twist
c. The Hully Gully
d. Mashed Potato
The Twist - The Twist was the first dance style in which the couples did not have to touch each other while dancing.
Based on a 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious, this 1960's TV series starred Mia Farrow and Ryan O'Neal.
a. Peyton Place
b. The Young Marrieds
d. Cain's Hundred
Peyton Place - Peyton Place had a budget of $60,000 per episode.
Which of the following James Bond movies was not released during the sixties?
a. The Man with the Golden Gun
c. From Russia with Love
The Man with the Golden Gun - The Man with the Golden Gun was released in 1974.
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