31 Best 1960’s Trivia Questions and Answers

Welcome to our fun-filled best 1960’s trivia questions and answers! If you remember this revolutionary decade with fondness or love to learn a thing or 2 about times-gone-by, then this is the trivia challenge for you! 

The swinging sixties was a decade of extreme change, iconic fashion, and phenomenal music. But, how much can you remember?

Play our 1960’s trivia to find out! 

We have 5 fun rounds to play, try one or take them all on!

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General 1960’s Trivia Questions and Answers 

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From films to fashion, must-have childhood toys, iconic trends, and everything in between, so much emerged during the revolutionary decade that was: the 60s. 

Do you think you know a lot about the 1960s?

Whether you remember this golden era first hand, or just like a bit of nostalgia and all things vintage, we promise that our best 19060’s trivia will raise a smile. 

We will begin with our bumper general knowledge round, with questions suitable to all players of all abilities and all ages. 

You may be surprised by just how much you know about the ’60s!

Let’s begin. 

1: Who was the president of the United States from January 20, 1961, to November 22, 1963?
John F. Kennedy.
2: What was the average (median) income of American families in 1960?
3: What did The California Medical Association call a 'medical menace' in 1964?
4: Which comic book character made their first appearance in 1962?
5: What was the name of the much-wanted talking doll that first appeared in commercials in 1960?
Chatty Cathy.
6: By age 19, how many American women were in employment during the 60s?
7: In what year did Star Trek make its TV debut?
8: Which dance from the '60s created the largest craze?
The Twist.
9: What product was accidentally invented by Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes while trying to create textured wallpaper in 1960?
Bubble wrap.
10: What vehicle was produced by Ford in 1964?
Ford Mustang.
11: In 1960, what was the median home value in the US?

Fashion in the 1960’s Trivia Questions and Answers 

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The 1960s was a truly iconic decade for fashion! Traditions were broken, and the fashion trends were diverse, to say the least. 

Although every decade is both blessed and cursed by catwalk classics and fashion faux pas’, none were more so than the 60s!

From looks that were truly cutting edge to statement pieces that have survived the test of time, this section of our 1960’s trivia will either make your toes curl or your heart swell – depending on your standing! 

Let’s take an interesting look at the best 1960’s fashion, and of course, some of the worst too! 

Here we go!

1: What type of skirt became a statement piece for women in the 60s that is still very much present today?
2: What was the name given to women's knee-length trousers, cut with full legs to resemble a skirt?
3: What type of material began to be used for clothing for the first time during the 60s?
4: What was the fashionable high-up and bouffant hairstyle of the decade for women?
The beehive.
5: What type of jacket did men start to wear in the 1960s?
6: What was the alternative, fresh new trend that began towards the end of the decade?
Hippie clothing.
7: Name the low-heeled style of women's fashion boot introduced in the mid-1960s.
Go-go boot.

1960’s Music Trivia Questions and Answers 

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The 1960s was a decade of enormous upheaval in attitudes, fashion, society, and music

Before the 60s, music was refined, soulful, and always politically correct. 

But, this was soon to change! 

With new genres emerging, such as Motown, R&B, Pop, and the ‘British Invasion,’ the 60s was indeed a revolutionary time for music. 

In this round of our best 1960’s trivia, you will rediscover some absolute classics that your playlist will be grateful for?

You know how older people say this was when music was music? They weren’t wrong! 

Let’s take a look. 

1: Which American female singing group, which hit its peak during the mid-60s, was it said to have made it possible for future African American artists to find mainstream success?
The Supremes.
2: Who released the classic song 'Piece of my Heart' in 1969?
Janis Joplin.
3: What is the name of the female musician whose major success began in the 60s when she co-wrote more than two dozen chart hits with her 1st husband, Gerry Goffin?
Carole King.
4: In what year did The Beatles reach American soil?
5: Which African American Motown legend earned the nicknames of 'Prince of Soul' and 'Prince of Motown'?
Marvin Gaye.
6: Which English rock band was monumental in the 'British Invasion' and reached 5 Top 10 Billboard hits in the US before their 1965 touring ban?
The Kinks.
7: Who was just 13-years old when they scored a number-one hit with the single 'Fingertips' in 1963?
Stevie Wonder.
8: Name the band behind the hugely successful single 'Surfin' U.S.A.'
The Beach Boys.

Best Moments of the 1960’s Trivia Questions and Answers 

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Today’s best moments are often caught on multiple cell phones in addition to professional cameras, but this wasn’t always the case. 

In this part of our best 1960’s trivia, you will be quizzed on some things that weren’t even caught on a single camera – yet we know (or you hopefully know) all about them! 

From unprecedented events to world-famous speeches, you’ll find some truly remarkable moments that happened in the 60s here. 

Let’s find out how much attention you paid in History class! 

Here we go! 

1: Although pretty unsuccessful until a couple of decades later, what was invented by the US military in 1969?
The internet.
2: Who gave one of the most famous speeches in history during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963?
Martin Luther King.
3: Where is man said to have landed for the first time on July 20, 1969?
The moon.
4: Who famously sang 'Happy Birthday, Mr. President' on May 19, 1962?
Marylin Monroe.
5: What was approved by the FDA in 1960 that was a defining moment for American women?
The birth control pill.

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We hope you enjoyed a walk down memory lane or the chance to experience some of the best 1960’s moments for the first time. 

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