1960’s Quiz for Seniors

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Enjoy this 1960’s trivia quiz during activity time in aged care.

What was the name of the famous English four-piece band that came out of Liverpool? Hint: named after an insect.
(A) The Beatles

Name the four members of the Beatles?
(A) John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

What was the name of the first James Bond movie released in 1962 starring Sean Connery & Ursula Andrews?
(A) Dr. No

Which Alfred Hitchcock scary movie was released in 1960 with a famous shower scene?
(A) Psycho

What movie won the Oscar for the best picture in 1965 Starring Audrey Hepburn & Rex Harrison? Hint : A phonetics expert takes on the challenge of showing a Cockney girl how to speak like a Duchess. (A) My Fair Lady

In what year was the birth control pill approved in the USA for contraceptive use?
(A) 1960 (Released in 1961 to Australian women only if married)

In 1960 the most powerful earthquake ever recorded 9.5 on the Richter scale was where?
(A) South America (Valdivia Earthquake) it caused global tsunamis & destruction

In which year did the show “Sesame Street” first air on television?
(A) 1969

What year was the famous Woodstock Festival held?
(A) 1969

The first woman in space came from which country?
(A) Soviet Union, in 1963 Valentina Tereshkova, she spent almost 3 days in the Vostok 6 space capsule orbiting Earth 48 times

Which classic science fiction show began in 1966?
(A) Star Trek

Who did John F Kennedy defeat in 1960 to win the presidential election?
(A) Richard Nixon

In the late 1960s the US Airforce released a report concluding there were no such things as UFOs or Extra Terrestrials what was the name of the report?
(A) Project Blue Book

What popular long-running soap opera still running on TV debuted in 1965? Hint: As the world turns so does the
(A) Days Of Our Lives

In 1963 Martin Luther King Jnr gave a memorable speech at the Lincoln Memorial on the steps what was the name of the famous speech?
(A) “I Have A Dream”

In 1960 four black college students sat in protest after being refused service at the lunch counter in which store in Greensboro North Carolina?
(A) Woolworths

Who was the first man to walk on the moon in 1969?
(A) Neil Armstrong

In 1967 Dr Christian Barnard performed the first transplant of what human organ in South Africa.
(A) Heart

Who famously sang happy birthday to John F Kennedy in 1962 actually she sang happy birthday Mr President.
(A) Marilyn Monroe

Which famous boxer in 1964 changed his name from Cassius Clay to?
(A) Muhammad Ali

In 1962 three inmates escaped from which prison that was supposedly an inescapable prison near San Francisco?
(A) Alcatraz

In the summer of 1969 several people were murdered including actress Sharon Tate by which cult members led by which man? (A) Charles Manson, cult: The Manson Family

In America in 1962 who became the new host of The Tonight Show?
(A) Johnny Carson

Who was Harold Holt and what happened to him?
(A) Australian Prime minister who died in 1967 after going for a swim in the ocean in Portsea, Victoria he disappeared feared drowned his body was never recovered.

Which president in the USA started the space race with the Soviet Union?
(A) John F Kennedy

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