15 Trivia History Questions And Answers About The 1960s

Are you ready to take a trip through time and test your knowledge about the 1960s? This quiz is the perfect way to explore the decade and challenge yourself to answer 15 trivia questions about the 1960s.

From politics to pop culture and everything in between, this quiz will have you brushing up on some of the most interesting events that happened during this decade.

The 1960s was a tumultuous decade, full of major political events, groundbreaking technological advancements, and iconic cultural moments. From the Vietnam War to the Apollo 11 mission to the Beatles’ rise to fame, the 1960s was a decade that changed the world forever. Now it’s time to see how much you know about this era.

This quiz is perfect for those who want to challenge themselves to learn more about the 1960s. Whether you’re a history buff or just curious about the decade, you’re sure to find something new in this quiz. So, let’s get started and see how much you know about the 1960s!

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  1. Who was the US President at the beginning of the 1960s?
    • John F. Kennedy
    • Richard Nixon
    • Lyndon B. Johnson
    • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  2. Which iconic music festival took place in 1969?
    • Monterey Pop Festival
    • Isle of Wight Festival
    • Woodstock
    • Altamont Free Concert
  3. What was the name of the first human spaceflight program of the United States?
    • Skylab
    • Apollo Program
    • Project Mercury
    • Project Gemini
  4. Which civil rights leader delivered the famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963?
    • Thurgood Marshall
    • Rosa Parks
    • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • Malcolm X
  5. What was the name of the first successful human heart transplant recipient?
    • Adrian Kantrowitz
    • Christiaan Barnard
    • Louis Washkansky
    • Denton Cooley
  6. Which band released the influential album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” in 1967?
    • The Beach Boys
    • The Beatles
    • Pink Floyd
    • The Rolling Stones
  7. Which 1960s television show featured characters named Captain Kirk, Spock, and Dr. McCoy?
    • The Twilight Zone
    • Doctor Who
    • Star Trek
    • Lost in Space
  8. What was the name of the contraceptive pill first approved by the FDA in 1960?
    • Enovid
    • Ortho-Novum
    • Norinyl
    • Ovral

  1. Which country hosted the 1968 Summer Olympics?
    • Germany
    • United States
    • Mexico
    • Japan
Reveal Answers 1 To 10
  1. What was the name of the first manned mission to land on the moon?
    • Apollo 13
    • Gemini 11
    • Apollo 8
    • Apollo 12
  2. Which amendment to the US Constitution, ratified in 1964, abolished poll taxes in federal elections?
    • 24nd Amendment
    • 25th Amendment
    • 23rd Amendment
    • 21th Amendment
  3. Who was the first woman to run in the Boston Marathon in 1967?
    • Kathrine Switzer
    • Grete Waitz
    • Joan Benoit
    • Bobbi Gibb
  4. What was the name of the popular 1960s counterculture movement that promoted peace, love, and non-violence?
    • Civil Rights Movement
    • New Left
    • Hippie Movement
    • Beat Generation
  5. Which British model and actress was known as the “It Girl” and a symbol of 1960s Swinging London?
    • Jane Birkin
    • Twiggy
    • Faithfull Marianne
    • Jean Shrimpton
Reveal Answers 11 To 15

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