The 1960s was a time of radical change in America. How much of the 60s do you remember? Try to answer these printable trivia questions to learn if you're an expert on this gripping time in American history.
60s Trivia Questions and Answers
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The printable has questions about a wide range of 1960s topics including:
- Pop culture
If you were a teenager or young adult in the 1960s, it's fun to answer the trivia questions on your own. It's even more fun to turn it into a game with friends and family. Some places to play are:
- Your local senior center
- Family gatherings
- A dinner or a party with friends
- A church potluck or small group gathering
Basic Trivia Game
You've gathered the gang together, now here's how you play:
- Give a copy of the questions and a pen or pencil to each participant.
- Read each question out loud and instruct participants to write the answer.
- You can either share the correct answer after you ask each question or after you've asked all the questions.
- The person who answers the most questions correctly wins.
True False Game
You can easily turn the basic trivia game into a true and false game. Simply incorporate the correct answer or an incorrect answer into the question and ask if it's true or false. For example, you might say, "True or False? The Woodstock Festival took place in 1969," or "True or False? The rotary was a new type of telephone invented in 1963."
Play in Teams
If you have a larger group, consider playing in teams. Since it's not unusual for the game to end in a tie, this may reduce your need for multiple prizes.
Keeping History Alive
Although it may not seem obvious, trivia questions about decades past help keep history alive. Trivia can remind older adults of long-forgotten times and introduce younger generations to facts they may not know. For a generational twist, pair baby boomers with a teenager or young adult and play the game. According to Generations United, research shows intergenerational interaction benefits both the young and young at heart. A simple trivia game is a fun way to foster any intergenerational relationship.