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The Swinging Sixties Quiz

A random selection of questions about people and events in the 1960s. 10 Questions.

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Coronation Street first aired at the end of 1960. Which character, who is still in it, was in the first episode?

  • Jed Stone
  • Dennis Tanner
  • Ken Barlow
  • Jerry Booth

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Twiggy became very famous during the 1960s as a model. What was her real name?

  • Jean Shrimpton
  • Celia Hammond
  • Claudine Birtwhistle
  • Leslie Hornby

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The Beatles released their debut album in 1963. what was it called?

  • Please Please Me
  • With the Beatles
  • Off the Beatles Track
  • Love me do

Question 4 Photo

Which year did England win the FIFA World Cup?

  • 1962
  • 1966
  • 1964
  • 1968

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Which street in the west end of London became internationally famous as the centre for buying street fashion.

  • Argyll Street
  • Carnaby Street
  • Lambs Conduit Street
  • Bond Street

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In 1967 Britain won the Eurovision Song Contest with "Puppet on a String". Who was the singer?

  • Cliff Richard
  • Lulu
  • Tom Jones
  • Sandie Shaw

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Donald Cambell died in his attempt to break the World Water Speed Record on Coniston Water in 1967. What was the name of his craft which went out of control?

  • Eagle
  • Phoenix
  • Swift
  • Bluebird

Question 8 Photo

Which publisher was prosecuted under the "Obscene Publications Act" in 1960 at the attempted publication of the first complete text of the novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover"?

  • Penguin
  • Hodder and Stoughton
  • Faber & Faber
  • Puffin

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Sometimes called "Flower People", what was another name for the, mostly young, people who dressed colourfully and often embraced eastern philosophy?

  • Punks
  • Mods
  • Hippies
  • Rockers

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Which famous British designer is alleged to have invented the mini skirt during the 1960s?

  • Sally Tuffin
  • Vivienne Westwood
  • Marion Foale
  • Mary Quant