Trivia for Seniors

Trivia for Seniors Trivia

50 Trivia Questions & Answers

Are you in your golden years? Well, that doesn't mean you can't have fun as the young ones do! Try out these trivia questions for seniors and see how many of them you can get right. Invite the rest of the crew for a night of fun, trivia, and challenge. Moreover, you'll have an exercise to help you improve your memory and sharpness of thought. Have fun!

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At what age can you start to receive Social Security retirement benefits in the US?

62 Click to see the answer

If you were born in 1955, how old would you be today (2022)?

67 years old

What kind of skirt was fashionable in the 1960s?

Mini Skirt

In which film did Humphrey Bogart say, "We'll always have Paris?"


In 1955, a woman refused to give up her seat on a bus in Alabama. What was her name?

Rosa Parks

Which woman became famous for making a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean?

Emelia Earhart

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From 1948 to 1971, a popular variety show was a hit on television. It remained on the air for more than two decades. Who hosted this show?

Ed Sullivan Click to see the answer

Who landed at 17 Cherry Tree Lane in a well-known and loved Walt Disney movie from 1964?

Mary Poppins

What was a passion pit in the 1950s?

Drive-in Movie Theater

Who overthrew Fulgencio Batista in 1959 and became dictator of Cuba?

Fidel Castro

Racial segregation in schools becomes unconstitutional in what year?


What act was implemented in 1964 that outlawed discrimination based on race, color, national origin, gender, or religion?

The Civil Rights Act

In what year did the Woodstock Music Festival take place?


What was the name of the Cleveland disc jockey who first used the term “Rock N Roll” in 1951?

Alan Freed

Questions: 9
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What was the brand behind the first commercial for TV dinners?

Swanson Click to see the answer

Who was the first person of color in the US to make commercial records?

George Washington Johnson

What were the Three Stooges’ names?

Moe, Larry & Curly

Who was the British fashion designer that invented the miniskirt in 1964?

Mary Quant

In 1972, which Olympic athlete set a record by winning 7 gold medals?

Mark Spitz

What was the name of the first novel that was ever written using a typewriter?

Tom Sawyer

What famous actress married baseball player Joe DiMaggio 1954?

Marilyn Monroe

A masterly stroke is sometimes called a 'tour de WHAT'?


Bob Dylan said you should not trust people over a certain age. What age was that?


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What was the name of the assassin who was killed by Jack Ruby?

Lee Harvey Oswald Click to see the answer

Which mountain did George Mallory want to climb 'because it is there'?

Mt. Everest

Which blood type is known as the universal donor?

O Negative

What famous explorer was the first to climb Mount Everest in 1953?

Sir Edmund Hillary

What did boxer Cassius Clay choose to change his name to?

Muhammad Ali

What year did the Beatles officially disband?


Which famous singer of the 40s and 50s had the nickname 'Ol' Blue Eyes'?

Frank Sinatra

Which member of the royal family became head of state in Great Britain in 1953?

Queen Elizabeth II

Who was the popular ’50s TV figure on the first nationally televised American children’s TV program?

Howdy Doody

What disease did Dr. Jonas Salk create a vaccine for in 1952?


What did the U.S. Postal Service add in 1963 that is part of every address today?

Zip codes

Whose death postponed the 1968 Oscars for 48-hours and led to huge civil unrest in the US?

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Which actress, whose career spanned from the 30s to the 80s, has won the most Academy Awards?

Katharine Hepburn Click to see the answer

Which famous actor says the iconic phrase 'you talkin' to me' in the 1976 movie Taxi Driver?

Robert De Niro

Who was President of the United States from 1953 to 1961?

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Who was the rising young star from the movie Rebel Without a Cause and Giant that died in an automobile accident in 1955?

James Dean

What kind of accident rendered actor Christopher Reeves paralyzed?

Horseback riding

Who was the first African-American man to serve on the Supreme Court?

Thurgood Marshall

What is the capital of Norway?


Who did Time Magazine name 'Man of the Year' in 1938?

Adolf Hitler

Who wrote the "Star Spangled Banner"?

Francis Scott-Key

Which president resigned in 1974 over the Watergate scandal?

Richard Nixon

What was the name of the 1942 classic movie starring Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart?


Who became Premier of the Soviet Union in 1958?

Nikita Khrushchev

Which 1960s heartthrob made their Broadway debut in 1953?

Paul Newman

In 1960, someone used a U-2 plane for spying and was imprisoned by Russia. Who did it?

Gary Powers

Which political figure was released from prison in 1990 after serving 27-years?

Nelson Mandela

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