Trivia for Seniors

50+ Best Trivia for Seniors Questions & Answers

Mike Oberman

Updated: June 29th, 2023

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!


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

Answer: Emelia Earhart

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

Answer: 62

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

Answer: 67 years old

Question: What kind of skirt was fashionable in the 1960s?

Answer: Mini Skirt

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

Answer: Casablanca

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

Answer: Rosa Parks


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

Answer: George Washington Johnson

Question: What were the Three Stooges’ names?

Answer: Moe, Larry & Curly

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

Answer: Mary Quant

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

Answer: Mark Spitz

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

Answer: Tom Sawyer

Question: What famous actress married baseball player Joe DiMaggio 1954?

Answer: Marilyn Monroe

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

Answer: Force

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

Answer: Swanson

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

Answer: 30

Question: Which blood type is known as the universal donor?

Answer: O Negative

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

Answer: Sir Edmund Hillary

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

Answer: Muhammad Ali

Question: What year did the Beatles officially disband?

Answer: 1971

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

Answer: Frank Sinatra

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

Answer: Queen Elizabeth II

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

Answer: Howdy Doody

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

Answer: Polio

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

Answer: Zip codes

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

Answer: Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Answer: Mt. Everest

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

Answer: Lee Harvey Oswald

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

Answer: Robert De Niro

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

Answer: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Answer: James Dean

Question: What kind of accident rendered actor Christopher Reeves paralyzed?

Answer: Horseback riding

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

Answer: Thurgood Marshall

Question: What is the capital of Norway?

Answer: Oslo

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

Answer: Adolf Hitler

Question: Who wrote the "Star Spangled Banner"?

Answer: Francis Scott-Key

Question: Which president resigned in 1974 over the Watergate scandal?

Answer: Richard Nixon

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

Answer: Casablanca

Question: Who became Premier of the Soviet Union in 1958?

Answer: Nikita Khrushchev

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

Answer: Katharine Hepburn

Question: Which 1960s heartthrob made their Broadway debut in 1953?

Answer: Paul Newman

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

Answer: Gary Powers

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

Answer: Nelson Mandela

Question: 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?

Answer: Ed Sullivan

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

Answer: Mary Poppins

Question: What was a passion pit in the 1950s?

Answer: Drive-in Movie Theater

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

Answer: Fidel Castro

Question: Racial segregation in schools becomes unconstitutional in what year?

Answer: 1954

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

Answer: The Civil Rights Act

Question: In what year did the Woodstock Music Festival take place?

Answer: 1969

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

Answer: Alan Freed