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Tap Into the 60’s & 70’s With These 10 Trivia Questions for Seniors

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Embark on a journey of knowledge and connection with our blog dedicated to trivia questions for seniors in the great state of New Jersey. Beyond the pursuit of fun facts, these questions serve as a gateway to the importance of socialization, fellowship, and the shared joy of reminiscing about the past. Join us as we delve into the past, creating a space where older adults can not only challenge their minds but also discover the value of community and connection in their retirement years.

See if any of these senior trivia questions stir up old memories or make you want to pull out your old photo albums. 


1. What popular dance craze of the 1960s had people twisting their bodies to the music of Chubby Checker?

a. The Jerk
b. The Mashed Potato
c. The Twist
d. The Watusi

2. Which feminist icon and author published “The Feminine Mystique” in 1963, sparking the second-wave feminist movement?

a. Betty Friedan
b. Gloria Steinem
c. Audre Lorde
d. Simone de Beauvoir

3. Who was the charismatic and influential civil rights leader assassinated in 1965, known for his advocacy of nonviolent protest and racial equality?

a. Medgar Evers
b. Malcolm X
c. Martin Luther King Jr.
d. Fred Hampton

4. What iconic phrase did President Nixon use during the Watergate scandal

a. “Ask not what your country can do for you…”
b. “I am not a crook.”
c. “Peace is not the absence of conflict…”
d. “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

5. What was the nickname for the Vietnam War draft lottery?

a. Black Box
b. Number Ball
c. Green Card
d. Lottery Ball

6. Which iconic 1960s band sang “Hey Jude” and “Let It Be”?

a. The Beatles
b. The Rolling Stones
c. The Doors
d. Bob Dylan

7. Before smartphones, what did you use to take instant photos at parties?

a. Polaroid Cameras
b. Instamatic Cameras
c. Disposable Cameras
d. Film Cameras

8. What iconic board game involved buying and trading properties but didn’t use money?

a. Risk
b. Operation
c. Candyland
d. Clue

9. What was the name of the iconic space shuttle that tragically disintegrated during launch in 1986?

a. Challenger
b. Discovery
c. Columbia
d. Endeavor

10. What popular 1970s game show had contestants spin a giant wheel for prizes?

a. The Price is Right
b. Let’s Make a Deal
c. Match Game
d. Family Feud

As we wrap up our engaging senior trivia journey, we extend an invitation to venture beyond nostalgia and embrace the present. Recognizing the significance of creating an environment where older adults can reminisce and forge new memories, our senior living community in Denville, New Jersey is a haven for energetic older adults, offering a dynamic social life, diverse clubs, and activities tailored to various interests.

Affiliated with Springpoint, the Mid-Atlantic’s leading nonprofit provider of senior care and housing, The Oaks at Denville ensures residents enjoy a fulfilling lifestyle. Explore the active senior living at The Oaks at Denville or contact us today for more information. Live life to the fullest amidst comfortable apartments, a friendly community, and access to the rich recreational and dining offerings in the wider Denville area. Learn more about our community and contact us today to schedule a tour.



  1. 1. (c) The Twist
  2. 2. (a) Betty Friedan
  3. 3. (c) Martin Luther King Jr.
  4. 4. (b) “I am not a crook.”
  5. 5. (d) Lottery Ball
  6. 6. (a) The Beatles
  7. 7. (a) Polaroid Cameras
  8. 8. (a) Risk
  9. 9. (a) Challenger
  10. 10. (a) The Price is Right

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