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Senior Trivia Delight: Top 10 60’s & 70’s Trivia Questions for Seniors

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Step into the realm of nostalgia and embrace the thrill of a little friendly competition with our curated selection of senior trivia questions. More than just a journey down memory lane (although that’s certainly part of the fun), these questions are crafted to spark lively conversations, sharpen your mental agility, and forge new connections with fellow seniors who share your life’s experiences. 

As you take this walk down memory lane, think about how far you’ve come and how much you have left to experience in your new chapter of retirement.

Ready to get started? Dive right into our senior trivia questions below. 

  1. 1. Before DVDs and Netflix, what did you rent at the corner store to watch on your bulky TVs?

a. Laserdiscs

b. VHS tapes

c. Betamax tapes

d. Floppy disks

  1. 2. What popular board game featured tiny plastic cars and colorful properties?

a. Monopoly

b. Scrabble

c. Clue

d. Candyland

  1. 3. What popular toy introduced in the 1970s featured interlocking plastic bricks that sparked creativity in children and adults?

a. Cabbage Patch Kids

b. Rubik’s Cube

c. Hot Wheels


  1. 4. Which political scandal of the 1970s led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon?

a. Watergate Scandal

b. Iran-Contra Affair

c. Teapot Dome Scandal

d. Lewinsky Scandal

  1. 5. What animated TV series, debuting in 1960, followed the misadventures of a futuristic family living in the space-age city of Orbit City?

a. The Jetsons

b. Scooby-Doo

c. The Flintstones

d. Top Cat

  1. 6. Which famous “King” of rock and roll returned triumphantly to the stage with his televised 1968 comeback special?

a. Chuck Berry

b. Little Richard

c. Elvis Presley

d. Buddy Holly

  1. 7. 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

  1. 8. 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 

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

a. Polaroid Cameras

b. Instamatic Cameras

c. Disposable Cameras

d. Film Cameras

  1. 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

How did your senior trivia session go? Whether you aced it or discovered new surprises about the past, the joy of these moments extends far beyond the game. At Monroe Village, we believe in offering diverse living options that cater to individual preferences, ensuring that every resident finds a true sense of belonging. Whether you’re seeking independent living, assisted living, memory care, or skilled nursing, as a Springpoint Life Plan Community we provide a continuum of care with a wide variety of amenities, supporting you through every step of your journey as needs change over time. 

In the midst of exploring these enriching living options, it’s the shared experiences like trivia sessions that remind us of the power of our memories. Drawing upon past experiences, you can relive cherished moments while paving the way for new ones. Through laughter, shared stories, and the simple joy of connecting with others, you can create layers of memories that enrich your life.

With Monroe Village as your home, the possibilities are endless, and the journey ahead is filled with promise, purpose, and the enduring spirit of community. Explore the vibrant senior living experience at Monroe Village, where every day offers the opportunity for connection, growth, and shared joy. Contact us today to learn more. 


  1. 1. b. VHS tapes
  2. 2. a. Monopoly
  3. 3. d. LEGO
  4. 4. a. Watergate Scandal
  5. 5. a. The Jetsons
  6. 6. c. Elvis Presley
  7. 7. c. The Twist
  8. 8. c. Martin Luther King Jr.
  9. 9. a. Polaroid Cameras
  10. 10. a. The Price is Right

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