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The 1970s were when African Americans, Native Americans, gays, lesbians, and other marginalized people continued their fight for equality, and many joined the protest against the ongoing war in Vietnam. We said goodbye to some trends and welcomed others. Test your knowledge of this decade by taking the quiz below.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What popular British band broke up in 1970?

    • A.

      Beatles

    • B.

      Bugs

    • C.

      Beatniks

    • D.

      Elvis

    Correct Answer
    A. Beatles
    Explanation
    The Beatles broke up in 1970. They were a popular British band that gained immense success and popularity during the 1960s. The group consisted of four members: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Their breakup came as a shock to fans worldwide and marked the end of an era in music history.

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  • 2. 

    What invention enabled people to watch movies in thier homes in 1971?

    • A.

      CDs

    • B.

      Atari

    • C.

      VCR (video cassette recorder)

    • D.

      Light bulb

    Correct Answer
    C. VCR (video cassette recorder)
    Explanation
    The invention of the VCR (video cassette recorder) in 1971 enabled people to watch movies in their homes. VCRs allowed users to record and play back video content on videocassettes, which made it possible to bring movies into the comfort of their own living rooms. This technology revolutionized the way people consumed movies, providing them with the convenience and flexibility to watch films at their own leisure.

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  • 3. 

    Terrorists kill innocent people at what games in Munich, Germany in 1972?

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Football

    • C.

      Olympics

    • D.

      Basketball

    Correct Answer
    C. Olympics
    Explanation
    In 1972, terrorists killed innocent people at the Olympic Games in Munich, Germany. This tragic event is known as the Munich massacre. It involved a group of Palestinian terrorists who took members of the Israeli Olympic team hostage. The terrorists demanded the release of prisoners held in Israel, but the situation escalated and resulted in the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches. This attack shocked the world and highlighted the vulnerability of major international sporting events to acts of terrorism.

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  • 4. 

    The United States pulled out of Vietnam, perhaps one of the worst wars in U.S. history, in what year?

    • A.

      1970

    • B.

      1971

    • C.

      1972

    • D.

      1973

    Correct Answer
    D. 1973
    Explanation
    In 1973, the United States pulled out of Vietnam. This decision marked the end of the Vietnam War, which is considered one of the worst wars in U.S. history. The war had caused significant casualties and divisions within the country, leading to widespread protests and opposition. The withdrawal of U.S. troops in 1973 was part of the Paris Peace Accords, which aimed to bring an end to the conflict and establish a ceasefire between North and South Vietnam.

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  • 5. 

    Who was president in the 1970s?

    • A.

      Clinton

    • B.

      Washington

    • C.

      Lincoln

    • D.

      Nixon

    Correct Answer
    D. Nixon
    Explanation
    Nixon was the president in the 1970s. He served as the 37th President of the United States from 1969 to 1974. Nixon's presidency was marked by several significant events, including the end of the Vietnam War, the establishment of diplomatic relations with China, and the Watergate scandal that ultimately led to his resignation in 1974.

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  • 6. 

    This computer software company was formed in 1975.

    • A.

      Apple

    • B.

      Microsoft

    • C.

      Xerox

    • D.

      Hewlett Packard

    Correct Answer
    B. Microsoft
    Explanation
    Microsoft is the correct answer because it was indeed formed in 1975. Apple was founded in 1976, Xerox was founded in 1906, and Hewlett Packard was founded in 1939, so they do not match the given information.

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  • 7. 

    This anti-apartheid leader was killed in South Africa in 1977.

    • A.

      Sarah Palin

    • B.

      Barack Obama

    • C.

      Steven Biko

    • D.

      Joe Biden

    Correct Answer
    C. Steven Biko
    Explanation
    Steven Biko was a prominent anti-apartheid leader in South Africa. He was killed in 1977 while in police custody, which sparked international outrage and further condemnation of the apartheid regime. Biko's death played a significant role in galvanizing the anti-apartheid movement both within South Africa and globally.

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  • 8. 

    First female Prime Minister (equal to a President) in England.

    • A.

      Queen Elizabeth

    • B.

      Gordon Brown

    • C.

      Tony Blair

    • D.

      Margaret Thatcher

    Correct Answer
    D. Margaret Thatcher
    Explanation
    Margaret Thatcher is the correct answer because she was the first female Prime Minister of England. She served as Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 and was known for her conservative policies and strong leadership. Thatcher's tenure as Prime Minister had a significant impact on British politics and she remains a prominent figure in British history.

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  • 9. 

    This woman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for humanitarian work. 

    • A.

      Sarah Palin

    • B.

      Geraldine Ferraro

    • C.

      Mother Theresa

    • D.

      Sally Ride

    Correct Answer
    C. Mother Theresa
    Explanation
    Mother Theresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her exceptional humanitarian work. She dedicated her life to helping the poor, sick, and marginalized individuals in society. Through her organization, Missionaries of Charity, she provided care and support to those in need, establishing numerous homes, hospitals, and clinics around the world. Mother Theresa's selfless acts of compassion and her unwavering commitment to serving others made her a deserving recipient of the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize.

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  • 10. 

    A nuclear mishap, that could have been catastrophic, happened here in 1979.

    • A.

      Cuba

    • B.

      Three Mile Island

    • C.

      Jamaica

    • D.

      Baja

    Correct Answer
    B. Three Mile Island
    Explanation
    In 1979, a nuclear mishap occurred at Three Mile Island. This incident had the potential to be catastrophic. The mention of "Three Mile Island" in the question indicates that this is the correct answer.

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