A Brief History Of The 1970s Trivia

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The 1970s were a time when the African Americans, Native Americans, gays and 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. 
    • A. 

      Beatles

    • B. 

      Bugs

    • C. 

      Beatniks

    • D. 

      Elvis

  • 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

  • 3. 
    Terrorists kill innocent people at what games in Munich, Germany in 1972?
    • A. 

      Baseball

    • B. 

      Football

    • C. 

      Olympics

    • D. 

      Basketball

  • 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

  • 5. 
    Who was president in the 1970s?
    • A. 

      Clinton

    • B. 

      Washington

    • C. 

      Lincoln

    • D. 

      Nixon

  • 6. 
    This computer software company was formed in 1975
    • A. 

      Apple

    • B. 

      Microsoft

    • C. 

      Xerox

    • D. 

      Hewlett Packard

  • 7. 
    This anti-aparthied leader was killed in South Africa in 1977
    • A. 

      Sarah Palin

    • B. 

      Barack Obama

    • C. 

      Steven Biko

    • D. 

      Joe Biden

  • 8. 
    First female Prime Minister (equal to a President) in England
    • A. 

      Queen Elizabeth

    • B. 

      Gordon Brown

    • C. 

      Tony Blair

    • D. 

      Margaret Thatcher

  • 9. 
    This woman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for humanitarian work (helping people)
    • A. 

      Sarah Palin

    • B. 

      Geraldine Ferraro

    • C. 

      Mother Theresa

    • D. 

      Sally Ride

  • 10. 
    A nuclear mishap, that could have been catastrophic, happened here in 1979
    • A. 

      Cuba

    • B. 

      Three Mile Island

    • C. 

      Jamaica

    • D. 

      Baja