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1970's Modern History Fun Quiz

This Quiz covers the 70s questions include which company introduced the first pocket calculator for sale, what was David Berkowitz better known as and many more

  • Question 1

    1. In 1976, an American Panel warned the world that ---- that is used in Aerosol cans causes damage to the Ozone layer?


    Question 2

    2. In what year did France perform its last execution by guillotine?


    Question 3

    3. In what year did the USSR invade Afghanistan?


    Question 4

    4. What European country granted women the right to vote in 1971?


    Question 5

    5. In what year did India successfully test its first nuclear weapon to become the world's sixth nuclear power?


    Question 6

    6. What was the name of the Mars planetary probe launched by NASA in 1975?


    Question 7

    7. In what year did "Microsoft" become a registered trademark?


  • Question 8

    8. What was the name of the USA's first space station that was launched in 1973?


    Question 9

    9. In 1970, what supersonic aircraft made its first flight at 700 mph?


    Question 10

    10. The Sears Tower in what US city became the world's tallest building in 1974?


    Question 11

    11. In 1978, Cardinal Karol Wojtyla became the pope, what name did he choose?


    Question 12

    12. After being taken hostage at the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran in 1979, how long were the hostages held during the Iranian Hostage Crisis?


    Question 13

    13. Angola gained independence from which country in 1975?


  • Question 14

    14. The Walt Disney World Resort opened in Florida in what year?


    Question 15

    15. During the 1972 Summer Olympics in what city were 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Arab gunmen?


    Question 16

    16. In what year did the United States return the Panama Canal to Panama?


    Question 17

    17. In what year was Margaret Thatcher first elected Prime Minister in the United Kingdom?


    Question 18

    18. During what year did the Yom Kippur War between Israel, Egypt and Syria begin?


    Question 19

    19. The voting age in the US was lowered to 18 in 1971 when which amendment was added to the US Constitution?


    Question 20

    20. China was admitted to the United Nations in what year?


    Question 21

    21. Bangladesh gained independence from what country in 1972?


    Question 22

    22. What did scientists name the nearly complete 3 million year old hominid skeleton that was found in Ethiopia in 1974?


    Question 23

    23. Which American oil pipeline began construction in 1973 and was opened in 1977 during an oil crisis?


    Question 24

    24. In 1975, a civil war between Maronite Christians and Muslims began in which Middle Eastern country?


  • Question 25

    25. In 1978, the United States stopped production of the Neutron bomb, what was its purpose?


    Question 26

    26. In what year was the Apple Computer Company formed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak?


    Question 27

    27. In was country was the first "test tube baby" born from in vitro fertilization in 1978?


    Question 28

    28. What was the name of the 1973 Supreme Court case that declared abortion to be a constitutional right?


    Question 29

    29. In 1972, 5 White House operatives were arrested for burglarizing the offices of the Democratic National Committee, what was this the beginning of?


    Question 30

    30. In what year were the last US ground troops withdrawn from Vietnam?


    Question 31

    31. Serial killer David Berkowitz was sentenced to life in prison in 1978, what was he known as?


    Question 32

    32. In 1970, what space mission to the moon was abandoned after mechanical issues?


    Question 33

    33. What was the name of NASA's first space shuttle that was unveiled in 1976?


    Question 34

    34. What group began bombing parts of Britain including the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament in 1974?


    Question 35

    35. The first pocket calculator was released by which company in 1971?



This Day Info

From our 90 years of price change Page

Average Cost of New Car

1930 $600.00

1940 $850.00

1950 $1,510.00

1960 $2,600.00

1970 $3,450.00

1980 $7,200.00

1990 $16,950.00

2000 $21,850

2008 $27,958

2013 $31,352

2018 $35,742

2021 Forcast increase 5.4%