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101 70’s Trivia Questions: May The Force Be With You

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June 30, 2022

Pop culture in the 70s was groovy, baby. It was a time of peace, love, round granny glasses, and tie-dye. ‘Jaws’ was at the top of the box office. The first ‘Star Wars’ movie made its debut, too! Bands like Pink Floyd, ABBA, David Bowie, and Led Zeppelin boomed in popularity. The Vietnam war was coming to a close, and the Women's rights movement continued to grow. 

An improvement in technology brought on a Digital Revolution. This decade saw the beginning of microwaves as a common household item and the beginnings of the “Apple” company. PONG, the first video game to meet commercial success, was also gaining popularity during the 70’s.

Are you ready to knock this 70’s quiz out of sight? Then, let’s see if you have what it takes to dance with the best by answering these 70's trivia questions. 

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1. Former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto of which country was hanged in 1979?

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2. In 1978, which European country was the first in the world to ban aerosols?

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3. Malcolm McLaren was manager of which 70's punk group?

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4. 66 football fans were crushed to death at a match in which city in 1971?

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5. José López Portillo became President of which country in 1976?

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6. Antonio Eanes was President of which country in the 70's and 80s?

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1. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn of which country was awarded Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970?

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2. The unarmed 'Guardian Angels' organization started in which US city in 1979?

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3. Nelly Furtado and Katie Holmes were born in the same year. Which year was it?

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4. Ben E King's 'Stand By Me' was a 70's hit for which artist?

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5. Menachem Begin formed a government in which country in 1977?

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6. In June 1972, the Black Hills Flood in which US state killed 238?

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1. Sting turned down the role of the baddy in which 70's Bond movie?

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2. The BBC Open University started in January 1971 in which country?

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3. Complete the title of Redbone's 70's hit: '... Queen of New Orleans'?

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4. Okinawa was returned to Japan in 1972 after 27 years of occupation by which country?

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5. The Rosenkowitz sextuplets were born in 1974 in which country?

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6. In May 1973, the Mounted Police of which country celebrated their centenary?

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1. The 1970s band Can were formed in which country?

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2. The 1972 'Bloody Sunday' shootings happened in which part of the UK?

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3. 11 athletes from which country were mirdered at the 1972 Olympics in Munich?

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4. A tunnel opened in 1970 under the Pyrenees linking France with which country?

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5. Cameron Diaz, Gwenyth Paltrow and Toni Colette were all born in which year?

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6. The UN designated 1979 as International year of the what?

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1. On which 70's hit are members of the Average White Band providing the backing?

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2. The 1976 Winter Olympics were held in which country?

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3. Jacques Chirac resigned as Prime Minister of which country in 1976?

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4. Monty Python's controversial 1979 movie was about the life of someone called what?

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5. The Rubik's Cube was invented in which country in 1974?

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6. How were Bob and Terry known on TV in the 60's and 70's?

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1. What 1979 Ridley Scott movie starred Sigourney Weaver?

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2. In the 70's, which of these would you most associate with the baby Louise Brown?

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3. A group called Milk and Honey won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1979 with a song called 'Hallelujah'?

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4. Kurt Waldheim became Secretary-General of which organization in 1972?

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5. The 1979 Three Mile Island nuclear disaster took place in which US State?

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6. Seve Ballesteros, who won the British Open Golf in 1979, was from which country?

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1. The early 70's single 'Wand'rin Star' came from which film?

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2. The Great Pyramid of Tenochtitlan was uncovered in which city in 1978?

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3. Be quiet, big boys don't cry' is a whispered vocal from which 70's smash hit?'

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4. The Official IRA declared a ceasefire in which part of Europe in 1972?

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5. In 1970, the first commercial Boeing 747 jumbo jet flight was from New York to which city?

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6. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart' was the first US No 1 hit for which group?

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1. Djiboutie gained independence from which European country in 1977?

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2. In which year was the first 'Star Wars' film released?

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3. The film 'MASH', the first Glastonbury festival, 'Spirit in the Sky' was released and IBM launched floppy discs in which year of the 1970s?

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4. How old was singer Janis Joplin when she died in September 1970?

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5. The UK, Ireland and which other country joined the EEC in 1973?

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6. Name the act that took 'Mouldy Old Dough' to a UK No.1 in the 70's?

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1. Berni Flint had a 70's hit with 'I Don't Want to Put a Hold On You'. On which TV show did he find fame?

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2. Guillermo Vilas, winner of the Australian open tennis in 1979, was from which country?

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3. John Curry won a Winter Olympic gold in which sport for the UK in 1976?

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4. Rings were discovered around which planet in 1977?

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5. Rock band U2 formed in which city in 1976?

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6. Before winning the Presidential election in 1976, Jimmy Carer represented which US state?

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1. Papua New Guinea became independent from which country in 1975?

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2. In 1993, Which artist revived the 70's hit 'Disco Inferno'?

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3. Peter Gabriel quit which famous rock band in 1975?

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4. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi became the leader of which country in 1970?

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5. The 1974 World Cup was held in which country?

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6. In 1979, who became the first pop star to perform in Israel?

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1. Pop group Abba, winners of the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, were from which country?

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2. Saddam Hussein become president of Iraq at the end of which decade?

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3. The Derby horse race in the UK celebrated which birthday in 1979?

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4. Joseph Clark replaced Pierre Trudeau as Prime Minister of which country in 1979?

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5. Bo Derek made them popular in the 1970s, and hip hoppers brought them back in the 1990s. What are cornrows?

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6. Jura was designated the 26th canton of which country in 1979?

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1. The Olympic decathlon was won by Bruce Jenner in the 70's - what was his nationality?

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2. Lord Mountbatten was killed by a terror group from which country in 1979?

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3. Lisa Halaby became Queen Noor of which country in 1978?

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4. What became the official language of Quebec in August 1977?

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5. In the 70's, what was a 'TR7'?

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6. Ulrike Meinhof was an extremist and terrorist from which country, active in the early 1970s?

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1. Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi fled Iran for which country in January 1979?

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2. The Sears Tower in which US city became the world's tallest building in 1973?

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3. The Comoros islands gained independence from which country in 1975?

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4. The 1972 winter Olympics were held in which country?

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5. The 'Happy Meal' was introduced by which fast food chain in June 1979?

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6. Popular now as in the 70's, what sort of singer is Dolly Parton?

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1. Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham joined which 70's group in January 1975?

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2. How many million US citizens were counted in the 1970 census?

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3. In 1979, the Sandinista rebels were active in which central American country?

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4. Cheryl Ladd replaced Farrah Fawcett on which show in 1977?

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5. Pope John Paul I was pope for only how many days in 1978?

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6. Thorbjörn Fälldin replaced Olof Palme as Prime Minister of which country in 1976?

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1. Greenland was granted autonomy from which European country in May 1979?

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2. In 1970, the first Glastonbury music festival was held in which part of the UK?

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3. US Vice President Spiro Agnew was convicted of which offence in 1973?

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4. Daniel arap Moi became President of which African country in 1978?

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5. Six Red Army Faction terrorists seized the West German embassy in which city in 1975?

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6. The 1970 rock opera 'Tommy' was written by which group?

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1. King Faisal of which country was assassinated in 1975?

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2. Two men who shared what first name founded Apple Computers in 1976?

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3. Jon Voight and Jane Fonda won Golden Globes for which film in 1979?

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4. In 1979, politician Airey Neave was killed by a bomb in the car park of which famous London building?

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5. Valery Giscard d'Estaing became President of which country in 1974?

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6. How old was Tracy Austin when she won the US Open tennis in 1979?

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1. Pharrell Williams was born in which year?

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2. The 1977 police drama 'Chips' was set in which city?

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3. How old was Agatha Christie when she died in January 1976?

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4. How old was fashion designer Coco Chanel when she died in 1971?

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5. In tennis, in which decade was the tiebreak introduced to decide the outcome of a set?

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