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Decade Quiz: 1970s

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the eighth decade of the 20th century.

Quiz

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the eighth decade of the 20th century.

1. Which of the following shows is not a Happy Days spinoff?

  • Taxi
  • Mork and Mindy
  • Laverne and Shirley

2. In 1974, Patricia Hearst, the daughter of publisher William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by which organization?

3. All of these movies were nominated for the 1977 Academy Award for Best Picture. Which one took home the prize?

4. Four students were shot and killed during a Vietnam War protest in 1970 at which American university?

5. Which baseball team won three consecutive World Series in the 1970's, becoming only the third team in history to win at least three in a row?

  • Oakland A's
  • Cincinnati Reds
  • New York Yankees

6. The 1972 Summer Olympics were marred when members of an Arab terrorist group kidnapped and eventually killed 11 Israeli athletes. Where were the games held?

7. The Iranian hostage crisis began in which year? (It was also the same year Ayatollah Khomeini assumed control of Iran.)

  • 1977
  • 1978
  • 1979

8. Legendary rock stars Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison all died in the 70's. List them in the order in which they died.

  • Hendrix, Morrison, Presley
  • Morrison, Presley, Hendrix
  • Morrison, Hendrix, Presley

9. In 1973, the Supreme Court's controversial decision on Roe vs. Wade:

  • Set the legal U.S. voting age at 18.
  • Made abortion legal in the first trimester.
  • Banned the death penalty for being cruel and unusual punishment.

10. Due to the Watergate scandal in the early 70's, President Richard Nixon:

  • Became the second president in history to be impeached.
  • Became the first president in history to resign from office.
  • Spent eight months in the federal penitentiary.

1. Which of the following shows is not a Happy Days spinoff?
Taxi

2. In 1974, Patricia Hearst, the daughter of publisher William Randolph Hearst, was kidnapped by which organization?
Symbionese Liberation Army

3. All of these movies were nominated for the 1977 Academy Award for Best Picture. Which one took home the prize?
Annie Hall

4. Four students were shot and killed during a Vietnam War protest in 1970 at which American university?
Kent State University

5. Which baseball team won three consecutive World Series in the 1970's, becoming only the third team in history to win at least three in a row?
Oakland A's

6. The 1972 Summer Olympics were marred when members of an Arab terrorist group kidnapped and eventually killed 11 Israeli athletes. Where were the games held?
Munich

7. The Iranian hostage crisis began in which year? (It was also the same year Ayatollah Khomeini assumed control of Iran.)
1979

8. Legendary rock stars Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, and Jim Morrison all died in the 70's. List them in the order in which they died.
Hendrix, Morrison, Presley

9. In 1973, the Supreme Court's controversial decision on Roe vs. Wade:
Made abortion legal in the first trimester.

10. Due to the Watergate scandal in the early 70's, President Richard Nixon:
Became the first president in history to resign from office.

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