1970s Trivia Quiz Questions IIHistory Trivia Questions and Answers -
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In 1970, a major earthquake killed over 75,000 people in which
South American country?
Which Soviet space probe was the first to land on Mars (1971)?
a. Mars Lander
b. Mars 3
c. Mars 1
d. Mars 2
The year 1976 saw the death of one of the world's richest men, who
in his old age became a total recluse. Who was he?
a. Howard Hughes
b. Warren Buffett
c. Lawrence Ellison
d. Jim Walton
The year 1977 saw the first elections in 41 years in which
Which Soviet nuclear physicist and dissident won the Nobel Prize
for Peace in 1975?
a. Anatoly Sobchak
b. Boris Yeltsin
c. Andrei Sakharov
d. Rudolf Nureyev
Which band won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Waterloo
a. Grand Funk Railroad
c. The Stylistics
d. Gladys Knight and the Pips
President Nixon became the first U.S President to visit which
Communist country in 1972?
b. North Korea
In a successful effort to retain his world title, which
heavyweight-boxing champion defeated Muhammad Ali in 1971?
a. Larry Holmes
b. George Foreman
c. Joe Frazier
d. Leon Spinks
Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on which Jewish holy day in
a. Yom Kippur
Which computer software company, destined to have a major impact in
the future, was founded in 1975?
In 1976, the United States celebrated the 200th Anniversary of what
a. End of Slavery
b. Declaration of Independence
c. Versailles Peace Treaty
d. End of World War One
Afghanistan was invaded by which one of its neighbours in 1979?
a. Soviet Union
b. United States
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