The Headlines of the '70s Quiz

The Headlines of the '70s Quiz

Jul 26, 2022

The 1970s
Flares, glam rock and disco…but what hit the headlines in the decade of ‘Saturday Night Fever’?

QUESTIONS

1. The unconditional surrender of South Vietnam in 1975 occurred after the fall of which city to the North Vietnamese?

2. 1972 saw a terrorist attack at which city’s Summer Olympic Games?

3. Greenland was granted self-government from which country in 1979?

4. Who was the Prime Minister of Italy who was kidnapped and murdered by the Red Brigades in May 1978?

5. Which political party was in power during the UK’s ‘Winter of Discontent’ of 1978?

6. In what year did astronaut Gene Cernan of Apollo 17 become the last person to stand on the Moon’s surface?

7. Pol Pot was leader of the communist government in Cambodia. What was this regime called which was responsible for the ‘Killing Fields’?

8. The first MRI images were produced in 1973; what does MRI stand for?

9. Which company produced the first floppy disks (they were 8 inch x 8 inch in size) for computers?

10. What company produced the most popular gaming console of the 1970’s (and the early ‘80s) which used swappable ROM cartridges to store their games?

 

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ANSWERS

1. The unconditional surrender of South Vietnam in 1975 occurred after the fall of which city to the North Vietnamese?
SAIGON

2. 1972 saw a terrorist attack at which city’s Summer Olympic Games?
MUNICH

3. Greenland was granted self-government from which country in 1979?
DENMARK

4. Who was the Prime Minister of Italy who was kidnapped and murdered by the Red Brigades in May 1978?
ALDO MORO

5. Which political party was in power during the UK’s ‘Winter of Discontent’ of 1978?
LABOUR

6. In what year did astronaut Gene Cernan of Apollo 17 become the last person to stand on the Moon’s surface?
1972

7. Pol Pot was leader of the communist government in Cambodia. What was this regime called which was responsible for the ‘Killing Fields’?
KHMER ROUGE

8. The first MRI images were produced in 1973; what does MRI stand for?
MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

9. Which company produced the first floppy disks (they were 8 inch x 8 inch in size) for computers?
IBM

10. What company produced the most popular gaming console of the 1970’s (and the early ‘80s) which used swappable ROM cartridges to store their games?
ATARI

 

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