Events of the 1970’s

1970s Trivia

One month before releasing their final album in May 1970, Paul McCartney announced The Beatles were breaking up.  What was the name of that album?
Let It Be
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Sergeant Peppers
Revolver

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In May of 1970 the Ohio National Guard open fired on students of what university protesting the Vietnam War?
Kent State
Ohio State
Bowling Green
University of Cincinnati

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In October of 1971 crowds waiting for the opening of what theme park that now attracts over 25 million people annually.  When it opened, tickets cost $3.50 and they now average over $105.
Disney World
Disney Land
Six Flags
Lego Land

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In the Summer of 1972, The Olympics were in the throes of a hostage crisis where 11 Israeli Athletes were killed along with the terrorists and police.  Where were those Olympics held?
Munich Germany
Los Angeles, CA
Lillehamer, Norway
Capetown South Africa

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In 1973, what football team, led by Bob Griese, became the only team to ever have a perfect NFL season including winning the Super Bowl?
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
Oakland Raiders
Dallas Cowboys

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Francis Ford Coppola took home several Academy Awards for the film based on the best-selling novel by Mario Puzo?
The Godfather
Star Wars
Jaws
The French Connection

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In 1977 Cicely Tyson and Maya Angelou starred in what TV mini-series based on Alex Haleys book?  Over half the US population tuned in to watch over 8 consecutive nights and the show received 37 Emmy nominations.
Roots
Apollo 13
The Godfather
Band of Brothers

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In the summer of 1977, what cultural icon died unexpectedly at the age of 42?
Elvis Presley
John Lennon
Jimi Hendrix
Barry White

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