The 1970's - 4 - Answers

Published: Tuesday 13th April 2021A free quiz about all aspects of the 1970s.
  1. Debuting on US TV in January 1971 and starring Carroll O'Connor as Archie Bunker, on which British sit-com was "All in the Family" loosely based? "Till Death Us Do Part".
  2. Which best-selling album by Pink Floyd was first released in March 1973? Dark Side of the Moon.
  3. Which group won the Eurovision Song contest for the UK in 1976? Brotherhood of Man ("Save Your Kisses for Me").
  4. What was special about the Bridgwater By-Election in March 1970? First time 18 year olds could vote.
  5. Who became West German Chancellor in 1974 on the resignation of Willy Brandt? Helmut Schmidt.
  6. In which German city were the 1972 Summer Olympics held? Munich.
  7. Who alongside Bill Gates founded Microsoft in April 1975? Paul Allen.
  8. What is the name of the Isle of Man's Parliament that celebrated it's millennium in 1979? The Tynwald.
  9. In the TV series "Roots", which first aired in 1977, what was the name of the African slave brought to the USA? Kunta Kinte.
  10. Whose body was stolen from a cemetery in Switzerland in March 1978? Charlie Chaplin.
  11. Who starred as the two title characters in the 1979 box office hit "Kramer Vs. Kramer"? Dustin Hoffman & Meryl Streep.
  12. Which party won the UK General Election in October 1974? Labour.
  13. Which BBC quiz show, still going today, was first launched in September 1972? Mastermind.
  14. Originally known as the Gravelly Hill Interchange when it opened in 1971,by what name do we now know this motorway intersection? Spaghetti Junction.
  15. Which team won the Football League Championship for the first time in their history in 1978? Nottingham Forest.
  16. The first movie in the Star Wars franchise was released in 1977, what title was it later given? Star Wars-Episode IV-A New Hope.
  17. Which American football player in 1973, later famous for other events, became the first running back to rush for 2,000 yards in a season? O J Simpson.
  18. Who joined the G6 group of nations in 1976, thus making them the G7? Canada.
  19. Released in 1975, who directed the movie of The Who's "Tommy"? Ken Russell.
  20. What appeared in The Sun newspaper for the first time on 17th November 1970? Page Three Girls.

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