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The Best of 1970s World Trivia Quiz

Trivia about the best things that happened in the 1970s

The decade of the 1970s was a tumultuous one in history. In fashion and music this was the decade of disco, night fever, and the infamous bell-bottom trouser, while in politics we saw great economic challenge and upheaval. In this Best of the ’70s World Trivia Quiz you’ll face questions and topics from ranging from key moments in Thatcher’s first year as PM in 1979 to breakout music hits of the era.

If you think you know your stuff when it comes to 1970s world history, why not try our Best Of The ‘70s World Trivia Quiz to earn top scores on this topic! In our Best Of The ‘70s World Trivia Quiz you’ll be challenged to recall the major events making news headlines throughout the decade, and beyond.

Good luck and don’t forget to share your results!

  • Question of

    What was the name of the ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ writer who died in January 1976?

    • Agatha Christie
    • Robert Le Carre
    • JK Rowling
    • Ian Fleming
  • Question of

    Who became the first female Prime Minister of the UK in 1979?

    • Margaret Thatcher
    • Margaret Beckett
    • Theresa May
    • Cherie Blair
  • Question of

    Ayatollah Khomeini became religious leader of which country in 1979?

    • Iran
    • Iraq
    • Saudi Arabia
    • India
  • Question of

    Lord Mountbatten, the Queen’s cousin, was killed by a bomb in his boat in which country?

    • Ireland
    • Wales
    • Eire
    • England
  • Question of

    Israel ended 30 years of war with which other country in 1979?

    • Egypt
    • Syria
    • Jordan
    • Iran
  • Question of

    Women in which European country were only allowed to vote for the first time in 1971?

    • Switzerland
    • Italy
    • Germany
    • Spain
  • Question of

    Colonel Gaddafi took over as leader of which African country in January 1970?

    • Libya
    • Ghana
    • Iran
    • Iraq
  • Question of

    In 1970, the Boeing 747 jet made its first journey from New York to which city?

    • London
    • Los Angeles
    • Paris
    • Lisbon
  • Question of

    Isabel Peron was sworn in as President of which country in June 1974?

    • Argentina
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Canada
  • Question of

    What was the nationality of Arthur Ashe, the first black man to win Wimbledon in 1975?

    • American
    • Canadian
    • Australian
    • British

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