Quiz: How much do you know about the '70s?
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How much do you know about the '70s?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

There were 203 million people living in the U.S. in 1970 -- and almost 8 million of them lived in the country's biggest city, New York City. It's the year first lady Melania Trump was born, as was director M. Night Shyamalan and singer Mariah Carey. It's the decade that gave us the pet rock and "Pong," as well as Stephen Hawking's theories about the Big Bang and the existence of black holes. Think you know '70s trivia? Dream on!

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Which of these three "Star Wars" movies was the only one to open in the '70s?
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Five men were arrested for breaking into the offices of the Democratic National Committee, on the morning of June 17, 1972. What scandal was this the beginning of?
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Which Disney resort opened on October 1, 1971, and now is visited by more than 20 million people every year?
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When did the United States celebrate the 200th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence?
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On April 10, 1970, which Beatle announced the break up of the Fab Four?
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All of these accessories typically came bundled with the Atari 2600 when it was released in September 1977, except which?
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Which Bee Gees song isn't from the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, which dominated the Billboard charts in the late '70s?
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When Cardinal Karol Wojtyla became pope in 1978, what name did he choose?
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NASA named its first space shuttle after what fictional spacecraft?
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On December 21, 1970, which president met with Elvis Presley in the White House Oval Office?
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Who won the "Battle of the Sexes" tennis match, Bobby Riggs or Billie Jean King?
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What was the name of the 1973 Supreme Court case that declared abortion to be a constitutional right?
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What TV miniseries, based on Alex Haley's 1976 novel, followed the history of an African man sold into slavery and his descendants in America?
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When the Concorde began flying between New York and London, how long was the flight?
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Of these Top 4 films of the '70s, which is No. 1?
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Who was the first woman to co-anchor a major network evening newscast?
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How much was one gallon of gas at the beginning of the 1970s?
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Which president was not in office during the 1970s?
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What U.S. city is home to the Sears Tower, the world's tallest building in 1974?
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How much did a U.S. postage stamp cost in 1970?
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Who was the first host of "Saturday Night Live"?
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The voting age in the US was lowered to 18 in 1971 when which amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution?
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What space station, the first for the U.S., plummeted back to Earth in July 1979?
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What did the U.S. celebrate for the first time, on April 22, 1970?
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A series of mechanical and human errors at what nuclear facility in Pennsylvania caused a reactor failure and partial meltdown?
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At what American college were four students killed and nine wounded when the Ohio National Guard opened fire during a Vietnam War protest?
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How long were the hostages held during the Iranian Hostage Crisis?
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Which is not a style of music that originated in the '70s?
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When the Sony Walkman was introduced in July 1979, how many were sold during the first month?
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What proposed constitutional amendment -- approved in 1972 but never ratified -- reads, "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex"?
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All of these rock stars died in the 1970s, all at the age of 27, except ....?
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What does the 'CB' stand for in CB Radio?
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Which horse won the 1973 Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, making him the ninth horse ever to take home the Triple Crown?
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