Quiz: How Well Do You Know '70s Pop Culture?
How Well Do You Know '70s Pop Culture?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

If the 1960s were a 20-car pop culture pileup, the 1970s were a time for America and the world in general to return to a something that resembled normalcy. Many people, particularly broad swaths of the middle class, rejected “far out” arts in favor of more typical fare. Everything from music to Broadway plays found a distinctly ‘70s tilt — in our daunting “Me Decade” quiz, what do you remember about the pop culture of the 1970s?

In film, the ‘70s produced some of the most memorable titles of the entire century. Some movies, like “Apocalypse Now” and “A Clockwork Orange” were outright startling in their content, but they drew massive crowds, anyway. Other big films like “The Sting,” “Deliverance,” “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Patton” all made a lasting mark. Do you recall the other major blockbusters of this decade? 

The Seventies were an equally fertile time for music. Hippie music maintained its grip on the counterculture, but glam rock and disco exploded in popularity. Acts like the Jackson 5, the Eagles, the Ramones, and the Bee Gees found immense success all over world. But the deaths of icons like Elvis Presley and Bing Crosby left an unmistakable stain of sadness, too. What do you remember about the music of the ‘70s?

The ‘70s were the days of the Nixon and Carter Administrations, the decade in which the Vietnam War finally ended, and pop culture once again regenerated itself. Take our ‘70s pop culture right now and see if you’re a hairy-chested champion or a greaser still stuck in the ‘50s!

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Which TV show dominated the ratings in the ‘70s?
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During the ‘70s, Terry Bradshaw was a winning quarterback for which NFL team?
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In 1977, which band released an immensely popular album titled "Rumours"?
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“Blazing Saddles" was a major Hollywood hit in 1974. What sort of movie is it?
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Which musical, with high school students as its central characters, drew huge crowds during the ‘70s?
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Which clothing fabric had its heyday in the 1970s?
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"Dallas" was a very popular TV show in the late ‘70s. What kind of show was it?
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In 1973, which NFL squad became the first and only undefeated team in league history?
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Which 1970 Ford model was incredibly popular in America?
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Which artist released two of the top-selling albums of the decade?
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What sort of facial hair was very common for men in the Seventies?
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In 1976, Oldsmobile scored a big hit with its _____.
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In the ‘70s, Jack Nicklaus was dominating which sport?
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The Pontiac _____ was a very popular sports car in the 1970s.
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In 1972, Marlon Brando starred in which mafia movie?
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A rock opera by the name of ______ took Broadway by storm in the ‘70s.
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Which clothing item became commonplace for women — for the first time — in the 1970s?
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In 1977, the Chevrolet _____ became the best-selling car in America.
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Which popular music group dissolved in 1970?
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Which pro baseball team won three consecutive World Series titles in the 1970s?
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In 1972, Neil Young released a best-selling album titled _______.
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In 1970, Diana Ross ditched which popular group to embark on a solo career?
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Which college basketball team dominated much of the 1970s?
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In 1970, two iconic musicians died. Which of the following artists did NOT die in 1970?
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In 1977, a Broadway musical named _____ revolved about an orphan of the same name.
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What was the name of film that made Mark Hamill famous in 1977?
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In 1973, Muhammad Ali lost his heavyweight boxing title to which boxer?
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Which team beat the Vikings in Super Bowl IV?
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Which terrifying movie hit theaters in 1973?
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In 1974, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the _____ to he NBA Finals.
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