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During the '70s, the Beatles broke up, Elvis was found dead and Time magazine awarded its "Man of the Year" in 1975 to American women. See how much you know about the decade the U.S. celebrated its bicentennial as a nation.

Where was the most serious nuclear accident to happen in the U.S.?

  • Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station in Pennsylvania
  • Davis–Besse Nuclear Power Station in Ohio
  • Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Alabama

In 1973 the Supreme Court ruled abortion is a constitutional right in which landmark case?

  • Roe v. Wade
  • Webster v. Reproductive Health Services
  • Griswold v. Connecticut

Who gave the Boston Bruins their first Stanley Cup championship in 1970 after a 29-year dry spell?

  • Bobby Orr
  • Ken Dryden
  • Gerry Cheevers

Which mainstream X-rated film shares its title with the pseudonym of Watergate's anonymous informant?

  • "Deep Throat"
  • "Dirty Harry"
  • "Sleeper"

In September 1974, who attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho, in a steam-powered rocket?

  • Eddie Kidd
  • Evel Knievel
  • Steve McQueen

Who was awarded a perfect score of 10 in gymnastics in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal?

  • Carola Dombeck (East Germany)
  • Nadia Comaneci (Romania)
  • Nellie Kim (Soviet Union)

Which popular '70s movie WASN'T directed by "new director" Steven Spielberg?

  • "Close Encounters of the Third Kind "
  • "Jaws"
  • "Animal House"

In 1971 the U.S. voting age was lowered from age 21 to 18 with the passing of which amendment?

  • 26th amendment
  • 15th amendment
  • 4th amendment

Which cable subscription service, the first in the U.S., was introduced in 1972?

  • Cinemax
  • HBO
  • Showtime

Who won the nationally televised tennis match — the "Battle of the Sexes" — between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King in 1973?

  • Billie Jean King
  • Bobby Riggs

Who was NOT a U.S. president between 1970 and 1979?

  • Gerald Ford
  • Richard Nixon
  • Ronald Reagan

How much was the price of admission (for one) when Disney World opened in Orlando in 1971?

  • $3.50
  • $5.30
  • $35.00

In 1975, we met the first Pet Rocks. Where did they come from?

  • Ensenada, Mexico
  • Rosarito Beach, Mexico
  • San Quintin, Mexico

True or false: Burt Reynolds turned down the role of Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope."

  • true
  • false

Who did American Bobby Fischer defeat to become the new world chess champion in 1972?

  • Mikhail Tal
  • Garry Kasparov
  • Boris Spassky

True or false: Mobile phones have only been around since 1973.

  • true
  • false

Which first lady went by the citizens band radio handle "First Mama"?

  • Betty Ford
  • Pat Nixon
  • Rosalynn Carter

Is it true that Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died in 1970 at age 27?

  • yes
  • no

Which soda had the slogan "the thirst crusher"?

  • 7Up
  • Rondo
  • Tab

In which year was the world's first "test-tube baby" born?

  • 1974
  • 1976
  • 1978

Who was the first African-American woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue?

  • Donyale Luna
  • Grace Jones
  • Beverly Johnson
  • Iman

True or false: Margaret Thatcher became the first female prime minister of Britain; Saddam Hussein took power as president of Iraq; and Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran, where he founded the Islamic republic after 15 years of exile, in the same year.

  • true
  • false

In what year did U.S. drivers face long lines at gas stations?

  • 1973
  • 1974
  • 1979
  • all of these
  • none of these

Which Boeing aircraft was the first jumbo jet?

  • Boeing 707
  • Boeing 727
  • Boeing 747

What's the name of the "M.A.S.H" theme?

  • "Paint It Black"
  • "Ride of The Valkyries"
  • "Suicide Is Painless"
  • This is a trick question — the movie or TV show?

Intel gave us the first microprocessor (the 4004) in 1971. It's also the same year Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak created Apple. Is it also the same year Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft?

  • yes
  • no

True or false: "Space Invaders" is older than the Microsoft Corp. by just a few months.

  • true
  • false

Around 4 a.m. on June 17, 1972, five men, in connection with President Nixon's re-election campaign, were caught breaking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters in the Watergate building in Washington. When, after his attempted cover-up, did Nixon resign?

  • Aug. 8, 1972
  • Aug. 8, 1973
  • Aug. 8, 1974

Which is NOT a spinoff of the groundbreaking TV series "All in the Family"?

  • "Good Times"
  • "Maude"
  • "The Jeffersons"
  • "Sanford and Son"

When was the end of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War?

  • April 8, 1975
  • April 20, 1975
  • April 30, 1975