The Ultimate 1970s Genre Quiz

How much can you remember from the 70s? From historical events to Fashion, TV, Music and celebrities during the decade. You’ll find 50 questions divided into 5 rounds, so gather round for some nostalgic quizzing.

Round 1 – 70s Trivia

1 – In 1970 Mick Jagger was fined £200 for possession of what?

2 – WHO certified the eradication of which disease in December 1979?

3 – What was the name of the first supersonic passenger airliner?

4 – In 1974, Which country had the first female non-monarch head of state in the Western hemisphere?

5 – Which annual environmental event held on April 22nd, began in 1970?

6 – In 1971, the world’s first domestic violence shelter was established in which UK city?

7 – Which 1978 shoot ’em up arcade game was developed by Tomohiro Nishikado?

8 – In which year was the first world cup televised in color?

9 – In which country were the 1976 Summer Olympics held?

10 – Which genderbent and outlandish fashion style was popular in the 70s?

Round 2 – TV, Film & Showbiz

1 – Who was wrestler André René Roussimoff better known as?

2 – In which year was the first Star Wars film released?

3 – What did M*A*S*H stand for in the 1972 sitcom of the same name?

4 – Who directed the 1976 film ‘Taxi Driver’?

5 – Which 1972 TV series was based on the book ‘Spencer’s Mountain’ by Earl Hamner Jr?

6 – Which mouse-like creatures lived on the Hoot planet?

7 – Which female superhero had her own TV series in 1975?

8 – Which 1978 TV series portrayed life in a typical UK comprehensive school?

9 – Who played Eglantine Price in the 1971 film ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’?

10 – Which 1975 film starred Jack Nicholson as a patient at a mental institution?

Round 3 – Music

1 – Which member of ‘The Supremes’ did Jean Terrell replace in 1970?

2 – Which band released an album in 1970, regarded as the first true heavy metal album?

3 – In which year was Elvis Prestley found dead?

4 – ‘Maggie May’ was released by which artist in 1971?

5 – Who was known as the king of glam rock during the 70s?

6 – ‘Chicago’ released which hit in 1976?

7 – Which singer did Bianca Perez-Mora Macias marry in 1971?

8 – During the 1970s, which Debby Boone song spent 10 weeks at number 1?

9 – Which artist released ‘Your Song’ in 1970?

10 – In 1970 what was the Jackson 5’s first Billboard No. 1 Hot 100 single?

Round 4 – Historical Events

1 – The Vietnam War came to a close in which year?

2 – At which event did the 1972 Munich massacre take place?

3 – Who became prime minister for the UK in 1979?

4 – Who became president of Iraq in 1979?

5 – The 1970 Ancash earthquake caused a landslide that killed 47,000 people in which country?

6 – In 1977, two Boeing 747s collided on the runway, killing 585 people at which airport?

7 – Which US President was nearly assassinated twice in September 1975?

8 – What event took place in Fifth Avenue, New York City on August 26th 1970?

9 – In 1974, Cyclone Tracy devastated which Australian city?

10 – Which Resort opened on October 1, 1971 in Florida?

Round 5 – True or False

1 – Pope John Paul II was Italian – True or False?

2 – The European Space Agency was founded in the 1970s – True or False?

3 – The first MRI image was published in 1973 – True or False?

4 – MTV debuted on August 1st, 1971 – True or False?

5 – The first child to be born via IVF was in 1978 – True or False?

6 – Chicken McNuggets first became available in the 70s – True or False?

7 – DVDs were available to purchase in 1979 – True or False?

8 – Microsoft was Founded in 1975 – True or False?

9 – The World Trade Center was completed in the 70s – True or False?

10 – Apple Computer launched in 1976 – True or False?




If you liked this 1970s quiz, have any quiz requests, spotted a mistake, or would like to let us know how you got on, please let us know in the comments below…

Claire Roach is a professional quizzer, gamer and developer who turned her passion for knowledge into a hub for FREE quizzes!


  1. Christina Douglas Reply

    I did this quiz with a lady I look after who has dementia. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Many thanks! I also enjoyed the fact one can just. click on the. box and get the answer…. jolly good. A huge thanks.

    • You are most welcome. Yes, that’s the reason I made this site as myself and my family love quizzes but I could never join in as the answers were always displayed obviously. Glad others agree 🙂

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