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1972 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

1972 trivia questions with answers about things that occurred in the 70s.

 

1972 Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers

Who becomes Secretary-General of the United Nations?
A: Kurt Waldheim.

Six men rob the safe deposit boxes of what hotel in New York City for at least $4 million?
A: The Pierre Hotel.

The first scientific "what"  is introduced (price $395)?
A: hand-held calculator (HP-35).

President Richard Nixon orders the development of a what?
A: Space Shuttle program.

What happens to the RMS Queen Elizabeth?
A: It is destroyed by fire in Hong Kong harbor.

President Zulfikar Ali Bhutto announces that Pakistan will immediately begin a what?
A: Nuclear weapons program.

A Japanese soldier, Shoichi Yokoi,is discovered where?
A: In Guam, where he had spent 28 years in the jungle.

The British Army kills 14 what?

 
A: Unarmed nationalist civil rights marchers in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Where are the 1972 Winter Olympics held?
A: In Sapporo, Japan.

Mariner 9 sends what as it orbits Mars?
A: Pictures.

Bob Douglas becomes the first what?
A: African American elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

The California Supreme Court does what?
A: Voids the state's death penalty, commuting all death sentences to life in prison.

The Soviet unmanned spaceship Luna 20 lands where?
A: On the Moon.

President Nixon makes an unprecedented 8-day visit to where?
A: The People's Republic of China and meets with Mao Zedong.

 

Luna 20 comes back to Earth with what?
A: 55 grams (1.94 oz) of lunar soil.

The Pioneer 10 spacecraft is launched from Cape Kennedy, to be what?
A: The first man-made satellite to leave the solar system.

What movie is released in cinemas in the United States?
A: The Godfather.

Where are the 44th Annual Academy Awards held?
A: At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.

The first Boston Marathon is run in which women are what?
A: Officially allowed to compete.

The Burundian Genocide against what tribe begins?
A: The Hutu, and more than 500,000 Hutus die.

Okinawa is returned to Japan after how many years of United States occupation?
A: 27.

 

Governor George C. Wallace of Alabama is shot and paralyzed by whom?
A:  Arthur Herman Bremer at a Laurel, Maryland, political rally.

Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev sign what?
A: The SALT I treaty in Moscow, as well as the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty and other agreements.

Angela Davis is found not guilty of what?
A:  murder.

Five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing what offices?
A: Offices of the Democratic National Committee.

The United States returns what to Japan?
A: Okinawa.

Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney co-found what company?
A: Atari.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms becomes independent from what?
A: The IRS.

 

Anwar Sadat expels 20,000 "what" from Egypt?
A: Soviet advisors.

22 bombs planted by the Provisional IRA explode where?
A: In Belfast, Northern Ireland; nine people are killed and 130 seriously injured.

Arthur Bremer is jailed for 63 years for shooting whom?
A: George Wallace.

Where are the 1972 Summer Olympics held?
A: In Munich, West Germany.

Bobby Fischer defeats Boris Spassky in a chess match in Reykjavík, Iceland, becoming the first what?
A:  American world chess champion.

Eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich are what?
A: Murdered after 8 members of the Arab terrorist group Black September invade the Olympic Village.

What Alex Comfort bestselling manual is published?
A: The Joy of Sex.

 

The first female what are hired?
A: FBI agents.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above what for the first time?
A: 1,000 (1,003.16).

Atari kicks off the first generation of video games with the release of what?
A: Their arcade version of Pong, the first game to achieve commercial success.

Over $10,000 cash is found in whose purse?
A:  Watergate conspirator Howard Hunt's wife.

Apollo 17 lands on the what?
A: Moon.

Eugene Cernan is the last person to do what?
A:  Walk on the moon.