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1976 Trivia Quiz Questions From the 70s

Trivia quiz questions from the year 1976 with answers.


1976 Trivia Quiz Questions From the 70s

Would-be Gerald Ford presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore is sentenced to what?
A: Life in prison.

Where does the trial against jailed members of the Red Army Faction begin?
A: In Stuttgart, West Germany.

In Super Bowl X, the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat what team?
A: Dallas Cowboys, 21–17, in Miami.

Jimmy Carter wins the what?
A: Iowa Democratic Caucus.

The United States vetoes a United Nations resolution that calls for what?
A: An independent Palestinian state.

The First Battle of Amgala breaks out between who?
A: Morocco and Algeria in the Spanish Sahara.

The 1976 Winter Olympics begin where?
A: In Innsbruck, Austria.


In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than how many people?
A: 22,000.

Who  is confirmed as the first African American Secretary of the United States Army?
A: Clifford Alexander, Jr.

The Maguire Seven are found guilty of possessing what?
A: Explosives and are subsequently jailed for 14 years.

March 14 – After eight years on NBC, The Wizard of Oz returns to what?
A: CBS, where it will remain until 1999.

Harold Wilson resigns as what?
A: Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Patty Hearst is found guilty of what?
A: Armed robbery of a San Francisco bank.

Apple Computer Company is formed by whom?
A: Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak.


James Callaghan becomes Prime Minister of what?
A: The United Kingdom.

As a measure to curb population growth, the minimum age for marriage in India is raised to what?
A: 21 years for men and 18 years for women.

The first LAGEOS (Laser Geodynamics Satellite) is what?
A: Launched.

An earthquake hits the Friuli area in Italy, killing how many people?
A: More than 900 and making another 100,000 homeless.

U.S. President Gerald Ford signs what?
A: The Federal Election Campaign Act.

The Boston Celtics defeat what team 128–126 in triple overtime in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the Boston Garden?
A: Phoenix Suns.

Seychelles gains independence from whom?
A: The United Kingdom.


North Vietnam and South Vietnam unite to form what?
A: The Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

Jimmy Carter is nominated for U.S. President at what?
A: The Democratic National Convention in New York City.

Where does the 1976 Summer Olympics begin?
A: In Montreal, Canada.

Who earns the first of 7 perfect scores of 10 at the 1976 Summer Olympics?
A: Nadia Comăneci.

The Viking 1 lander successfully lands on what?
A: Mars.

In New York City, the "Son of Sam" pulls a gun from a paper bag, killing 1 and seriously wounding another, in what?
A: The first of a series of attacks that terrorize the city for the next year.

The Seattle Seahawks play their first what?
A: Football game.


Viking 2 enters into orbit around what planet?
A: Mars.

President Gerald Ford edges out challenger Ronald Reagan to win the what?
A: Republican Party presidential nomination in Kansas City.

The first known outbreak of Ebola virus occurs where?
A: In Yambuku, Zaire.

Cigarette and tobacco advertising is banned on what?
A:  Australian television and radio.

What space shuttle is rolled out of a Palmdale, California hangar?
A: Enterprise.

Stevie Wonder releases what hit album?
A:  Songs in the Key of Life.

The Cincinnati Reds sweep what team in 4 games to win the 1976 World Series?
A: New York Yankees.


The first megamouth shark is discovered where?
A:  off Oahu in Hawaii.

Angola joins the what?
A: The United Nations.

Who takes office as President of Mexico?
A: José López Portillo.

The first laser printer is introduced by what company?
A:  IBM (the IBM 3800).

The New Jersey Legislature passes legislation legalizing what?
A: Casinos in the shore town of Atlantic City commencing in 1978.