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
A: In Stuttgart, West Germany.
The United States vetoes a United Nations resolution that
calls for what?
A: An independent Palestinian state.
In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than how
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?
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.
Who earns the first of 7 perfect scores of 10 at the 1976
A: Nadia Comăneci.
The Viking 1 lander successfully lands on what?
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?
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,
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.
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).