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1977 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

1970s trivia with quiz questions from the year 1977.


1977 Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers

The world's first personal all-in-one computer (keyboard/screen/tape storage), the Commodore PET, is demonstrated at the what?
A:  Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago

The Australian state of Queensland abolishes what?
A: The inheritance tax.

Apple Computer is what?
A: Incorporated.

Record company EMI sacks what controversial United Kingdom punk rock group?
A: The Sex Pistols.

Scientists identify a previously unknown bacterium as the cause of what mysterious disease?
A:  Legionnaires' disease.

Australia's worst railway disaster at Granville, near Sydney, leaves how many people dead?
A:  83 people.

Jimmy Carter succeeds who as the 39th President of the United States.?
A: Gerald Ford.


U.S. President Jimmy Carter pardons who?
A: Vietnam War draft evaders.

Roots begins its phenomenally successful run on what TV network?
A:  ABC.

What Fleetwood Mac Grammy-winning album is released?
A: Rumours.

The rings of what planet are discovered?
A: Uranus.

A collision between KLM and Pan Am Boeing 747s at Tenerife, Canary Islands, kills how many people?
A: 583 people. This becomes the deadliest accident in aviation history.

Marquette University wins the men's NCAA basketball tournament with a win over what university?
A: The University of North Carolina 67-59.

Who do the Toronto Blue Jays play their first game of baseball against?
A: The Chicago White Sox.


The Seattle Mariners play their first-ever game of baseball against what team?
A: The  California Angels.

Optical fiber is first used to carry what?
A: Live telephone traffic.

Led Zeppelin sets a new world record attendance for an indoor solo attraction at the Pontiac Silverdome when how many people attend a concert here on the group's 1977 North American Tour?
A: 76,229.

The Taksim Square massacre in Istanbul results in how many deaths?
A: 34.

The Portland Trail Blazers defeat what team 109–107 to win the National Basketball Association finals four games to two?
A: Philadelphia 76ers.

James Earl Ray escapes from where?
A: Brushy Mountain State Prison in Petros, Tennessee.

What country has its first democratic elections, after 41 years under the Franco regime?
A: Spain.


The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the states are not required to spend Medicaid funds on what?
A: Elective abortions.

Some 200,000 protesters march through the streets of San Francisco, protesting what?
A: Anita Bryant's anti-gay remarks and the murder of Robert Hillsborough.

Djibouti receives its independence from what country?
A: France.

The Women Marines are what?
A: Disbanded, and the women are integrated into regular Marine Corps.

U.S. President Jimmy Carter announces the cancellation of what program?
A: The B-1 Bomber program.

The New York City blackout of 1977 lasts for how long?
A: 25 hours, resulting in looting and other disorder.

Where does Led Zeppelin present its last American concert?
A: In Oakland, California, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.


The first oil through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System reaches where?
A: Valdez, Alaska.

What happens to Elvis Presley?
A: He dies.

President Jimmy Carter signs legislation creating what?
A: The United States Department of Energy.

What Japanese volcano erupts?
A: Mount Usu.

David Berkowitz is captured in Yonkers, New York, after what?
A: Over a year of murders in New York City as the Son of Sam.

The Soviet icebreaker Arktika becomes the first surface ship to do what?
A: Reach the North Pole.

Groucho Marx, comedic legend, star of stage and screen, dies of what?
A: Pneumonia at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, at the age of 86.


The United States launches what spacecraft?
A: The Voyager 2 spacecraft.

A nuclear non-proliferation pact is signed by 15 countries, including who?
A: The United States and the Soviet Union.

What automobile debuts at the Geneva Motor Show?
A: The Porsche 928.

The modern Food Stamp Program begins when what is enacted?
A: The Food Stamp Act of 1977.