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That '70s Quiz


This is a general quiz covering ten categories all somehow related to the number 70. What's so special about the number 70 you ask? Enjoy this quiz and find out! After all, if 7 is lucky, then 70 is ten times as much!

A multiple-choice quiz by mcdubb. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
mcdubb
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
366,346
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. GEOGRAPHY: The 70th parallel north passes through Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia. There is one other country that intersects this line, about ten km south of the nation's northernmost border, through the small town of Nuorgam. With the capital Helsinki nearly ten degrees to the south, in which country does the 70th parallel north pass? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. HISTORY: In the year 70 AD (or CE), the Romans laid siege to the city of Jerusalem. They infamously destroyed the Jewish Temple, the most sacred site in all of Judaism, and slaughtered the defenders. Still standing in modern Rome is a monument to celebrate this horrific brutality, named in honor of the military leader and man who would later become Emperor of Rome in the year 79. Which future emperor commanded the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. HOBBIES: In the board game Scrabble, playing a word across which space would make it impossible for the word to be worth exactly 70 points? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. LITERATURE: The great Roman poet Virgil was born in the province of Gaul, in 70 BC (or BCE). Virgil's most celebrated work is an epic poem following a character in the aftermath of the Trojan War, journeying to what would become Ancient Rome. Which of the following is considered to be Virgil's most famous work? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. MOVIES: At the 70th annual Academy Awards, the 1997 movie "Titanic" famously tied the 1950 film "All About Eve" with fourteen nominations, and tied 1959's "Ben Hur" with eleven wins. In which of the following categories did "Titanic" win? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. SCI-TECH: A 70th anniversary is often referred to the "Platinum Anniversary". Platinum, however, is 78th on the periodic table of the elements, not 70th. If the anniversary were to be renamed after element 70, the second to last of the Lanthanides, how would we refer to this special date? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. SPORTS: American Football player Rayfield Wright is a Hall of Fame offensive tackle who famously wore the number 70 and was named to the 1970's All-Decade Team. Wright helped his team to win Super Bowls VI and XII, in 1972 and 1978, under the leadership of coach Tom Landry and quarterback Roger Staubach. With which team did Wright spend his entire 13 year football career? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. RELIGION: In Matthew 18:21-22, Jesus was asked how many times one should forgive those who sin against them, speculating as many as seven times. Jesus responded, not just seven, but seventy times seven (King James Version). Which "rock" of an apostle posed the question? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. TELEVISION: The hit TV series "That '70s Show", the inspired namesake of this quiz, ran from 1998 to 2006 but was set in the 1970s. It showcased the antics of several high school students living in Point Place, Wisconsin. Which comedian and actor, who came to fame in the 1970s, played the character Leo, an older hippie? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. WORLD: Ronald Reagan turned seventy years old just seventeen days into his first term as President of the United States. He was, at the time, the oldest man to ever hold the office, and became the first septuagenarian to head the White House. Which former President would have been the first man to turn 70 years old as the head of the Executive Office, if he did not die of pneumonia in 1841, just one month after his inauguration? Hint



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1. GEOGRAPHY: The 70th parallel north passes through Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Norway and Russia. There is one other country that intersects this line, about ten km south of the nation's northernmost border, through the small town of Nuorgam. With the capital Helsinki nearly ten degrees to the south, in which country does the 70th parallel north pass?

Answer: Finland

The 70th parallel south runs through nothing but Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. But the 70th parallel north runs through the countries and territories listed, and just skirts through Lapland, the northernmost region of Finland. The Baltic countries, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, are all in close proximity to Southern Finland, but reach nowhere near as north.

These locations are so far north, at or above the auroral zone, the aurora borealis can sometimes be seen to the south!
2. HISTORY: In the year 70 AD (or CE), the Romans laid siege to the city of Jerusalem. They infamously destroyed the Jewish Temple, the most sacred site in all of Judaism, and slaughtered the defenders. Still standing in modern Rome is a monument to celebrate this horrific brutality, named in honor of the military leader and man who would later become Emperor of Rome in the year 79. Which future emperor commanded the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD?

Answer: Titus

The Arch of Titus was built near the Roman Forum in 82 AD, shortly after Titus's death, in order to celebrate the military accomplishments of the Emperor, particularly the siege of Jerusalem in 70 AD (CE). Titus is also well known for the completion of the Roman Colosseum, or Flavian Amphitheater, started by his predecessor and father, Vespasian. Sources vary, but at least 40,000 people were killed during Jerusalem's siege and destruction under Titus's command, leaving the ancient City of David to a pile of rubble. Of the temple, the most sacred site in all of Judaism, nothing remains standing but the Wailing or Western Wall.

Modern excavations have unearthed large blocks of the former temple, lying scattered along the ancient Jerusalem streets. People of Jewish faith have since commemorated the event on Tisha B'Av, or the ninth day of the month of Av, coincidentally the same day in the Jewish calendar that the original temple, built by King Solomon, was destroyed by the Babylonians. The site of the temple is also sacred in Christianity and Islam.
3. HOBBIES: In the board game Scrabble, playing a word across which space would make it impossible for the word to be worth exactly 70 points?

Answer: Triple Word Score

The game of Scrabble was invented in 1938 by American Alfred Mosher Butts. Words are spelled in crossword fashion using numbered tiles for scoring. Various squares upon which the tiles are placed sometimes have bonuses, on which the value of a single tile or entire word is doubled or tripled.

A word using a Triple Word Score cannot be worth 70 points in the game of Scrabble, because 70 does not divide evenly by three. A word otherwise worth 23 points, after applying the Triple Word Score bonus, would be worth 69 points.

A word otherwise worth 24 points, after applying the Triple Word Score bonus, would be worth 72 points.
4. LITERATURE: The great Roman poet Virgil was born in the province of Gaul, in 70 BC (or BCE). Virgil's most celebrated work is an epic poem following a character in the aftermath of the Trojan War, journeying to what would become Ancient Rome. Which of the following is considered to be Virgil's most famous work?

Answer: The Aeneid

Virgil's epic the "Aeneid" became ingrained into Ancient Roman mythology. It tells the story of Aeneas, a solider in the Trojan War, making the harrowing journey from Troy at war's end, battling obstacles by nature, beasts, and the Roman Gods on the epic voyage. Aeneas, in Roman mythology, is an ancestor of Romulus and Remus, legendary founders of Rome.

The "Aeneid" shares a lot of commonalities with the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", both rumored to be penned by the legendary Homer. Aeneas is a minor character in the "Iliad" during the Trojan War. And like Odysseus, has a long and adventurous journey after the battle.

The "Epic of Gilgamesh" is an ancient Babylonian legend and has nothing to do with the Trojan War. Born in 70 BC, the poet Virgil lived until the age of 50, dying in 19 BC in the southern Italian Peninsula town of Brindisi. Fellow Italian Dante made Virgil his guide through the underworld as a character in his 14th century "Divine Comedy".
5. MOVIES: At the 70th annual Academy Awards, the 1997 movie "Titanic" famously tied the 1950 film "All About Eve" with fourteen nominations, and tied 1959's "Ben Hur" with eleven wins. In which of the following categories did "Titanic" win?

Answer: Best Picture

The 1997 film "Titanic", starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jack Dawson and Kate Winslet as Rose Bukater, is a dramatization of the 1912 sinking of the famous passenger liner on her maiden voyage. In addition to Best Picture, "Titanic" won for Best Director, the award going to James Cameron.

It was Cameron's first Oscar. Kate Winslet was nominated in the Best Actress category, but that honor went to Helen Hunt in "As Good As it Gets". Hunt's costar, Jack Nicholson, won that year for Best Actor. In the 70th Academy Awards, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's film "Good Will Hunting" won for Best Original Screenplay.
6. SCI-TECH: A 70th anniversary is often referred to the "Platinum Anniversary". Platinum, however, is 78th on the periodic table of the elements, not 70th. If the anniversary were to be renamed after element 70, the second to last of the Lanthanides, how would we refer to this special date?

Answer: Ytterbium Anniversary

Ytterbium, the 70th element on the periodic table, was discovered in 1878 by Swiss chemist Jean Charles Galissard de Marignac, and was named after the Swedish town Ytterby. It is considered a Rare Earth Element, and is the 46th most abundant element in the Earth's crust.

It can be used in lasers, optical fibers, and other technological applications, as well as in the strengthening of stainless steel. A golden anniversary commemorates the 50th, though gold is element number 79, next to platinum. Perhaps that occasion, the 50th, should be named after tin.
7. SPORTS: American Football player Rayfield Wright is a Hall of Fame offensive tackle who famously wore the number 70 and was named to the 1970's All-Decade Team. Wright helped his team to win Super Bowls VI and XII, in 1972 and 1978, under the leadership of coach Tom Landry and quarterback Roger Staubach. With which team did Wright spend his entire 13 year football career?

Answer: Dallas Cowboys

First donning the number 70 jersey for the Dallas Cowboys in 1967, Rayfield Wright had a Hall of Fame 13 season career. In addition to the honors listed above, Wright was also a six-time Pro-Bowler and the 1972 NFC Offensive Lineman of the Year. Playing college for the small Fort Valley State University in Fort Valley, Georgia, Wright wasn't taken until the seventh round of the 1967 NFL Draft as the 182nd pick. With Wright, the Dallas Cowboys beat the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI, in 1972, 24-3, and the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XII 27-10.

The Cowboys inducted Wright into their "Ring of Honor", with his name and his number 70 on display around the Cowboy's stadium.
8. RELIGION: In Matthew 18:21-22, Jesus was asked how many times one should forgive those who sin against them, speculating as many as seven times. Jesus responded, not just seven, but seventy times seven (King James Version). Which "rock" of an apostle posed the question?

Answer: Peter

Some translations quote this as seventy-seven times. In Jesus's response to Peter, he did not intend to place a limit on forgiveness at 490 times, rather to illustrate the limitless nature of forgiveness. Some think this quote is an indirect and contrasting allusion to a passage in Genesis, after Cain had slain Abel and fled into the land of Nod.

The Lord warned that if anyone slain Cain in revenge, vengeance would be served upon him sevenfold. Genesis 4:24 tells of a descendent of Cain, Lamech, who killed a man and wounded another. "If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold".

After Jesus taught this principle of unlimited forgiveness, the book of Matthew goes on to record a parable of a king forgiving a servant of a large debt.
9. TELEVISION: The hit TV series "That '70s Show", the inspired namesake of this quiz, ran from 1998 to 2006 but was set in the 1970s. It showcased the antics of several high school students living in Point Place, Wisconsin. Which comedian and actor, who came to fame in the 1970s, played the character Leo, an older hippie?

Answer: Tommy Chong

Leo Chingkwake, played by Tommy Chong, first appeared on "That '70s Show" in season two and was a regular character for several seasons, including the final season. An aging hippie with a low work ethic, years of drug use left him not very sharp intellectually.

He was the owner of the Foto Hut, and employed Stephen Hyde, played by Danny Masterson. Three of six actors in the main teenage gang weren't even born until after 1980, and the oldest, Masterson, was born in 1976. Chong, who played the character Leo, was the only one old enough to be famous in or actually remember the 1970s.

He first came to prominence as a part of his comedy duo with Cheech Marin.
10. WORLD: Ronald Reagan turned seventy years old just seventeen days into his first term as President of the United States. He was, at the time, the oldest man to ever hold the office, and became the first septuagenarian to head the White House. Which former President would have been the first man to turn 70 years old as the head of the Executive Office, if he did not die of pneumonia in 1841, just one month after his inauguration?

Answer: William Henry Harrison

Incumbent Jimmy Carter was only 56 when the voters booted him out of office in favor of the soon to be 70 year old Reagan in 1980. In Reagan's reelection campaign at age 73 in 1984, after some in the media were making an issue of Reagan's age, he famously quipped, "I will not make age an issue of this campaign. I am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience".

Inaugurated at age 68, William Henry Harrison would have become the first septuagenarian in control of the White House during his second year of office if it wasn't for his premature departure.

A lot of trivia players know him for his unusually short tenure, of just a month. Harrison, however, was a great military hero in the War of 1812. Arizona Senator John McCain was 72 during the election of 2008, and would have been the first President to be a septuagenarian on the first day of office. McCain, however, lost the election to Barack Obama, who was then age 47.
Source: Author mcdubb

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