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Can You Dig It? Trivia Quiz


This quiz is about events that took place in the 1970s. The images may offer tangential clues. Far out!

A photo quiz by PootyPootwell. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Time
3 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
395,679
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
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Difficulty
Very Easy
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1. The '70s started with an event the broke the hearts of music fans worldwide: the Beatles officially broke up. What was the name of the 12th and final studio album which was released in 1970? Hint

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Let it Be
A Hard Day's Night
Bridge Over Troubled Water

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2. Science saw a breakthrough with the birth of a girl named Louise Brown, though she was known by another name for a long time after her birth. What was that name? Hint

The conjoined twin
The first heart transplant baby
The last Scottish princess
The world's first test tube baby

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3. Who was nicknamed "Flying Bobby" for his achievements during the years of 1966-1978? Hint

Basketball coach Bobby Knight
Chef Bobby Flay
Professional hockey player Bobby Orr
Singer Bobby Vinton

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4. What was the name of the spacecraft in which the quick-thinking crew survived several critical setbacks? Hint

Apollo 13
Hubble
Voyager
Sputnik

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5. In 1970, then-U.S. President Richard Nixon met a celebrity and stood for pictures. The two men were from very different worlds, making for a nearly surreal image. Who was the other man? Hint

Elvis Presley
Al Pacino
Burt Reynolds
Danny DeVito

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6. Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom beginning in 1979, had a nickname that reflected her leadership style. What was her nickname? Hint

English Energizer Bunny
British Bulldog
The Iron Lady
Maggie May

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7. In 1974, Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov did something that made worldwide news. What was it? Hint

Won the Guinness Book of World Records for arabesques
Defected to Canada
Received first successful eye transplant
Earned the Nobel Peace Prize

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8. In 1976, a Southern upstart governor won the U.S. Presidential election, winning both by popular vote and by electoral college votes. What was the name of this President? Hint

Jimmy Carter
Tony Blair
Walter Mondale
Lyndon Johnson

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9. In 1976, British and French companies worked together to create the world's first supersonic passenger airliner. What was the name given to this exceptional aircraft? Hint

Radio Flyer
Enterprise
Gulfstream
The Concorde

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10. In 1973, an American Thoroughbred racehorse took the Triple Crown. What was the name of this amazing stallion? Hint

Justify
Count Fleet
Captain Nemo
Secretariat


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1. The '70s started with an event the broke the hearts of music fans worldwide: the Beatles officially broke up. What was the name of the 12th and final studio album which was released in 1970?

Answer: Let it Be

"Let it Be" was the Beatles's final album. The Beatles reported that they broke up for many reasons, but many fans blamed it on the influence of Yoko Ono, John Lennon's second wife, who seemed, to them, to draw John's interest away from the band. But by the time they recorded "Let It Be", there was already friction within the band, as Lennon was becoming more interested in solo work, George Harrison had tired of his songs being rejected from inclusion on albums, and they all felt the loss of their band manager, Brian Epstein, who died of an overdose a few years before. "Let it Be" went to number one on the weekly charts in Australia, Canada, the UK, and the U.S., among other markets.

This image is of a long and windy road, similar to the track "The Long and Winding Road" on the album "Let it Be."
2. Science saw a breakthrough with the birth of a girl named Louise Brown, though she was known by another name for a long time after her birth. What was that name?

Answer: The world's first test tube baby

When Louise Brown was born in July, 1978 in Oldham, England, she was the first human to have been born after being conceived by in vitro fertilization. Louise's parents had been trying to have a baby for nine years before she was born to great fanfare. The procedure became more common, and, by the time Louise's little sister was born the same way in 1982, she was the 40th baby known as a test tube baby.

This image is of a tubular wave.
3. Who was nicknamed "Flying Bobby" for his achievements during the years of 1966-1978?

Answer: Professional hockey player Bobby Orr

Bobby Orr has been credited as being one of the best ice hockey players of all times. Born in Ontario, he is the son and grandson of talented athletes. Bobby showed his talent early and was playing professionally by age 18. He is immortalized in a photograph by Ray Lussier in which, after tripping after making a goal, Orr seems to be flying through he air.

Bobby Orr once played for the Chicago Black Hawks, thus this image of a black hawk.
4. What was the name of the spacecraft in which the quick-thinking crew survived several critical setbacks?

Answer: Apollo 13

The flight of Apollo 13 was designed to be the third craft to land on the moon when it was launched in April, 1970. But two days into the journey, an oxygen tank exploded, causing several major problems in core equipment that affected heat, water, and breathable air for three-man crew. They managed to land safely in the Pacific ocean.

This image is of the ruins of the Temple of Apollo.
5. In 1970, then-U.S. President Richard Nixon met a celebrity and stood for pictures. The two men were from very different worlds, making for a nearly surreal image. Who was the other man?

Answer: Elvis Presley

Around Christmastime, 1970, rock and roll legend Elvis Presley got a wild hair to have his own federal badge, and he was certain the person to get it from was President Nixon. He convinced his entourage to travel with him to Washington, D.C., and he talked himself into a meeting in the Oval Office. The photograph shows that they both seemed to enjoy themselves.

Elvis Presley was considered the King of Rock and Roll by his fans.
6. Margaret Thatcher, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom beginning in 1979, had a nickname that reflected her leadership style. What was her nickname?

Answer: The Iron Lady

Margaret Thatcher, also known as The Iron Lady, was born in Lincolnshire, England, to parents who owned two grocery stores. She worked hard in school and was educated at Oxford before becoming a chemist. She soon turned to politics, and worked her way up the Conservative Party. She was Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. Her firm will saw her country through a recession, complex relations with the Soviet Union, and the Falklands War.

This image is of an iron golf club.
7. In 1974, Russian dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov did something that made worldwide news. What was it?

Answer: Defected to Canada

Mikhail Baryshnikov was born in Riga to an engineer father and a dressmaker mother. He was still a teen when he began training as a ballet dancer. He joined the prestigious Mariinsky Ballet and quickly garnered attention for his strength, grace, and emotionally-charged dancing. With the help of friends from the U.S. and Canada, he defected after a performance of Don Quixote in Toronto. He was granted asylum in the U.S. and later became a U.S. citizen.

This image is of a DEFECTive tortilla chip.
8. In 1976, a Southern upstart governor won the U.S. Presidential election, winning both by popular vote and by electoral college votes. What was the name of this President?

Answer: Jimmy Carter

When Jimmy Carter announced his run for president, he was considered a long shot at best. But he became the Democratic frontrunner and before long was running ahead of President Ford, the incumbent. In general, incumbent Presidents have the advantage, but the pardoning of President Nixon for any and all crimes he may have committed while in office, did not endear Ford to the voters.

Carter came from a long line of affluent peanut farmers.
9. In 1976, British and French companies worked together to create the world's first supersonic passenger airliner. What was the name given to this exceptional aircraft?

Answer: The Concorde

The Concorde was a new feat of engineering when it first took the skies in the 1970s. It flew commercially for 27 years, with regular routes from and to, among other places, London, Paris, New York, Washington D.C., and the Barbados. It generally had two pilots and one engineer, up to 120 passengers, and a maximum speed of Mach 2.04 at cruising speed.

This is an image of a cord.
10. In 1973, an American Thoroughbred racehorse took the Triple Crown. What was the name of this amazing stallion?

Answer: Secretariat

Secretariat was born in Virginia to a dam named Somethingroyal. He was sired by a Bold Ruler, who won many important races and became one of the country's most sough-after sires. His handlers and managers said he was a beautiful and playful foal. When Secretariat was three years old, he won the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes. He was only the ninth horse to take the Triple Crown since the first horse who did so in 1919.

This image is of a secretary-style desk.
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