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Quiz about Who Was Who in 72
Quiz about Who Was Who in 72

Who Was Who in '72? Trivia Quiz


Okay, so maybe it ain't exactly grammatically correct, but maybe you'll have fun with it anyway!

A multiple-choice quiz by logcrawler. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
logcrawler
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
366,464
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
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2632
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Senator Strom Thurmond, the FBI, Richard Nixon (and others, including Elvis Presley) were intent on quieting the increasingly vocal calls of a famous rock and roller. The calls involved, among other things, legalizing marijuana, ending U.S. involvement in Vietnam, supporting the aims of radical Native Americans, and appealing to the nation's youth to help accomplish these goals.

Who was this object of so much attention in 1972?
(Clue - lived for a time in New York City.)
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Question 2 of 10
2. I can't tell you what this man's job was, or this question would be far too easy to answer. I will, however, try to give you some information about him. His first name was John, and he did not have a birth certificate on file until he was 43 years old. President Calvin Coolidge appointed him to his role as director of a certain department, where he initially oversaw the work of about 650 employees. He died on May 2, 1972 at the age of 77.
Can you guess who this very famous man was? (Clue: think G-Man)
Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. This young man, a native of Chicago, won the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1972, beating out Boris Spassky of Russia. He later was arrested in Japan, over a flap regarding a revocation of his passport.
Now, do you recall his name?
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Question 4 of 10
4. Former Alabama governor, George Corley Wallace was shot and paralyzed from the waist down after a would-be assassin attacked him while he was campaigning for the U.S. presidency. The attack took place in Laurel, Maryland. Do you recall the name of the man who attempted to murder Wallace in 1972? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Born in Berkeley, California in 1972, this actor/director/producer and screenwriter, found fame in movies such as "Dogma", "Pearl Harbor" and "Good Will Hunting".

Can you recognize the name with which he was born?
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Question 6 of 10
6. Richard Nixon traveled to China in 1972 on a mission designed to normalize relations between that nation and the U.S.
With what important leader and founding father of the People's Republic of China did he meet during this historic visit, one that no other U.S. President had ever made?
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. On 4 August 1972, this man issued a decree ordering the expulsion of 60,000 Asians who were not citizens of the African nation of Uganda, during what he referred to as an "economic war".

What was the name of this despotic leader of Uganda?
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Question 8 of 10
8. What was the name of the pop-rock group that performed one of their early songs "People Need Love" in 1972?
Some of their later works include such hits as "Ring Ring", "Waterloo" and "Fernando".
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Question 9 of 10
9. They called themselves "Black September". They were responsible for killing 11 members of the Israeli Olympic Team in Munich, Germany, during the Olympic Games that were being hosted there in 1972.
Of what ethnicity were the members of this terrorist organization?
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Question 10 of 10
10. The Watergate Scandal that had its roots in 1972 rocked confidence throughout the U.S. as people began to really question the legalities of wiretapping political foes. During the Nixon administration, several men were involved in one way or another in the scandal. Can you tell me which name does NOT belong on the list of participants or those "in the know" of the scandal that occurred in Washington's Watergate Office Complex? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Senator Strom Thurmond, the FBI, Richard Nixon (and others, including Elvis Presley) were intent on quieting the increasingly vocal calls of a famous rock and roller. The calls involved, among other things, legalizing marijuana, ending U.S. involvement in Vietnam, supporting the aims of radical Native Americans, and appealing to the nation's youth to help accomplish these goals. Who was this object of so much attention in 1972? (Clue - lived for a time in New York City.)

Answer: John Lennon

Prior to his death, John Lennon acknowledged that he had been in error, to some degree, with the following admission -
"My role in society is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all."
2. I can't tell you what this man's job was, or this question would be far too easy to answer. I will, however, try to give you some information about him. His first name was John, and he did not have a birth certificate on file until he was 43 years old. President Calvin Coolidge appointed him to his role as director of a certain department, where he initially oversaw the work of about 650 employees. He died on May 2, 1972 at the age of 77. Can you guess who this very famous man was? (Clue: think G-Man)

Answer: J. Edgar Hoover

J. Edgar Hoover served as the Director of the F.B.I. under a number of presidents, not all of whom were absolutely thrilled with him. His personal and professional lives were both fraught with controversy during his lifetime and beyond. Various wild speculations about him have run rampant, even after his demise.
3. This young man, a native of Chicago, won the World Chess Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1972, beating out Boris Spassky of Russia. He later was arrested in Japan, over a flap regarding a revocation of his passport. Now, do you recall his name?

Answer: Bobby Fischer

Bobby Fischer, an American-born chess prodigy, defeated Russian Boris Spassky in 1972 and became the 11th World Chess Champion.
His U.S. passport was once revoked, and he was detained in Japan for a time, prior to moving to Iceland.

Fischer passed away in Iceland in 2008.
4. Former Alabama governor, George Corley Wallace was shot and paralyzed from the waist down after a would-be assassin attacked him while he was campaigning for the U.S. presidency. The attack took place in Laurel, Maryland. Do you recall the name of the man who attempted to murder Wallace in 1972?

Answer: Arthur Bremer

Arthur Bremer shot George Wallace five times on the fateful day of 15 May 1972. Three other people were also shot, and all survived, including Wallace, although he was paralyzed for the rest of his life. This event did stop his presidential campaign in its tracks, but did not stop him from resuming his duties as Alabama's governor.

Bremer was sentenced to 63 years in prison, which was later commuted on appeal to 53 years. He was paroled in November 2007 after serving 35 years.

George Wallace had already passed away in September 1998.
5. Born in Berkeley, California in 1972, this actor/director/producer and screenwriter, found fame in movies such as "Dogma", "Pearl Harbor" and "Good Will Hunting". Can you recognize the name with which he was born?

Answer: Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt

Some of Ben Affleck's other successes in the film industry include such hits as "Mallrats", "Dazed and Confused", "Chasing Amy" and "Jersey Girl".

Ben Affleck has a political bent towards the Democratic Party, supporting such candidates as Al Gore, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.
6. Richard Nixon traveled to China in 1972 on a mission designed to normalize relations between that nation and the U.S. With what important leader and founding father of the People's Republic of China did he meet during this historic visit, one that no other U.S. President had ever made?

Answer: Mao Zedong

While Nixon held many meetings with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai (Chou Enlai) during this week-long visit, the ultimate leader that he met with was none other than Mao Zedong (Mao Tse Tung), one of the early revolutionaries who subscribed to Communist doctrines of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin during the Chinese Revolution.

Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893 in Shaoshan village, Hunan. From 1943 to 1976, he was the Chairman of the Communist Party of China.
7. On 4 August 1972, this man issued a decree ordering the expulsion of 60,000 Asians who were not citizens of the African nation of Uganda, during what he referred to as an "economic war". What was the name of this despotic leader of Uganda?

Answer: Idi Amin

After the expulsion of so many Indians from Uganda, India formally severed its diplomatic relations with Uganda. The U.K. followed suit by severing its diplomatic relations with Uganda in 1977.

Some of his self-bestowed titles included such aberrations as "His Excellency, President for Life", "Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC", "Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas" and "Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular", and perhaps his most bizarre claim of being the "Uncrowned King of Scotland".
8. What was the name of the pop-rock group that performed one of their early songs "People Need Love" in 1972? Some of their later works include such hits as "Ring Ring", "Waterloo" and "Fernando".

Answer: ABBA

ABBA, a Swedish pop group, consisted of Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad; the name "ABBA" was developed from using the first initials of the names of the band's members in acronym form.

They have sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide, and in 1999, ABBA's music was used in the musical "Mamma Mia"! This song had been a hit for the group in 1975.
9. They called themselves "Black September". They were responsible for killing 11 members of the Israeli Olympic Team in Munich, Germany, during the Olympic Games that were being hosted there in 1972. Of what ethnicity were the members of this terrorist organization?

Answer: Palestinian

The Palestinian group known as "Black September" took advantage of lax security at the venue in Munich to carry out their plans. German officials had decided to avoid a heavy-handed presence of policemen and security in an effort to counteract the image of the last Olympic Games held in that country in 1936. At that time, Adolf Hitler had used the games as a propaganda mechanism to promote the image of Nazi Germany.

After the killing of the 11 Israeli participants, 5 of the 8 Palestinians were killed during an escape effort. The other 3 were later released by the Germans in a trade-off of political prisoners. Israel responded to the release by killing Palestinians that had been involved in the massacre.

King Hussein of Jordan had harsh words to say about the massacre as carried out by the Palestinians by referring to it as "a savage crime against civilization ... perpetrated by sick minds."
10. The Watergate Scandal that had its roots in 1972 rocked confidence throughout the U.S. as people began to really question the legalities of wiretapping political foes. During the Nixon administration, several men were involved in one way or another in the scandal. Can you tell me which name does NOT belong on the list of participants or those "in the know" of the scandal that occurred in Washington's Watergate Office Complex?

Answer: Gerald Ford

Watergate was probably the most scrutinized scandal in American history. It certainly was the most well-publicized. While other political scandals had occurred, like the "Teapot Dome Scandal", none had ever actually caused a sitting president to resign from office in disgrace.

On April 30, 1973, Nixon made the following announcement:

"In one of the most difficult decisions of my Presidency, I accepted the resignations of two of my closest associates in the White House, Bob Haldeman, John Ehrlichman, two of the finest public servants it has been my privilege to know. Because Attorney General Kleindienst, though a distinguished public servant, my personal friend for 20 years, with no personal involvement whatsoever in this matter has been a close personal and professional associate of some of those who are involved in this case, he and I both felt that it was also necessary to name a new Attorney General. The Counsel to the President, John Dean, has also resigned."


On August 8, 1974 the President resigned the office with a statement addressed to the nation, that concludes, "To continue to fight through the months ahead for my personal vindication would almost totally absorb the time and attention of both the President and the Congress in a period when our entire focus should be on the great issues of peace abroad and prosperity without inflation at home. Therefore, I shall resign the Presidency effective at noon tomorrow. Vice President Ford will be sworn in as President at that hour in this office."
Source: Author logcrawler

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