1970’s trivia quiz

  1. Lonely This Christmas’ was a Christmas number 1 in 1974 for glam rock band Mud, but which of their singles was the UK’s best-selling of 1974?
  2. The UK launch in 1970 of which product was branded as ‘The Hot One’ (hint: the words Sturmey-Archer was associated with it)?
  3. In which country was there a 1973 military coup that overthrew the government of President Salvador Allende?
  4. Which seventies sitcom featured the character, Gavin Rumsey?
  5. The 1970 Bhola cyclone killed an estimated half million people in which densely populated country?
  6. Luxton and District featured in which seventies television series?
  7. Which company, now one of the world’s most valuable, was founded on April 4, 1975?
  8. In 1976, the deadliest earthquake of the twentieth century occurred in which country?
  9. Jamie Sommers, a fictional character better known as The Bionic Woman, was a professional in which sport?
  10. Complete the title to the ITV series: Paint Along with …?
  11. Mark Spitz won seven Olympic gold medals in which year?
  12. What did the ‘Roe versus Wade’ case legalise in the US?
  13. What was the informal name for the Peoples Temple Agricultural Project formed by an American religious group under the leadership of Jim Jones?
  14. Who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979?
  15. The SLA, an American revolutionary group, became notorious for kidnapping which heiress?



  1. Tiger Feet
  2. The Chopper (kids popular bike)
  3. Chile
  4. The Cuckoo Waltz (the character was played by Lewis Collins)
  5. Bangladesh (Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan at the time and changed name in 1971)
  6. On the Buses
  7. Microsoft
  8. China
  9. Tennis
  10. Nancy
  11. 1972
  12. Abortion
  13. Jonestown
  14. Mother Theresa
  15. Patty Hearst