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History By The Decades Quiz: The 1970’s

The 1970’s Quiz.

After the civil instability that was brought about during the era of the 1960’s, the 1970’s proceeded to shake up the world’s order even further. While a number of issues in world history improved somewhat, for the most part relations between nations were struggling.

Even within national borders there were a number of issues and/or tragedies that further shocked an already struggling world.

Test your knowledge of this period of world history by taking our History by the Decades: The 1970’s Quiz.

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Much of the early 1970's in American history was marked by the scandal and resignation of what president?
Gerald Ford
Richard Nixon
Lyndon Baines Johnson
Jimmy Carter

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What West African secessionist movement officially surrendered its fight for independence in the January of 1970?
The Liberian People's Movement
The Ivory Coast Movement
The Socialist Nation of Ghana
The Republic of Biafra

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President Richard Nixon caused the U.S. to officially recognize the sovereignty of what nation in 1972 thus legitimizing its rule?
Japan
China
Brazil
Cuba

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What Communist icon was the Supreme Leader of China at the time of the U.S. forging political alliances with them in 1972?
Pir Luowei
Mao Zedong
Xiupei Wan
Lin Guofeng

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What organization officially welcomed Communist China into its fold as of October 25th, 1971?
The United Nations
N.A.T.O.
N.A.F.T.A.
The Warsaw Pact

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A shooting on May 4th, 1970 left four student protesters dead at an anti-war demonstration in what college?
Indiana State University
University of Virginia
Ohio State University
Kent State

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The students killed in the Kent State shooting were protesting what?
The Vietnam War
The Red Scare
The presidency of Richard Nixon
The spread of Communism

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In particular, the protests at Kent State were held soon after the U.S. began invading what other Asian nation to combat Communist insurgents?
China
Cambodia
Korea
India

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The fall of what Vietnamese city saw the country united under a Communist regime?
Da Nang
Saigon
Hue
Haiphong

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In what year did the fall of Saigon occur; leading Vietnam to become a single Communist nation?
1972
1973
1974
1975

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October 6th of 1973 saw a number of Arab nations attack Israel as it was what Jewish holiday?
Duriens
The Jewish New Year
Yom Kippur
Hanukkah

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How long did the Yom Kippur War last?
Four years
Three years
Two years
Less than one year

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In what year did U.S. troops officially pull out of Vietnam?
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1971
1972
1973
1974

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On May Day of 1971, a number of radical anti-war protesters took over businesses throughout what major American city?
New York City
Washington D.C.
Carson City
Chicago

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Operation Linebacker II was a prolonged bombing campaign launched against the North Vietnamese on what holiday?
Christmas
Easter
American Independence Day
St. Patrick's Day

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The American Supreme Court ruled abortion to be legal in what official case?
Lowell v. Nietzche
Po v. Welch
Maxwell v. Virginia
Roe v. Wade

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On June 17th, multiple men were arrested breaking into the American Democratic National Convention Headquarters at what hotel?
The Rolling Rock Hotel
The Watergate Hotel
The Mint Savvy Hotel
The Manchua Hotel

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The Watergate Scandal rocked the world of American politics and even led to the resignation of what president?
Gerald Ford
John F. Kennedy
Jimmy Carter
Richard Nixon

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What was the name of Richard Nixon's vice president who resigned from office in 1973 after a scandal centered on his crime of tax fraud?
Albert Romstahdt
Joseph McCarthy
Henry Kissinger
Spiro Agnew

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As a result of the resignation of Richard Nixon, what man became the 38th President of the United States?
Gerald Ford
Henry Kissinger
Spiro Agnew
Jimmy Carter

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In all, the Watergate Scandal resulted in how many officials having charges brought against them?
69
63
53
41

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Which of the following controversial actions did Gerald Ford take shortly after ascending to the presidency?
Outlawing marijuana
Officially ending the Vietnam War
Pardoning Richard Nixon
Lowering the minimum voting age

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How many people died during the Saturday Night Massacre of October 20th, 1973?
0
5
8
13

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On September 11th, 1973, Salvadore Allende was overthrown from his role as president of what nation?
Chile
Argentina
Brazil
Cuba

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On April 1st, 1970, Richard Nixon signed a bill outlawing which of the following in America?
Alcohol
Marijuana
Cigarette advertisements on television
Gerrymandering

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In what year of the 1970's did the Greek militant forces officially call for an abolition of the nation's monarchy?
1973
1975
1977
1979

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What is the name of the post-monarchical democracy established in Greece in 1974?
The First Hellenic Republic
The Second Hellenic Republic
The Third Hellenic Republic
The Fourth Hellenic Republic

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Richard Nixon officially resigned from office in what year?
1978
1972
1976
1974

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In 1972, George Wallace was shot in protest to his job performing what office?
Governor of Alabama
Governor of Mississippi
Governor of Louisiana
Governor of Arkansas

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What amendment to the American Constitution officially allowed eighteen-year-olds to vote in general elections?
The Twenty-Sixth
The Twenty-Seventh
The Twenty-Eighth
The Twenty-Ninth

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