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Peru - The earthquake struck on a Sunday afternoon (May 31) and lasted for approximately 45 seconds.In 1970, a major earthquake killed over 75,000 people in which South American country?

       a. Chile
       b. Brazil
       c. Peru
       d. Argentina

Mars 3 - Mars 3 was launched after Mars 2 crash-landed on Mar's surface.Which Soviet space probe was the first to land on Mars (1971)?

       a. Mars Lander
       b. Mars 3
       c. Mars 1
       d. Mars 2

Howard Hughes - Hughes began displaying signs of mental illness in the 1930s, primarily obsessive-compulsive disorder.The year 1976 saw the death of one of the world's richest men, who in his old age became a total recluse. Who was he?

       a. Howard Hughes
       b. Warren Buffett
       c. Lawrence Ellison
       d. Jim Walton

Spain - The election results were a disappointment for the Communist Party.The year 1977 saw the first elections in 41 years in which country?

       a. Russia
       b. Canada
       c. Spain
       d. France

Andrei Sakharov - Sakharov was arrested in 1980 for his public protests against the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.Which Soviet nuclear physicist and dissident won the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1975?

       a. Anatoly Sobchak
       b. Boris Yeltsin
       c. Andrei Sakharov
       d. Rudolf Nureyev

Abba - After much success, Abba broke up in late 1982.Which band won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Waterloo in 1974?

       a. Grand Funk Railroad
       b. Abba
       c. The Stylistics
       d. Gladys Knight and the Pips

China - His visit opened diplomatic relations between the two nations.President Nixon became the first U.S President to visit which Communist country in 1972?

       a. China
       b. North Korea
       c. Russia
       d. Vietnam

Joe Frazier - The bout lasted 15 rounds.In a successful effort to retain his world title, which heavyweight-boxing champion defeated Muhammad Ali in 1971?

       a. Larry Holmes
       b. George Foreman
       c. Joe Frazier
       d. Leon Spinks

Yom Kippur - Both the United States and the Soviet Union initiated enormous resupply efforts to their respective allies during the war.Egypt and Syria attacked Israel on which Jewish holy day in 1973?

       a. Yom Kippur
       b. Sukkot
       c. Hanukkah
       d. Passover

Microsoft - Microsoft initially developed and sold BASIC interpreters for the Altair 8800.Which computer software company, destined to have a major impact in the future, was founded in 1975?

       a. Microsoft
       b. Intel
       c. Apple
       d. HP

Declaration of Independence - The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776.In 1976, the United States celebrated the 200th Anniversary of what event?

       a. End of Slavery
       b. Declaration of Independence
       c. Versailles Peace Treaty
       d. End of World War One

Soviet Union - The war lasted nine years.Afghanistan was invaded by which one of its neighbours in 1979?

       a. Soviet Union
       b. United States
       c. England
       d. China

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