How Much Do You Know About The Year 1979?

Rounding out the 70's, the year 1979 was filled with historic changes and moments. Do you think you know this year better than most? Take these 12 questions and discover how much you really know about 1979?
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What was the average income in 1979?
$17,500
$20,000
$13,200
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How much would a gallon of gas set you back in 1979?
.99 cents
.86 cents
$1.12
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Who did the USSR invade in 1979?
Iran
Iraq
Afghanistan
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Which breakthrough album did Michael Jackson release in 1979?
Off the Wall
Thriller
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
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True or false: Due to crisis in Iran Oil Prices Increase around the world.
True
False
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In what state did the Three Mile Island nuclear accident take place in 1979?
California
Oregon
Pennsylvania
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What date did the Iran hostage crisis officially begin?
November 1, 1979
November 4, 1979
November 10, 1979
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True or false: In 1979, the Sahara desert experienced snow for 30 minutes.
True
False
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Where did the American Airlines flight 191 crash in 1979?
Chicago, Illinois
Philadelphia, PA
Los Angeles, CA
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What did Sony introduce in 1979 that changed the way we listened to music?
The MP3
The Walkman
The Vaio
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True or false: In 1979, the YMCA sued the Village People for libel because of their song of the same name.
True
False
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What is the name of the general knowledge quiz game that was released in 1979?
Millionaire Raffle
Trivial Pursuit
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Result
Uh-oh, this quiz revealed that you're a 1979 novice. While you may remember many of the cultural events from this time period, you're far from an expert on the events that made this year so memorable!

C+, 1979 Novice

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1979 knowledgable! It's clear that you're pretty well versed on the cultural and historical events of this year. Though you missed a few questions we're still very confident in your abilities!

B+, 1979 Knowledgable

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Based on the results of this quiz you are a true 1979 expert! Part of preserving history is remembering the events that impacted the lives of so many people. With your knowledge, it's clear that you're a true history buff intent on keeping the events of this year alive through memory!

A+, 1979 Expert

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1
What was the average income in 1979?
$17,500
$20,000
$13,200
2
How much would a gallon of gas set you back in 1979?
.99 cents
.86 cents
$1.12
3
Who did the USSR invade in 1979?
Iran
Iraq
Afghanistan
4
Which breakthrough album did Michael Jackson release in 1979?
Off the Wall
Thriller
Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
5
True or false: Due to crisis in Iran Oil Prices Increase around the world.
True
False
6
In what state did the Three Mile Island nuclear accident take place in 1979?
California
Oregon
Pennsylvania
7
What date did the Iran hostage crisis officially begin?
November 1, 1979
November 4, 1979
November 10, 1979
8
True or false: In 1979, the Sahara desert experienced snow for 30 minutes.
True
False
9
Where did the American Airlines flight 191 crash in 1979?
Chicago, Illinois
Philadelphia, PA
Los Angeles, CA
10
What did Sony introduce in 1979 that changed the way we listened to music?
The MP3
The Walkman
The Vaio
11
True or false: In 1979, the YMCA sued the Village People for libel because of their song of the same name.
True
False
12
What is the name of the general knowledge quiz game that was released in 1979?
Millionaire Raffle
Trivial Pursuit
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?