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Remembering the 70's

written by: Gilligan
 
Take a visual tour of pop culture from the 1970's. Hopefully this will take you back to a truly unique decade.

Question 1:

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You would be hard pressed to find a boy in the 1970's who didn't own the toy in the image provided. What actor played this TV character?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 2:

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The TV movie "The Boy in the Plastic Bubble" brought together three icons of the 70's: John Travolta, Robert Reed, and producer, Aaron Spelling. How does the movie end?
he stays in the bubble, but now he accepts his lot in life and asks Gina to marry him
he sheds his bubble, and rides off with his neighbor on a horse
while his parents are away, there is a tear in the bubble resulting in tragic consequences
after escaping the bubble, he dies in a hospital with his father by his side


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Question 3:

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In the 1970's, Halloween costumes generally consisted of an uncomfortable plastic mask and a rubber apron with your character's logo on the front. Name the person represented by this sad little costume in the image provided.
Chuck Barris
Danny Terrio
Monty Hall
Robert Blake


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Question 4:

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Before Nintendo and Sega, simple handheld electronic games were popular. This maddeningly addictive game was introduced in 1978 and became an immediate success.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 5:

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This 1977 Rolling Stone magazine cover calls him the "slow dancer who spun platinum". He had a big hit in 70's with "Lowdown".
Leo Sayer
Boz Scaggs
Cliff Richard
Lou Christie


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Question 6:

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This poster boy of the disco era is featured alongside Olivia Newton-John on an April 1980 cover of People magazine.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 7:

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Which of the following characters featured on the cover of this popular pre-teen magazine from the 1970's was known for his wheezing laugh and "G'head, G'head!" catch phrase?
Freddie "Boom Boom" Washington
Juan Epstein
Vinnie Barbarino
Arnold Horshak


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Question 8:

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In 1970's, vinyl album covers were the perfect size for a band to get creative with their cover artwork (unlike the microscopic cassette tape covers in the 80's). Sadly, despite the bigger canvas, many groups released some pretty sad album covers in the 1970's. For example, this band released the lame covered albums Head On (1975) and Street Action (1978).  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
The Alan Parsons Project
Bachman Turner Overdrive
Quarterflash
Toto


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Question 9:

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The actress in the image provided starred in a popular sitcom in the 1970's. Fill in the blank to finish the lyric's to the show's theme song: " ....You'll see that life is a ball again _______ is calling for you..."
your life
laughter
happiness
destiny


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Question 10:

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Beginning with A New Hope in 1977, Star Wars merchandising was ubiquitous in the US. From action figures to coloring books to trading cards, George Lucas marketed his product with a vengeance. The image provided depicts a pair of Underoos with this Star Wars character's likeness.
Boba Fett
Mon Mothma
Lando Calrissian
Imperial Storm Trooper


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Question 11:

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The early seventies was the golden age of the singer-songwriter, and this artist, at the tender age of 19, led the pack. He was signed to the label of The Beatles (Apple Records) and graced the cover of TIME magazine in 1971.
Harry Nilsson
James Taylor
Lou Reed
Neil Young


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Question 12:

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I feel sorry for the poor kid who wanted the Evel Knievel lunchbox, and got this one instead. Which actor played the lead role on the television series pictured on this lunchbox?
Richard Thomas
George Wendt
Michael Landon
Parker Stevenson


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Question 13:

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No 1970's quiz is complete without at least one Brady Bunch question.
In one episode, Greg is the chairman of his school's cheerleading committee and must decide who will be the head cheerleader. Who does he choose?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
his sister, Marcia
another cheerleader, Pat Conway
he decides to name all three (Marcia, Jennifer, and Pat) as co-head cheerleaders.
his girlfriend, Jennifer


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Question 14:

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This single frame should be all that is needed to identify this 1978 movie.
Ordinary People
Five Easy Pieces
Audrey Rose
Animal House


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Question 15:

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All too often, celebrities get the impression that, just because they can act, they can also sing. Wrong.
The 70's had its fair share of actors turned singers. This celebrity duo had a minor hit with "He's So Fine" in 1978. Their last name has been erased from the album cover - what is it?
McNichol
Garrett
Bertinelli
Cassidy


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Question 16:

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I never would have pegged this actor as much of a singer, although he did release a few records in the 70's. What television show did he star in?
Hawaii 5-0
Harper Valley P.T.A.
The Love Boat
Happy Days


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Question 17:

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This group pictured on the cover EXYU, a Yugoslavian magazine, dominated the charts during the latter half of the decade.
Heart
ABBA
TPY & A
The Bay City Rollers


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Question 18:

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From Catherine Bach on "The Dukes of Hazzard" to Farrah Fawcett on "Charlie's Angels, the 1970's had its fair share of pinup queens. This sex symbol gained instant stardom in her appearance in what 1979 Blake Edwards movie?
(The image is from a trading card set from the time period)
Bolero
10
Sheena
Skin Deep


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Question 19:

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The image provided is a Saturday morning cartoon advertisement from 1976. Who is the super-heroine flying opposite Shazam?
Osiris
Athena
Isis
Herculina


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Question 20:

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We can safely assume from the photo that Herb is using an extremely horrible pick-up line on Jennifer in this scene. What was Herb's job at the station?
disc jockey
sales rep
station manager
weather man


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Question 21:

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A lot of commercials in the 70's became so well known that they have literally become part of a generation's culture (i.e. "Hey Mikey! He likes it!" Life cereal ad). What was the memorable quote from the Connect Four commercial?
"Pretty sneaky, sis."
"Elementary, my dear Watson."
"You sunk my battleship!"
"Sorry, Charlie!"


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Question 22:

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Which 70's teen idol is getting a haircut in the image provided?
Rex Smith
Vince Van Patten
Shaun Cassidy
Willie Aames


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Question 23:

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In 1973 the actress in the image provided married an actor famous for playing which character?
Warren Beatty (from Heaven Can Wait)
Steve Austin (from "The Six Million Dollar Man")
The Bandit (from Smokey and the Bandit)
Bo Duke (from "The Dukes of Hazzard")


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