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AARP Right Again! Trivia Contest 2021

Do you love trivia?  Who doesn’t? Trivia games aren’t just fun – they also test your knowledge and help you learn new things! 

 

In our new AARP Online Community Right Again! Trivia Contest we’re looking for the best 70’s and 80’s Pop Culture Trivia from our community members like you. We’re talking music, movies, TV, fashion, dance crazes, games … even food.  To be entered in the contest, share your ideas for questions and answers and you’ll get a chance to win one of five (5) $50 VISA gift cards along with 50 AARP Rewards Points.  A panel of judges appointed by AARP will select the top five trivia question winners, which may be selected for use in AARP’s new Right Again! Trivia game, coming soon.

 

 

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Reply to this discussion to share your 70’s and 80’s Pop Culture trivia question. Entries are accepted from Monday, September 6 until midnight September 25, 2021. Official Rules here

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The _____ Shoe, with negative heel technology was introduced in New York City on April 01, 1970.

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earth

Loved those shoes.  My cousin and I were discussing them just the other day.

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Wasn't that the Earth Shoe? Oddly enough, it was actually invented in 1957 and the Earth Shoe Company "discovered" the older technology. Oddly enough again, someone brought it back in 2001. Hey if old stuff comes back without much fuss, maybe I can get my figure back. 😊

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Director John Hughes played what part in his famous cult classic, "The Breakfast Club"?

 

Answer: Brian's father ( He picks him up after detention)

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Pong

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What was the first video played when MTV first aired in 1981?

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Money for nothing … dire straits

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Video killed the radio star

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Video Killed the Radio Star

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Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles.

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What U.S. secretary of agriculture resigned his cabinet post on October 4, 1976 after making a racist comment to Pat Boone and Sonny Bono aboard a commercial flight?

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Earl Butz

 

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Prior to becoming President, Jimmy Carter was a State Senator, DA, Investment Banker, Reality TV Star, Peanut Farmer?   During the Oil Embargo how did you qualify to purchase gasoline?  Which President in the 70"s was a nuclear engineer?

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Peanut Farmer

Even / Odd license plate number

Jimmy Carter

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What was the name of the product that came in popular flavors like Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, Cherry, Strawberry made by Bonne Bell in 1973 originally developed for skiers, but later was a hit with teen girls?

 

 

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Lip balm

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lip balm

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What girl of the 1970s didn't get a plastic candy cane full of Bonne Bell lip balm? My sister and my cousins always had 'em in their stockings each Christmas.

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70's Fashion

 

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                  In 1975 what piece of jewelry came out with liquid crystal display technology?

 

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                  Mood Ring 

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I was a bit older when they were popular.  Yet my daughters had them.  

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I did. It usually turned into an event with everyone comparing colors and even trying to change their mood to see if the ring changed color. Not junior nor high school. I was a bit older. Thanks.

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The 80s sparked a shoe craze of colorful, flexible slip-ons that were made of plastic.  Name these glittery, $1 gems.

 

Answer:  Jellies

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  1. First restaurant opened in London in 1971. First US restaurant opened in Los Angeles in 1982.  Now a very well-known  part  of an international organization that was acquired by a Florida-based Native American tribe.  Which restaurant is it?                                                     Answer: Hard Rock Cafe            
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