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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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What was the name of The Frozen Man in James Taylor's song of the same name, and what year was he born?

William James McPhee born in 1823

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Q: On July 1, 1971, the 26th Amendment became law. What did it do? It affected teenagers specifically.

 

A: It made it legal for anyone over the age of 18 to vote.

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No.  It didn't.  Boys still had to register for the draft in order to be able to vote.

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Name all three most popular “space shooter genre” video arcade games, all released in the late 70’s.

 

Answer: Space Invaders, Asteroids, Galaxian.

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Spice invaders, Asteroids and Galaxa.

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The simplicity of this Table-Tennis game kickstarted the 70’s video game arcade and home console industries.

 

Answer: Pong

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Name a song where the title only appears once as the last words of the song. There may be more but I can think of two answers

Virginia Plain by Roxy Music 

Up The Junction by Squeeze

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Can you name all of the members of New Kids on the Block and NSYNC?

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NSYNC: Chris Kirkpatrick, Justin Timberlake, JC Chavez, Joey Fatone and Lance Bass

 

New Kids: Jonathan and Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood

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70’s fashion attire included this style of jeans that were as long as mini-skirts were short.

 

Answer: Bell-bottom jeans.

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The duo Captain and Tennille released the hit single "Love Will Keep Us Together" in 1975. What were the couple's first names?

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Toni Tennille and Darryl Dragon.

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Toni and Darryl

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This candy first popped up in the 70’s food scene, creating the Urban Legend that if eating it with soda, it would explode in your stomach!

 

Answer: Pop Rocks Candy 

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Pop rocks

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Disco music was popularized around the world by this 70’s dance film that made John Travolta a household name.

 

Answer: Saturday Night Fever.

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Who tried to corner the silver market in 1980 which cause the price of silver to temporarily go over 40 dollars an ounce.

 

The Hunt brothers of Texas.

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Danny and Sandy were the main characters in this BlockBuster 1970’s movie based on the musical of the same name, highlighting High School teen life of the 1950’s.

 

Answer: Grease

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This ‘80s movie revitalized country music and the career of country music singer Mickey Gilley.

 

Answer: Urban Cowboy

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Question:

What artist made Campbell’s Soup famous?

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Andy Warhol 

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Do you know what Actor popular during the Forties and Fifties was originally on but then left off the Iconic cover of The Beatles  Album -Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band because he wanted to be paid a fee for the use of his likeness ?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Answer : Leo Gorcey  

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Released in 1967 though

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The genre of dance music and subculture that first emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene.

 

Answer: Disco music.

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Bon Scott, the onetime lead singer of _____ was found dead in East Dulwich, London in February 1980.

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AC/DC

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______, an early U.S. space station re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on July 11, 1979 scattering debris over Western Australia and the Indian Ocean.

 

 

Answer: Skylab

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AC/DC

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ACDC

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In today's world we enjoy music on demand, but 40 years ago we celebrated a much different music milestone.  In August of 1981, the music world was forever changed with the premier of MTV (Music Television).  You might recall that the first video played on MTV was "Video Killed the Radio Star" but can you name the artist that performed it?

 

Answer:  The Buggles

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The Buggles peformed it.  But they didn't write it nor record it first.  That was Bruce Wooley and the Camera Club.    Now THERE'S some trivia for you.  

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