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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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George Carlin 

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This candy was introduced in 1978, but its popularity and profitability took off when it appeared in a 1982 film.  What was the candy and the movie? Bonus question, this was not the filmmakers' first choice.  What candy maker/candy rejected the offer and gave this one it's big break?

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Reese's pieces

M&M's

Mars / Wrigley's were really sad they didn't go with the movie.

 

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Reese's pieces was the candy and E.T. was the film. The filmmakers originally wanted M&M's for the movie.

 

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Odd culture question: Which world famous/iconic singer/songwriter/rocker has a sister who had the starring  roles in the 1980's teen slasher film sequels Sleepaway Camp II and III?  

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GOOD QUESTION -- but I had to look it up --  I did not know that!  (I'll never tell).

But - BONUS ROUND - Sleepaway Camp II also includes ANOTHER sibling/child of famous people.

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This is a fun contest, and a lot of us might have also liked a similar game that was first introduced in 1981.  What was the name of the game?

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Trivial pursuit?

 

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Nickname for Tandy's TRS-80 computer.

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What word game was introduced in 1972? The game is played using a plastic grid of lettered dice, in which players attempt to find words in sequences of adjacent letters.

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Boggle

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Boogle

 

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What 1972 comedy starred Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'neal and the late great Madeline Kahn? Bonus question, what was the song Barbra and Ryan sang together?

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wHATS UP dOC

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That's right rascally rabbit!

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@PatriciaH263748  That's two for two, good for you!   Welcome to the on-line community newbie.

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Multiple Choice:  Upon it's release in late 1987, what was the original cost of the Atari game console?
A) 229.95
B) 329.00
C) 159.00 
D) 349.00


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C. $159

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Answer: C) 159.00, which is the equivalent of 357.00 in today's money

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What handheld electronic game was named by the Toy Manufacturers Of America as the best selling toy and game item in America in 1980 with 2.2 million sold?

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Answer: Merlin

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Name the dolls, introduced in 1982, that would go on to set every toy industry sales record for 3 years running and become one of the most popular lines of children’s licensed products in the 1980s?

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Cabbage Patch Dolls

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Answer: Cabbage Patch Kids

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In the mid 80's film, Back To The Future, what is the name of the car dealership where Marty purchased his beloved truck, that can also be seen in Hill Valley's Main Square?

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Answer: Statler Toyota

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