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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.

 

 

Contest Details

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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Godspell and Jesus Christ Superstar

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QUESTION:  Who became the first African American model to appear on the cover of American Vogue magazine in August 1974?

 

 

Answer:  Beverly Johnson

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KENNEDY CENTER

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What US singing artist peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at number 4 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "I Made It Through The Rain"?

 

Barry Manilow

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In 1979, who was awarded the Noble Peace Prize?
 
Mother Theresa
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In The Walton’s, what was grandpa's first name?
 
Zeb
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What was the controversial horror movie featuring Ellen Burstyn playing the part of Linda Blair’s mother?
 
The Exorcist
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In the 70's what artist had the best selling album 2 years?  Elton John with Goodbye Yellow Brick Road in 1974 and Elton John's Greatest Hits in 1975.

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Greats hits 1974

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Greats hits 1975

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Q:  Which actor portrayed our hero in the James Bond films from 1973-1986?  A:  Roger Moore starred in all seven films. 

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Q:  The Who came on the London music scene in 1964, signing with Brunswick Records, but changed record labels in 1981 to which American company?  A:  Warner Bros

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Q:  What award did Madonna receive as star of Shanghai Surprise (1986), costarring her then husband Sean Penn?  A:  A Golden Raspberry (for worst actress)

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What was the most watched television show of the 1980s?

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Answer: The Cosby Show

 

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Q: What cable network, still in existence today, debuted at 5:00pm Eastern Time on June 1, 1980?

 

A: CNN (Cable News Network)

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Who played Mary Ann on Galligan's Island?  Answer: Joyce DeWitt

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Correct answer should be Dawn Wells

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Yes, I'll play!

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Before they were Golden Girls together, Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan were buddies in another sitcom.  Which one was it? Bonus question : what were their character names before we knew them as Dorothy and Blanche?  Answers:. The show was Maude. The character names were Maude Findlay and Vivian Harmon 

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Before they were Golden Girls, Bea Arthur and Rue McClanahan were in another sitcom together.  What was it?  Bonus question, what were their character names?   Answer:  Maude Findlay and Vivian Harmon.

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It was not unusual in the 70"s and 80's for the name of a TV show to be the surname of it's main character, like Baretta (Tony), Columbo (Frank), Newhart (Bob), McMillan and Wife (Stuart).  What was Quincy, M.E.'s first name?    Answer:. Trick question, it was never revealed (but the first initial was shown to be "R.")

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Q: On the tv show M*A*S*H, who was Captain

Jonathan Tuttle?

A: Tuttle was a fictional character, made up

by Hawkeye 

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There was no Captain Jonathan Tuttle.  He was made up by Hawkeye

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Knight Industries Two Thousand  was a thing that played a big part in making this show the #2 network slow (behind MASH) in the early 1980's.   What was this thing and what was the show?      Answer:. This thing was KITT the black Trans Am and the show was Knight Rider

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I used to watch that tv show.

 

 

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