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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 Orca

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The Rubik's Cube was invented by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik in what year?

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Answer: 1974.  He called it the Magic Cube and the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toy Corp in 1980 and renamed Rubik's Cube.

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Harry Wayne Casey is the lead singer of what famous disco group that had a ton of hits in the 70s? 

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Casey and the Sunshine Band

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Better know as “KC and the Sunshine band”

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What was the name of the 1st album released on CD in 1982?

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Answer: The first album to be released on CD was Billy Joel's 52nd Street, that reached the market alongside Sony's CD player CDP-101 on October 1, 1982 in Japan.

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In 1985 there was a "Live Aid" concert that raised $127 million for what cause?

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Answer: On July 13, 1985, at Wembley Stadium in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock concert organized to raise money for the relief of famine-stricken Africans.

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Farmers

 

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The first FARM AID concert was held in what U.S. college town?

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Champaign, Illinois

 

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What was the name of the teacher who died in the 1986 Challenger explosion?

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Christa McCauliffe

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Answer: Sharon Christa McAuliffe was an American teacher and astronaut from Concord, New Hampshire, who died during the destruction of Space Shuttle Challenger on mission STS-51-L where she was serving as a payload specialist.

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Christa McAuliffe

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The best-selling single off the Grease soundtrack is the last song that plays in the 1978 movie. What is it? 

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We go Together

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In what year was singer John Lennon assassinated?

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Answer: Sadly, on the evening of December 8, 1980, John Lennon was shot and killed in front of The Dakota where he lived in New York City. His killer was Mark David Chapman, a Beatles fan who lived in Hawaii.

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1980

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In what year did Princess Diana marry Prince Charles?

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Answer: 20 year old Diana became the Princess of Wales when she married Prince Charles on July 28, 1981. The wedding was held at St Paul's Cathedral, which offered more seating than Westminster Abbey, a church that was generally used for royal nuptials.

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1981

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A pop band formed in Sweden in 1972 eventually sold 150 million records worldwide. But how did ABBA get that name? 

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It was an acronym of the first letters of the band members’ first names: Anni, Benny, Bjorn, and Agnetha.

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"Ameln Brothers which was a fish company?

 

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In the 1980 scary movie, The Shining, what is the name of the hotel in the film?

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Answer: The Hotel in the 1980 film was The Overlook Hotel, inspired by The Stanley Hotel in Colorado.

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