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An unusual 70s fad was a pet that wasn't really a pet. Gary Dahl made a fortune out of selling what common objects as pets?
1. Clay animals
4. Wooden spoons
In "The Breakfast Club" (1985), what did Claire, played by Molly Ringwald, do to get a Saturday detention?
1. Smoked pot.
2. Mouthed off to a teacher.
3. Skipped class to go shopping.
4. Refused to change her clothes for gym class.
Which 60's band sang "Rag Doll" and "Walk Like a Man"?
1. The Kinks
2. The Troggs
3. The Four Tops
4. The Four Seasons
The first 'Superbowl' game was in 1967. Do you know who won?
1. New York Jets
2. Kansas City Chiefs
3. Green Bay Packers
4. Dallas Cowboys
Who did Gaius Julius Caesar (Caesar) name as his heir?
1. Marcus Antonius (Marc Anthony)
2. Ptolemy Caesarion (Caesarion)
3. He named no one
4. Gaius Octavianus (Octavian)
The most notorious gangster of the twenties, Al Capone, was eventually imprisoned for what crime?
2. Tax Evasion
3. Dealing in illegal liquor
Of the six vanished Wonders of the Ancient World, which was the last to disappear?
1. The Hanging Gardens of Babylon
2. The Statue of Zeus at Olympia
3. The Lighthouse of Alexandria
4. The Colossus of Rhodes
In the 1960s and 70s, a pesticide was blamed for causing the eggshells of birds, like brown pelicans and bald eagles, to weaken and break. What was this pesticide?
What dog breed is suspicious of strangers, has a thick coat with a ruff around the head and neck, and has a black tongue?
1. Shar Pei
2. Chow Chow
3. Chinese Crested
What is the term for a word that can be rearranged to form another word?
Marie Curie and her husband Pierre discovered which radioactive substance?
What was the real last name of authors Ellis, Acton, and Currer Bell?
The Bronx Zoo once had a picture frame covered by cloth. It was labeled "The most dangerous species in the world." If you removed the cover, what framed object did you see?
1. A rat
2. A great white shark
3. A virus
4. A mirror
Who said "Eureka!" when he sat in his bathtub and discovered the properties of displacement?
Zorbing is a sport in which one rolls down a hill encased inside a giant inflatable pvc ball. From what country did this sport originate?
4. New Zealand
This popular movie star of the twenties starred in "The Sheik". Who was he?
1. Rudolph Valentino
2. Harold Lloyd
3. Johnny Weissmuller
4. Douglas Fairbanks
After the English had seized the town of New Amsterdam in North America from the Dutch in the 1660s, what did they rename it?
2. New Jersey
3. New Orleans
4. New York
What speed barrier was broken for the first time in 1947?
2. Sound barrier
3. Four minute mile
Of what two gases is earth's atmosphere mainly composed?
1. carbon dioxide and oxygen
2. argon and nitrogen
3. hydrogen and oxygen
4. oxygen and nitrogen
We have all seen those pretty little glass doodads that are manufactured to make rainbows on the wall when light shines through them. What are they called?
1. Wave generators
Which Scottish inventor patented the steam engine in 1769?
1. Thomas Edison
2. Thomas Newcomen
3. James Watt
4. Benjamin Franklin
In 1976, a fleet of "Tall Ships" sailed into New York Harbor. What event were they celebrating?
1. The Bicentennial of the United States
2. Columbus Day
3. Veteran's Day
4. The anniversary of the Boston Tea Party
As it applies to time zones, what does "GMT" stand for?
1. Gross Metered Time
2. Greenwich Mean Time
3. Global Mean Time
4. Global Metric Time
Which country has governed Greenland since the 14th century?
If you journeyed to the very center of the earth, what two main elements would you find?
1. Iron and copper
2. Aluminum and iron
3. Carbon and hydrogen
4. Iron and nickel
Mika Hakkinen, Michael Schumacher and Damon Hill have all been winners in this type of auto racing.
2. Drag racing
4. Formula One
His theorem on triangles is something everyone knows, at least if you paid attention in geometry. Who is he?
If spelunking is your hobby what would you be exploring?
4. tropical forests
In the 1986 NFL Draft, what player was selected with the number one overall selection, but didn't sign with the team, instead playing baseball that year?
1. Deion Sanders
2. Lawrence Elkins
3. Bo Jackson
4. Ricky Bell
Popular children's' bikes of the 70s had seats shaped like what fruit?
The word "planet" comes from the Greek word meaning what?
1. heavenly body
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