Saturday, June 25, 2011

Take a 1970s Quiz

With the reunion just one week away, it’s time to get ready for a trip down memory lane. Remember – Brian Pollmiller was the tall twin, with more brown hair; Brent was more muscular and blonder.
Here are some quiz questions to get you back in that 70s mindset:

The "Summer of '69" signifies

A) A transitional time in society marked by the first moonwalk, Woodstock, and the Manson murders
B) A hit song by Bryan Adams that reached No. 5 on the Billboard list in the summer of 1985
C) The season the Cubs choked away the NL pennant against the Miracle Mets
D) The last time the Assumption High art room was ever cleaned

If the AHS Class of 1976 had a theme song it would be:

A) Don't You Worry About a Thing (Stevie Wonder)
B) Margaritaville (Jimmy Buffet)
C) Midnight at the Oasis (Maria Muldaur)
D) We Can Work it Out (Beatles)
E) Everybody Plays the Fool (Main Ingredient)

My most valuable piece of 1970s memorabilia is:

A) 1972 Presidential Physical Fitness certificate (signed by Richard Nixon)
B) A yellow waffle ball bat from AHS gym class
C) A 45 rpm record of Surfin’ USA that played 29 consecutive times in the AHS lounge jukebox
D) A “Keep on Truckin” T-shirt
E) An all-inclusive wristband from outdoor parties held on Cedar Street  

“Live or Die” refers to

A) A James Bond movie
B) A Paul McCartney and Wings song from a James Bond movie
C) A religion class at AHS taught by Fr. Hoenig
D) The New Hampshire state motto

The most popular bumper sticker in the AHS parking lot in the 1970s was:

A) Make love, not war
B) Nixon’s the one
C) KSTT preferred listener
D) My other car’s a Jaguar
E) AHS is No. 1 (and don’t you forget it)

Which of these events DID NOT happen in summer 1975?

A) Thriller “Jaws” is box office smash-film
B) First Bix 7 run is held in Davenport with 10 a.m. start and 84 finishers
C) Cable TV comes to Davenport, includes “Channel 100” movie channel
D) Alice Cooper falls off stage during concert in Vancouver, breaks six ribs
E) Peter Gabriel leaves Genesis
F) Davenport band Nattyscratch breaks up and then reunites

Which of these events DID NOT happen in September 1975?

A) Manson follower Squeeky Fromme points a gun Gerald Ford
B) 17 days later, Sara Jane Moore tries to shoot Ford
C) Rocky Horror Picture Show is first released in a U.S. movie theatre
D) Foghat released “Fool for the City” album
E) Gerald Ford increases his life insurance policy

Which of these events DID NOT happen in October 1975?

A) Rock band Kiss gains pub for playing the Homecoming dance at Cadillac High in Cadillac, Mich.
B) On the second ever Saturday Night Live episode, Simon and Garfunkel reunite and play three songs
C) Bruce Springsteen appears on cover of Time and Newsweek in same week
D) Boston’s Carleton Fisk hit a famous 12th-inning HR and used body language to coax it to stay fair in game 6 of the World Series
E) Ali defeats Frazier in the Philippines in the ‘Thrilla in Manilla’
F) John DeLorean starts his car company
G) West High hosts a stock car race in its parking lot

It's an open book test -- you have until June 30 to gather answers

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