Can you solve these real 'Jeopardy!' clues about the '70s?

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October 22, 2020
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Can you solve these real Jeopardy! clues about the ’70s?

Alex Trebek has been stumping contestants and audiences alike as the host of “Jeopardy!,” revealing more than 400,000 clues since the show’s reboot in 1984. Categories have spanned the imagination in the nearly 40-year run of the show, with “Before and After” reigning as the most-used category in “Jeopardy!” history, and “China” as the top answer.

Stacker compiled a list of 50 clues about the 1970s as of October 2020, using the J! Archive”. Ken Jennings, who won the “Jeopardy! Greatest” title, used the J! Archive to brush up on his skills before dominating the All-Star Tournament in 2019. The site also reportedly helped IBM’s Watson computer beat the show’s all-time leading money winner Brad Rutter in 2011.

Clues span a number of subjects, from music and movies to sports and science. The clues also range in difficulty, from easy $100 hints to $2,000 clues that should give even the nimblest historians a run for their money. You may recall easily the name of the film with characters Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, or the man convicted of killing Martin Luther King Jr.—although, naming the James that headed the CIA, and served as secretary of defense and secretary of energy in the 1970s may prove a little tougher.

For each clue slide, information about the category and value, along with when the episode ran is included. The following slide will provide the answer, as well as some facts and information about the answer’s relevance to the 1970s.

Keep reading to see if you can solve these real “Jeopardy!” clues about the ’70s—and don't forget to put your answer in the form of a question.

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Clue #1

- Clue: One story says this 1970s daredevil got his rhyming nickname after crashing his motorcycle while being chased by police as a teen.
- Category: THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
- Value: $1,200
- Date episode aired: Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

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Answer #1: Who is Evel Knievel?

Clad in a star-spangled leather costume, the Montana-born motorcycle stuntman Evel Knievel defied death in the ’70s while jumping over cars, rattlesnakes, and caged cougars. He also suffered severe physical trauma and underwent 15 major operations. The former Army paratrooper successfully pursued thrills after the military, becoming an “ABC Wide World of Sports” celebrity with an Ideal toy line created in his image.

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Clue #2

- Clue: In 1972, Mujibur Rahman became the first prime minister of this new Asian nation for which a concert was held in 1971.
- Category: THE 1970s
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Thursday, March 12, 1998

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Answer #2: What is Bangladesh?

“The Concert for Bangladesh,” featuring George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, announced the new Asian nation’s foundation in 1971. The album’s songs include “My Sweet Lord,” “That’s the Way God Planned It,” and “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” Harrison released a second disc 34 years later in 2005, which featured artist interviews and never-before-seen rehearsal and soundcheck music sets.

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Clue #3

- Clue: In the 1960s and 1970s, he was professional golf’s leading money winner eight times.
- Category: SPORTS
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Friday, Oct. 4, 1991

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Answer #3: Who is Jack Nicklaus?

Jack Nicklaus captured eight of his record-setting 18 career major championship titles in the 1970s. He led the money list in 1972—his highest earning season—at $317,000, the equivalent of about $2 million in 2020 dollars, while 54 players on PGA Tour made more than that in 2020. His 73 career victories rank third all-time, behind Sam Snead and Tiger Woods, who each have 82.

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Clue #4

- Clue: 1973: Against a black background, a prism bends a beam of light into a colorful spectrum.
- Category: 1970s ALBUM COVERS
- Value: $600
- Date episode aired: Friday, Feb. 18, 2005

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Answer #4: What is 'Dark Side of the Moon?'

Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon,” briefly titled “Eclipse,” has sold 45 million copies worldwide since its 1973 release. Tthe album’s prism graphic, designed by George Hardie, was hailed by Rolling Stone as one of the most iconic designs to ever grace an LP.

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Clue #5

- Clue: On July 2, 1976, these two Asian countries officially reunited.
- Category: THE 1970s
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: Friday, Sept. 20, 1991

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Answer #5: What are North and South Vietnam?

Since being divided by the 1954 Geneva Agreement, North and South Vietnam officially reconciled after more than 20 years of combat. Hanoi radio announced the New Socialists Republic of Vietnam, made up of 492 members worldwide, reporting, “At this moment, 8:30 a.m. [9:30 p.m. Thursday New York time] on July 2, 1976, the Vietnamese nation is officially considered as a unified country from Cao Lang to Cau Mau.”

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Clue #6

- Clue: This American resigned his World Chess Championship in 1974.
- Category: THE 1970s
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Thursday, Feb. 16, 1995

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Answer #6: Who is Bobby Fischer?

Chicago-born Bobby Fischer battled and won the worldwide chess tournament against the tremendous Russian Boris Spassky in 1972, halting the Soviet Union’s 35-year winning streak. Fischer’s fame came during the height of the United States and Russian nuclear missile fight in the 70s, with The New York Times reporting that the match between the two foreigners was the cold war fought with chess pieces. Fischer renounced his title in 1974 in protest over new rules from the International Chess.

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Clue #7

- Clue: During the 1970s, he served as CIA director, secretary of defense and secretary of energy.
- Category: JIMS & JAMESES
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: Friday, Nov. 24, 1995

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Answer #7: Who is James Schlesinger?

Serving under presidents Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon, James Schlesinger became one of the most notable American intelligence and defense officials. Schlesinger, who also authored "The Political Economy of National Security,” charged the United States to remain superior to other countries on land, air, and water during his post-Vietnam tenure.

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Clue #8

- Clue: Full name of the show on which Bill Bixby became angry, became too big for his shirt, and became Lou Ferrigno.
- Category: 1970s TV
- Value: $1,200
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

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Answer #8: What is 'The Incredible Hulk?'

Seven-foot tall, bright green, and filled with righteous anger, “The Incredible Hulk” ran from 1977 to 1982 on CBS. The five muscle-packed seasons centered on David Banner, a scientist played by Bill Bixby, who becomes a guinea pig in his trial. Played by renowned bodybuilder at the time, Lou Ferrigno, the Hulk character always had to hoodwink reporter Jack McGee, who wanted to break the story on the green menace born from an experiment gone wrong.

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Clue #9

- Clue: This 1970s book, later a movie, told the true and gripping tale of survival in the Andes after a 1972 plane crash.
- Category: FROM A TO E
- Value: $1,600
- Date episode aired: Friday, Dec. 21, 2007

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Answer #9: What is 'Alive'?

The 1972 Andes plane crash survivor Roberto Canessa said he would never forget making the first incision in the human body he had to eat to survive in the Argentina mountains. The harrowing book chronicoling the experiences of Canessa and his fellow 16 survivors was turned into a 1993 major motion picture by the same name.

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Clue #10

- Clue: It was the only prime-time TV series to be #1 in the ratings in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
- Category: THE ONE AND ONLY
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, May 22, 2001

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Answer #10: What is '60 Minutes'?

“60 Minutes” has been a fixture in Sunday evening TV-watching for decades, informing viewers of critical domestic and global reports with top correspondents including Andy Rooney, Lesley Stahl, and Mike Wallace. The show received the most Emmy Award nominations and wins over any other broadcast network news show in television history.

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Clue #11

- Clue: In the 1970s you paid a $40 adoption fee for Little People, the precursor to these dolls that came with birth certificates.
- Category: TOYS
- Value: $800
- Date episode aired: Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

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Answer #11: What are Cabbage Patch Kids?

Toy designer Xavier Roberts’ hand-stitched dolls with official birth certificate became one of the most hottest gender-neutral toys sold in 1976. By the early ’80s, the adolescent adoption idea was all the roar and remained more than just a rag doll fad. Cabbage Patch Kids dolls traveled to the moon on a 1985 space shuttle mission, served as mascot for the 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic teams, and were commemorated in 2001 with a “Celebrate the Celebrity” postage stamp.

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Clue #12

- Clue: These very brief and close-fitting shorts for women first became fashionable in the 1970s.
- Category: I’M GETTING “HOT”
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Friday, March 29, 2002

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Answer #12: What are hot pants?

With an inseam of two inches or less, 1970s hot pants were a heated fashion fad that showed off more of female legs than ever before. Initially designed in the 1930s as sports and swimwear, the high-cut shorts in the '70s were paired with everything from heels to high boots. The denim version of hot pants got branded “Daisy Dukes” a decade later when actress Catherine Bach  wore them on the ’80s TV show “Dukes of Hazzard.”

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Clue #13

- Clue: In a board game based on this 1972-74 government scandal, the last person to stay out of jail is the winner.
- Category: THE 1970s
- Value: $600
- Date episode aired: Monday, Feb. 18, 1991

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Answer #13: What is 'Watergate'?

Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency due to the notorious Watergate scandal became a popular board game in the '70s. In the game, which includes the complete Watergate history, one player represents the Nixon administration while other plays take on roles as investigative journalists such as Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the real-life Washington Post reporters who scooped America’s biggest political crime.

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Clue #14

- Clue: He played sheriff Sam Cade in the early 1970s drama “Cade’s County.”
- Category: TELEVISION
- Value: $500
- Date episode aired: Monday, Jan. 29, 1990

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Answer #14: Who is Glenn Ford?

After being discovered by a Twentieth Century Fox talent scout in 1939, Candian-born Glenn Ford became one of Hollywood’s leading men, most notably playing opposite Rita Hayworth in the blockbuster “Gilda.” This particular role was unique since it was the first one Ford, born with the name Gwyllyn Samuel Newton, played since returning from active duty in World War II.

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Clue #15

- Clue: In the 1970s, this was rampant, raising prices 14% a year, and the president declared it public enemy #1.
- Category: BACK IN THE 20TH CENTURY
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

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Answer #15: What is inflation?

President Gerald Ford preached that “public enemy #1” in 1974 was inflation, prompting immediate action to address it. Ford developed Whip Inflation Now (WIN), a policy that encouraged Americans to curb spending and save money in order to fight the rising prices of life.

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Clue #16

- Clue: Rock royalty since the 1970s, this guitarist wrote “We Will Rock You.”
- Category: CLASSIC ROCK GUITARISTS
- Value: $1,200
- Date episode aired: Friday, Nov. 8, 2019

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Answer #16: Who is Brian May?

Full credit for “We Will Rock You” goes to song author and Queen's lead guitarist Brian May. The England-born May made his first guitar out of firewood, which he would bust out intermittently at live Queen concerts or album recordings. May is also notable for his animal rights activism and advanced degrees in physics.

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Clue #17

- Clue: In the 1970s he played Joe Valachi, Vince Majestyk and an Apache named Chato.
- Category: THE MOVIES
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Monday, Nov. 15, 1991

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Answer #17: Who is Charles Bronson?

Charles Bronson gained worldwide fame with several ’70s character roles, but he was already a real-life hero. One of 15 children, the Pennsylvania-born actor earned the Purple Heart for his aircraft gunner service in World War II under his surname Buchinsky.

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Clue #18

- Clue: On June 10, 1977, this man convicted of killing Martin Luther King, Jr. escaped from a Tennessee prison.
- Category: THE 1970s
- Value: $100
- Date episode aired: Wednesday, March 16, 1994

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Answer #18: Who is James Earl Ray?

Despite being found guilty of murdering one of the greatest civil rights leaders of all time, Martin Luther King Jr.'s family maintains James Earl Ray is not King’s murderer. Up until her death in 2006, Coretta Scott King continued to denounce any charges against Ray, rather pointing to the American government and the mafia for killing her husband on April 4, 1968.

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Clue #19

- Clue: He sang "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" about a suicide he attempted when engaged to an onion heiress.
- Category: THE 1970s MUSIC SCENE
- Value: $800
- Date episode aired: Friday, Jan. 7, 2005

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Answer #19: Who is Elton John?

In “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” the lyrics detail Sir Elton John’s state-of-mind while considering marriage to Linda Woodrow in 1970. It was not until six years later that the performer, winner of six Grammy Awards, came out in a 1976 Rolling Stone interview, further clarifying why the artist expressed his fear years earlier of marrying a woman.

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Clue #20

- Clue: For her work in Calcutta, this tireless Catholic nun won the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.
- Category: ANCIENT HISTORY: THE 1970s
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999

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Answer #20: Who is Mother Teresa?

Canonized as Saint Teresa in 2016, the Albanian Catholic nun is one of the most altruistic missionaries of all time, founding a hospice program in a leper colony. Born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, Mother Theresa took her vows in 1937 and in 1946 began serving on the slum-ridden Calcutta streets, which earned her the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize.

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Clue #21

- Clue: Director Cameron Crowe’s experience as a teenage rock journalist inspired this movie set in the early 1970s.
- Category: GROOVY MOVIE
- Value: $1600
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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Answer #21: What is 'Almost Famous'?

The semi-autobiographical film “Almost Famous” spearheaded A-lister Kate Hudson’s career while depicting Cameron Crowe’s breakout into journalism writing for Rolling Stone as a teenager. Crowe and his wife Nancy Wilson, vocalist and backup guitarist for Heart, authored some of the soundtrack songs from the movie on their honeymoon more than 15 years earlier.

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Clue #22

- Clue: Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski end up together in this musical that opened Valentine’s Day, 1972.
- Category: THE 1970s
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: Thursday, March 12, 1998

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Answer #22: What is 'Grease'?

After its off-Broadway opening in 1972 and continuing Broadway run, “Grease” became the quintessential coming-of-age high school musical. John Travolta, who played Danny, and Olivia Newton-John, who characterized Sandy, brought the Alan Carr production to the big screen in 1978, shooting at Venice High School in Los Angeles.

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Clue #23

- Clue: 1970s: “This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.”
- Category: MOVIE ENDING LINE OF THE DECADE
- Value: $1200
- Date episode aired: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013

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Answer #23: What is 'Alien'?

Directed by Ridley Scott, the original 1979 release of “Alien” starring Sigourney Weaver depicts the Nostromo spaceship astronauts discovering a hive colony on the moon. The classic ’70s sci-fi film got three sequels that kicked off with director James Cameron’s 1986 continuation, “Aliens.”

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Clue #24

- Clue: Her CB handle in the 1970s was First Mama.
- Category: A FORD IN YOUR FUTURE
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Thursday, July 15, 2004

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Answer #24: Who is Betty Ford?

“Big Mama” First Lady Betty Ford spoke CB radio with the best of them in her time, all the while fighting for women’s rights and discussing abortion and premarital sex aloud and without regret. Her unapologetic frankness about her substance abuse history and breast cancer battle was a breath of fresh air in the White House, paving the way for future hostesses who would assume her role. In 1982, the First Lady opened the Betty Ford Center, a renowned substance abuse facility in California.

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Clue #25

- Clue: Philip Bailey was the mesmerizing lead falsetto singer of this 1970s funk supergroup abbreviated EWF.
- Category: GET YOUR PHIL
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: Monday, May 24, 2004

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Answer #25: Who is Earth, Wind & Fire?

Decades after Earth, Wind & Fire belted out hit tunes including “Boogie Wonderland,” “Let’s Groove,” and “Shining Star,” the nine-member group of R&B heavyweights got inducted into the Hall of Fame by Lil' Kim. The group, co-founded by Maurice White, also won the 2016 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Clue #26

- Clue: 1970s action hero Lee Yuen Kam.
- Category: BETTER KNOWN AS...
- Value: $500
- Date episode aired: Monday, Jan. 18, 1999

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Answer #26: Who is Bruce Lee?

A culture icon of the ’70s, Bruce Lee remains the quintessential kung fu master of martial arts who left a tragic legacy behind. After attaining worldwide fame for his God-given skills, acting, and artful philosophies, the Hong Kong superstar died of cerebral edema at 32. His son, Brandon Lee, died at just 28 from an on-set accident while filming “The Crow.”

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Clue #27:

- Clue: During the 1970s he won the Daytona 500 four times.
- Category: ODDS & ENDS
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Friday, April 17, 1992

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Answer #27: Who is Richard Petty?

Known as The King of the National Association of Stock Car Racing (NASCAR) Cup, 200-time winner Richard Petty is also the son of Lee Petty, a ’50s and ’60s stock-car racer who helped create safety features like window nets and roll bars. Petty is the only driver to win the Daytona 500 seven times, setting an unprecedented bar for future drivers.

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Clue #28

- Clue: In the 1970s, James Whitmore gave em hell in a one-man stage show about this president.
- Category: THEATER
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 1994

 

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Answer #28: Who is Harry Truman?

Humorist James Whitmore’s impression of President Harry Truman fueled his one-person performance and got him an Oscar nomination for best actor. “Give ’em Hell,” filmed in 1975, was just one of the New York-born and bred actor’s famed impressions, with Whitmore also portraying President Theodore Roosevelt and Will Rogers to a remarkable likeness.

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Clue #29

- Clue: This star of "The Flying Nun" won an Emmy as Sybil, a woman with multiple personalities.
- Category: 1970s TV MOVIES
- Value: $2,000
- Date episode aired: Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019

 

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Answer #29: Who is Sally Field?

Sally Field played many roles in her time, but perhaps none more infamous than those of a religious woman, in the case of "Sybil," or a mentally ill patient whose character created a factual interest in the psychiatric field. Decades after her Emmy-winning performance for “Sybil,” the real story behind the movie crumbled when Shirley Mason, the individual the book and film were based on, said she faked her psychosis.

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Clue #30

- Clue: In the early 1970s, Aris created this stretchable brand of leather-trimmed gloves.
- Category: BRAND NAMES
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: Friday, July 1, 2016

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Answer #30: What are Isotoners?

With the glove market suffering in the late 1960s, Aris tried using stretchable spandex in its new gloves, hoping to attract younger customers. After adding a knit lining, the Isotoner glove was born in 1970 and became one of the hottest Christmas gifts of the 1980s.

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Clue #31

- Clue: Invented in the 1970s, this sushi roll named for its place of origin consists of crab, avocado and cucumber.
- Category: ROLL WITH IT
- Value: $800
- Date episode aired: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

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Answer #31: What is a California Roll?

Named after the state where the American sushi was created in the ’70s, the California Roll set the stage for the raw fish delicacy. However, the difference between an authentic sushi wrap compared to the California Roll is that chefs turned the seaweed wrap inside out to tone down the texture on the taste buds.

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Clue #32

- Clue: The two cities that hosted the Summer Olympics in the 1970s, they both begin with the same letter.
- Category: THE OLYMPICS
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003

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Answer #32: What are Munich and Montreal?

Olympic host cities are decided by a bidding process before the International Olympics Committee, with Montreal and Munich serving as prime spots for the Summer Olympics in the ’70s. However, only the latter is notorious for a terrorist attack upon Israeli athletes, which claimed 15 lives during the hostage crisis.

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Clue #33

- Clue: In 1978, Anderson, Abruzzo & Newman became the first to complete this feat in a balloon.
- Category: THE 1970s
- Value: $300
- Date episode aired: Monday, May 19, 1986

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Answer #33: What is crossing the Atlantic?

Maxie Anderson, Ben Abruzzo, and Larry Newman completed the leading transatlantic balloon journey branded Double Eagle II in just six days. Beginning the U.S. flight from Maine’s Presque Isle, the three adventurers traveled 3,233 miles over the Atlantic Ocean before touching ground in a France barley field. The successful flight was the second attempt by the trio, who attempted the year earlier but failed due to severe weather.

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Clue #34

- Clue: In 2010, Boston unveiled a statue of this 1970s Bruins defenseman.
- Category: GETTING DEFENSIVE
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011

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Answer #34: Who is Bobby Orr?

The sculpture outside Boston’s TD Bank Gardens recreates one of the National Hockey League’s most iconic moments and one of the best photographs in sports history. The statue depicts Bobby Orr flying through the air horizontally with his arms raised after scoring the winning goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup Finals. Creator Harry Weber needed five months to complete the project in time for the 40th anniversary of “The Goal.”

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Clue #35

- Clue: Dude, in the 1970s, this comedy team was smokin’.
- Category: A BOBBLEHEAD CATEGORY
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2005

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Answer #35: Who are Cheech and Chong?

Actors Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong rolled and smoked ridiculous amounts of marijuana on screen in the ’70s pop culture hit “Up in Smoke.” Ironically, decades after filming the movie, Rolling Stone reported that Cheech and Chong were not high on-screen, debunking actress Kristen Stewart’s theory that the duo must have been stoned on cannabis while filming.

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Clue #36

- Clue: Encarta says clothes with a high content of this plastic fiber became popular in the 1970s.
- Category: NONMETALS
- Value: $500
- Date episode aired: Friday, June 25, 1999

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Answer #36: What is polyester?

Polyester is a part of everyday life in 2020, from single-use bottles to car tires, but it was clothing in the 1970s that brought the plastic polymer popularity. Its most iconic form in the 1970s was the leisure suit, invented by American designer Jerry Rosengarten and immortalized by John Travolta in “Saturday Night Fever.”

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Clue #37

- Clue: They were invented in Minnesota in the 1970s and the Jeopardy! office couldn’t run without them.
- Category: YELLOW THINGS
- Value: $300
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998

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Answer #37: What are Post-It Notes?

Spencer Silver was a scientist for 3M, accidentally discovering the adhesive behind Post-It Notes. Unused for nearly a decade, fellow 3M scientist Art Fry needed a way to keep his bookmarks from falling out of his church hymnal and thought of Silver’s discovery. After years of trying to sell its product, 3M finally released Post-It Notes in 1980, finding instant success and producing more than 50 billion notes annually by 2013.

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Clue #38

- Clue: Officers Ponch and Jon first hit California freeways on this show in 1977, which also shot right here on our Sony stage.
- Category: 1970s TV
- Value: $2,000
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015

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Answer #38: What is 'CHiPs'?

Larry Wilcox and Erik Estrada starred as officers Jon Baker and Frank Poncharello, motorcycle members of the California Highway Patrol (CHiP). The hour-long NBC crime drama ran from 1977-83, earning Estrada a Golden Globe nomination in 1980 for best actor. The cast of the original series reunited for a television movie in 1998, while a new movie was released in 2017, starring Dax Shepard and Michael Pena.

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Clue #39

- Clue: Erin Moran was Joanie, the non-nose-twitching daughter on this 1970s sitcom.
- Category: ERIN
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Thursday, March 1, 2018

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Answer #39: What is 'Happy Days'?

Erin Moran was an established actress before landing the role of Joanie Cunningham in the hit ABC comedy “Happy Days.” She starred in more than 200 episodes during the show’s 11-year run, while adding 17 more episodes opposite Scott Baio on the failed spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi” in 1982.

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Clue #40

- Clue: Pong! In the 1970s its 2600 console had a whopping 128 bytes of RAM—a 2017 iPhone has about 3.2 billion.
- Category: TECH CRUNCH
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

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Answer #40: What is Atari?

The Atari 2600 revolutionized the video game industry when it was released in 1977, two years after the arcade version of Pong was created. PC World rated Atari the #7 Greatest Gadgets of the Past 50 Years in 2005. With more than 30 million units sold, the Atari 2600 Game System was inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Clue #41

- Clue: It seemed like Farrah was always drying off after a shower or stepping out of a pool in this 1970s TV series.
- Category: EASY ON THE EYES
- Value: $200
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010

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Answer #41: What is 'Charlie’s Angels'?

As a model, Farrah Fawcett rose to “It Girl” status in the mid-1970s, with her iconic 1976 Red Swimsuit photo becoming the highest-selling poster ever. She starred as detective Jill Munroe in the first season of “Charlie’s Angels” later that year before quitting, citing creative differences.

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Clue #42

- Clue: Lee Majors and three different guys as Dr. Rudy Wells; this show could both rebuild and recast.
- Category: 1970s TV CASTS
- Value: $800
- Date episode aired: Friday, May 21, 2010

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Answer #42: What is 'The Six Million Dollar Man'

Martin Caidan’s 1972 novel “Cyborg” paved the way for first a television movie, followed by a hit TV show from 1974-78. Lee Majors portrayed “The Six Million Dollar Man” Steve Austin, while Martin Balsam and Alan Oppenheimer played Dr. Rudy Wells, before Martin Brooks assumed the role at the beginning of the third season. A spinoff of the series, “The Bionic Woman,” aired on NBC from 1976-78.

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Clue #43

- Clue: In 1976, for the first time in a decade, the U.S. issued money in this denomination.
- Category: THE 1970s
- Value: $800
- Date episode aired: Feb. 18, 1991

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Answer #43: What is the $2 bill?

Alexander Hamilton was on the original $2 bill, issued in 1862, while the same portrait of Thomas Jefferson has graced “America’s rarest currency” since 1869. The $2 bill was reissued in 1976 as part of the country’s bicentennial celebration, with the back of the bill changed from Jefferson’s Monticello estate, to a representation of John Trumbull’s painting “The Declaration of Independence.”

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Clue #44

- Clue: This trio had their first top 20 hit in 1967, but didn’t have their first gold record until 1970 with “Lonely Days.”
- Category: 1970s ROCK
- Value: $1,600
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, June 5, 2007

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Answer #44: Who are the Bee Gees?

The brothers Gibb—Andy, Barry, and Robin—formed the Bee Gees in the late 1950s, but would not see the Billboard’s top 20 until 1967’s “The Lights Went Out (in Massachusetts).” Their nine #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 all came in the 1970s, and is behind just the Beatles and The Supremes for the most all-time.

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Clue #45

- Clue: His "Moody Blue" album entered the Top 40 on July 30, 1977; 17 days later, he was dead.
- Category: 1970s ALBUMS
- Value: $700 (Daily Double)
- Date episode aired: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2000

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Answer #45: Who is Elvis Presley?

Elvis Presley earned the first of his four #1 albums in 1956 with “Heartbreak Hotel,” rising to King of Rock ’n’ Roll status over the course of the next two decades. In the wake of Elvis’ death, “Moody Blue,” which contained hits like “Unchained Melody” and “Little Darlin,” became his first top-10 album since 1965.

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Clue #46

- Clue: In the 1970s, locals in Rwanda called this great ape biologist the old lady who lives alone on the mountain.
- Category: RWANDA
- Value: $2,000
- Date episode aired: Thursday, May 7, 2015

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Answer #46: Who is Dian Fossey?

Dian Fossey took out a loan and spent her life’s savings to take her first trip to Africa in 1963, where an encounter with apes would change her life. Fossey studied the local ape populations in Uganda and Rwanda until her mysterious murder in 1986. Her autobiography, “Gorillas in the Mist,” was later adapted into an Academy-award nominated film starring Sigourney Weaver.

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Clue #47

- Clue: In the 1970s he had the campaign slogan ‘He’s making us proud again’
- Category: PRESIDENTIAL FAST FACTS
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005

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Answer #47: Who is Gerald Ford?

Following in the wake of the Watergate scandal, which ousted Richard Nixon from office, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency. He earned the Republican nomination in 1976, using the campaign slogan “He’s making us proud again.” Ford lost the election in 1976 to Jimmy Carter, who in his inauguration speech, thanked his predecessor for all he has done to heal our land.

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Clue #48

- Clue: At the end of the 1970s, AMC marketed this Renault model.
- Category: “LE” CATEGORIE
- Value: $1,000
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, April 24, 2001

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Answer #48: What is Le Car?

The Renault 5 found major success in its home country of France, but was rebranded Le Car when it entered the American market in 1976. Touted by the American Motor Corporation as a cheaper alternative to its competition, Renault never made its mark in the United States. European success has continued for Renault, even after Le Car flamed out in 1983, with the company joining Nissan and Mitsubishi to form the highest-selling automobile alliance in 2018.

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Clue #49

- Clue: This TV network began in the 1970s as a Florida radio show called Suncoast Bargaineers
- Category: LET’S GO SHOPPING
- Value: $1,200
- Date episode aired: Wednesday, April 18, 2007

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Answer #49: What is the Home Shopping Network?

An electric can opener described on the radio was the first item sold on “Suncoast Bargaineers.” Owners Roy Speer and Lowell Paxson moved to television with the Home Shopping Channel in the early 1980s. Home Shopping Network became a national name in 1986, broadcasting 24 hours a day.

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Clue #50

- Clue: This Hall of Fame 1970s Reds catcher "was thinking about making a comeback until I pulled a muscle vacuuming."
- Category: SPORTS QUOTES
- Value: $400
- Date episode aired: Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007

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Answer #50: Who is Johnny Bench?

Johnny Bench won National League Rookie of the Year, two MVP awards, and hit 389 home runs over the course of his 17-year professional career. As the leader of the Cincinnati Reds’ vaunted Big Red Machine, Bench propelled his team to back-to-back World Series titles, taking home the MVP award in 1976. Defensively, Bench was among the greatest catchers ever, with his Hall of Fame plaque saying that he redefined standards by which catchers are measured.

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