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Quiz about 1970s American Fads Fashions and Trends
Quiz about 1970s American Fads Fashions and Trends

1970s American Fads, Fashions and Trends Quiz


This is a follow-up to my previous quiz on fads and fashions of the 1960s. Can you dig it? Right on.

A multiple-choice quiz by brewster76. Estimated time: 6 mins.
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Author
brewster76
Time
6 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
297,590
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
5 / 10
Plays
2764
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Question 1 of 10
1. Hotpants! Which designer is credited with their invention? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. In the 70s Pillsbury sold a snack that was advertised as convenient energy food invented for the astronauts. Do you remember what they were called? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What perfume that was popular in the 70s has been variously described in the Urban Dictionary as "earthy", "bohemian", "an excuse not to bathe" and "smells like a Grateful Dead concert"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Talk about a fad ... What was the most popular name for newborn girls in the 70s by more than a 2:1 margin over the second most popular name? (Hint: Some of the girls with this name are "friends" who use an "alias" when they are "from the block") Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. In 70s men's fashion-speak what was a "Full Cleveland"? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which of the following was an actual hair care product in th 70s? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. In the television comedy "Happy Days" (1974-1984) Henry Winkler's character, Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, famously wore a brown leather jacket. Why wasn't the jacket black like those worn by most motorcyclists? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. No quiz on 70s fads would be complete without a question on the musical genre that some say defined the era - disco. Which artist(s) sang the song VH1 lists as the greatest dance single of all time, 1979's "I Will Survive"? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. In 1970 the percentage of varsity high school sports letters earned by girls was 1%. By 2000 female participation in school sports had increased almost 1000%. What event of 1972 is credited with starting the tidal wave of girls' sports? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Since the beginning of the talkies, movie quotes have become part of everyday usage. Which phrase, which is firmly enmeshed in the American vernacular, is NOT from a 1970s movie? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Hotpants! Which designer is credited with their invention?

Answer: Mary Quant

Mary Quant (b. in Blackheath, London, England in 1934) was known as the "High Priestess of 1960s Fashion" and was named an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in 1966 for her pioneering work in couture design. She is also credited with having created the miniskirt. However, 'Both Courrèges and Mary Quant lay claim to the invention of the miniskirt.' (Source: Wikipedia, 'André Courrèges').
2. In the 70s Pillsbury sold a snack that was advertised as convenient energy food invented for the astronauts. Do you remember what they were called?

Answer: Space Food Sticks

Space Food Sticks are once again on the market through a variety of outlets including Amazon.
3. What perfume that was popular in the 70s has been variously described in the Urban Dictionary as "earthy", "bohemian", "an excuse not to bathe" and "smells like a Grateful Dead concert"?

Answer: Patchouli

Patchouli is an herb in the mint family and has been used for a variety of purposes, including Chinese herbal medicine to treat various pains and as aromatherapy. But for anyone who remembers it from the 70s it is usually associated with the hippie-free love-counterculture lifestyle.
4. Talk about a fad ... What was the most popular name for newborn girls in the 70s by more than a 2:1 margin over the second most popular name? (Hint: Some of the girls with this name are "friends" who use an "alias" when they are "from the block")

Answer: Jennifer

Jennifer was the name of 3.5% of baby girls born in the 70s - more than twice as many as #2 Amy which 1.6% of parents chose. Famous Jennifers born in the 70s include those referenced in the hint, Aniston, Garner and Lopez. The rest of the top ten go-to names of the 1970s were (in order): Melissa, Michelle, Kimberly, Lisa, Angela, Heather, Stephanie, Nicole.

In contrast, many of the girls given trendy names in the 70s chose more traditional monikers for their own daughters: Emily, Emma, Hannah, Olivia, Abigail and the only perennially popular girl's name, Elizabeth, topped the charts in the 2000s.

Information is from the US Social Security Administration @ www.ssa.gov.
5. In 70s men's fashion-speak what was a "Full Cleveland"?

Answer: Leisure suit (preferably powder blue) with white belt & shoes

The Full Cleveland was referenced in a New York Times article about the 2004 presidential campaign on June 20, 2004. In Canada the look was called a Full Nanaimo.
6. Which of the following was an actual hair care product in th 70s?

Answer: Farrah Fawcett Shampoo

Farrah Fawcett Shampoo was marketed by Faberge in 1978. Its shelf life as a fad was short-lived.
7. In the television comedy "Happy Days" (1974-1984) Henry Winkler's character, Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, famously wore a brown leather jacket. Why wasn't the jacket black like those worn by most motorcyclists?

Answer: The ABC censors refused to allow it because they thought a black jacket made him look like a "hoodlum"

Series creator Garry Marshall had to promise the ABC censors that Fonzie would wear his jacket only when near his motorcycle because it was "safety equipment". This led to a scene in which Fonzie even rode his cycle into Arnold's drive-in. One of Fonzie's brown leather jackets is now part of the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution's American History Museum.
8. No quiz on 70s fads would be complete without a question on the musical genre that some say defined the era - disco. Which artist(s) sang the song VH1 lists as the greatest dance single of all time, 1979's "I Will Survive"?

Answer: Gloria Gaynor

The rest of the top 10 are (in order): "Don't Leave Me This Way" (Thelma Houston), "We Are Family" (Sister Sledge), "Vogue" (Madonna), "The Hustle" (Van McCoy), "Last Dance" (Summer), "YMCA" (Village People), "The Twist (Chubby Checker), "Gonna Make You Sweat" (C&C Music Factory) and "Stayin Alive" (Bee Gees).
9. In 1970 the percentage of varsity high school sports letters earned by girls was 1%. By 2000 female participation in school sports had increased almost 1000%. What event of 1972 is credited with starting the tidal wave of girls' sports?

Answer: Title IX (Nine) of the US Department of Education was enacted

Title IX reads in part: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." Though not specifically citing sports, this is where the act has had its greatest impact, particularly at the high school and inter-collegiate levels.
10. Since the beginning of the talkies, movie quotes have become part of everyday usage. Which phrase, which is firmly enmeshed in the American vernacular, is NOT from a 1970s movie?

Answer: "Go ahead, make my day"

Harry Callahan, aka Clint Eastwood, uttered the classic phrase "Go ahead, make my day" in 1983's Sudden Impact. "I'm going to make him an offer..." is from The Godfather (1972); "Love means never ..." was spoken by a dying Ali MacGraw in Love Story (1970); "You talking to me?" is from the 1976 classic "Taxi Driver".
Source: Author brewster76

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