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1. 1978 was known as the Year of the Three Popes. Which of the following did not make an impact that year?
2. The last thoroughbred race horse to win the fabled U.S. Triple Crown in the 20th Century did so in 1978. What was the horse's name?
3. 1978 was definitely the year of the Bee Gees, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. On March 4, the trio of brothers took the top five positions of the Billboard Top 100 as singers or songwriters (only the Beatles had done this before). Which of the following was NOT one of the songs?
4. 1978 marked the birth of a young girl named Louise Brown in the U.K. What was so notable about her birth?
5. A neighborhood called 'Love Canal' became a center of attention in 1978, when toxic waste was discovered buried beneath the soil. In what U.S. state was the area located?
6. I don't want to make any of my classmates feel old, but ... which of the following actors and actresses was NOT born in 1978?
7. Which movie, released in 1978, won the Oscar for Best Picture at the 51st Academy Awards held April 1979?
8. The soundtrack to 'Saturday Night Fever' took the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for 1978, but did not take Song of the Year. What composition took that honor?
9. What then-fledgeling boxer shocked the world by taking out the legendary Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight title in February, 1978, only to lose to Ali seven months later?
10. Which of the following U.S. TV shows did not premiere in 1978?
11. What initiative led to a ray of hope in the war-torn Middle East in September of 1978?
12. Which of the following books, all released in 1978, won the Newberry Medal for Childrens' Literature?
13. What forerunner of the modern video game was first seen in Japanese homes in 1978?
14. Which production won the Tony Award for Best Play of 1978?
15. What was the topic debated in the 1978 landmark Supreme Court case 'Regents of the University of California v. Bakke'?
Source: Author Oddball
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