How Well Do You Know 1974?

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The Waterpik massaging shower head was invented in 1974. A lot of things happened that year. How well do you know 1974? Take the quiz to find out.


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  • 1. 

    Who became president in August 1974, after the Watergate scandal?

    • A.

      Gerald Ford

    • B.

      Richard Nixon

    • C.

      Lyndon Johnson

    • D.

      Jimmy Carter

    Correct Answer
    A. Gerald Ford
    Explanation
    Gerald Ford became president in August 1974 after the Watergate scandal because Richard Nixon, the previous president, resigned due to his involvement in the scandal. Ford, who was the Vice President at the time, assumed the presidency and served as the 38th President of the United States until January 1977.

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  • 2. 

    What famous 3-million-year-old skeleton was discovered in Ethiopia in 1974?

    • A.

      Martha

    • B.

      Agnes

    • C.

      Lucy

    • D.

      Heidi

    Correct Answer
    C. Lucy
    Explanation
    Lucy is the correct answer because it refers to the famous 3-million-year-old skeleton discovered in Ethiopia in 1974. This skeleton, scientifically known as AL 288-1, is one of the most complete early human fossils ever found and belongs to the species Australopithecus afarensis. Lucy's discovery provided significant insights into human evolution and our ancestors' bipedal locomotion.

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  • 3. 

    Heyy! What TV show premiered in 1974 on ABC and included characters named Arthur Fonzarelli, Potsie, and Ralph Malph?

    • A.

      Welcome Back, Kotter

    • B.

      Happy Days

    • C.

      All in the Family

    • D.

      The Waltons

    Correct Answer
    B. Happy Days
    Explanation
    Happy Days premiered in 1974 on ABC and included characters named Arthur Fonzarelli, Potsie, and Ralph Malph.

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  • 4. 

    What was the cost of a first-class stamp at the end of 1974?

    • A.

      6 cents

    • B.

      8 cents

    • C.

      10 cents

    • D.

      12 cents

    Correct Answer
    C. 10 cents
    Explanation
    At the end of 1974, the cost of a first-class stamp was 10 cents. This means that individuals had to pay 10 cents to send a letter through the postal service. The answer is not 6 cents, 8 cents, or 12 cents, as these were not the correct prices for a first-class stamp at the end of 1974.

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  • 5. 

    In 1974, who beat Babe Ruth's home run record?

    • A.

      Catfish Hunter

    • B.

      Steve Garvey

    • C.

      Joe Morgan

    • D.

      Hank Aaron

    Correct Answer
    D. Hank Aaron
    Explanation
    Hank Aaron beat Babe Ruth's home run record in 1974. He achieved this feat by hitting his 715th home run, surpassing Ruth's previous record of 714. Aaron's accomplishment was significant as he faced racial discrimination and death threats during his pursuit of the record. His achievement solidified his status as one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

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  • 6. 

    In May 1974, the minimum wage was set to what amount?

    • A.

      $1.50 an hour

    • B.

      $2.00 an hour

    • C.

      $2.25 an hour

    • D.

      $3.00 an hour

    Correct Answer
    B. $2.00 an hour
    Explanation
    In May 1974, the minimum wage was set to $2.00 an hour.

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  • 7. 

    What Ray Stevens song, which described a new running fad, hit #1 in 1974?

    • A.

      Convoy

    • B.

      The Streak

    • C.

      Running on a Dream

    • D.

      Harry the Hairy Ape

    Correct Answer
    B. The Streak
    Explanation
    "The Streak" is the correct answer because it was a Ray Stevens song that reached #1 in 1974. The song describes a new running fad, which is likely referring to streaking, a trend where people would run naked in public places. This song became popular due to its humorous lyrics and catchy melody, making it a chart-topping hit during that year.

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  • 8. 

    Who tried and failed to jump the Snake River in Idaho in 1974?

    • A.

      Travis Pastrana

    • B.

      Elvis Presly

    • C.

      Evel Knievel

    • D.

      Jesse James

    Correct Answer
    C. Evel Knievel
    Explanation
    Evel Knievel is the correct answer because he attempted to jump the Snake River in Idaho in 1974 but failed.

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  • 9. 

    Who knocked out George Foreman at the Rumble in the Jungle?

    • A.

      Joe Frazier

    • B.

      Muhammad Ali

    • C.

      Mike Tyson

    • D.

      Joe Louis

    Correct Answer
    B. Muhammad Ali
    Explanation
    Muhammad Ali knocked out George Foreman at the Rumble in the Jungle. This historic boxing match took place on October 30, 1974, in Kinshasa, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of Congo). Ali utilized a strategy called the "rope-a-dope," where he leaned against the ropes and allowed Foreman to tire himself out by throwing punches. In the eighth round, Ali seized the opportunity and delivered a powerful combination that led to Foreman being knocked out. This victory solidified Ali's status as one of the greatest boxers of all time.

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  • 10. 

    This famous 1974 horror movie features a power tool wielded by a character named Leatherface?

    • A.

      Halloween

    • B.

      Psycho

    • C.

      The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

    • D.

      Friday the 13th

    Correct Answer
    C. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. This 1974 horror movie is known for its iconic character named Leatherface who wields a power tool, specifically a chainsaw, as a weapon. The film gained notoriety for its intense and graphic scenes, and has become a classic in the horror genre.

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