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  • 1. 

    What NBC show was #1 in the ratings in 1961, with an estimated 15,586,155 viewers?

    • A.

      Candid Camera

    • B.

      Gunsmoke

    • C.

      My Three Sons

    • D.

      Wagon Train

    Correct Answer
    D. Wagon Train
    Explanation
    In 1961, Wagon Train was the #1 show in the ratings with an estimated 15,586,155 viewers.

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  • 2. 

    What animated Christmas special aired on CBS for the first time in 1965?

    • A.

      Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

    • B.

      Frosty The Snowman

    • C.

      Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer

    • D.

      A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Correct Answer
    D. A Charlie Brown Christmas
    Explanation
    "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is the correct answer because it was the animated Christmas special that aired on CBS for the first time in 1965. This special, based on the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, has since become a beloved holiday tradition, featuring Charlie Brown and his friends as they learn the true meaning of Christmas. It has been widely acclaimed for its heartfelt story, memorable characters, and iconic music by Vince Guaraldi.

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  • 3. 

    What was the top-grossing film of 1970 in North America?

    • A.

      Patton

    • B.

      MASH

    • C.

      Airport

    • D.

      Woodstock

    Correct Answer
    C. Airport
    Explanation
    Airport was the top-grossing film of 1970 in North America. This means that it earned the highest amount of money at the box office compared to other films released in that year.

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  • 4. 

    What won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1971?

    • A.

      The Rothschilds

    • B.

      Two Gentlemen Of Verona

    • C.

      Company

    • D.

      No, No, Nannette

    Correct Answer
    C. Company
    Explanation
    In 1971, the Tony Award for Best Musical was won by "Company". This musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, explores the complexities of modern relationships through the story of Bobby, a single man surrounded by married couples. "Company" is known for its innovative structure, non-linear narrative, and iconic songs such as "Being Alive". It received critical acclaim for its bold and insightful portrayal of marriage and commitment, making it a deserving winner of the Tony Award.

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  • 5. 

    "Good Times" premiered in 1974 as a spin-off of what show?

    • A.

      The Jeffersons

    • B.

      All In The Family

    • C.

      Maude

    • D.

      Mary Tyler Moore Show

    Correct Answer
    C. Maude
    Explanation
    "Good Times" premiered in 1974 as a spin-off of the show "Maude." This means that "Maude" served as the original show from which "Good Times" was derived or created.

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  • 6. 

    What was named Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 1975?

    • A.

      The Way We Were

    • B.

      Love Song

    • C.

      Tell Me Something Good

    • D.

      I Honestly Love You

    Correct Answer
    A. The Way We Were
    Explanation
    "The Way We Were" was named Song of the Year at the Grammy Awards in 1975.

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  • 7. 

    What 1978 movie inspired a TV holiday special that aired on CBS in the same year?

    • A.

      Superman

    • B.

      Star Wars

    • C.

      The Pink Panther

    • D.

      Grease

    Correct Answer
    B. Star Wars
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Star Wars. In 1978, a TV holiday special called "The Star Wars Holiday Special" aired on CBS. The special was inspired by the success of the original Star Wars movie released in 1977. It featured the main characters from the movie and introduced new elements to the Star Wars universe. Despite receiving mixed reviews, the holiday special has gained a cult following over the years.

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  • 8. 

    Which song won the Grammy for Record of the Year in 1984?

    • A.

      Every Breath You Take

    • B.

      Thriller

    • C.

      What A Feeling

    • D.

      Beat It

    Correct Answer
    D. Beat It
    Explanation
    In 1984, the Grammy for Record of the Year was awarded to "Beat It." This song, performed by Michael Jackson, was a huge success and is still considered one of his most iconic hits. Its catchy melody, powerful vocals, and memorable guitar solo contributed to its popularity and recognition in the music industry. "Beat It" also showcased Jackson's ability to blend different musical genres, incorporating elements of rock and R&B. Overall, its impact and cultural significance made it a deserving winner of the Grammy for Record of the Year in 1984.

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  • 9. 

    What was the top-grossing film of 1987?

    • A.

      Good Morning, Vietnam

    • B.

      Three Men And A Baby

    • C.

      Fatal Attraction

    • D.

      Beverly Hills Cop II

    Correct Answer
    B. Three Men And A Baby
    Explanation
    "Three Men And A Baby" was the top-grossing film of 1987. This film, directed by Leonard Nimoy, was a comedy that starred Tom Selleck, Steve Guttenberg, and Ted Danson. It was a box office success, earning over $167 million worldwide. The film follows the story of three bachelors who find themselves taking care of a baby girl left on their doorstep. It became a popular film of the year and achieved great financial success, making it the highest-grossing film of 1987.

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  • 10. 

    "Empty Nest" premiered in 1988 as a spin-off of what television show?

    • A.

      The Golden Girls

    • B.

      Too Close For Comfort

    • C.

      Family Ties

    • D.

      Kate And Allie

    Correct Answer
    A. The Golden Girls
    Explanation
    "Empty Nest" premiered in 1988 as a spin-off of "The Golden Girls". The show follows the character Dr. Harry Weston, who was a neighbor of the Golden Girls in the original series. "Empty Nest" focuses on Dr. Weston's life as a widower and his interactions with his two adult daughters. The connection between the two shows allowed for crossover episodes and maintained the same comedic tone and style as "The Golden Girls".

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  • 11. 

    Which soap opera aired a nighttime special called "One Stormy Night" in 1992?

    • A.

      Days Of Our Lives

    • B.

      One Life To Live

    • C.

      Another World

    • D.

      All My Children

    Correct Answer
    A. Days Of Our Lives
    Explanation
    In 1992, the soap opera "Days Of Our Lives" aired a nighttime special called "One Stormy Night".

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  • 12. 

    Which 1993 movie had a plot described as "A roller coaster ride through a haunted house"?

    • A.

      The Fugitive

    • B.

      True Romance

    • C.

      Jurassic Park

    • D.

      Cliffhanger

    Correct Answer
    C. Jurassic Park
    Explanation
    Jurassic Park is the correct answer because the movie, released in 1993, revolves around a group of people who visit a theme park where genetically recreated dinosaurs roam freely. The plot takes a thrilling turn when the dinosaurs escape and start hunting the visitors, turning the park into a terrifying haunted house. The movie indeed provides a roller coaster ride of suspense, action, and horror within the context of a haunted house-like setting.

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  • 13. 

    Which soap opera aired its milestone ten-thousandth episode in 1995?

    • A.

      General Hospital

    • B.

      As The World Turns

    • C.

      Days Of Our Lives

    • D.

      Another World

    Correct Answer
    B. As The World Turns
    Explanation
    "As The World Turns" aired its milestone ten-thousandth episode in 1995. This soap opera has been on the air since 1956 and has achieved a significant milestone by reaching such a high episode count. It is one of the longest-running soap operas in American television history, making it a likely choice for this question.

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  • 14. 

    Which song won the Viewer's Choice Award at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2000?

    • A.

      Say My Name

    • B.

      Waiting For Tonight

    • C.

      Bye Bye Bye

    • D.

      The Real Slim Shady

    Correct Answer
    C. Bye Bye Bye
    Explanation
    "Bye Bye Bye" won the Viewer's Choice Award at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2000.

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  • 15. 

    How much did the movie "Spiderman" gross in 2002?

    • A.

      $406 Million

    • B.

      $88 Million

    • C.

      $20 Million

    • D.

      $975 Million

    Correct Answer
    A. $406 Million
    Explanation
    The movie "Spiderman" grossed $406 million in 2002. This means that the movie earned a total of $406 million in ticket sales and other revenue sources during that year.

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  • 16. 

    Which TV show aired a reunion special in 2003?

    • A.

      Married With Children

    • B.

      Who's The Boss?

    • C.

      Growing Pains

    • D.

      Full House

    Correct Answer
    A. Married With Children
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Married With Children because it aired a reunion special in 2003. This suggests that the show brought back the original cast members for a special episode or event.

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  • 17. 

    Which movie dominated the Golden Raspberry Awards in 2004, winning six?

    • A.

      Gigli

    • B.

      Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights

    • C.

      Meet The Fockers

    • D.

      The Butterfly Effect

    Correct Answer
    A. Gigli
    Explanation
    In 2004, the movie "Gigli" dominated the Golden Raspberry Awards by winning six awards. The Golden Raspberry Awards, also known as the Razzies, is an annual ceremony that recognizes the worst in film. "Gigli" was widely panned by critics and audiences, and its poor reception led to its dominance at the Razzies. The film starred Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez and was criticized for its weak plot, bad acting, and lack of chemistry between the lead actors.

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  • 18. 

    Which song won the award for Favorite Song at the Kid's Choice Awards in 2007?

    • A.

      Hips Don't Lie

    • B.

      Irreplaceable

    • C.

      Bad Day

    • D.

      Crazy

    Correct Answer
    B. Irreplaceable
    Explanation
    "Irreplaceable" won the award for Favorite Song at the Kid's Choice Awards in 2007.

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