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That 70’s Quizzical

1. Easy one, complete : Wire, briar, limber-lock Three geese in a flock One flew east, one flew west And ____ ____ ____ ____ _____ _____.

2. This song remains to date the most requested and played song on U.S. FM stations, and yet was never released as a single there. It tops the list of ‘50 Greatest Guitar Solos in Rock and Roll History’ by Guitar World. Though criticized for its ‘meaningless’ lyrics and Satanic references, it is the biggest selling sheet music in the history of rock. I wonder which?

3. __ ___ is a nickname that has frequently been used to describe female heads of government around the world. The term describes a "strong willed" woman. This metaphor was most famously applied to Margaret Thatcher, nicknamed so in 1976 by the Soviet media for her staunch opposition to communism. What?

4. Connect : Ted Moseby, Akira Kurosawa, John Williams, Ewan McGregor.

5. In 1972 A acted as B's nemesis in a movie, which is widely credited with launching A toward stardom. B abandoned thoughts of a film career in favour of pursuing martial arts. However, after B's high-profile martial arts demonstration at the 1964 Long Beach Karate Tournament, he was spotted and went on to be a legend in the field, and also founding new

combat form, ‘Jeet Kune Do’. A had a prolific martial arts career, and retired with a karate record of 183-10-2. A’s roundhouse kicks have become legendary in pop culture, resulting in a internet meme called ‘A facts’. ID these two ethnically different gentlemen.

6. The initial development of A occurred at AT&T Bell Labs between 1969 and 1973; It was named A because many of its features were derived from an earlier language called B, which according to Ken Thompson was a stripped-down version of the BCPL programming language. A, B..?

7. Probably the most instantly recognisable album cover of all time, X was one of several covers produced for the band by design group Hipgnosis, who also made covers for the likes of Led Zeppelin, Wings and AC/DC. X’s cover said to represent the group's striking light shows, but it definitely gives an impression of the psychedelia contained on the album. Artist Storm Thorgerson is quoted as saying that the design group had spent weeks coming up with various ideas for the cover and it took the band less than three minutes to decide on the now-famous image, declaring it, simply, “appropriate”.

8. X’s origins are traced back in the nineteenth century in the U.S Navy. The wide leg of X was a style pragmatic to the sailor’s needs. The flare at the bottom allowed the sailor to pull the pants over boots while also allowing him/her to roll the hem up high or remove them with facility in emergencies. Sailors could also use them as a life preserver, tying the wide legs in knots and filling them with air. The counter-culture movement of the late 1960’s and 70’s brought X in style and it quickly caught on in popular culture, becoming a distinct marker of the culture of change. X?

9. Trivia : Who is the only man to have won the FIFA World Cup title as team captain as well as coach?

10.The national economy achieved high levels of growth and investment, and as strikes were non-existent, productivity increased rapidly. Communal Hindu-Muslim riots, which had re-surfaced in the 1960s and 70s, virtually

ceased, and initially the government seemed to be working with vigour. Police in cities had sweeping powers to destroy gang and syndicate structure. Put funda.

11.Connect : The Shawshank redemption, Stand By Me, The Shining.

12.____ is supposed to have been heavily influenced by the conventions of Western films, especially Sergio Leone's Spaghetti Westerns and John Sturges' The Magnificent Seven, with an allusion in it to Akiro Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. Its primary negative character was modelled on a real life criminal, who cut ears and nose of the policemen he captured to teach them a lesson. Whatzit?

13.X is the only person in American history to appear on the Republican Party's presidential ticket five times, to secure the Republican nomination for president three times, and to have been elected twice to both the vice presidency and the presidency. With Ronald Reagan, X was the chief builder of the modern Republican party. Throughout his career, he was instrumental in moving the party away from the control of isolationists and as a Congressman was a persuasive advocate of containing Soviet Communism. X has been subject of 2 major movies, both of which have been a critical success. ID X.

14.Connect : The Who, Pt. Ravi Shankar, Jimi Hendrix, Swami Satchidananda. (Not exactly the 70s, but oh well).

15.IT IS NOW RATED PG! Because we want everyone to see X’s performance... Because we want to hear the #1 group in the country, The Bee Gees... Because we want everyone to catch the ___ ___ ___.

“He wears a bola tie with his suit, has long hair pulled back into a ponytail, rolls his own cigarettes, uses heroin and orders his steak "bloody as hell". He is referred to as ‘Elvis Man’ and reads ‘Modesty Blaise’. Something bad always happens when he comes of the bathroom: robbery, accidental overdose, finally his own death. “

X, and the blanks?

16.Computer Space November 1971 by Nutting Associates uses no microprocessor, RAM or ROM. The entire computer system is a state machine made of 74 series TTL chips. Graphic elements are held in diode arrays. Physical configuration is made up of 3 PCBs interconnected through a common bus. Display is rendered on a General Electric 15" black-and-white portable television vacuum tube set specially modified for Computer Space. First of what?