Mike Bellah

A Baby Boomer Quiz, Part II

This week I heard from my younger baby boomer friends who objected to last week's quiz. As one said, "I was still in a crib when JFK was assassinated." So in honor of you teens of the '70s (especially Gary, Lisa, Brad, Bradley, Laura, Julie and Byron who helped with these questions), here is my '70s version of the baby boomer quiz.

Who/what was?

Best friends of Fred and Wilma Flintstone

Heavyweight champion boxer challenged by Rocky Balboa in "Rocky I"

First names of all nine Bradys including the housekeeper (if you can't get this one, you probably are not a child of the '70s)

Stage name for Richie Cunningham's sister on "Happy Days"

Winner of seven gold medals at the 1972 Olympics in Munich

The two Washington Post reporters who uncovered key elements in the Watergate scandal

Nickname for the anonymous source used by these reporters

Full name of the SLA, the terrorist group who kidnapped Patty Hearst

First major hit for Barry Manilow, originally titled "Brandy"

Stage names of the three original Charlie's angels

Real names of actresses who played the original angels

Name of the hairstyle popularized by Dorothy Hamil

Archie Bunker's nickname for his son-in-law, Michael

Bulky, brown shoes supposed to make walking feel more natural

Jewelry supposed to change color with one's disposition

Played Mork on "Mork and Mindy"

Character played by John Travolta in "Welcome Back Kotter"

Said "I am not a crook."

Said "Take it easy."

Said "Two, two, two mints in one."

Synthetic-knit formal attire worn by the sporty male of the '70s

Fill in the blanks

Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener (7 words)

Rainy days and Mondays always (3 words)

I'm living it up at the Hotel (1word)

I've been through the desert on (5 words)

There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold and she's climbing (4 words)

Smoke on the water, fire (3 words)

What Archie Bunker said to Edith when he wanted her to keep quiet (3 words)

If you're not sure you like the breakfast cereal, get this person to try it first (1 word)

Bonus points

What were the names of the Brady family pets?

Who shot J. R.?

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Answers to the above

Barney and Betty Rubble

Apollo Creed

Marcia, Jan, Cindy, Greg, Peter, Bobby, Mike and Carol, and Alice the housekeeper

Joanie Cunningham

Mark Spitz

Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein

Deep Throat

the Symbionese Liberation Army


Kelly, Sabrina and Jill

Jaclyn Smith, Kate Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

the wedge


earth shoes

mood rings

Robin Williams

Vinnie Barbarino

President Richard Nixon

The Eagles


leisure suits

everyone would be in love with me.

always get me down


a horse with no name

the stairway to heaven

in the sky

Stifle yourself, Edith.


Fluffy the cat and Tiger the dog

Kristen Shepard, Sue Ellen's greedy sister who was scorned by JR when he went back on his promise to divorce Sue Ellen and marry Kristen

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