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Home Special Sections The Press 40th Anniversary 1972 The Year....
1972 The Year....

The year The Suburban Press published its first issue was a very good year for movies, television shows and rock and roll. Not so good for the nation. Vietnam was raging and Watergate toppled a presidency.

If you score well here consider yourself old in spirit. If not, you’re just old.

If you score:
8-10   Congrats. You have more RAM than Watson.

5-8     You’re slowly slipping into oblivion. Do Sudoku.

0-4     Brace for the electrodes. You’re toast.


1)Francis Ford Coppola directed this film which won the Oscar for Best Picture.
 a) The Godfather         
 b) The Poseidon Adventure


2)Dueling Banjos was the theme song for this disturbing movie
 a) Deliverance            
 b) Last Tango in Paris


3)This was the top rated television sitcom.
 a) All in the Family     
 b) Sanford & Son


4)This was the highest rated television drama.
 a) Marcus Welby MD 
 b) Gunsmoke


5) This was the most popular song.
 a) American Pie by Don McClean
 b) Nights in White Satin by The Moody Blues


6)Johnny Cash covered this 1972 song by Roberta Flack
 a) The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face 
 b) My Ding-a-Ling


7)The Hollies had their biggest hit, Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress, after this guitarist/singer left to join the super group Crosby, Stills Nash & Young.
 a) Neil Young
 b) Graham Nash


8)You could buy gas for this price per gallon
 a) 69 cents                        
 b) 32 cents


9)This Presidential candidate was shot in Alabama.
 a) Ronald Reagan             
 b) George Wallace


10)Four months before the Watergate break-in that toppled his presidency, Richard Nixon opened talks with this Asian country.  
 a) Vietnam                        
 b) China


Answers: 1-a; 2-a; 3-a; 4-a; 5-a; 6-a; 7-b; 8-b; 9-b; 10-b   

 
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