Quiz: Prove You Know Your '70s Slang Words by Acing This Quiz
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Prove You Know Your '70s Slang Words by Acing This Quiz
By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz

The '70s were a real solid time, ya dig? There were rollerskates as far as the eye could see, "Star Wars" was in the movie theaters and Ziggy Stardust was making people wonder why he looked so much like David Bowie.  Disco was all the rage but rock n' roll was strong and powerful, too. Jaws made everyone afraid to go swimming and the Brady Bunch made everyone afraid of step-siblings. It was a real far-out scene, man! But it all seems so long ago.  In order to ace this quiz, you're going to need to be some kind of '70s slang ninja.  A veritable encyclopedia of disco and roller rinks and super questionable hairstyles.  Are you up to the task?   

Do you live for lava lamps and "Starsky and Hutch?"  Are you still mad that no one asked you to star in "That '70s Show?"  Now's your chance to go full "Charlie's Angels" and show us your stuff.  It's time to say see ya later, alligator to the present and dig deep into the slang of old.  It's time to prove you're the funky, cool cat you always knew you were.  It's time to take the quiz!   Right on, man!



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Someone called you "far out!" What did they mean?
2 of 35
You just got invited to go "boogie." What are you going to do?
3 of 35
Your friend needed you to "do them a solid." What did they need?
4 of 35
You have a test in math class this afternoon, but you're going to "blow it off." What are you going to do?
5 of 35
You show up late to the party and your friend tells you they already ordered a cheese pizza. They want to know if that's OK. What might they ask?
6 of 35
You're watching a new movie, and man is it a "drag." What is that?
7 of 35
Your friend says they've got $50 for you but then they pull it away. It's a trick! What do they yell?
8 of 35
You might call someone this if they're being a jerk.
9 of 35
You just got some news and man is it "heavy." What does that mean?
10 of 35
Your friend just walked into the middle of a story and wants you to fill them in quickly. What do they say?
11 of 35
You just got bad news and it's bringing you down. How would you describe that news?
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You might toss out this term to describe someone who's not the smartest.
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You could say your friend is just a cool person, or you could say they're a cool what?
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If someone is a little klutzy, they might get called one of these.
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This was a term for a police officer, particularly on the highway.
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Uh oh! You were skipping school and then ran into the principal. He hasn't seen you yet so you should run. What do you tell your friend you need to do?
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Someone on the street just called you a "chump!" What did they mean?
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Your mom wants you to hang out with your cousin, but he's a real "square." What does that mean?
19 of 35
If you wanted to tell someone they were attractive, what might you call them?
20 of 35
"The Man" has been giving you trouble lately, but who is "the Man?"
21 of 35
Your friend is going to "catch you on the flip-side." What are they going to do?
22 of 35
Everyone has invited you to go streaking. What do they want to do?
23 of 35
The Commodores had a song called "Brick House." What did people mean when they said that?
24 of 35
What did it mean if someone told you to "keep on truckin'?"
25 of 35
Your friend wants to become a rock star but can't sing. You think it's pretty unlikely to happen, so what do you tell them?
26 of 35
What might someone be feeling if they yell "Dy-No-Mite" out loud?
27 of 35
This term to express that you have heard and understood someone is still used by truckers. What is it?
28 of 35
What just happened if someone yells "burn!" at someone else?
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If a friend tells you everything is copacetic, what do they mean?
30 of 35
What kind of beans would you mention if you were really in agreement with someone?
31 of 35
If something was cool but also a little bit different than the usual, what might you call it?
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Your friend just said, "Slap me some skin." What do they want?
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If someone got described as a "burn out," what would that mean?
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What TV show made "Up your nose with a rubber hose" famous?
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If your surfer friends describe a wave as "gnarly," what do they mean?
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