The Game Shows of the '70s Quiz


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Game shows came into their own in the '70s, with a renewed interest in viewers looking for money, prizes and even love. Take our quiz to test your knowledge of some of the grooviest game shows of the decade!

After being canceled in 1965, what year did "The Price Is Right" return to the airwaves?

After "The Price Is Right" was canceled in 1965, the beloved daytime game show returned in 1972 with a new host, Bob Barker.


True or false: Pat Sajak hosted "Wheel of Fortune" throughout much of the '70s.

Chuck Woolery hosted the wheel-spinning, letter-flipping game show from 1975-81, when Pat Sajak took over the hosting duties.


What classic game show was canceled in 1975, after nine years on the air?

After 2,500 episodes, network execs canceled "Jeopardy!" in 1975. Though the show was revived in 1978, it was canceled again just six months later.


Who hosted "Jeopardy!" during its run in the 1970s?

Fleming served as host of the ill-fated game show until 1975, with Alex Trebek taking over when the show was revived in 1984.


What show was hosted by Richard Dawson?

Dawson served as the very hands-on host of "Family Feud" from 1976 to 1985.


What are the teams on "Family Feud" trying to guess?

"Family Feud" pits two teams against one another in a quest to guess the top survey responses to everyday questions.


How many squares were on "The Hollywood Squares"?

"The Hollywood Squares," which ran from 1965 to 1980, featured nine squares arranged in the style of tic-tac-toe.


Who served as the host of "The Hollywood Squares" during the '70s?

Fans of the show may remember longtime host Peter Marshall, as well as Kenny Williams, who was the show's announcer during that decade.


Richard Dawson appeared as a guest on 348 episodes of this 1970s game show.

Dawson, who also served as host of "Family Feud," was a very frequent guest on "The Match Game."


How many celebrity guest stars appeared in each episode of "The Match Game"?

"The Match Game" consisted of two contestants trying to guess how six celebrity guests had chosen to fill in the blank in an unfinished phrase or sentence.


How many pairs of prizes did contestants on "Concentration" hope to match?

On "Concentration," which ran from 1958-1979, contestants had to match 15 pairs of cash and prizes to clear the board.


What game show did Alex Trebek host during the '70s?

A pre-"Jeopardy!" Trebek served as host of the dice-based game show "High Rollers."


Who hosted "The Joker's Wild"?

Barry was the host of "The Joker's Wild" from 1972-84.


True or false: A kid's version of "The Joker's Wild" ran from 1979 to 1981.

"The Joker's Wild" show for the younger set premiered at the end of the decade and was called "Joker! Joker!! Joker!!!"


What show, hosted by Bert Convy, ran from 1974 to 1977?

In "Tattletales," host Bert Convy tried to convince couples to snitch on their spouse.


What year was "The Newlywed Game" canceled?

With Bob Eubanks as host and Johnny Jacobs as announcers, "The Newlywed Game" ran from 1966 until it was canceled in 1974.


Which of these shows was NOT a Chuck Barris creation?

Barris was a star of '70s game shows but was not involved in "The Match Game."


What year did "The Gong Show" premiere?

"The Gong Show," which debuted in 1976, was a talent show — an early "American Idol" of sorts — in which the judges could sound a gong to halt a bad performer.


Who was the dancing stagehand on "The Gong Show"?

Stagehand Gene Gene the Dancing Machine would randomly appear on the show to perform his smooth moves to a jazzy soundtrack.


True or false: Chuck Barris performed "Take This Job and Shove It" on his final appearance on "The Gong Show."

Angry that the show was canceled, Barris not only performed the insulting song, but also flipped off the cameras in a final gesture of rebellion.


Which 1970s game show featured an appearance by a serial killer?

Rodney James Alcala appeared on an episode of "The Dating Game." He was later sentenced to death for a string of murders.


Who chose the winning bachelor on "The Dating Game"?

The studio audience in "The Dating Game" selected the winning bachelor. Both Tom Selleck and Jim Carrey appeared as bachelors on the show.


Who served as the host of "The Match Game" during the '70s?

Rayburn hosted the show for 472 episodes, from 1973-82.


Which '70s game show featured Jim Perry as host?

Jim Perry hosted "Card Sharks, "which ran from 1978-81.


What year was Garry Moore replaced as host of "To Tell the Truth"?

Moore, who hosted the show from 1969-77, was replaced by Joe Garagiola, who hosted the show from 1977-78.


What year was classic game show "Let's Make a Deal" canceled?

After premiering in 1963, the show, hosted by Monty Hall, was axed in 1977.


What '70s show got a reboot hosted by Michael Strahan in 2016?

Former NFL player Strahan was picked to host a "The $10,000 Pyramid" reboot in 2016, with the top prize adjusted to $100,000 for a new generation of contestants.


Who hosted "The $10,000 Pyramid" during the '70s?

Dick Clark hosted the hit game show from 1973-88.


What game show was canceled in 1975, only to be revived again in 1979?

Hosted by Allen Ludden, "Password" ran from 1961-75, then again from 1979 through the '80s.


What show won Burt Convy an Emmy in 1977?

Convy, who went on to host "Password" and "Win, Lose or Draw," picked up an Emmy in 1977 for his hosting work on "Tattletales."


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