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1986 Potpourri of Questions

written by: rockfairy
 
This quiz is all about 1986. Movies, music, sports, world events. How much do you remember about this totally awesome year?

Question 1:


What was the nickname of Tom Cruise's character in "Top Gun?"
Maverick
Goose
Iceman
Viper

Question 2:


What NBA team won their 16th NBA Championship title on June 8,1986?
Boston Celtics
Houston Rockets
L.A. Lakers
Chicago Bulls

Question 3:

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One of the most successful talk shows debuted in September 1986, as a half-hour show called "AM Chicago." However, it soon turned into a national hour-long success with this woman at the helm.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Question 4:


Which of these songs was not on Bon Jovi's chart-topping 1986 album "Slippery When Wet?"
"I'll Be There for You"
"Never Say Goodbye"
"Wanted Dead Or Alive"
"Livin' on a Prayer"

Question 5:


When this significant event took place on January 28, 1986, students worldwide saw it on live television.
The United States Senate allows its debates to be televised
Space Shuttle Challenger explodes
Pope John Paul II officially visits the Synagogue of Rome
A nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant explodes

Question 6:


The New York Mets were World Champions in baseball in the 1986 world series.
False
True

Question 7:


Which one of these actors was not in the Academy Award winning Oliver Stone film "Platoon?"
Johnny Depp
Charlie Sheen
Tom Berenger
Tom Cruise

Question 8:


On what album released in 1986 would I find the following lyrics:
"When I was 17 I did what people told me,
Did what my father said and let my mother mold me"
Control - Janet Jackson
True Stories - Talking Heads
True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
Raising Hell - Run DMC

Question 9:


What southern sitcom, which debuted in 1986, are the following characters from: Julia, Suzanne, Mary Jo, Charlene, Anthony and Bernice?
Designing Women
The Golden Girls
It's A Living
Mama's Family

Question 10:

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Sunday, May 25, 1986, more than five million people joined hands to form a line that stretched 4,152 miles. Participants paid ten dollars to reserve their place in line; the profits were donated to local homeless charities. What was this event called?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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