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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
Viper
Iceman
Goose

Question 2:


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

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?"
"Never Say Goodbye"
"Wanted Dead Or Alive"
"I'll Be There for You"
"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
A nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear plant explodes
Space Shuttle Challenger explodes
Pope John Paul II officially visits the Synagogue of Rome

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

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?
Mama's Family
Designing Women
The Golden Girls
It's A Living

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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