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80s Trivia Fun

written by: stal
 
If you are like me, you miss the 80s. They just don't make stuff the way they used to, do they? Take this 80s trivia quiz and bring back some memories form the past.

Question 1:


In what state did pope John Paul II and president Reagan meet in May, 1984?
Hawaii
California
Alaska
Connecticut

Question 2:


Name the Ohio senator who made an unsuccessful bid for presidency in 1984.
Alan M. Cranston
Reubin O'D. Askew
George S. McGovern
John H. Glenn Jr.

Question 3:


What company unveiled the unsuccessful PCjr?
Tandy
International Business Machines (IBM)
Apple
Commodore

Question 4:


What US president's centennial birthday was celebrated in 1984?
Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
Harry S Truman (1945-1953)
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)

Question 5:


What craze included terms like "hand glide" and "back slide"?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


What country's elections pit Jose Napoleon Duarte against Roberto D'Aubuisson in the first freely elected presidency of more than 50 years.
Ecquador
Panama
Guatemala
El Salvador

Question 7:


Who was the first man to ride the space shuttle into orbit twice?
John Glen
John Young
Bob Crippen
Byron Lichtenberg

Question 8:


Whose visit to South Korea in May of 1984 promoted the tightest security in that nation's history?
Pope John Paul II
Fidel Castro
Mikhail Gorbachev
Ronald Reagan

Question 9:


What was the flight number of the Korean airliner shot down by a Soviet fighter in 1983?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


What brand of sweetener did G. D. Searle & Co. put on the market in 1983?
NutraSweet
Splenda
Equal
Sweet N' Low

 


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