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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?
Alaska
Hawaii
Connecticut
California

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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.
Guatemala
Ecquador
Panama
El Salvador

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

 


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