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Lost In the 80's Tonight

written by: skyblu1
 
All of the events described in this quiz took place during the 1980's. See how much you remember about the decade of 'big hair, Jellies and Jams!'

Question 1:


All of the following took place in the same year. The VietNam War Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. Epcot Center opened in Orlando, Fla. A game called Trivial Pursuit appeared on the market, and at the box office, Steven Spielberg's movie 'ET- the Extra Terrestrial' captured our hearts and minds by storm. What year was it?
1980
1982
1989
1987

Question 2:


Which of the following events did not occur in the year 1986?
George Michael captured the airwaves, not with a 'shout', but with a mere 'Careless Whisper.'
The Space Shuttle Challenger exploded 74 seconds after liftoff.
The Statue of Liberty celebrated her 100th Birthday, in a gala, fireworks-studded event.
'ALF', for 'Alien Life Form ' , landed on our television screens.

Question 3:


In this 'landmark' year during the 1980's, the following events occured: An assasination attempt was made on ( Then) President Reagans life. MTV, 24 hour Music Television debuts with The Buggles "Video Killed the Radio Star'. Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer are wed in a gala ceremony. Kim Carnes' smash hit single 'Bette Davis Eyes' wins Record of the Year. Which year was it?
1981
1988
1985
1983

Question 4:


On October 19, 1987, the U.S Stock Market took a severe one-day crash, which affected other international markets as well. This grim day in the financial world, came to be widely known as this.
Bloody Sunday
Black Monday
Black Friday
Blue Thursday

Question 5:


In this year of the 1980's: The disco ball finally dropped and faded from the dance floor. We wore our Izods with the collars turned up. 'Blondie' wanted us to 'call her', and Robin Williams proved he was 'strong to the finish' in the movie 'Popeye.' What year was it?
1989
1982
1980
1987

Question 6:


What a year! We first watched 'Miami Vice' and the Huxtables on the small screen. We sadly bade Marvin Gaye farewell. Singer Tina Turner wanted to know: 'What's love got to do with it?', and Madonna springs onto the airwaves with 'Like a Virgin." Name the year.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 7:


You have a time machine which transports you into the past. When you arrive there, people all around you are saying: 'I've fallen, and I can't get up!' You turn on the T.V. to find 40 bands performing for 16 hours in a world concert event called 'Live Aid.' You finally say, 'Enough, already!' and head down to the local cineplex, only to find 'Back to the Future' ( what else? ) advertised on the marquee! You turn to your 'guide' who comes with the time machine and say,' I've had about all I can take of 1983! ' Is this the correct year you've found yourself in?
No
Yes

Question 8:


In 1982, a World's Fair-type exposition, named "Energy Turns the World", was held in which of the following U.S. cities?
Birmingham, AL
Ossining, NY
Spokane, WA
Knoxville, TN

Question 9:


Remember those crazy Wendy's commercials with that lady yelling 'where's the beef?' O.K., so far so good! Now, can you name the lady who starred in those commercials?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 10:


The 'New Coke' debuted in 1988.
True
False

 


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