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The Decades - 1980's

written by: kicker
 
The 1980s brought many events which left their mark on history. How well do you remember the 80s? Play this quiz and find out!

Question 1:


Which of the following was NOT a result of the failed attempt to rescue American hostages during the Iran hostage crisis of 1980?
The formation of U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
The plan for a second rescue mission, Operation Credible Sport
The relocation of the US Embassy in Iran
The creation of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)

Question 2:


What Turkish assassin shot and wounded Pope John Paul II in 1981?
Mehmet Ali Agca
Eren Gungor
Ibrahim Kas
Mehmet Topuz

Question 3:


Who was shot and killed at Manila airport, the Phillippines in 1983?
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Benazir Bhutto
Malcolm X
Jimmy Carter

Question 4:


Iran invaded Iraq on 22 September, 1980.
False
True

Question 5:


What country's civilian airliner was shot down by a Russian fighter jet in 1983?
China
USA
Japan
South Korea

Question 6:


1981 marked the launch of this first spaceworthy NASA shuttle.
Columbia
Enterprise
Challenger
Atlantis

Question 7:


This city was elected to host the 1984 summer Olympics without a vote -- it was the only city to submit a bid.
Tehran
Montreal
Moscow
Los Angeles

Question 8:


1987 brought this "black" day for the US stock market.
Tuesday
Thursday
Monday
Friday

Question 9:


In 1989 this actress, in partnership with the Ameritech Pension fund, purchased the town of Braselton, GA for $20 million.
Kim Baysinger
Goldie Hawn
Kathleen Turner
Sigourney Weaver

Question 10:


1982 saw the murders associated with this over-the-counter drug.
Zantac
Tylenol
Aspirin
Excedrin

 


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