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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 relocation of the US Embassy in Iran
The creation of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
The formation of U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
The plan for a second rescue mission, Operation Credible Sport

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


Who was shot and killed at Manila airport, the Phillippines in 1983?
Benazir Bhutto
Malcolm X
Benigno Aquino, Jr.
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?
USA
South Korea
China
Japan

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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