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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 creation of US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM)
The formation of U.S. Army’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
The relocation of the US Embassy in Iran
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 Ali Agca
Mehmet Topuz
Ibrahim Kas
Eren Gungor

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


Iran invaded Iraq on 22 September, 1980.
True
False

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


1981 marked the launch of this first spaceworthy NASA shuttle.
Enterprise
Atlantis
Challenger
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.
Moscow
Los Angeles
Tehran
Montreal

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.
Kathleen Turner
Goldie Hawn
Kim Baysinger
Sigourney Weaver

Question 10:


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

 


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