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The Decades - 1980's, Part 2

written by: kicker
 
Trivia questions on interesting events which took place in the 80s.

Question 1:


USA boycotted the 1980 Summer Olympics held in what city?
Beijing
Prague
Moscow
Tehran

Question 2:


In December of 1979 the World Health Organization announced the eradication of what infectious disease?
Malaria
Small Pox
Measles
Tuberculosis (TB)

Question 3:


What video game sparked a huge craze and inspired a TV series which aired on ABC from 1982 to 1984?
Defender
Pac-man
Space Invaders
Pong

Question 4:


Who made an assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan?
John Hinckley, Jr.
Jack Ruby
James Brady
Lee Harvey Oswald

Question 5:


In 1983, riding on board the Challenger, she became the first American woman in space.
Sharon Christa McAuliffe
Jerrie Cobb
Judith Resnik
Sally Ride

Question 6:


In 1984, they became the first rap group to have an album certified gold.
Soul II Soul
Run-D.M.C.
Naughty By Nature
Sugarhill Gang

Question 7:


What company introduced its popular "entertainment system" in 1985?
Nintendo
Sega
Magnavox
Atari

Question 8:


Kurt Waldheim's Nazi past was revealed as he ran for president of this country, but he still won.
Germany
Sweden
Austria
Canada

Question 9:


Nine years after invading Afghanistan, this country began withdrawing its troops in 1988.
USSR
Great Britain
Pakistan
Iran

Question 10:


What country in Southeast Asia changed its name to Myanmar?
Cambodia
Burma
Ethiopia
Laos

 


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