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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?
Tehran
Prague
Beijing
Moscow

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

Question 7:


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

Question 8:


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

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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