80s Trivia

Identify these events that took place in the 1980s
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Early in the decade John Hinckley became a household name when he shot this man
  • Ronald Reagan
  • John Lennon
  • Gerald Ford
  • Tupac Shakur
  • 2
    More than 100 million people watched this American television film on November 20, 1983, which is still the highest-rated television film in history.
  • Lonesome Dove
  • The Day After
  • Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
  • Who Shot JR?
  • 3
    This man became leader of the Soviet Union in 1985, and allowed freer speech and open elections
  • Pyotr Tchaikovsky
  • Boris Yeltsin
  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Vladimir Putin
  • 4
    On January 28, 1986, this NASA Space Shuttle exploded 73 seconds after launch, killing all of the crew on board.
  • Apollo 13
  • Columbia
  • Enterprise
  • Challenger
  • 5
    Did people actually fight over Cabbage Patch Kids?
  • Yes
  • No
  • 6
    In 1980 this team pulled off one of the biggest upsets in all of sports history
  • Oakland Raiders
  • Villanova Men's Basketball Team
  • US Women's Olympic Soccer Team
  • US Men's Olympic Hockey Team
  • 7
    Which of these was NOT one of the Top-10 highest grossing films of the 1980s
  • E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial
  • Beverly Hills Cop
  • Terminator
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • 8
    This game fascinated people around the globe and became one of the most popular in America in the 1980s,
  • Trivial Pursuit
  • Rubik's Cube
  • Upwards
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • 9
    "Where's the Beef?" was a popular catchphrase in the United States and Canada originated as a slogan for this fast food restaurant.
  • Wendy's
  • Burger King
  • McDonald's
  • Hardee's
  • 10
    Members Only is a brand of clothing that became popular in the 1980s with its line of footwear
  • True
  • False
  • 11
    This labyrinth style video game emerged as a national favorite in arcades and home gaming systems
  • Space Invaders
  • Pac-Man
  • Galaga
  • Asteroids
  • 12
    These popular seek-and-ye-shall-find style books found their way into the public eye in 1987 and quickly became a global phenomenon.
  • The Search for Spock
  • Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
  • Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?
  • Where's Waldo?
  • 13
    This cable channel changed the music industry forever
  • MTV
  • CMT
  • VH1
  • BET
  • 14
    The first of these was discovered in 1985
  • Inhabitable planet outside the Earth's solar system
  • Lion Fish
  • Hole in the Ozone Layer
  • Water molecule on Mars
  • 15
    Put these events in the order they happened from oldest to most recent
    • Michael Jackson released Thriller
    • Fall of the Berlin Wall
    • New Coke hit the market
    • Hands Across America
    • Mount St. Helens erupted in Washington

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