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Trivia Quiz - The 1980's Decade Facts

Did you have big hair, Palazzo Pants or a need to get "physical" right along with Olivia Newton John, then you may be an 80's Guru! These are all questions having to do with the "ME" decade. 80s trivia!

Quiz Number: 1489
Date Submitted: August 03, 2007
Quiz Categories: History, Culture
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: tazzytina
Average Score: 53.6 percent
Times Taken: 271 times
Taken by Registered Users: 48

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The 1980s Decade Facts
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1. His album "52nd Street," was the first album to be released on a new fangled item called a Compact Disc in 1982:
  A.   Michael Jackson
  B.   John Belushi
  C.   Billy Joel
  D.   George Michael

2. This movie won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1988:
  A.   "Thriller"
  B.   "Driving Miss Daisy"
  C.   "The Last Emperor"
  D.   "Xanadu"

3. Sally Ride was the first US woman in space in what year?
  A.   1982
  B.   1981
  C.   1980
  D.   1983

4. This network was launched by Ted Turner as the first of its kind in 1980:
  A.   FOX
  B.   MSNBC
  C.   CNN
  D.   ESPN

5. On November of this year, The Berlin Wall was opened to the west:
  A.   1989
  B.   1988
  C.   1987
  D.   1981

6. Which of the following household items first became available as a hand held in the US in 1983?
  A.   tape recorder
  B.   mobile phone
  C.   hair dryer
  D.   calculator

7. This powerful company was forced to break up in 1984 because it was considered to be a monopoly in its industry:
  A.   Microsoft
  B.   Texaco
  C.   Apple
  D.   Bell

8. The very lavish wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana took place in this year:
  A.   1980
  B.   1981
  C.   1982
  D.   1983

9. Michael Jackson's hair caught on FIRE while filming a commercial for this soda company:
  A.   Coca Cola
  B.   RC
  C.   Pepsi
  D.   7-UP

10. In this year, the Iran Hostage crisis finally ended:
  A.   1980
  B.   1982
  C.   1981
  D.   1983®   

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