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Can You Pass A 1981 Pop Culture Quiz?

You may fancy yourself a 1981 pop culture savant, but how much do you really remember about the pop culture of this year? It's time to find out! Take these 12 80's trivia quiz questions and put your knowledge to the test!
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Who became US president in 1981?
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush

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MTV debuted in 1981. What was the first video played on the network?
"Thriller"
"Video Killed The Radio Star"
"Hungry Like The Wolf"

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"9 to 5" was a number one pop and country song for which artist in 1981?
Dolly Parton
Whitney Houston
Olivia Newton John

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On which popular toy could you get the colors to match on all six sides without taking it apart?
Pogs
Lego bricks
Rubik's cube

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In 1981, Microsoft released this operating system?
MS DOS
MG MAG
MS WINDOWS

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Wocka, wocka, wocka, one had to beware of ghosts while playing this video classic in 1981.
Tron
Pac-Man
Tetris

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Actress Valerie Bertinelli married which rocker and guitar hero on April 11, 1981?
Eddie Van Halen
Bruce Springsteen
Jon Bon Jovi

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On December 11, 1981, this boxer lost his last boxing match to Trevor Berbick before retiring for good.
George Foreman
Sugar Ray Robinson
Muhammad Ali

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"The Tide Is High" hit number one for which band in 1981?
Blondie
Duran Duran
A-Ha

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In May of 1981, this religious leader is shot four times in an assassination attempt.
Pope John Paul II
Dalai Lama
Pastor Joe Louis

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In 1981, this tv show about an oil-rich Denver family starring Joan Collins, Heather Locklear, and John Forsythe made its TV debut.
Dynasty
Dallas
Beverly Hills 90210

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Which actress tragically fell overboard and drowned while sailing with husband Robert Wagner?
Dana Plato
Clara Peller
Natalie Wood

C+, 1981 Pop Culture Average

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Though your knowledge of pop culture in 1981 may be average, you still rank higher than the average American! You remember most of the important pop culture events of 1981, foregoing only those you deemed unimportant!

B+, 1981 Pop Culture Perfect

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You are 1981 pop culture perfect! It's clear that this year in time held great significance in your life, as you remember just about every major pop culture moment this year had in store. Not only is your memory impressive, but your pop culture prowess is one for the books.

A+, 1981 Pop Culture Mastery

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You possess all of the 1981 pop culture mastery! Not only are you obviously a pop culture trivia buff with a keen mind on the 1980s, but this year has always held a special place in your heart. From the royal wedding to the inauguration of Reagan, you haven't forgotten a stitch of this year in time.
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1
Who became US president in 1981?
Jimmy Carter
Ronald Reagan
George H.W. Bush
2
MTV debuted in 1981. What was the first video played on the network?
"Thriller"
"Video Killed The Radio Star"
"Hungry Like The Wolf"
3
"9 to 5" was a number one pop and country song for which artist in 1981?
Dolly Parton
Whitney Houston
Olivia Newton John
4
On which popular toy could you get the colors to match on all six sides without taking it apart?
Pogs
Lego bricks
Rubik's cube
5
In 1981, Microsoft released this operating system?
MS DOS
MG MAG
MS WINDOWS
6
Wocka, wocka, wocka, one had to beware of ghosts while playing this video classic in 1981.
Tron
Pac-Man
Tetris
7
Actress Valerie Bertinelli married which rocker and guitar hero on April 11, 1981?
Eddie Van Halen
Bruce Springsteen
Jon Bon Jovi
8
On December 11, 1981, this boxer lost his last boxing match to Trevor Berbick before retiring for good.
George Foreman
Sugar Ray Robinson
Muhammad Ali
9
"The Tide Is High" hit number one for which band in 1981?
Blondie
Duran Duran
A-Ha
10
In May of 1981, this religious leader is shot four times in an assassination attempt.
Pope John Paul II
Dalai Lama
Pastor Joe Louis
11
In 1981, this tv show about an oil-rich Denver family starring Joan Collins, Heather Locklear, and John Forsythe made its TV debut.
Dynasty
Dallas
Beverly Hills 90210
12
Which actress tragically fell overboard and drowned while sailing with husband Robert Wagner?
Dana Plato
Clara Peller
Natalie Wood

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