Are You An 80’s Music Video Whiz?

Do you fancy yourself to be a music video whiz kid? Do you know your 80's videos the way some people know their own children? Let's put your knowledge to the test once and for all!
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What was the first video played on MTV?
"Good Times"
"Rappers Delight"
"Video Killed The Radio Star"
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What year was the first music video played on MTV?
1981
1982
1983
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Which video got Madonna into hot water with the Catholic church for "blasphemous imagery?"
"Material Girl"
"Like A Virgin"
"Like A Prayer"
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Which video won the first MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for best video, in 1984?
"Billie Jean"
"Burning Down The House"
"You Might Think"
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What major '80s video featured a technique called rotoscoping?
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
"Take On Me"
"Road to Nowhere"
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Which artist won the Video Vanguard Award and video of the year at the 1987 VMAs?
Prince
Phil Collins
Peter Gabriel
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Which Peter Gabriel video won video of the year in 1987?
"Sledgehammer"
"Big Time"
"Digging in the Dirt"
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Which Prince video shows him singing in the bathtub?
"Raspberry Beret"
"When Doves Cry"
"Purple Rain"
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For what video did Godley & Creme used the same face-morphing technique as Michael Jackson's "Bad?"
"Cry"
"Just Like Me"
"It Takes Two"
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For what video did INXS win the 1988 video of the year VMA for their Bob Dylan inspired video?
Need You Tonight
Never Tear Us Apart
New Sensation
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What video did Duran Duran travel to Sri Lanka to shoot?
"Hungry Like The Wolf"
"Rio"
"The Reflex"
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Which band's "Land of Confusion" video featured puppets of Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan?
Def Leppard
Genesis
Huey Louis and the News
Result
Unfortunately, you don't know your 80s music videos well at all. Maybe this was little before your time or perhaps you've just got too much respect for yourself to throw your entire life into learning the ins and outs of 80's music videos.

C+, 80's Music Video Fail

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are an 80's music video whiz kid! While anyone can proclaim themselves to be a true savant when it comes to the best videos of the 80s, you actually are!

B+, 80's Music Video Whiz Kid

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We bow down to you the master of all things 80's music video related! There aren't many people on the planet who share the passion and knowledge of 80's music videos that you possess. Go ahead and brag a little, you've earned it!

A+, 80's Music Video Master

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1
What was the first video played on MTV?
"Good Times"
"Rappers Delight"
"Video Killed The Radio Star"
2
What year was the first music video played on MTV?
1981
1982
1983
3
Which video got Madonna into hot water with the Catholic church for "blasphemous imagery?"
"Material Girl"
"Like A Virgin"
"Like A Prayer"
4
Which video won the first MTV Video Music Award (VMA) for best video, in 1984?
"Billie Jean"
"Burning Down The House"
"You Might Think"
5
What major '80s video featured a technique called rotoscoping?
"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"
"Take On Me"
"Road to Nowhere"
6
Which artist won the Video Vanguard Award and video of the year at the 1987 VMAs?
Prince
Phil Collins
Peter Gabriel
7
Which Peter Gabriel video won video of the year in 1987?
"Sledgehammer"
"Big Time"
"Digging in the Dirt"
8
Which Prince video shows him singing in the bathtub?
"Raspberry Beret"
"When Doves Cry"
"Purple Rain"
9
For what video did Godley & Creme used the same face-morphing technique as Michael Jackson's "Bad?"
"Cry"
"Just Like Me"
"It Takes Two"
10
For what video did INXS win the 1988 video of the year VMA for their Bob Dylan inspired video?
Need You Tonight
Never Tear Us Apart
New Sensation
11
What video did Duran Duran travel to Sri Lanka to shoot?
"Hungry Like The Wolf"
"Rio"
"The Reflex"
12
Which band's "Land of Confusion" video featured puppets of Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan?
Def Leppard
Genesis
Huey Louis and the News