Can You Answer These 1980 Questions?

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What famous morning talk show debuted in June of 1980?
The David Letterman Show
The Late Show
Saturday Night Live

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Which famous musician was assassinated in 1980?
Jimi Hendrix
John Lennon
Robert Plant

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What iconic video game was released in arcades in 1980?
Donkey Kong
Super Mario Bros.
Pac-Man

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What media mogul established CNN in 1980?
Vince McMahon
Donald Trump
Ted Turner

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Which of the following volcanoes erupted in 1980?
Mount Vesuvius
Mount St. Helens
Mount Krakatoa

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In 1980, the U.S. failed a hostage rescue attempt in what Middle Eastern capital?
Tehran
Baghdad
Kabul

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Which U.S. president was elected in 1980?
Richard Nixon
George H.W. Bush
Ronald Reagan

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Which of the following wars began in 1980?
Iran-Iraq War
Korean War
Gulf War

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Which of the Star Wars films was released in 1980?
Episode IV - A New Hope
Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

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Which album, released by AC/DC was released in July 1980, and is the second highest selling album of all-time (after Michael Jackson's Thriller)?
High Voltage
Back in Black
Highway to Hell

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In 1980, Jack Nicholson starred in what adaptation of a popular Stephen King novel?
The Shining
Pet Sematary
The Stand

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Where were the 1980 Summer Olympics held?
Moscow
Tokyo
Los Angeles
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C+, Aced by the 80's

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The 1980's are one of the more unique decades in world history (particular the U.S. - have you seen that fashion?!). It all kicked off in the year 1980, a year famous for a wide variety of events. How well do you know this significant year? Take our quiz to find out!
1
What famous morning talk show debuted in June of 1980?
The David Letterman Show
The Late Show
Saturday Night Live
2
Which famous musician was assassinated in 1980?
Jimi Hendrix
John Lennon
Robert Plant
3
What iconic video game was released in arcades in 1980?
Donkey Kong
Super Mario Bros.
Pac-Man
4
What media mogul established CNN in 1980?
Vince McMahon
Donald Trump
Ted Turner
5
Which of the following volcanoes erupted in 1980?
Mount Vesuvius
Mount St. Helens
Mount Krakatoa
6
In 1980, the U.S. failed a hostage rescue attempt in what Middle Eastern capital?
Tehran
Baghdad
Kabul
7
Which U.S. president was elected in 1980?
Richard Nixon
George H.W. Bush
Ronald Reagan
8
Which of the following wars began in 1980?
Iran-Iraq War
Korean War
Gulf War
9
Which of the Star Wars films was released in 1980?
Episode IV - A New Hope
Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
10
Which album, released by AC/DC was released in July 1980, and is the second highest selling album of all-time (after Michael Jackson's Thriller)?
High Voltage
Back in Black
Highway to Hell
11
In 1980, Jack Nicholson starred in what adaptation of a popular Stephen King novel?
The Shining
Pet Sematary
The Stand
12
Where were the 1980 Summer Olympics held?
Moscow
Tokyo
Los Angeles