Can You Pass This 1987 Pop Culture Quiz?

1987 was an amazing year for pop culture! The question is, can you pass this 1987 pop culture quiz like a true 1980's aficionado? It's time to put your knowledge to the ultimate test!
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Who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 24th January 1987?
Carole King
Diana Ross
Aretha Franklin
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Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Gary Hart bowed out of the race due to reports of an extra-marital affairaboard what luxury vessel in 1987?
Sunshine
Monkey Business
Milk and Honey
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Who did Tom Cruise marry in May of 1987?
Nicole Kidman
Mimi Rogers
Katie Holmes
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What Nintendo video game was first introduced to the American public on August 22, 1987?
Super Mario Brothers
The Legend of Zelda
Duck Hunt
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What "miracle" anti-depression drug made its debut in late December 1987?
Prozac
Lithium
Zoloft
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Which movie pulled in the big two Oscars in 1987?
Moonstruck
The Last Emperor
Risky Business
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What baseball team won the World Series?
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Minnesota Twins
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Who was Time’s “Man of the Year” for 1987?
Pope John Paul II
Mikhail Gorbachev
Tom Cruise
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What soap opera premiered in March 1987?
The Young and the Restless
The Bold and the Beautiful
As the World Turns
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What’s the name of the toddler who got stuck in an abandoned well (and was heroically rescued) in 1987?
Jessica Tandy
Jessica McClure
Jessica Capshaw
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George Michael left Wham! for a solo career in 1987. What was the name of the other guy in Wham!?
Kurt Smith
Andrew Ridgeley
Elton Abrams
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How much did a 30-second advertising spot during Super Bowl XXI cost?
$50,000
$600,000
$900,000
Result
Though you may know a bit about the year 1987, you still have ways to go before you can consider yourself a true expert on the pop culture of this year! What matters most is that you gave this quiz your all and took a trip down memory lane! There's no failure in that. Go you!

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This quiz revealed that you're a true blue 1987 pop culture expert! There's no doubt in our minds that you know the pop culture of this year like only someone who lived through the 80's actually can! From Tom Cruise to Nintendo, you know this year as if it just happened yesterday.

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1
Who became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 24th January 1987?
Carole King
Diana Ross
Aretha Franklin
2
Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Gary Hart bowed out of the race due to reports of an extra-marital affairaboard what luxury vessel in 1987?
Sunshine
Monkey Business
Milk and Honey
3
Who did Tom Cruise marry in May of 1987?
Nicole Kidman
Mimi Rogers
Katie Holmes
4
What Nintendo video game was first introduced to the American public on August 22, 1987?
Super Mario Brothers
The Legend of Zelda
Duck Hunt
5
What "miracle" anti-depression drug made its debut in late December 1987?
Prozac
Lithium
Zoloft
6
Which movie pulled in the big two Oscars in 1987?
Moonstruck
The Last Emperor
Risky Business
7
What baseball team won the World Series?
New York Mets
New York Yankees
Minnesota Twins
8
Who was Time’s “Man of the Year” for 1987?
Pope John Paul II
Mikhail Gorbachev
Tom Cruise
9
What soap opera premiered in March 1987?
The Young and the Restless
The Bold and the Beautiful
As the World Turns
10
What’s the name of the toddler who got stuck in an abandoned well (and was heroically rescued) in 1987?
Jessica Tandy
Jessica McClure
Jessica Capshaw
11
George Michael left Wham! for a solo career in 1987. What was the name of the other guy in Wham!?
Kurt Smith
Andrew Ridgeley
Elton Abrams
12
How much did a 30-second advertising spot during Super Bowl XXI cost?
$50,000
$600,000
$900,000