How Much Do You Know About 1981?

One year into the 80s and things started to get crazy! From the fashion to the hair, the 80s were amazing. Do you think you know everything there is to know about the year 1981? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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How many American hostages did Iran finally release in 1981?
52
40
62
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Who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan occurred on March 30, 1981?
John Wilkes Booth
Lee Harvey Oswald
John Hinckley, Jr.
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Researches finally found the wreckage of what famous ship in 1981?
U.S.S. Arizona
Titanic
U.S.S. Maine
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The 1981 film "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was directed by which Hollywood juggernaut?
Robert Zemeckis
Harrison Ford
Steven Spielberg
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Which televised wedding garnered 750 million television viewers across the world?
Prince Charles and Lady Diana
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra
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Who became the first female justice on the Supreme Court in 1981?
Sonia Sotomayor
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sandra Day O'Conner
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What was the average cost of a pair of ankle strap sandals in 1981?
$19.99
$29.99
$55.00
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In 1981, little girls everywhere were obsessed with what cartoon?
Muppet Babies
Strawberry Shortcake
Raggedy Anne
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Which deadly virus did scientists first identify in 1981?
Hepatitis C
AIDs
Lupus
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These handy notes were launched by the 3M company in 1981.
Grocery notes
Sticky notes
Post it notes
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Which iconic and often controversial TV network launched on August 1, 1981?
TBS
MTV
VH1
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Which Dolly Parton song rocketed straight to the top of the charts in 1981?
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Jolene
I Will Always Love You
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Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1981 amazing! You might not be able to recall every event that took place in this iconic year, but you still remembered way more than the average Joe. We commend you for a valiant effort!

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Based on the results of this quiz you are a 1981 ace! Color us impressed! Your memory for the events and happenings of 1981 is truly out of this world. We think that you might've enjoyed this amazing year!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are a true 1981 aficionado! Well done! Not only do you remember the historical events that took place in 1981, but you remember the myriad of cultural shifts that occurred during this unique year in time.

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1
How many American hostages did Iran finally release in 1981?
52
40
62
2
Who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan occurred on March 30, 1981?
John Wilkes Booth
Lee Harvey Oswald
John Hinckley, Jr.
3
Researches finally found the wreckage of what famous ship in 1981?
U.S.S. Arizona
Titanic
U.S.S. Maine
4
The 1981 film "Raiders of the Lost Ark" was directed by which Hollywood juggernaut?
Robert Zemeckis
Harrison Ford
Steven Spielberg
5
Which televised wedding garnered 750 million television viewers across the world?
Prince Charles and Lady Diana
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton
Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra
6
Who became the first female justice on the Supreme Court in 1981?
Sonia Sotomayor
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Sandra Day O'Conner
7
What was the average cost of a pair of ankle strap sandals in 1981?
$19.99
$29.99
$55.00
8
In 1981, little girls everywhere were obsessed with what cartoon?
Muppet Babies
Strawberry Shortcake
Raggedy Anne
9
Which deadly virus did scientists first identify in 1981?
Hepatitis C
AIDs
Lupus
10
These handy notes were launched by the 3M company in 1981.
Grocery notes
Sticky notes
Post it notes
11
Which iconic and often controversial TV network launched on August 1, 1981?
TBS
MTV
VH1
12
Which Dolly Parton song rocketed straight to the top of the charts in 1981?
9 to 5
Jolene
I Will Always Love You