How Much Do You Know About 1983?

1983 was a year full of change, culture, and historical significance. Do you fancy yourself an expert on this amazing year? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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What was the national average price for a gallon of gasoline?
$1.20
$1.00
$1.16
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What was the most popular TV show in 1983?
Dynasty
Dallas
The Cosby Show
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What was the highest grossing film of 1983?
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
The Goonies
The Lost Boys
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What was the best selling album of 1983?
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Synconricity by the Police
Pyromania by Def Leppard
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Who were TIME Magazine's Men of the Year?
Jimmy Carter and Ronald Regan
David Bowie and Elton John
Ronald Regan and Yuri Andetopov
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Who won the 1983 SuperBowl?
The NEw York Giants
The Washington Redskins
The Dallas Cowboys
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According to Billboard, what was the top song of 1983?
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Every Breath You Take by The Police
Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads
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True or false: The Cabbage Patch dolls were first introduced in 1983.
True
False
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True or false: Chrysler put the first minivan on the market in 1983.
True
False
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Who became the first woman in space in 1983?
Kathryn Sullivan
Shannon Lucid
Sally Ride
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Singer Karen Carpenter died of complications from what at age 32?
Cancer
Anorexia
Stroke
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What federal holiday was signed into law in 1983?
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Veterans Day
Result
Unfortunately, you and 1983 just don’t get along. Perhaps this was a year you’d much rather forget. Whatever the reason, you don’t remember much about this year in history. While you could take this as a defeat, we don’t think there’s every failure in trying.

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are certainly 1983 boss! You know this year the way only a true history buff really can. From the pop culture to the history, this year has stuck with you in the best possible way.

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You remember this year the way some people remember last week. It’s still as vivid as when it was happening. From historical events to pop culture sensations, there’s not much that you’ve forgotten about 1983. Well done!

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1
What was the national average price for a gallon of gasoline?
$1.20
$1.00
$1.16
2
What was the most popular TV show in 1983?
Dynasty
Dallas
The Cosby Show
3
What was the highest grossing film of 1983?
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
The Goonies
The Lost Boys
4
What was the best selling album of 1983?
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Synconricity by the Police
Pyromania by Def Leppard
5
Who were TIME Magazine's Men of the Year?
Jimmy Carter and Ronald Regan
David Bowie and Elton John
Ronald Regan and Yuri Andetopov
6
Who won the 1983 SuperBowl?
The NEw York Giants
The Washington Redskins
The Dallas Cowboys
7
According to Billboard, what was the top song of 1983?
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Every Breath You Take by The Police
Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads
8
True or false: The Cabbage Patch dolls were first introduced in 1983.
True
False
9
True or false: Chrysler put the first minivan on the market in 1983.
True
False
10
Who became the first woman in space in 1983?
Kathryn Sullivan
Shannon Lucid
Sally Ride
11
Singer Karen Carpenter died of complications from what at age 32?
Cancer
Anorexia
Stroke
12
What federal holiday was signed into law in 1983?
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Presidents Day
Veterans Day