How Much Do You Know About The Year 1985?

The year 1985 may seem like a lifetime ago, but the events of this year will live on forever. Do you know the year 1985 better than most? Take these 12 questions and put your 1985 knowledge to the test.
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True or false: In 1985, the PC game "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" was officially released.
True
False
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Which of the following was a popular toy in 1985?
Sega Genesis
Teddy Ruxpin
Pet Rock
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What was the biggest film release of 1985?
Back to the Future
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Witness
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Which of the following events did not occur in 1985?
First Microsoft Windows version was released.
Namibia obtained its independence.
Resting place of the Titanic is discovered
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What movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1984?
Amadeus
Tootsie
Platoon
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Which star did not participate in the 1985 charity single "We Are The World?"
Prince
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
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Which anti-drug slogan emerged in 1985?
This is your brain on drugs
Just say no
Crack is whack
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Which sitcom did actor George Clooney join in 1985?
E.R.
Family Ties
Facts of life
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In 1985, a volcano erupted killing 25,000, where did it erupt?
Colombia
Venezuela
Nigeria
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Which popular comic strip made its newspaper debut in 1985?
The Peanuts
Garfield
Calvin and Hobbes
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In what month did the Live Aid concerts take place in 1985?
June
July
May
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Which of the following was introduced to American consumers in 1985?
Cassette
DVD
CD
Result
Uh-oh, your knowledge on the year 1985 is not quite up to snuff just yet. While you may have remembered a few events from this year, you drew a blank on several others. Fret not, perhaps this quiz served as a nice refresher course!

C+, 1985 Fail

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It’s clear that the year 1985 holds a special place in your heart. Though you missed a few of the questions on this quiz, you proved that you possess a great deal of knowledge on the events of this year in history. Well done!

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1985 radical! Pop culture, history, and daily life are all things that you remember about 1985. It’s obvious that you remember this year fondly and in great detail. Keep up the good work and never stop challenging yourself!

A+, 1985 Radical

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1
True or false: In 1985, the PC game "Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?" was officially released.
True
False
2
Which of the following was a popular toy in 1985?
Sega Genesis
Teddy Ruxpin
Pet Rock
3
What was the biggest film release of 1985?
Back to the Future
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Witness
4
Which of the following events did not occur in 1985?
First Microsoft Windows version was released.
Namibia obtained its independence.
Resting place of the Titanic is discovered
5
What movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1984?
Amadeus
Tootsie
Platoon
6
Which star did not participate in the 1985 charity single "We Are The World?"
Prince
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen
7
Which anti-drug slogan emerged in 1985?
This is your brain on drugs
Just say no
Crack is whack
8
Which sitcom did actor George Clooney join in 1985?
E.R.
Family Ties
Facts of life
9
In 1985, a volcano erupted killing 25,000, where did it erupt?
Colombia
Venezuela
Nigeria
10
Which popular comic strip made its newspaper debut in 1985?
The Peanuts
Garfield
Calvin and Hobbes
11
In what month did the Live Aid concerts take place in 1985?
June
July
May
12
Which of the following was introduced to American consumers in 1985?
Cassette
DVD
CD