How Much Do You Know About The Year 1986?

Like so many years in the 1980s, 1986 proved a cultural powerhouse. Do you think you remember the events and pop culture of this year in time? Take these 12 questions and find out!
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True or false: The phrase "going postal" is derived from a series of incidents from 1986 in which USPS workers shot and killed managers.
True
False
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In 1986, several members of the Reagan Administration helped sell arms to which country?
Iraq
Iran
Nicaragua
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Which part of the Statue of Liberty was replaced in 1986?
Her crown
Her torch
None of it was replaced
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True or false: In the 1986 movie "Troll", a character named Harry Potter Jr. attempts to learn magic.
True
False
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Which team won the 1986 World Series?
The New York Yankees
The New York Mets
The Oakland Athletics
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A nuclear power station in in which country exploded during April of 1986?
Ukraine
Germany
Japan
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Which nationwide charity event was held during May of 1986?
We Are the World
Hands Across America
People for Peace
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Which Space Shuttle tragically exploded in January of 1986?
Columbia
Challenger
Apollo
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Which iconic talkshow debuted nationally during September of 1986?
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ellen Show
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True or false: in 1986 IBM unveiled the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.
True
False
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What was the average yearly income in 1986?
$26,000
$22,000
$40,000
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How much would one gallon of gas have set you back in 1986?
.89 cents
.99 cents
$1.05
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1986 soft! Though you may enjoy many aspects of this year, these facts threw you for a loop. Your memory on this year isn't serving you well just yet. Fret not, at least this quiz proved a refreshing trip down memory lane!

C+, 1986 Soft

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When it comes to the year 1986, you possess a great deal of mastery! It's obvious that this year holds a special place in your heart that is not easily replaced. From the music to the historical moments, you know 1986 well.

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Based on the results of this quiz, you are 1986 sharp! This year resonated with you in a way that few others have. It's obvious that the history, moments, music, and television of this time period hold a special place in your heart.

A+, 1986 Sharp

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1
True or false: The phrase "going postal" is derived from a series of incidents from 1986 in which USPS workers shot and killed managers.
True
False
2
In 1986, several members of the Reagan Administration helped sell arms to which country?
Iraq
Iran
Nicaragua
3
Which part of the Statue of Liberty was replaced in 1986?
Her crown
Her torch
None of it was replaced
4
True or false: In the 1986 movie "Troll", a character named Harry Potter Jr. attempts to learn magic.
True
False
5
Which team won the 1986 World Series?
The New York Yankees
The New York Mets
The Oakland Athletics
6
A nuclear power station in in which country exploded during April of 1986?
Ukraine
Germany
Japan
7
Which nationwide charity event was held during May of 1986?
We Are the World
Hands Across America
People for Peace
8
Which Space Shuttle tragically exploded in January of 1986?
Columbia
Challenger
Apollo
9
Which iconic talkshow debuted nationally during September of 1986?
The Oprah Winfrey Show
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ellen Show
10
True or false: in 1986 IBM unveiled the PC Convertible, the first laptop computer.
True
False
11
What was the average yearly income in 1986?
$26,000
$22,000
$40,000
12
How much would one gallon of gas have set you back in 1986?
.89 cents
.99 cents
$1.05