How Well Do You Know 1980s General Trivia?

It seems like just yesterday, but the 80s ended over a quarter of a century ago. How well do you remember the people and events from the years 1980 to 1989?
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Question 1/12

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What war lasted from 1980 to 1988?
The First Intifada
The Iran-Iraq War
The Vietnam War
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Question 2/12

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Which film had the highest domestic box office gross of the 80s?
E.T.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Batman
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Who did Ronald Reagan defeat in the 1984 Presidential election?
Jimmy Carter
Walter Mondale
Michael Dukakis
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Which Space Shuttle exploded during its ascent in 1986?
Challenger
Columbia
Atlantis
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Why did the Soviet Union boycott the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics?
because of Chernobyl
because the US had boycotted the 1980 Moscow games
because of doping
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Question 6/12

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Who was this?
Clarence Thomas
Robert Bork
Victor Buono
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Who was Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 1984?
Carl Lewis
Boris Yeltsin
Peter Ueberroth
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Question 8/12

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Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983?
Michail Gorbachev
Jimmy Carter
Lech Walesa
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Question 9/12

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Whom did George H.W. Bush defeat in the 1988 Presidential election?
Gary Hart
Jesse Jackson
Michael Dukakis
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Question 10/12

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Who are they?
The King and Queen of Denmark
Luke and Laura
The first couple on
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Question 11/12

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When MTV premiered in 1981, what was the very first video they showed?
"In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins
"Dreamin" by Cliff Richard
"Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
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Question 12/12

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From 1980 to 1989 the Los Angeles Lakers made it to the NBA Finals how many times?
2
5
8
Result
Gnarly, dude...

C+, Gag Me With A Spoon!

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Nice work. The 80s may have been the ME decade, but YOU proved to have been paying attention. Congrats.

B+, Tubular!

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Awesome! You got all or most of these questions right, proving yourself an expert on the decade of the 80s. Now put on a yellow power tie, or some huge shoulder pads, and go celebrate.

A+, Greed is Good.

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1
What war lasted from 1980 to 1988?
The First Intifada
The Iran-Iraq War
The Vietnam War
2
Which film had the highest domestic box office gross of the 80s?
E.T.
Raiders Of The Lost Ark
Batman
3
Who did Ronald Reagan defeat in the 1984 Presidential election?
Jimmy Carter
Walter Mondale
Michael Dukakis
4
Which Space Shuttle exploded during its ascent in 1986?
Challenger
Columbia
Atlantis
5
Why did the Soviet Union boycott the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics?
because of Chernobyl
because the US had boycotted the 1980 Moscow games
because of doping
6
Who was this?
Clarence Thomas
Robert Bork
Victor Buono
7
Who was Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 1984?
Carl Lewis
Boris Yeltsin
Peter Ueberroth
8
Who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983?
Michail Gorbachev
Jimmy Carter
Lech Walesa
9
Whom did George H.W. Bush defeat in the 1988 Presidential election?
Gary Hart
Jesse Jackson
Michael Dukakis
10
Who are they?
The King and Queen of Denmark
Luke and Laura
The first couple on
11
When MTV premiered in 1981, what was the very first video they showed?
"In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins
"Dreamin" by Cliff Richard
"Video Killed the Radio Star" by The Buggles
12
From 1980 to 1989 the Los Angeles Lakers made it to the NBA Finals how many times?
2
5
8