Most Americans Can’t Pass This Knowledge Test From 1988. Can You?

31 years ago, a few facts and moments were totally common knowledge! These people, places and events defined 1988; but how many do you remember? With just a few quiz questions, we're going to find out!
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Where was the 1988 Winter Olympics held?
Canada
Austria
Switzerland
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What was the top grossing film of 1988?
Rain Man
Big
Coming to America
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What team won the 1988 World Series?
New York Mets
Los Angeles Dodgers
Oakland A's
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Former pop singer Sonny Bono was elected what in 1988?
Governor of California
Mayor of Palm Springs
Police sheriff of Mill Valley
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Who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi"?
Whitney Houston
Celine Dion
Diana Ross
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In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police did not need a search warrant to search through what?
Mail boxes
Discarded garbage
Unlocked cars
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In 1988, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to the Senate that what had begun?
Man-made global warming
The alien invasion
Solar flares
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George H. W. Bush is elected over whom?
Michael Dukakis
Ronald Reagan
Bob Dole
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What famous American vocalist died of a heart attack in Hendersonville, Tennessee in 1988?
Elvis Presley
Roy Orbison
Johnny Cash
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What invasive species was found in the Great Lakes in 1988?
Deer ticks
Zebra mussels
Lantern flies
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Which comic strip made its first appearance in 1988?
FoxTrot
Family Circus
Cathy
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What longest running Broadway play ever, opened?
CATs
The Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables
Result
Back in 1988, things were mighty different than they are today! After all, so much has changed in the last 31 years. While you may remember a few things that happened in this iconic year in time, you're not quite a 1988 knowledge expert!

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Much like this historic year in time, your knowledge is totally awesome! From pop-culture to historic events, you're keen on the people, places and moments that were common knowledge back in 1988. Go you!

B+, 1988 Awesome

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You're totally 1988 astute! While most people no longer have common knowledge of the people, places and events of this year, you remember everything like it happened yesterday. Few are as astute or knowledgeable as you are. Go ahead and brag about it, 31 years of knowledge is a long time!

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1
Where was the 1988 Winter Olympics held?
Canada
Austria
Switzerland
2
What was the top grossing film of 1988?
Rain Man
Big
Coming to America
3
What team won the 1988 World Series?
New York Mets
Los Angeles Dodgers
Oakland A's
4
Former pop singer Sonny Bono was elected what in 1988?
Governor of California
Mayor of Palm Springs
Police sheriff of Mill Valley
5
Who won the Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi"?
Whitney Houston
Celine Dion
Diana Ross
6
In 1988, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that police did not need a search warrant to search through what?
Mail boxes
Discarded garbage
Unlocked cars
7
In 1988, NASA scientist James Hansen testified to the Senate that what had begun?
Man-made global warming
The alien invasion
Solar flares
8
George H. W. Bush is elected over whom?
Michael Dukakis
Ronald Reagan
Bob Dole
9
What famous American vocalist died of a heart attack in Hendersonville, Tennessee in 1988?
Elvis Presley
Roy Orbison
Johnny Cash
10
What invasive species was found in the Great Lakes in 1988?
Deer ticks
Zebra mussels
Lantern flies
11
Which comic strip made its first appearance in 1988?
FoxTrot
Family Circus
Cathy
12
What longest running Broadway play ever, opened?
CATs
The Phantom of the Opera
Les Miserables