Answers for 80's Trivia

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Quite  a lot  of people  sent me  mail, asking for  answers for the 80's
Trivia posting.  So here's an answer list I managed to compile with the help
of Rustin Kreider, who I originally got the mailing from.  If you want to
grade yourself, then   multiply   the  number of  correct  answers by  5/4.
That'll give your percentage. - Roshan

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                        Answers for 80's Trivia 
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Compiled by: 
        Roshan Sembacuttiaratchy (semba@sri.lanka.net)
        Rustin Kreider (rustin@prolog.net)

 1. What was the British equivalent of "We Are The World?"
"Do they know it's Christmas?" by Band Aid

 2. Name six members of the Brat Back
Molly Ringwald, Emilio Esteves, Ally Sheedy, Rob Lowe, Judd, Nelson, Anthony
Michael Hall, Mare Winningham, Demi Moore, Charlie Sheen, Matthew Broderick

 3. What Liverpool band popularized the Doors' "People Are Strange?" in
    the 80's?
Echo and the Bunnymen

 4. Who had the trademark saying "Nanoo Nanoo?"
Robin Williams (Mork) in "Mork and Mindy"

 5. What was the original name of Duran Duran?
Duran Duran was the original name for the group.  Bassist John Taylor took the
name of the villain in Roger Vadim's 1967 film "Barbarella" starring Jane
Fonda.  He liked the rhythm of the name and decided it matched the band's
"edgy" sound at the time.  Two of the founding members were considering
another name, a three-letter acronym (RAF?) that wasn't intended to stand
for anything, but the band never recorded anything under any other name.

 6. What was the name of ET's favorite candy?
Reese's Pieces

 7. What did people desperately tried to avoid getting on "Press Your Luck?"
Whammies

 8. Name 3 books by Judy Blume or Beverly Cleary
Judy Blume     - Superfudge, Blubber, Iggy's House, Deenie, Otherwise
                 Known as Shelia the Great, Forever, Wifey, Freckle Juice
Beverly Cleary - The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Socks, Henry and
                 Beezus, Ramona the Pest, Ramona Quimby age 8  
The following are also books by the above authors, but it's not separated by
author:  
Henry Huggins, Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Are you there god, It's me
Margaret

 9. Who was the leader of the Transformers?
Optimus Prime

10. Where did the Super friends congregate and watch the latest happenings
    on a big screen TV?
The Hall of Justice

11. What group did New Order evolve from?
Joy Division

12. What were the names of Kevin's best friend and girl friend on "The
    Wonder Years?"
Paul and Winnie

13. What was the name of the mechanical bear on Battlestar Galactica?
Boxie

14. What commercial was Michael Jackson singing for when his hair caught
    on fire?
Pepsi.  Jackson was walking down a flight of stairs with pyrotechnics going 
off on both sides, and some of the stuff landed in his hair and set it on fire

15. Who was the 4th child on "Growing Pains?"
Chrissy

16. Name 3 Strawberry Shortcake characters (besides Strawberry Shortcake)
Lemon Chiffon, Apple Dumpling, Purple Pie Man, Blueberry Muffin, Orange
Marmalade, Huckleberry Pie, Pupcake, Custard, Orange Blossom, Lime Chiffon,
Lemon Meringue, Raspberry Tart, Plum Pudding, Escargot 

17. What, according to GI Joe, was "Half the battle"?
Knowledge

18. What was the name of the Bjork-fronted 80's band?
Sugarcubes

19. Who lamented about "No chocolate-covered candy hearts to give away
    and no wedding Saturday within the month of June"?
Stevie Wonder

20. What famous Wham! frontman went on to record a multiplatinum record
    in 1987?
George Michael

21. What was Dustin Hoffman's character's name in "Rain Man?"
Raymond, the Rain Man.

22. Name all five New Kids On The Block
Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Jonathon Knight, Danny Wood

23. What was the name of the show that featured Larry Appleton and his
    zany foreign cousin?
Perfect Strangers

24. Who played Sarah Connor in 1984's "Terminator"?
Linda Hamilton

25. Name 8 Muppets from "The Muppet Show"
Kermit, Miss Piggy, Beaker, Animal, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, Rowlff, Camilla the
Chicken, Scooter, Bunsen, Honeydew, the Swedish Chef, Rizzo, Waldorf,
Statler, Janice, Dr. Bob, Sam, Zoot, Floyd, Lou Zealand, 

26. Who was the actress that played Ferris Bueller's sister? Hint: Patrick
    Swayze showed her "the time of her life" in a movie a couple years later
Jennifer Grey

27. Who was the original singer of Los Lobos' 1987 hit "La Bamba"?
Richie Valens

28. What was the name of the once Morrissey-fronted band in the 80's?
The Smiths

29. Who was the actress that made waves in 1984's "Splash"?
Daryl Hannah

30. Who was the lead actress in the famous bomb "Grease 2"?
Michele Pfeiffer

31. What craft toy involved cutting plastic figures, coloring them in,
    and then baking them in the oven?
Shrink-a-Dink

32. Name 3 glam rock bands of the 80's
Flock of Seagulls, Roxy Music, Thompson Twins, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Culture
Club, Twisted Sister, Human League, Poison, Warrant, Great White, White Lion

33. What planet was Spock brought back to life on?
Genesis

34. Name 3 of the actors from "The Goonies"
Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha
Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, John Matuszak, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, Anne
Ramsey 

35. What was the famous line uttered by an old woman in Wendy's ads?
Where's The Beef

36. Name the four ghosts from Pac-Man
Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde

37. What were the names of the Saturday morning cartoon critters who
    lived in air-vents and befriended a boy who kept their secret hidden?
The Littles

38. Name Eddie Murphy's skit about vocabulary on Saturday Night Live
Mister Robinsons Neigborhood

39. What was the name of Michael Knight's car?....now, what was the name
    of his boss?
KITT and Devon

40. What actor mouthed the line "Whatch you talkin' 'bout Willis?"
Gary Coleman "Arnold"

41. Who played Axel Foley's best friend in Detroit?
Paul Reiser

42. What was the name of the funky van Scooby Doo and friends rode in?
The Mystery Machine

44. Which red-head won Star Search and then went on a shopping mall singing
    tour that took America by storm in 1987 and 1988?
Tiffany

45. Which band had members Robert palmer, Andy and John Taylor, and Tony
    Thompson?
The Power Station

46. What were the names of all five Huxtable kids on "The Cosby Show?"
Sonya, Denise, Theo, Vanessa, Rudy

47. What were the names of the four Golden Girls?
Blanche, Rose, Dorothy, Sophia

48. What was the claymation Domino's Pizza thing to avoid?
The Noid

49. What oldies song was revived by the movie about a certain principal
    named Joe Clark?
It's either "Lean On Me" or "Stand By Me".

50. What was the name of Ripley's ship in Aliens? (not Alien or Alien3)
USS Sulaco. ("Sulaco" was the town in which most of Joseph Conrad's book
entitled "Nostromo" took place.)

51. What TV actress co-starred in 1986's "Howard The Duck"?
Leah Thompson

52. Name 5 movies made by John Hughes in the 1980's
Sixteen Candles, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Breakfast Club, Mr. Mom, 
Weird Science, Some kind of wonderful, She's having a baby, Planes, Trains
and Automobiles, Uncle Buck, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

53. What was the first video played on MTV?
"Video Killed The Radio Star" by the Buggles

54. What was the name of Garfield's teddy bear?
Pookie

55. What was the name of the bartender on "The Love Boat"?
Isaac

56. Who was the head villian on "The Smurfs" and what was his cat's name?
Gargamel and Azrael

57. What was the name of the guy who couldn't enunciate on "The Fat Albert
    Show?"
Mush Mouth

58. What was the name of the hollow hole-covered plastic ball kids used to
    hit instead of a baseball?
Whiffle Ball

59. What was the name of the singer who died in Robotech's first generation?
Lynn Minmai

60. What was the name of Bo and Luke Duke's automobile?
General Lee

61. Name 2 of the original 4 MTV VeeJays
Alan Hunter, Martha Quinn, Nina Blackwood, J. J. Jackson

62. What German siren sang "99 Luftballons" (known in the US as "99
    Red Balloons")?
Nena

63. Name the 5th original member of Depeche Mode who left the band, formed
    Yaz, and then went on form a more-lasting group.
Vince Clarke

64. What group sang "Come On Eileen"?
Dexi's Midnight Runners

65. What speed did Marty have to reach in order to activate the flux
    capacitor? (once you remember the movie, this should be easy)
88 mph

66. Name the two mega-popular bands which got their start on college-radio
    in Athens, Georgia?
REM, B-52's

67. What was the name of the heroic boy in "The Never Ending Story?
Sebastian was his name in real life, but Atreu was his name in the book. 

68. So, who shot JR?
Sue Ellen

69. What kind of sword did Thundar the Barbarian have?
Lightning Sword

70. What was the name of He-Man's magician sidekick?
Orko

71. What band sang the theme song to "The Breakfast Club?"
Simple Minds

72. Name the 4 girls from the "Facts of Life" and their chaperone
Blair, Joe, Natalie, Tootie, Edna Garret

73. What gothic rock group did Tones on Tail become?
"Bauhaus" or "Love & Rockets".  No one's quite sure.

74. What were the names of the host and his sidekick on "Fantasy Island"?
Mr. Rork and Tattoo

75. Name Buck Rodgers' pal
Tweakie

76. What was the movie that starred the little furry creatures
    from "Return of the Jedi"?
The Ewok Movie

77. What was Tom Cruise's call sign in the movie "Top Gun"?
Maverick

78. Who got his 100-meter dash gold medal stripped away due to
    his steroid use in the 1988 Olympics?
Ben Johnson

79. Who sang "Shattered Dreams" in 1987?
Johnny Hates Jazz

80. Who played Ming of Mongo in "Flash Gordon"?
Max Von Sydow


The following people helped in compiling these answers.  They are, in
alphabetical order:  (I've only mentioned the names of the person who sent
me an answer I didn't already have, because if not the list would have been
too long!)

Amy Alker, Andy, Angela D. Troiani, April Bowen, Avi Waksman, Brian C.
Purcell, Cameron Ton, Christine Marleau, Daniel Goldblatt, Figment, Hannah
Reinstein, Jaegan, Jakub B. Mazur, Jarred Sherman, Jeff Jones, Jeff
Shewchuk, Jeremy Sear, Jon Hughes, Josh Brolin, LaTisha Walker, Lauri
Tyeryar, Lynn Dressel, Mark Chandler, Martin Simpson, Michele Garrett, Sarah
Fowler, Stacy F. Munroe, Suzanne Tenuto, Thomas, Todd and Trevor.

Thanks a lot, people!

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