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Welcome to the Ultimate 80's Trivia Quiz, for all of you children of the 80's types, (formerly known as Generation X or the Lost Generation)

Instructions: Take pencil in hand,(a pen might work) call the neighbors, gather your office buddies around, man the phones and send that E-Mail. Take as much time as you need to determine the answers to the questions below. Stop whenever necessary to take a break, call an expert, or to go rent the movie to find an answer. When you are finished, you may check your answers below. There is no formal way to rate yourself but lets just say that if you can't even make a reasonable guess on at least 40 questions, you are problablly not an 80's person or somehow managed to withdraw from life for an entire decade.
1980's Trivia Quiz

Source of questions: Unknown.
Answers Compiled by:
Roshan's Humour List - Roshan Sembacuttiaratchy (cyberjester@poboxes.com)
and E-Funnies - Rustin Kreider (rustin@ptdprolog.net)
Last updated (Version 3.61): 15th March 1997

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1.What was the British equivalent of "We Are The World"?
2.Name six members of the Brat Pack.
3.What Liverpool band popularized the Doors' "People Are Strange?" in the 80's?
4.Who had the trademark saying "Nanoo Nanoo?"
5.What was the original name of Duran Duran?
6.What was the name of ET's favorite candy?
7.What did people desperately try to avoid getting on "Press Your Luck?"
8.Name 3 books by Judy Blume or Beverly Cleary
9.Who were the leaders of the Transformers? (according to the cartoon)
10.Where did the Super friends congregate and watch the latest happenings on a big screen TV?
11.What group did New Order evolve from?
12.What were the names of Kevin's best friend and girl friend on "The Wonder Years?"
13.What was the name of the mechanical bear on Battlestar Galactica?
14.What commercial was Michael Jackson singing for when his hair caught on fire?
15.Who was the 4th child on "Growing Pains?"
16.Name 3 Strawberry Shortcake characters. (besides Strawberry Shortcake)
17.What, according to GI Joe, was "Half the battle"?
18.What was the name of the Bjork-fronted 80's band?
19.Who lamented about "No chocolate-covered candy hearts to give away and no wedding Saturday within the month of June"?
20.What famous Wham! frontman went on to record a multiplatinum record in 1987?
21.What was Dustin Hoffman's character's name in "Rain Man?"
22.Name all five New Kids On The Block.
23.What was the name of the show that featured Larry Appleton and his zany foreign cousin?
24.Who played Sarah Connor in 1984's "Terminator"?
25.Name 8 Muppets from "The Muppet Show".
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.
27.Who was the original singer of Los Lobos' 1987 hit "La Bamba"?
28.What was the name of the once Morrissey-fronted band in the 80's?
29.Who was the actress that made waves in 1984's "Splash"?
30.Who was the lead actress in the famous bomb "Grease 2"?
31.What craft toy involved cutting plastic figures, coloring them in, and then baking them in the oven?
32.Name 3 glam rock bands of the 80's.
33.What planet was Spock brought back to life on?
34.Name 3 of the actors from "The Goonies".
35.What was the famous line uttered by an old woman in Wendy's ads?
36.Name the four ghosts from Pac-Man.
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?
38.Name Eddie Murphy's skit about vocabulary on Saturday Night Live.
39.What was the name of Michael Knight's car?....Now, what was the name of his boss?
40.What actor mouthed the line "Whatch you talkin' 'bout Willis?"
41.Who played Axel Foley's best friend in Detroit?
42.What was the name of the funky van Scooby Doo and friends rode in?
43.To what does the obscure song "Turning Japanese" refer?
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?
45.Which band had members Robert palmer, Andy and John Taylor, and Tony Thompson?
46.What were the names of all five Huxtable kids on "The Cosby Show?"
47.What were the names of the four Golden Girls?
48.What was the claymation Domino's Pizza thing to avoid?
49.What oldies song was revived by the movie about a certain principal named Joe Clark?
50.What was the name of Ripley's ship in Aliens? (not Alien or Alien3)
51.What TV actress co-starred in 1986's "Howard The Duck"?
52.Name 5 movies made by John Hughes in the 1980's.
53.What was the first video played on MTV?
54.What was the name of Garfield's teddy bear?
55.What was the name of the bartender on "The Love Boat"?
56.Who was the head villian on "The Smurfs" and what was his cat's name?
57.What was the name of the guy who couldn't enunciate on "The Fat Albert Show?"
58.What was the name of the hollow hole-covered plastic ball kids used to hit instead of a baseball?
59.What was the name of the singer who died in Robotech's first generation?
60.What was the name of Bo and Luke Duke's automobile?
61.Name 2 of the original 4 MTV VeeJays.
62.What German siren sang "99 Luftballons" (known in the US as "99 Red Balloons")?
63.Name the 5th original member of Depeche Mode who left the band, formed Yaz, and then went on to form a more-lasting group.
64.What group sang "Come On Eileen"?
65.What speed did Marty have to reach in order to activate the flux capacitor? (once you remember the movie, this should be easy)
66.Name the two mega-popular bands which got their start on college-radio in Athens, Georgia?
67.What was the name of the heroic boy in "The Never Ending Story"?
68.So, who shot JR?
69.What kind of sword did Thundar the Barbarian have?
70.What was the name of He-Man's magician sidekick?
71.What band sang the theme song to "The Breakfast Club"?
72.Name the 4 girls from the "Facts of Life" and their chaperone.
73.What gothic rock group did "Tones on Tail" become?
74.What were the names of the host and his sidekick on "Fantasy Island"?
75.Name Buck Rodgers' pal
76.What was the movie that starred the little furry creatures from "Return of the Jedi"?
77.What was Tom Cruise's call sign in the movie "Top Gun"?
78.Who got his 100-meter dash gold medal stripped away due to his steroid use in the 1988 Olympics?
79.Who sang "Shattered Dreams" in 1987?
80.Who played Ming of Mongo in "Flash Gordon"?

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