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 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Answers for 80's Trivia ======================= Compiled by: Roshan Sembacuttiaratchy (email@example.com) Rustin Kreider (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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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