Time Machine: 1980s

The century's penultimate decade was one of greed and glamour. How much do you know about the '80s?

Quiz

The century's penultimate decade was one of greed and glamour. How much do you know about the '80s?

1. Which 1980s gunman claimed to be trying to impress Jodie Foster?

  • Mark David Chapman
  • John Hinckley, Jr.
  • Bernhard H. Goetz

2. In what year were the XXIII Olympics held in Los Angeles?

  • 1980
  • 1984
  • 1988

3. The explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and the fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union occurred during this year.

  • 1983
  • 1986
  • 1989

4. What film won the Best Picture Oscar for 1985?

  • Out of Africa
  • The Color Purple
  • Witness

5. Did the assault on students in Tiananmen Square, the grounding of the Exxon Valdez, and the World Series day earthquake in San Francisco all happen the same year?

  • Yes.
  • No.

Your Results:

1. Which 1980s gunman claimed to be trying to impress Jodie Foster?
John Hinckley, Jr.

2. In what year were the XXIII Olympics held in Los Angeles?
1984

3. The explosion of the space shuttle Challenger and the fire at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Soviet Union occurred during this year.
1986

4. What film won the Best Picture Oscar for 1985?
Out of Africa

5. Did the assault on students in Tiananmen Square, the grounding of the Exxon Valdez, and the World Series day earthquake in San Francisco all happen the same year?
Yes.

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