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Decade Quiz: 1980s

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the ninth decade of the 20th century.

Quiz

See how much you know about the people and events that shaped the ninth decade of the 20th century.

1. Former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980 by whom?

  • John W. Hinckley
  • Randolph Peter Best
  • Mark David Chapman

2. Iran finally freed 52 American hostages on Jan. 20, 1981 after holding them for how long?

  • 99 days
  • Nearly a year
  • 444 days

3. Ronald Reagan named which of the following women as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 22, 1981?

  • Sally Ride
  • Susan Dey
  • Sandra Day O'Connor

4. What was Jenny's number?

  • 555-1212
  • 867-5309
  • 867-5305

5. Who shot J.R.?

  • Sue Ellen's sister Kristen Sheppard
  • Donna Culver Krebbs
  • Miss Ellie, J.R.'s own mother

6. Which of the following was the highest-grossing movie of the 1980's?

  • Back to the Future
  • E.T
  • Jaws

7. The Berlin Wall came down in November of 1989 after standing for 28 years. How long was the actual wall?

  • 103.45 miles
  • 26.5 miles
  • 88 miles

8. When Mike Dukakis earned the Democratic nomination for President in 1988, who was his running mate?

  • Lloyd Bentsen
  • Bill Clinton
  • Geraldine Ferraro

9. How much crude oil flowed from the ruptured Exxon Valdez into Prince William Sound in 1989?

  • 450,000 gallons
  • 1.7 million gallons
  • 11 million gallons

10. What was the must-have holiday toy of 1983?

  • Rubik's Cube
  • Cabbage Patch Kid
  • Transformers

1. Former Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed on Dec. 8, 1980 by whom?
Mark David Chapman

2. Iran finally freed 52 American hostages on Jan. 20, 1981 after holding them for how long?
444 days

3. Ronald Reagan named which of the following women as the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 22, 1981?
Sandra Day O'Connor

4. What was Jenny's number?
867-5309

5. Who shot J.R.?
Sue Ellen's sister Kristen Sheppard

6. Which of the following was the highest-grossing movie of the 1980's?
E.T

7. The Berlin Wall came down in November of 1989 after standing for 28 years. How long was the actual wall?
26.5 miles

8. When Mike Dukakis earned the Democratic nomination for President in 1988, who was his running mate?
Lloyd Bentsen

9. How much crude oil flowed from the ruptured Exxon Valdez into Prince William Sound in 1989?
11 million gallons

10. What was the must-have holiday toy of 1983?
Cabbage Patch Kid

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