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1980's Modern History Fun Quiz

This Quiz covers the 1980's questions include including Mount St. Helens erupted Exxon Valdez oil spill Live Aid concerts and many more

  • Question 1

    1. In 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted in what US state killing 57 people?


    Question 2

    2. The first commercial CD players were introduced by which companies in 1984?


    Question 3

    3. In what year was India's Prime Minister Indira Ghandi assassinated?


    Question 4

    4. In 1982, the first successful implant of a permanent artificial heart was performed, who designed the artificial heart?


    Question 5

    5. South Africa's new prime minister in 1989 started to dismantle apartheid, what was his name?


    Question 6

    6. In 1986, Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) was identified following a British epidemic, what is the disease commonly called?


    Question 7

    7. Mikhail Gorbachev replaced what former Soviet leader in 1985?


    Question 8

    8. In 1983, Raul Ricardo Alfonsin was elected President of what South American country?
  • Question 9

    9. In 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil spill that spilled 240,000 barrels of oil occurred where?


    Question 10

    10. In what year was the first US Stealth Bomber unveiled?


    Question 11

    11. Microsoft's first version of the Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was released in what year?


    Question 12

    12. In 1987, Paul Volcker was succeeded by whom as the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board?


    Question 13

    13. Which country was the first to require catalytic converters on private cars by law in 1985?


    Question 14

    14. Disney's futuristic park, EPCOT, was opened in 1982, what does EPCOT stand for?


    Question 15

    15. The Space Shuttle Challenger took the first woman into space in 1983, what was her name?


    Question 16

    16. In 1980, Yassar Arafat was elected the President of what?


  • Question 17

    17. In what year did Charles, Prince of Wales marry Lady Diana Spencer?


    Question 18

    18. In 1983, the first mobile phones were introduced to the public by what company?


    Question 19

    19. In 1986 an American space shuttle disintegrated after launch, killing all aboard, what was the name of the shuttle?


    Question 20

    20. In what year did Fox Broadcasting Company make its prime-time television debut?


    Question 21

    21. Who was nominated to be the first female justice on the US Supreme Court in 1981?


    Question 22

    22. In 1983, US President Reagan proposed the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) and was called what by critics?


    Question 23

    23. General Manual Noriega was charged with drug smuggling and money laundering in 1987, he was the leader of what country?


    Question 24

    24. In 1989, thousands of Chinese students protested for democracy where in Beijing, China causing the government to impose martial law and have many protesters killed?


    Question 25

    25. The 1985 Live Aid concerts to raise money for famine relief in Ethiopia took place in London and what American city?


  • Question 26

    26. Which former Beatle was shot dead outside his New York apartment in 1980?


    Question 27

    27. In what year was the Hubble Space Telescope put into operation?


    Question 28

    28. The Human Genome Project was launched in 1986 to better understand the human genome, when was it completed?


    Question 29

    29. In what year did the Chernobyl Soviet nuclear reactor explode, causing the release of radioactive material across Europe?


    Question 30

    30. In 1980, Spain and the United Kingdom reopened the border between Spain and Gibraltar, what year had it been closed?


    Question 31

    31. Tylenol capsules laced with what chemical caused the death of seven people in Chicago in 1982?


    Question 32

    32. A Union Carbide pesticide plant in what Indian city leaked lethal gas and killed more than 3,500 people in 1984?


    Question 33

    33. In what year did massive protests on either side of the Berlin Wall eventually lead to its being torn down?


    Question 34

    34. The 1984 Winter Olympics were held where and in what country? (Hint: The country no longer exists today)


    Question 35

    35. Scientists first identified the AIDS virus in 1981, what does AIDS stand for?



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