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    That '80s quiz
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    How well do you remember the '80s? Or are you trying hard to forget the era of mousse
    abuse and extra-skinny ties; "greed is good" and "girls just wanna have fun;" Men at Work
    and Men Without Hats?

    Come back with us in time and test your knowledge of the decade that gave us so much, yet
    asked for so little in return.

    1. Who wore the pastel suit opposite Don Johnson in "Miami Vice"?

    A. Jan-Michael Vincent

    B. Anthony Michael Hall

    C. Philip Michael Thomas

    D. Melanie Griffith

    2. Quick: Name as many of Cliff and Claire Huxtable's kids from the first season of "The
    Cosby Show" as you can. Go with either characters or actors.

    3. Which act did NOT win the Grammy for Best New Artist during the '80s?

    A. Sheena Easton

    B. Jody Watley

    C. Men at Work

    D. Milli Vanilli

    4. Which member of the 1984 U.S. men's gymnastics team, gold-medal winners all, went on
    to silver-screen glory in the forgettable film "American Anthem"?

    A. Mitch Gaylord

    B. Tim Daggett

    C. Bart Conner

    D. Greg Louganis

    5. What two actors shared the following exchange in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" after
    one of them has a pizza delivered to his classroom?

    Mr. Hand: "Am I hallucinating here? Just what in the hell do you think you're doing?"

    Jeff Spicoli: "Learning about Cuba, and having some food."

    A. John Lithgow and Kevin Bacon

    B. Ray Walston and Sean Penn

    C. Jeffrey Jones and Matthew Broderick

    D. Judge Reinhold and Bronson Pinchot

    6. Complete the lyric: "Darkness falls across the land/The midnight hour is close at
    hand/Creatures crawl in search of blood..." What was the song title and who "sang" these
    lines?

    7. Match the movie to the accessory fads it helped inspire:

    A. "Flashdance"

    B. "Urban Cowboy"

    C. "Risky Business"

    D. "Desperately Seeking Susan"

    1) Rubber bracelets and cross necklaces

    2) Leg warmers and ripped sweatshirts

    3) Stetsons and big belt buckles

    4) Ray-Bans and briefs

    8. Match the one-hit wonders with their one big American hit:

    A. Tommy Tutone

    B. Spandau Ballet

    C. The Dream Academy

    D. Buckner and Garcia

    E. Haircut One Hundred

    F. T'Pau

    G. Dexy's Midnight Runners

    H. Gary Numan

    I. Boys Don't Cry

    J. Toni Basil

    1) "Love Plus One"

    2) "Mickey"

    3) "Heart and Soul"

    4) "Jenny (867-5309)"

    5) "Life in a Northern Town"

    6) "Cars"

    7) "Pac-Man Fever"

    8) "Come on Eileen"

    9) "I Wanna Be a Cowboy"

    10) "True"

    9. Which film was NOT voted Best Picture by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
    during the '80s?

    A. "Platoon"

    B. "Terms of Endearment"

    C. "Rain Man"

    D. "Raging Bull"

    10. Who organized the group of superstars who charitably sang "Do They Know It's
    Christmas"?

    A. Howard Jones

    B. Bob Geldof

    C. Peter Gabriel

    D. Thomas Dolby

    11. Name the eight boomers who starred in "The Big Chill" and the seven Brat Packers who
    lit up "St. Elmo's Fire."

    12. Who wrote the following '80s best sellers?

    A. "Cosmos"

    B. "Slaves of New York"

    C. "Megatrends"

    D. "Ironweed"

    E. "Less Than Zero"

    F. "The Accidental Tourist"

    G. "The Handmaid's Tale"

    H. "Beloved"

    I. "Love in the Time of Cholera"

    J. "Bright Lights, Big City"

    13. In 1982, Time magazine named an inanimate object its "Machine of the Year." What
    were they referring to? Also, in 1988, it chose a Planet of the Year. Which one?

    14. How did Jessica McClure make headlines in October 1987?

    15. In his remarks at a 1986 memorial service, President Ronald Reagan said: "On the day
    of the disaster, our nation held a vigil by our television sets. In one cruel moment, our
    exhilaration turned to horror; we waited and watched and tried to make sense of what we
    had seen." What disaster is he talking about?

    16. What book was Mark David Chapman carrying outside the Dakota apartment buildings
    when New York City police officers took him into custody for shooting John Lennon?

    A. "In His Own Write," by John Lennon

    B. "The Dead Zone," by Stephen King

    C. "Passages," by Gail Sheehy

    D. "The Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger

    17. What was the name of the yacht where Democratic presidential hopeful Gary Hart
    entertained Donna Rice?

    18. Match the commercial slogan to the company:

    A. "I've fallen and I can't get up."

    B. "Where's the beef?"

    C. "C-c-c-catch the wave."

    D. "Bo knows..."

    1) Wendy's

    2) New Coke

    3) Nike

    4) Life Alert

    19. Which NFL team recorded "The Super Bowl Shuffle"?

    20. No '80s quiz would be complete without a question devoted entirely to Madonna. What is
    her given middle name?

    A. Lourdes

    B. Laverne

    C. Louise

    D. Lola
    "A wise and frugal Government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor and bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government" - Thomas Jefferson.

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    #1 C. Phillip Michael Thomas
    #2 Sondra, Denise, Theo, Vanessa, Rudy
    #4 A. Mitch Gaylord
    #5 Ray Walston & Sean Penn
    #20 C. Louise
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    #7- A2, B3, C4, D1
    #10- B. Bob Geldof
    #19- The Chicago Bears (?)
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    GOOD QUIZ.....I hope I'm right on most of these.....please correct if wrong.....

    1.-C
    2-RUDY, THEO, SONDRA, VANESSA, DENISE
    3-
    4.-A
    5.-B
    6.
    7-A-2 B-3 C-4 D-1
    8- A4 B10 C5 G8 H6 J2

    11: GLENN CLOSE, JEFF GOLDBLUM, MARY KAY PLACE, KATHLEEN TURNER, WILLIAM HURT, MEG TILLY

    BRATPACK ST ELMOS': ALLY SHEEDY, ROB LOWE, DEMI MOORE, MARE WINNINGHAM, EMILIO ESTEVEZ, ANDREW MCCARTHY, JUDD NELSON.

    14. She fell into a well in her backyard.
    15. THE CHALLENGER DISASTER
    16.D
    18-A4 B1
    19........DA BEARZ!

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    1. C. Philip Michael Thomas
    2. Denise, Theo, Vanessa, Rudy
    3. D. Milli Vanilli
    4. A. Mitch Gaylord
    5. B. Ray Walston and Sean Penn
    6. "...to terrorize our heighborhood"- Michael Jackson "Thriller"
    7 A-2, B-3, C-4, D-1
    8. A-4, B-10, C-5, D-7, E-1, F-3, G-8, H-6, I-9, J-2
    9. D. "Raging Bull"
    10. B. Bob Geldof
    11. Big Chill- Jobeth Williams, Glenn Close, Meg TillyMary Kay Place, Kevin Kline, William Hurt, Jeff Goldblum, Tom Berenger
    Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Andrew McCartney, Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Mare Winningham
    12. Absolutely no idea
    13. VCR, Mars
    14. Fell in a well
    15. Challenger explosion
    16. D. "The Catcher in the Rye," by J.D. Salinger
    17. monkey business
    18. A-4, B-1, C-2, D-3
    19. Chicago Bears
    20. C. Louise

    Not fair putting in books. Who had time to read? just kidding. Very good quiz!! Think I got most of them right. BTW. I think I remember them saying that Kevin Costner played the dead friend in The Big Chill, but that all his scenes were cut.

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    You're right! I always did get Kathleen Turner and Jobeth Williams mixed up. I was going to add about the actor who was cast as the corpse but at the time..I had forgotten who it was. Good quiz.

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    Wasn't the corpse played by Kevin Costner and left uncredited.
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    I think y'all are right. I remember hearing that Kevin Costner played the corpse in the film!
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    number 2, the cosby kids, Sondra was not an original, Her character began in the second season
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    Originally posted by Caligula
    number 2, the cosby kids, Sondra was not an original, Her character began in the second season
    Really Cal? I always thought Sondra WAS an original. Hmmm, learn something new everyday! Thanks for the tid bit.
    Last edited by Iluvthe80s; 9-07-02 at 06:21 PM.
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    Re: 80s Quiz

    I feel like an idiot!! (I didnt know any )

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