Quiz: Are you an '80s expert?
Are you an '80s expert?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

And the word of the day is, 80s! You know that the hard-shelled candy that won the heart of E.T. was Reese's Pieces, not M&Ms -- and knowing is half the battle (you learned that from G.I. Joe). Whether you were an '80s kid or you wished you had been, see how much you know about the decade of decadence.

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What was the name of the dance move Michael Jackson debuted when he performed "Billie Jean" on "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever"?
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A large-scale nuclear meltdown at what Soviet power plant spread radioactive material across Europe, killing 47 people?
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Which of these arcade games, introduced in 1980, is now one of the highest-grossing video games of all time?
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In 1980, 57 people were killed when Mount St. Helens erupted. Where is Mount St. Helens located?
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What was the name of the first NASA space shuttle to be launched into space?
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What do we call the day of the stock market crash of 1987?
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What was the name of the anti-drug campaign that first lady Nancy Reagan introduced as part of the Reagan administration's "War on Drugs"?
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Who did Prince Charles marry at Westminster Abbey, on July 29, 1981?
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Who did the U.S. men's ice hockey team beat during the "Miracle on Ice" at the 1980 Winter Olympics, held at Lake Placid?
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There was an assassination attempt on which U.S. president in 1981?
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There are 43 quintillion ways to scramble what toy?
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Which of these movies is not directed by John Hughes?
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Which was not a popular brand of jeans in the '80s?
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What style of men's facial hair was popularized by actor Don Johnson in "Miami Vice"?
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Who was the first American woman to travel into space?
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If you rented a movie in 1988, what device would you have watched it on?
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Which artist did not take part in the supergroup U.S.A for Africa's recording of "We Are the World"?
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What was Ronald Reagan's nickname?
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What was the first video played on the first 24/7 cable music channel, MTV?
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The musicians of Live Aid were raising money to fund relief efforts in what country?
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Who was the youngest of the Cosby kids on "The Cosby Show"?
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Which NASA space shuttle broke apart just 73 seconds after it lifted off, when a booster engine failed?
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Which article of clothing was banned from Detroit's Mumford High School, after related violence led to beatings, robberies and shootings?
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A Turkish man named Mehmet Ali-Agca shot which pope, in May 1981?
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The first 'designer babies,' twin girls, were created in a laboratory in late 1989 using what new, highly controversial, technology?
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IBM introduced its first personal computer, the 5150, in 1981. When did Apple debut the first Macintosh?
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What was the name of the oil tanker that ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound in 1989?
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What was the name of the 18-month-old baby who fell into a well in October 1987?
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Which "Baywatch" star sang "Looking for Freedom" during celebrations over the fall of the Berlin Wall in Germany?
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The June 1981 edition of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's publication, "Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report," contained the first official report on what disease?
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On the evening of December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman killed who outside The Dakota in New York City?
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Who was the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court?
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