Quiz: How Well Do You Know '80s Pop Culture?
How Well Do You Know '80s Pop Culture?
By: John Miller
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About This Quiz

At the beginning of the 1980s, America was still very much hung over from the weirdness of the ’60s and ‘70s. But by the middle of the ‘80s, this decade was defining itself in new (and sometimes obnoxious) ways. Clothes clashed, hair climbed to previously unscaled heights, and synthesizers of all kinds warped pop music in strange and fascinating ways. Do you think you can be a Master of the Universe in this '80s pop culture quiz?

From Transformers to Rainbow Brite, the ‘80s were a fun time to be a kid. Toy stores were overflowing with fantastically popular items, everything from G.I. Joe to Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, some of which inspired violent frenzy in parents panicking to spoil their already spoiled offspring. What do you recall about the most popular kids’ trends of this decade?

After the glam rock and disco of the ‘70s, music veered sharply toward pure pop in the ‘80s. The Bangles, the Go-Gos, Madonna, and a whole lot of other big bands got their start during this decade. But it wasn’t all superficial fluff or hair band rock. A few Earth-shattering artists saw their careers skyrocket in the '80s. Can you name them?

Forget the politics of the Cold War and the fall of the Berlin Wall. What we really want to know is — who did the Super Bowl Shuffle? And which teams dominated the decade, from the NFL to the NBA and Major League Baseball?

Dig out your weirdest neon-colored clothes and dive into this ‘80s quiz now! We’ll see if you’re cut out for “Risky Business” or if you’ll have to “phone home” for help!

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